As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
The focus on automation, tooling and reactive responses to cyber threats can no longer stand alone against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, where attackers are also employing advanced tools to successfully breach even the most protected networks and systems. What is needed is a human-led approach to...
People are leaving their jobs in droves during the "Great Resignation," and the cybersecurity industry is not immune to the trend. Mike Hamilton, the former CISO for the city of Seattle, warns organizations about the opportunities this presents for cybercriminals and outlines how employers can work to retain talent....
Garry Hargreaves, director of the NATO Communications and Information - or NCI - Academy, discusses the institution's mission to train and educate NATO’s cyber workforce by creating an "enduring NATO cyberspace curriculum."
From the rain forest of northern Brazil to the business hub of Sao Paulo, Marco Túlio has built an impressive career in cybersecurity. He discusses the opportunity and challenge of enabling people to step up, succeed and eventually rise to be leaders in their own right.
Once, in another role, Rent-A-Center CISO Jason Fruge was asked by senior management to develop a "security scorecard," but he resisted. What were his objections, and how did he address them? Fruge explains in this exclusive leadership discussion.
In 2021, the supply of cybersecurity professionals increased across the globe, with the exception of the Asia-Pacific region and some parts of Europe, says (ISC)² CEO Clar Rosso. She discusses factors behind the workforce gap and how a diverse team can improve resolution of cybersecurity problems.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Microsoft launched a four-year campaign on Thursday with community colleges in the U.S. aimed at recruiting hundreds of thousands of people into the field of cybersecurity. The goal is to fill an expected shortfall of 250,000 workers in cybersecurity, which Microsoft says means rising risk.
In a report published earlier this week, (ISC)² - the international non-profit association that certifies cybersecurity professionals - says minority security practitioners, including people of color and women, are underrepresented in the field and offers practical steps to address the issues.
Tammy Klotz took on a new job at a new company and even in a new state in 2020 - and she was charged with both establishing herself and raising the firm's cybersecurity posture. No challenge during a global pandemic, right? Here is how she has begun to pave her way.
When Conrad Bell joined C Spire, the cybersecurity team numbered one - him. Today he has a thriving team. The VP and CISO explains how he built it, describes the skills he values and tells how this team is helping the telecommunications firm respond to today's daunting cybersecurity challenges.
The threat landscape has grown, and the airlines industry in particular has been challenged. As a result, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Airlines, sees his role differently: It's beyond security and about more than just the business. Where is the role going, and how does one grow with it?
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.