As a technology and security leader, Laura-Lea Berna is driven to defend gaps. But as a business executive, the VP, IT and CIO of BC Transit has built her career on answering the question "Where's the need?" She discusses her path and role as a mentor to up-and-coming leaders.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Sustaining growth in the cybersecurity field will require recruiting those from diverse backgrounds, says Charmaine Valmonte, vice president, IT security and IT infrastructure, at Aboitiz Group, a Philippines-based conglomerate.
To recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists, organizations must "stop expecting people just to be sort of 'focused monkeys' and doing one particular task and turning the handle," says Keith Martin, professor of information security at Royal Holloway University in the U.K.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
There is a skills shortage in most tech roles, but cybersecurity for critical infrastructure is a newly identified problem requiring new approaches. Mex Martinot of Siemens Energy gives advice on steps to bridge the cybersecurity skills gaps for critical infrastructure in the Asian energy sector.
A lot of CISOs talk about having security "baked into" their products and solutions. But for Stephenie Southard, vice president and and CISO at BCU, security leadership is all about ensuring that cybersecurity is part of the enterprise's very fabric.
The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the profession. It is tasked by the U.K. government to execute its vision for the U.K. to be one of the safest places to work and do business online, says the chair of the council’s board of trustees, Dr. Claudia Natanson.
The White House officially released its fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday. The Biden administration is seeking to spend billions on cybersecurity, including $750 million for "lessons learned" from the SolarWinds attack. Officials also want to boost CISA's budget by $110 million.
The day-to-day pressures of being a CISO are enormous and extend to matters far beyond those of incident response time. Meanwhile, traditional approaches to training cybersecurity team members have either been limited by scalability, lack of hands-on learning, or cost.
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The cybersecurity sector has made strides in growing its workforce and improving diversity. But significant hurdles remain, and Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², says the keys to clearing them include training and refining current hiring practices.
If anyone ever doubted the importance of thinking strategically about cybersecurity, laying the groundwork for expected future requirements, then the coronavirus pandemic will have made that clear, says Kerissa Varma, group CISO of Old Mutual Ltd., who offers lessons learned for being "truly resilient."