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  • The Keys to Finding Cybersecurity Talent in a Candidates' Job Market

    by Tony Kontzer on August 31, 2017

    There's a lot of fretting these days about the impact artificial intelligence will have on the job market. The fear is that many skills will become obsolete as machines perfect them, but there's no such worry in the cybersecurity world. Security pros are in an enviable position today, what with zero unemployment in the field and more job openings than qualified applicants. On the flip side, …

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "The CISO Journey"

    by Ben Rothke on August 31, 2017

    This month’s them is professional development. Just as personal development is a journey, so too is a person’s career part of the development process. In an aptly titled book The CISO Journey: Life Lessons and Concepts to Accelerate Your Professional Development (Auerbach Publications 978-1138197398), author Gene Fredriksen takes the reader on an information security journey. Fredriksen spent…

  • Put the People Problem First: Addressing our #1 Cybersecurity Challenge

    by David Shearer on August 28, 2017

    Cybersecurity dominates our global headlines with news breaking every day about breaches, ransomware attacks, foreign espionage, election tampering and more. Information security is now a top concern for every organization regardless of size or industry, and businesses and government agencies are investing in a wide array of security technologies in response. While it is admirable to see such…

  • You Have to Know Plenty To Pursue a Cybersecurity Career – But Not Nearly Everything

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on August 21, 2017

    Ask a cybersecurity firm or a big financial services company with a huge cybersecurity staff what they’re looking for in new cybersecurity talent, and they will tick off their requirements in rapid-fire succession, barely stopping to take a breath. They want somebody with a bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science or computer engineering. They also want to see an academic…

  • Ditching Textbooks and Teaching Cybersecurity via News Headlines: Modern Times Call for Modern Measures

    by Tony Kontzer on August 14, 2017

    In a constantly changing field like cybersecurity, nothing stays the same for long. And as Jim Lewis, a senior VP at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has learned first hand, this makes teaching about cybersecurity a challenge. Lewis this spring started teaching a section of a social engineering course to cybersecurity majors at the U.S. Naval Academy. Once it became apparent…

  • A Conversation With NYU’s Professor Nasir Memon

    by RSAC Editorial Team on August 10, 2017

    As part of RSA Conference’s dedication to importance of security education our own Cecilia Marinier spoke with Nasir Memon, Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean for Online Learning at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. Memon has been an active member of the academic world promoting the importance of information security education since the late 1990s. Throughout this…

  • How to Get a Job in Cybersecurity

    by Jeannie Warner on August 7, 2017

    Every time someone comes to me for career advice, or asks where I think they should look for their next big opportunity, I say – “Consider a career in cybersecurity.” It is a huge field with a broad spectrum of job opportunities. When I enter the term “Security Analyst” into a LinkedIn job search, for instance, I find more than 11,000 jobs worldwide. A “Security Auditing” search nets another…

  • Navigating the Network: How Mentors Can Help Newbies Break into Cybersecurity

    by Sandy Carielli on August 3, 2017

    There’s an interesting paradox in the security industry. On the one hand, we are constantly being told that there is a dearth of talent in cybersecurity. Statistics like “one million open reqs” and “zero percent unemployment” get thrown around, creating the perception that security is the field to enter if you want a stable, long term career. As a result, more and more people are considering…

  • Cyber Butts in Cyber Seats

    by Philip Reitinger on July 24, 2017

    One of the best-known episodes in the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” concerns timeliness. Times for departure were specified as AIS, or A** In Seat, meaning that at the appointed time, you had to be seated in the car, or it left without you. You didn’t end up where you wanted, and you didn’t have a say in further decisions. The Trump Administration has made some good cyber security decisions so…

  • 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…

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