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  • Infosec pros need to get 'physical'

    Many attack scenarios put cyber and physical assets in equal peril, but security pros say it can be tough getting departments in those arenas to work as one defensive force. 

  • Security Wire Weekly: Microsoft's help documentation tool, Mozilla on browser flaws and the future o

    This week's audio download edition of Security Wire Weekly details why Microsoft's tool for creating help documentation needs help of its own, how Mozilla addressed a recent spate of browser flaws and why the corporate landscape is shifting beneath t... 

  • Future CISOs need a 'softer side'

    Experts weigh in on what it now takes to move beyond a cubicle to the C-suite, and it isn't delving even deeper into manuals and schemas. 

  • For CISOs, fitting in was never so hard

    As more organizations move their security officers out of IT, it may become easier for CISOs to succeed, but harder for other security pros to avoid a career dead-end. 

  • Report: Security pros must learn exec lingo

    Want the top brass to support your security initiatives? Learn to speak their language, suggests the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). 

  • Survey: It pays to be a security pro

    In its annual survey, SANS says salaries are good for many IT security professionals. But those with big titles and certifications from ISC(2) and ISACA are earning more. 

  • Titan Rain shows need for better training

    SANS says the Chinese-based attacks demonstrate the growing sophistication of hackers, and the need for IT admins who can articulate the dangers to execs. 

  • Security pros gain ground in the board room

    Executives are paying more attention to their IT security managers and taking more responsibility for online threats against their companies, according to a new study. 

  • Microsoft pads security partner competency

    The software giant is adding a pair of specialties to its Security Solutions Competency, and integrating certifications from ISC² and ISACA. 

  • CCSP courses, exam changing next month

    Those seeking Cisco's security credential and specialization in VPN, firewall and IDS will soon follow different curricula that better reflect the vendor's current product lines.