Category: Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs are expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, up 20 percent from 1.5 million in 2015, according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going anywhere. Yet, lack of formal education isn’t slowing down new recruits to the cybersecurity talent pool. There is an army of ethical…
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The Cybersecurity Talent Crisis: Three Ways To Think Outside The Box

Cybersecurity – After over a decade of helping growing organizations address hiring challenges and labor shortages, I know a talent crisis when I see one. The numbers are alarming: while the world has moved online, the supply of professionals to protect us hasn’t kept up.  The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to reach  $6 trillion by…
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Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

More firms say they prioritise cybersecurity, but a significant number are still putting themselves at risk by not doing enough. With a daily deluge of cyberattacks, hacking incidents, data breaches and malware campaigns, it appears that – finally – many organisations now understand that cybersecurity is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously…
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Cybersecurity: Don’t let the small stuff cause you big problems

If hospitals don’t take cybersecurity seriously, a series of small issues could be as bad as a major cyberattack like WannaCry, warns NHS Digital chief. Healthcare providers risk ‘death by a thousand cuts’ if they take a poor approach to implementing cybersecurity and protecting networks and patient data. The UK’s National Health Service employs 1.2…
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How to Think About Cybersecurity Differently

Organizations must think about how they can use white hat hackers and protect their critical assets. If organizations want to get ahead of cybersecurity threats, or at least not fall too far behind malicious actors, they need to start thinking about IT security differently.  That was a key takeaway from two keynote speakers at the CDW…
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Federal Government Shutdown Threatens Cybersecurity Strength

The government shutdown means that contracted cybersecurity employees are not being paid, and thus not working, which has negative effects on safety of information, especially at smaller organizations.