Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 16 tagged Professional Development

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now: Game Changing Concepts on AI and Cyber Governance Solutions for Executives"

    by Ben Rothke on March 30, 2017

    Mark Twain said that “if you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” With that, one of the challenges of working in the information security field is staying current. If an information security professional were to go on sabbatical (what a thought); by the time they came back from their escape, the information security world would be a very different place. And for…

  • Q&A with RSAC 2017 Security Scholar Rachael Skillman

    by RSAC Editorial Team on March 29, 2017

    Did you know that we had more than 620 students on-site at RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco? 60 of those students were hand-selected to participate in the RSAC Security Scholar program. RSA Conference Security Scholar connects the brightest up-and-coming cybersecurity students to leading experts, peers, and conference attendees. Its goal is to share knowledge, experience, and connections to…

  • Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

    by Antonio Garcia on March 23, 2017

    The current cybersecurity talent shortage is well-known to all industries and sectors, despite denials from the federal government. Today, companies must compete to attract and retain cybersecurity professionals who demand higher salaries and more generous benefits packages. While industries like finance and tech can afford to pay, many other sectors often cannot. These sectors often have limited…

  • Pursuing Excellence in the Digital Security Space

    by James DeLuccia on March 16, 2017

    Pursuing excellence and making a difference in your family, business, and profession requires the layering and extending of insight. It is more than simply going for the hot certification, attending the popular conference, or echoing the pundits like Bruce Schneier. We ALL need you to build upon these ideas, not follow them indiscriminately. It is the prudent intentional quality development of…

  • Toss Out The Playbook to Staff the Security Team of the Future

    by Lior Div on March 13, 2017

    Staffing the security teams of the future requires discarding the playbook that’s currently followed when hiring defenders. Too often, companies hire people with similar backgrounds, whether it’s someone with extensive IT experience or a career spent setting up firewalls and defending networks. While possessing these foundations is very useful, diversity, stamina and the courage to speak up when…

  • Research Reveals Cyber Security Profession at Risk

    by Candy Alexander on March 9, 2017

    Do you know what your career path as a cybersecurity professional is? Have you ever really thought about it? Most don’t, as was reported in a recent study jointly published by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) in November 2016. The study reported that over 65% of the 437 professionals surveyed stated that they do not have a clear career…

  • Strategic Approach Needed to Navigate Cyber Security Skills Shortage

    by Christos K. Dimitriadis on March 3, 2017

    The rapidly expanding cyber security threat landscape calls for more robust, more sophisticated security programs. Improving security programs, though, requires the right personnel – a major obstacle given the state of the cyber security workforce. A fundamental disconnect exists between what employers expect and the caliber of cyber security candidates who are available for hire. According to…

  • RSA Conference AdvancedU: Working Together to Close the Security Education Gap

    by Linda Gray Martin on December 21, 2016

    At the close of 2015, the U.S. bureau of labor statistics showcased an incredible increase in demand for new security talent that would be needed over the next 10 years. According to the bureau then, “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to…

  • 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…

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