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Use modern cloud security best practices

Use modern cloud security best practices

Enterprises still worry about the security of cloud and if migrating will put data at risk. Explore modern methods, technologies and tools that help strengthen cloud environments. Security – There are mixed opinions about whether the cloud is more secure for many organizations. The biggest difference between cloud security and traditional on-prem security is the…
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Cybersecurity Pros Name Their Price as Hacker Attacks Swell

Cybersecurity Pros Name Their Price as Hacker Attacks Swell

It took a $650,000 salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. At the time, it was among the most lucrative offers out there. This year, the company had to pay $2.5 million to fill the same role. “It’s…
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Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Cybersecurity compliance is a significant concern for most enterprises, as many breaches happen because of poor employee implementation of security protocols. Employees can overlook a company’s procedures because they don’t see them as necessary. And a number of employees treat their work data the same as they would treat their home data, which can potentially lead to significant security…
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Alert After Ship Heading Into Port Of New York Hit By Cybersecurity attack

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Alert After Ship Heading Into Port Of New York Hit By Cybersecurity attack

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued an official warning to owners of ships that cybersecurity at sea needs updating, and updating urgently. In the Marine Safety Alert published June 8, the Coast Guard “strongly encourages” that cybersecurity assessments are conducted to “better understand the extent of their cyber vulnerabilities.” This follows an interagency investigation, led by the…
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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom 1

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs are expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, up 20 percent from 1.5 million in 2015, according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going anywhere. Yet, lack of formal education isn’t slowing down new recruits to the cybersecurity talent pool. There is an army of ethical…
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The Cybersecurity Talent Crisis: Three Ways To Think Outside The Box

Cybersecurity – After over a decade of helping growing organizations address hiring challenges and labor shortages, I know a talent crisis when I see one. The numbers are alarming: while the world has moved online, the supply of professionals to protect us hasn’t kept up.  The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to reach  $6 trillion by…
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Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

More firms say they prioritise cybersecurity, but a significant number are still putting themselves at risk by not doing enough. With a daily deluge of cyberattacks, hacking incidents, data breaches and malware campaigns, it appears that – finally – many organisations now understand that cybersecurity is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously…
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Congress re-introduces bill to enhance IoT cybersecurity

IoT – Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives unveiled legislation March 11 to set baseline cybersecurity standards for connected devices the federal government uses. 1. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would add security regulation recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the federal government to follow. 2. There…
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Stop saying, 'We take your privacy and security seriously'

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there. It’s a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach — either in a “mea culpa” email to their customers…
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How to Think About Cybersecurity Differently

Organizations must think about how they can use white hat hackers and protect their critical assets. If organizations want to get ahead of cybersecurity threats, or at least not fall too far behind malicious actors, they need to start thinking about IT security differently.  That was a key takeaway from two keynote speakers at the CDW…
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