Sound security budget planning and execution are essential for CIO's/CISO's success.Now, for the first time, the Ultimate Security Budget Plan and Track Excel template (download here) provide security executives a clear and intuitive tool to keep track of planned vs. actual spend, ensuring that security needs are addressed while maintaining the budgetary frame.The dynamic … [Read more...] about Use This Ultimate Template to Plan and Monitor Your Cybersecurity Budgets
This is Part 2 of our three-part blog series on the critical importance of cybersecurity in the M&A process. Part 1 addressed due diligence, and in this blog, we cover the pre-close phase. The pre-close period of an M&A transaction typically lasts just 30 days — an extraordinarily brief period considering the incredible amount of work that goes into closing a … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): Pre-Close Phase
Having a career in cybersecurity can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. But it can also be extremely difficult starting off. Where can you turn for allies? How can you relate your knowledge to non-technical employees? To find some answers to these questions, Cisco asked numerous experts in the field of cybersecurity to answer the following question: “If … [Read more...] about How to Make the Most of Your Budding Cybersecurity Career
Today, healthcare organizations are more connected than ever before. The number of internet-connected devices in healthcare are rising, and the average hospital room is equipped with 15-20 connected medical devices.1 With this proliferation of devices comes both clinical benefits and security risks. In the past two years, 63% of healthcare organizations experienced a security … [Read more...] about Healthcare Cybersecurity: What’s at Stake?
My favorite thing about my career in cybersecurity has been a constant opportunity to learn new topics. Cybersecurity weaves itself through every aspect of our lives: the phone in your pocket, the smart TV in your home, and on and on. And the idea that each of these devices allows me to gain new knowledge is fascinating. It can also be daunting when there is always so much to … [Read more...] about What Cybersecurity and Traveling Have in Common
Last week I highlighted some of the brilliant stories which are covered in our new eBook, “Diversity in cybersecurity: A Mosaic of Career Possibilities”. For this blog, we meet some new folks, and uncover how they got their unique starts in the industry. What’s interesting about these stories in particular, is that most people started in a general field of technology. But … [Read more...] about Technology as a Security Springboard: How These Experts Pivoted to Cybersecurity
Security Stories PodcastI can honestly say that the two discussions featured in the latest episode of the Security Stories podcast have inspired and motivated me more than anything else has recently. I really hope that as many people as possible get to listen to this episode. And I’m definitely not just saying that for my podcast stats 🙂 Diversity in cybersecurity … [Read more...] about Openness and support: Discussions on why diverse representation in cybersecurity matters
Security Stories PodcastIn the latest episode of the Security Stories podcast, we take on the topic of cybersecurity careers. Myself, Ben Nahorney and Noureen Njoroge are joined by guests Mitch Neff, Marketing Lead at Cisco Talos, and Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Partner Sales Lead for Cisco APJC. We each discuss on how we all got our starts in the cybersecurity … [Read more...] about Podcast: Taking the unconventional career path in cybersecurity
If you are looking for a career with almost unlimited growth potential, cybersecurity might well be the ideal path for you. The ideal candidate will have a good blend of both tech and soft skills. Technical skills can be broken down into two categories: hands-on skills and conceptual technical knowledge, which can vary depending on the job. In terms of soft skills, companies … [Read more...] about Is cybersecurity the right field for you?
When we think of someone who works in cybersecurity, all too often the image we gravitate towards is perhaps a red teamer or a pen tester. In reality, there are so many more options available to those looking to help protect others online. From malware analysts to security advocates, from business and risk strategy to bloggers, the possibilities are endless. I think it’s … [Read more...] about The Many Roads to a Cybersecurity Career: How These Experts Found Their Way Part 1