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Protecting Your Data From a Unique Threat: Misinformation

It’s the target for attackers. It drives unique insights and innovation. Data is the most valuable asset your organization has. Now, more than ever before, your company’s information faces a unique threat — one for which many cybersecurity teams aren’t prepared — misinformation. The value of data isn’t lost on most cybersecurity leaders, but data […]

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What Cybersecurity Professionals Are Wishing for This Holiday Season

After another tough year in the cybersecurity trenches, security professionals deserve a well-earned holiday, along with some powerful gifts to help them cope with the new year’s daunting threat landscape and the security challenges to come.  Here’s our rundown of what cybersecurity professionals are wishing for this holiday season.  1. An Artificial Intelligence Ethical Hacking […]

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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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Your Liberal Arts Degree Gives You the Skills for a Cybersecurity Career

Many people don’t realize a liberal arts degree opens the doors for a wide range of careers. That includes careers in cybersecurity. And with the skills gap and the number of available jobs, there is clearly a demand out there. Someone has to step up to fill those jobs. So, why not someone with a […]

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A Journey in Organizational Resilience: Training and Testing

We are far from a breach-free world. After all, even cybercriminals have shown their own form of resilience. For example, after a short hiatus, the ransomware group REvil came back in September 2021. Until the day we can leave our ‘cyber front door’ unlocked, any organizational resilience framework you employ needs to include a healthy […]

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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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Cybersecurity Training: How to Build a Company Culture of Cyber Awareness

When I attended new employee orientation at a global technology company several decades ago, I remember very brief cybersecurity training. The gist was to contact someone in IT if we noticed any potential issues. While I was with the company, I only thought about cybersecurity when I passed the server room, and I could only peek […]

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5 Ways to Use Microlearning to Educate Your Employees About Cybersecurity

Trying to learn large amounts of information in one sitting is often overwhelming and leads to lower retention. Psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus found in studying himself in the 1800s that only 20% of information learned is retained four weeks later. However, his retention increased from 80% to 90% when using microlearning. That means he took in […]

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Where Digital Meets Human: Letting HR Lead Cybersecurity Training

One of my favorite questions to ask when I’m interviewing a business decision-maker is if they are confident in their company’s current defenses. Most people tell me yes. So, I was surprised to read that an IDG Research Services survey commissioned by Insight Enterprises found that 78% of respondents reported that they do not think […]

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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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