Nearly one-quarter of the global cybersecurity workforce is now made up of women. But women still face significant compensation and other career challenges, according to a new study. Mary-Jo de Leeuw of (ISC)2 shares analysis.
The exits of the Department of Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director are prompting discussion about the continuity of U.S. cybersecurity policy because the agencies play a key role in securing infrastructure and investigating financial cybercrime.
India is gradually entering into the league of those nations where critical infrastructure is controlled by the cyber architecture and therefore, naturally becoming an attractive target for the enemies of the state and countries, says S N Pradhan, director general of NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Retired Lt. Gen, Rajesh Pant apparently will be India's next national cybersecurity coordinator, government sources say. Dr. Gulshan Rai, India's first cybersecurity chief, confirms he'll be stepping down at the end of his four-year term.
To enable digital transformation, security practitioners need to shift away from a traditional network-based security focus and instead develop a security policy that meets users' business requirements, says Scott Robertson, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, at Zscaler.
How are we doing on hiring more women in the technology sector? Ann Sung Ruckstuhl of Unisys says that from a demographic representation standpoint, we should be doing far better because of the demonstrable benefits to the business that women bring.
Successful CISOs distinguish themselves by the length of their tenure in the job, which in many cases depends on their ability to communicate with the board of directors and senior managers, says Mat Newfield, CISO of Unisys. And that involves much more than demanding additional money and people.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks.
How can the many job openings for cybersecurity specialists be filled? "Reskilling" can play a critical role, says Greg Touhill, the nation's first federal CISO, who's now president of Cyxtera Technologies. In an interview, he offers a preview of his upcoming presentation at the RSA Conference 2019.
FBI agents say the government shutdown is impeding their investigations, including cybersecurity probes, with the lack of funding compromising their ability to pay confidential informants and obtain warrants or subpoenas.