Category Archives: Education

Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium agree that selling top management on the value of “something that doesn’t happen” is tricky. How do you convince a company board of directors that there is a return on investment (ROI) for something that doesn’t happen? Read here…

Cyber Security: The World’s Best And Worst Presented With A Well-Designed Infographic

Countries with the best (blue) and worst (red) malware infection rates. It’s no secret that online security is a global problem. Businesses and government agencies are hacked, corporations, hospitals and individuals are held up with ransomware, credit card numbers and passwords are routinely stolen. Cybercrime is ubiquitous and unrelenting. How bad is it? Which countries […]
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Making sense of cybersecurity qualifications

Organizations push for equitable and transparent credentials IBM’s cybersecurity division has hired nearly 2,000 professionals to its security team since 2015. Leaders recognize that the skills needed to succeed don’t always come in the form of a traditional degree, but “the sheer volume of new certifications being created does pose challenges,” says Diana Kelley, global […]
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Harford Community College shows off new cybersecurity labs

Harford Community College students studying cybersecurity and information assurance now have classroom spaces where they can gain hands-on experience as they learn how to defend institutions and infrastrcture from cyber attacks. Local, state and federal dignitaries got to see those spaces in Joppa Hall during Friday morning’s grand opening ceremony for the college’s new Cybersecurity […]
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What You Need To Know Now About Cybersecurity And Social Media

Ten years ago, Facebook claimed 20 million users. Now, that number has blown up to nearly 2 billion. For comparison’s sake, the United States population currently sits around 300 million people. While some of the personal pitfalls associated with social media use are widely known, there are also many potential risks for businesses that are […]
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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But […]
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10 schools top new ranking of best cybersecurity programs

When Kevin Sefcovic got out of the Navy in 2014, he chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska Omaha for its veteran-friendly reputation and the school’s proximity to his last duty station. He had always been interested in working with computers, but after seven years in military law enforcement he was […]
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These Are 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

Cybersecurity was huge in 2016. From ransomware to weaponized Internet of Things (IoT) devices to foreign hacking of elections – last year saw it all. But many of these threats aren’t new and will never really go away. Over the last 25 years, one of the most valuable things I’ve learned in attending conferences and […]
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To win the cybersecurity war, we need to teach kids how to hack

If you ask kids right now what they want to be when they grow up, you probably won’t hear “hacker.” But hackers are absolutely essential to protecting cyberspace from computer criminals. We need to teach kids how to hack. Hackers are computer security experts who want to make systems more secure. Hacking requires curiosity, computer […]
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How To Find Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Across Your Environment

When I was a CTO running a data center, I used to ask my ops team to do the shotgun test. They had to imagine our worst enemy came into the data center with a shotgun with one slug. What could they destroy to do the most damage? (I didn’t realize until recently that this […]
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