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  • 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…

  • Cybersecurity Pros Are in High Demand

    by Jennifer Lawinski on April 6, 2016

    When it comes to cybersecurity, there simply aren’t enough of you. Despite being faced with escalating cyber threats, and having the support of corporate executives, security teams are still struggling to fill their open positions. That’s what we learned when we partnered with ISACA on our recent survey, State of Cybersecurity: Implications for 2016. More than half of security job openings take…

  • How to Become a Super CISO

    by David Needle on March 10, 2016

    Want to be the best CISO you can be? Take a word of advice from Todd Fitzgerald, Global Director of Information Security at Grant Thornton International, who gave a detailed and often entertaining presentation on Friday, the last day of the RSA Conference. Fitzgerald talked about his own journey to becoming a security professional, the current state of security affairs, and what’s needed going…

  • Breaking into Information Security: Crafting a Custom Career Path to Get the Job You Really Want

    by Ben Rothke on February 28, 2016

    Information security is a hot career area. There supply of qualified information security professionals is out of proportion to the growing demand. A recent article in Forbes states (erroneously in my opinion) there will be 1 million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. Whatever the number truly is, nearly every security department in corporate American is struggling to fully their thein security…

  • Introducing the RSA Conference Job Board

    by Jennifer Lawinski on February 26, 2016

    As the security community gathers together in San Francisco for the RSA Conference next week, they might notice a new feature on the conference website: the RSA Conference Job Board. We heard you, and we've responded to the community's need to find qualified security professionals by creating a new place that companies can post their cybersecurity openings—and that security pros can look for new…

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