Showing Blog Posts: 1–8 of 8 tagged Professional Development

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • A Geek’s Guide to Getting People to Hear You

    by David Needle on March 8, 2016

    Tech people love to talk, but does anyone hear what they have to say? “Why Won’t Anyone Listen to Us?” was a very entertaining and informative talk given by Josh Bressers, a Security Strategist at Red Hat, at the RSA conference last week. Bressers framed the issue right from the start. “We are all bad at talking to people and some of us don’t even know it,” he said. “This is why nobody takes us…

  • Women in Tech: Exploring the Benefits of Diversity in Cybersecurity with Niloofar Razi Howe

    by Jennifer Lawinski on January 12, 2016

    RSA’s Chief Strategy Officer Niloofar Razi Howe has spent more than 25 years working in for or investing in technology companies, with a focus in the past decade on the security industry. We sat down with her to talk about her career, what challenges she sees for women in the security industry, and how diversity affects the workplace. You can read the first part of our conversation with Niloofar…

  • A Note on #CISOProblems

    by Eric Cowperthwaite on August 11, 2015

    What is it about this time of year? In the past month or so I’ve noticed even more headlines and reports than usual about the problems plaguing today’s CSOs and CISOs. If you’ve somehow managed to dodge the onslaught of grim stats, I’ll sum it up for you: The “bad guys” are proliferating and becoming more sophisticated. Security managers are having a hard time getting enough “good guys” on their…

  • Peers Discuss Security Certifications

    by RSAC Contributor on July 6, 2015

    Security professionals break into small groups to discuss specific topics of interest during the RSA Conference Peer-2-Peer sessions. Ben Rothke, a senior eGRC consultant with Nettitude, facilitated a P2P discussion about the value of security certifications. Read on for Ben's thoughts about the discussion. During RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco, I led a peer-to-peer session where I asked…

  • SANS NetWars at RSAC 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on May 15, 2015

    SANS Institute brought its NetWars competition to RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco. A hands-on, interactive learning environment, SANS NetWars lets information security professionals develop and master skills they need in their jobs. The program focuses on developing skills in vulnerability assessment, system hardening, malware analysis, digital forensics, incident response, packet analysis, …

  • The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: A Real or Manufactured Crisis?

    by Gib Sorebo on May 5, 2014

    Over the last few years, we’ve been bombarded with messages proclaiming a cybersecurity skills gap and associated statistics of positions going unfilled. For example, Cisco’s Annual Security Report estimated there were more than a million unfilled positions for security professionals world-wide. The Defense Department has said it plans to triple the number of “cyberwarriors” it employs by 2016 to…

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