Category Archives: Education

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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Tons of $80,000 entry-level jobs going ignored

The nation’s colleges and universities are scrambling to add courses to prepare students to fill the huge number of cybersecurity jobs that have arisen due to exponential growth in hacking worldwide. Read More…

Federal effort is needed to address shortfall in cybersecurity talent

Our nation is under attack. Every day, thousands of entities – private enterprises, public institutions and individual citizens—have their computer networks breached, their systems hacked and their data stolen, degraded or destroyed. Such critical infrastructure impacts the cyber-sanctity of our banking system and electric power grid, each vital to our national security. We believe systemically […]
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4 critical points to consider when receiving cybersecurity and privacy advice

Researchers find a telling relationship between who gives online privacy and cybersecurity advice and the number of internet-based security incidents experienced by the recipient of the advice. Advice on the internet flows freely. With so much information available, how does one know what to believe? For example, there is still significant confusion regarding the now […]
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Automation advances cybersecurity in AI race but challenges remain

In its latest report that investigates the role of automation in cybersecurity settings, ABI Research finds that there are seven vital automated IT security applications that will function as the stepping stones necessary to advance cybersecurity in the new world of artificial intelligence. The automated processes will aid critical IT security functions that range from assisting security […]
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Cybersecurity’s people problem: More millennials needed

Faced with a growing shortage of workers, the cybersecurity industry needs to figure out how to attract a new wave of talent. Nearly one third of organizations are not able to fill their cybersecurity positions, according to a recent survey by the cybersecurity nonprofit ISACA. For another 25 percent, the process takes six months. The […]
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Cybersecurity skills aren’t taught in college

Cybersecurity threats are increasing each year, but businesses report shortage of qualified candidates coming out of undergraduate programs. Preparing the next generation of cybersecurity experts won’t be a quick fix, so business will need to get strategic. Cybersecurity is a growing concern across the globe and businesses are eager to build secure products and keep […]
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