Boosting the Role of Women in Cybersecurity Through Soft Skills

The tech industry’s struggle with gender diversity is well-known, but the percentage of women in tech jobs — although just 25 percent — still dwarfs that of women in cybersecurity. Here’s a jarring statistic: There are 1 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity, and that number is expected to rise to 6 million by 2019. Here’s [...]

2017-09-13T18:17:12+00:00 Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Education, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Boosting the Role of Women in Cybersecurity Through Soft Skills

Cybersecurity in an International Market

While globalization has increased information sharing, it’s also made businesses and governments more susceptible to cyber crime. Since information assurance is an international issue, nations are finding ways to collaborate to enhance security globally. Technology has connected the world more than ever. Businesses of all sizes operate internationally, and organizations regularly exchange digital information across borders. However, with [...]

2017-09-20T02:11:54+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cybersecurity in an International Market

Your Career in Cybersecurity and How Soft Skills Can Boost Your Salary

Protecting classified data, foiling espionage plots and shielding computer networks from hackers might sound like the stuff of spy movies, but if you specialize in cybersecurity, these could all be in a day’s work. A career in cybersecurity can also be very lucrative. On average, cybersecurity roles pay 15 percent more than other tech careers. [...]

2017-09-13T18:06:00+00:00 Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Career in Cybersecurity and How Soft Skills Can Boost Your Salary

Cyber Security a Chief Concern in Retail

The retail industry has taken some big hits in data security in recent years, and even with improved cyber security practices, it remains susceptible to cyber crime. Major retailers such as Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus are among the long and growing list of data breach victims. The number of security incidents in retail skyrocketed by [...]

2017-11-07T14:51:41+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cyber Security a Chief Concern in Retail

Communication Among Top Soft Skills to Seek in Cybersecurity Education

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2016 survey, the five most desirable attributes employers look for when seeking new graduates are soft skills: leadership, ability to work in a team, written communication skills, problem-solving abilities and verbal communication skills. Technical skills lag far behind, in 10th place. How can you [...]

2017-09-20T03:09:25+00:00 Categories: Careers, Cybersecurity, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Communication Among Top Soft Skills to Seek in Cybersecurity Education

What It Takes to Be a Cybersecurity Executive

For professionals looking to advance their cybersecurity career and make it to the executive level, technical skills and managerial experience alone aren’t enough to make it to the top. Cybersecurity is a business issue, not just a technology issue, and those who make it to the C-Suite must have the necessary leadership, operational and strategic [...]

In Cybercrime Fight, CIA Hacking Isn’t a Big Worry – Simple Mistakes Are

When reports surfaced recently that U.S. federal agencies have the ability to spy on ordinary users via phones, TV sets and other online devices, outrage over "CIA hacking" sounded across the web. But why were so many people surprised? Global cybercrime makes headlines with increasing regularity, from the now-infamous Target breach in 2013 to the newly discovered hack of 1 billion Yahoo accounts (the [...]

2017-06-30T23:13:36+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on In Cybercrime Fight, CIA Hacking Isn’t a Big Worry – Simple Mistakes Are

The Future of Cybersecurity Education: Craig McDonald Weighs In

Cybersecurity education and training is becoming even more important as threats continue to multiply. Cybersecurity expert and leader Craig McDonald believes that all IT professionals should invest in cybersecurity education. Craig McDonald founded Australian cybersecurity company MailGuard in 2001 after a cyber attack caused havoc on a previous business. More than 15 years later, MailGuard is now the world’s [...]

2017-05-26T19:32:16+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Future of Cybersecurity Education: Craig McDonald Weighs In

Protecting the Underdog: Cyber Crime and the Small Business

Many small businesses don’t believe they have anything that cyber criminals might want to steal. Yet these companies are at as great a risk as others, if not greater. Cybersecurity professionals can help small companies take the necessary steps to protect their data and safeguard their customers’ valuable data. Cybersecurity should be a key concern [...]

2017-04-18T21:14:22+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protecting the Underdog: Cyber Crime and the Small Business

Best Paying Cybersecurity Jobs and Where to Find Them

What salary could you get from your next, or first, cybersecurity job? The salary expectations and opportunities are different in various locations for the best paying cybersecurity jobs in this rapidly expanding sector. Cyber crime is on the rise, with the cost of data breaches estimated to reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. In response, the number of cybersecurity jobs grew 75 percent (twice [...]

2017-05-26T20:28:35+00:00 Categories: Cybersecurity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Best Paying Cybersecurity Jobs and Where to Find Them