Information Security Careers, Training and Certifications News
November 23, 2016
A successful hiring event by the Department of Homeland Security calls into question the existence of the cybersecurity skills shortage, but experts wonder if the event was an outlier.
February 10, 2016
Obama ups spending by 35% in the 2017 cyber budget, adds a federal CISO and pushes multifactor authentication, but still faces stiff Republican opposition in Congress.
November 19, 2015
TechTarget 2015 Annual Salary and Careers Survey: Out of the myriad of security responsibilities for an enterprise, IT risk management and regulatory compliance occupy the most time.
October 02, 2015
News roundup: Despite a low adoption rate going into the liability shift, many in the industry are optimistic about the future of EMV use. Plus: TrueCrypt flaws; AWS crypto keys stolen; women in infosec.
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The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and ... Continue Reading
The security industry continues to struggle to hire, but candidates with military cybersecurity skills can help. Expert Mike O. Villegas talks about the benefits of hiring veterans. Continue Reading
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)². Continue Reading
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The executive-level security position is always up for debate. Is it a technical role, or is it moving out of the IT department to influence broader security and risk management initiatives? Continue Reading
There are multitudes of cybersecurity certifications, but which are the best CISO certifications? Expert Mike O. Villegas discusses the most effective combination of credentials. Continue Reading
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Many organizations are making the CISO a peer to the CIO or taking the position out of IT altogether, says Howitt, who has held several technology and leadership positions. Continue Reading
Almost 20 years after Citicorp decided to hire an executive-level security position dedicated to protecting its banking business, the responsibilities of the CISO job are still unclear to many business executives and open to discussion. Why do some ... Continue Reading
There are an overwhelming number of cybersecurity certifications available, so which one should people just beginning their career start with? Expert Mike O. Villegas answers. Continue Reading
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Security employee tenure is shorter than in most industries. Expert Mike O. Villegas outlines five budget-friendly steps CISOs can take to help lengthen it. Continue Reading
Anahi Santiago of Christiana Care Health System has spent much of her career in healthcare information security. "We are under attack," she says. Continue Reading
With today's cyberthreats, the CISO has to know more about intelligence, working with government and private industry, and how to tailor the security program to further the business. Continue Reading