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Attracting Cybersecurity Talent Takes an Open Mind, Creativity and Honesty

Retaining cybersecurity talent can be difficult. Along with our previous tips, how can you attract great workers?   Difficulties and Positive Changes   The recent ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2022 survey provides some key markers: Unfilled positions are on the rise (not good) Existing teams are understaffed (not good) Budgets are (finally) increasing (good) University degree mandates […]

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Who Is Legally Responsible for a Cyber Incident?

After a company discovers a cyber attack on its network, the finger-pointing begins. The CEO blames the chief information security officer (CISO). The CISO blames the financial officers for not setting aside enough money for cyber defenses. The chief information officer begins to look for a scapegoat further down the supply chain. Maybe they fire […]

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How CISOs can Find and Retain Security Staff During the Great Resignation

The rising demand for cybersecurity professionals As if the skill shortfall in cybersecurity wasn’t bad enough, the employment landscape is shifting rapidly. This shift is due, in part, to historically low unemployment claims, unrivaled quit rates, and swathes of baby boomers and older Gen X experts retiring – commonly known in HR circles as The […]

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To Retain Cybersecurity Employees, Know What Drives Them

COVID-19 may have given cybersecurity talent retention an artificial prop up over the last two years. For example, job satisfaction was on a downward trend from 2018 to 2019, but with the pandemic came a plateau in 2020 and 2021. Was the plateau due to newfound satisfaction or were there other factors, such as economic […]

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8 Ways to Avoid CISO Burnout

Times have changed In recent years the job of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become more and more frenetic and involved. Already stretched CISOs have the added responsibilities of employee management in a time of a global pandemic, staff retention when priorities have changed and home-working has become the norm, and meeting ever more […]

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Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Strict Cybersecurity Policies

Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing? Or does even the left pinky know what the left ring finger is doing? Problems can easily arise when policies, including cybersecurity ones, end up being out of sync with business, technical, legal or regulatory requirements. The situation becomes even more severe when policy […]

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Modern Identity and Access Management Makes a Difference, Especially at a Mega-Scale

As businesses embrace more remote users and a hybrid work model, managing user identity and access is more important than ever. Add authentication for millions of third parties and non-employees, and thousands of applications and IoT devices to the mix and you start to understand how important identity and access management (IAM) is.  What Exactly […]

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Putting Your SOC in the Hot Seat

Today’s Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are being stress-tested as never before. As the heart of any organization’s cybersecurity apparatus, SOCs are the first line of defense, running 24/7 operations to watch for alerts of attacks and appropriately address those alerts before they become all-out crises. Yet with ransomware attacks maintaining first place as the top […]

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Cybersecurity for a More Sustainable Future

As we celebrate Earth Day 2022, companies around the world, including IBM, are continuing broad investment in efforts to combat climate change and strive to bring new ideas to the world in support of sustainability and to make the world a better place for future generations. While the connection between cybersecurity and the environment is […]

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