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5 Ways to Retain More Cybersecurity Professionals at Your Organization

Companies that have low retention rates are likely to increase their risk of a cybersecurity attack. The recent ISACA’s State of the Cybersecurity Workforce study found that 69% of respondents whose companies faced more attacks in the past year report being somewhat or very understaffed. However, retention is becoming a bigger challenge. The report also […]

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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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What to Look for in a Cybersecurity Resume

Staffing for cybersecurity has always presented a challenge. But with the old skills shortage combined with the new “Great Resignation,” hiring the right candidates has never been more important.  The first step in looking at any prospective hire is to review resumes. People often don’t appreciate this process. It’s easy, for example, to overlook the best […]

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What Your Team Can Learn From the DHS Cybersecurity Hiring Program

Employees looking for cybersecurity jobs with the federal government can now use a new system and process. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently launched its Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), which is more than a new system or website. The CTMS represents a new approach to hiring in the industry. Cyberattacks are on the […]

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Roundup: Ransomware, the Future of the Cloud and Cyber Careers

Digital threats can have physical consequences. As we’ve seen this year, the United States government is taking the threat of ransomware seriously. That’s especially the case when it comes to physical infrastructure. If your business ⁠— like many — lives at the intersection of the Internet of Things and the things that make our world […]

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Non-Traditional Cybersecurity Career Paths: How to Find Your Own Way

In two previous blog posts, I shared the non-traditional cybersecurity career paths of more than a dozen professionals and how their previous life experiences shaped their security work. It’s been an honor helping to tell these individuals’ stories. We conclude this blog series with a final installment in which these same cybersecurity professionals share advice […]

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Non-Traditional Cybersecurity Career Paths – One Experience Informs Another

In a previous article, I shared the stories of how more than a dozen cybersecurity professionals found their way into the industry. Their non-traditional cybersecurity career paths help to illustrate how personnel of all different education backgrounds and life experiences can become part of the same community. There’s no single certification, degree, qualification, job, age, […]

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7 Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity Team’s Employee Satisfaction

Your organization depends on your cybersecurity team to keep its infrastructure and data secure. But this only happens when the employees you manage are engaged in their work. Many organizations see a high burnout rate among those in cybersecurity roles. It’s natural due to the stress and pressure that are an inherent part of the […]

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Non-Traditional Cybersecurity Career Paths: Entering the Industry

There are lots of ways organizations can work to address the cybersecurity skills gap. Working with young people, providing skilling for students and implementing zero trust helps. So does amplifying gender diversity and promoting respect in the workplace. Organizations can use all these strategies to fill their open positions and meet their cybersecurity needs. But […]

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Cybersecurity Careers: Awareness, Opportunities and Retention

This week, Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on cybersecurity careers and jobs in the industry, with a simple tagline: Explore. Experience. Share. Check out NIST’s workshops and toolkits for Career Week. For cybersecurity and IT workers, if you want to position yourself well, do some exploring. Get to know new territory outside of cybersecurity. The reason? […]

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How to Build a Winning Cybersecurity Resume

Career advancement is an art form with many facets. One vital tool is your cybersecurity resume, the quality of which can mean the difference between getting an interview for your dream job and not being considered at all.  Following the standard advice on building a resume will give you a standard resume that won’t set […]

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How To Write a Good Cybersecurity Resume

A lot of cybersecurity jobs await out there for the qualified job seeker. According to Cyberseek, the United States had 464,200 cybersecurity job openings as of July 30, 2021. And with the skills gap, there are even more openings every day. But that doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a job offer. So, how do you make […]

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Young People Are the Key to Decreasing the Skills Gap

It’s time to look at the industry skills gap differently. More and more digital native young people could potentially be coming into the industry with the right skills, but several elements block their progress. Professionals already in place need to smooth the road for them. That might involve changing some assumptions about hiring, but in […]

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