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  • Getting to Know the RSAC Advisory Board: Todd Inskeep

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 4, 2017

    Name: Todd Inskeep Title and company: Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton Number of years in the information security industry: 34 years RSAC: What was your first job in the infosec industry? Inskeep: Summer Intern at the Naval Research Labs working on Radio Voice Security RSAC: What does the RSA Conference 2017 theme, “The Power of Opportunity,” mean to you? Inskeep: For me, the Power of Opportunity…

  • StoryCorps @ RSAC: The Kind of Folks You Run Into

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 9, 2016

    Welcome to the StoryCorps @ RSAC podcast series! Every month we'll be featuring a different conversation between cybersecurity professionals about their lives, the industry and the future of cybersecurity. What did two cybersecurity luminaries study to get into the industry? Turns out, Bruce Schneier, CTO of Resilient Systems, and Hugh Thompson, a member of the RSA Conference Program Committee, …

  • Getting to Know the RSAC Advisory Board: Ed Skoudis

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 2, 2016

    Name: Ed Skoudis Title and company: Instructor and Fellow, SANS Institute; Founder, Counter Hack Number of years in the information security industry: 20 RSAC: What was your first job in the infosec industry? Skoudis: Working at Bellcore helping the Baby Bells secure their early IP networks. RSAC: What does the RSA Conference 2017 theme, “The Power of Opportunity,” mean to you? Skoudis: Information…

  • How to Protect Your Business When Your Cybersecurity Team Is Understaffed

    by Nathan Eddy on November 14, 2016

    There is a negative unemployment rate in IT security, which has led to a shortage of available talent in the market, with many firms unable to attract or evaluate key security talent. According to a Peninsula Press analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. in 2015, with information security job postings up 74 percent in the…

  • An Open Letter to Our Next President

    by WhiteHat Security on November 4, 2016

    Dear Future President, Thank you so much for using computer security as a talking point in your campaign this season. Allow me to personally say that, as a computer security professional, your bringing this issue more firmly into the spotlight can only be a good thing. If I may be so bold as to speak for many of my past, present, and future colleagues, having our industry made a conversation…

  • RSA Conference: Our Most Popular Posts from September 2016

    by Jennifer Lawinski on October 5, 2016

    We here at RSA Conference are continually striving to bring you excellent content year-round. Whether it's videos from your favorite conference sessions or blog posts from industry experts who can help you solve your toughest cybersecurity issues, we've got your back. What were your favorite RSA Conference blog posts and videos in the month of September this year? Top Blog Posts 1. Why Study C…

  • Why Study Cybersecurity?

    by Gib Sorebo on September 4, 2016

    Recently, I started exploring ways I could be a stronger advocate for a course of study and a career in cybersecurity to students at the University of Chicago, my alma mater. For many attending elite schools, careers in anything information technology strike many as too vocational. In fact, for years, the University of Chicago didn’t even offer an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. …

  • How to Attract More Diversity in Cybersecurity Hiring

    by Michelle Goodman on July 28, 2016

    It’s no secret that the cybersecurity sector is testosterone heavy. Yes, the tech industry has made some commendable strides toward gender equality—witness Microsoft and Facebook boasting this past Equal Pay Day that they now pay men and women the same salary for the same role. Yet, Microsoft’s global workforce is still 73 percent male and Facebook remains 68 percent male. These numbers are par for…

  • Succeeding in Security

    by Ryan Berg on July 6, 2016

    If you are in the midst of a career change, you might want to consider entering the cybersecurity market, expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and as worldwide cyber threats become more sophisticated and prevalent, organizations are depending on security professionals for their success. Of course, this…

  • 11 Strategies to Consider in Addressing the Cybersecurity Skill Shortage

    by RSAC Contributor on April 18, 2016

    By Alberto Yépez, managing director of early stage venture capital firm Trident Capital Cybersecurity The cybersecurity industry has a talent shortage, yet not many realize just how severe it is. And, more importantly, they don’t realize what corporations struggling with the problem must do to get a grip on it. To solve the challenge, corporations must develop new hiring and training strategies…

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