New Tessian report reveals that cybersecurity jobs weathered Covid-19 storm and explains why industry needs to address issue with equal pay to encourage more women to join
March 8, 2021
While the global job market has been hit hard by the pandemic, cybersecurity job recruitment thrived in 2020. According to a new global report from human layer security company Tessian, titled Opportunity in Cybersecurity 2021, 94% of women in cybersecurity hired new staff members in 2020 to support their teams, with IT, finance and healthcare industries making the most hires.
The Unofficial Law of Endpoint Security Proportionality: The security measures taken to protect an employee’s endpoint are proportionate to the proximity of the employee to the company’s most valued assets. Or, put in simpler terms, the more closely an employee works with a company’s crown jewels, the more essential it is to virtually eliminate the possibility of an endpoint security breach.
Education is particularly attractive to criminals because of the vast amount of valuable data it holds: student and staff information, supplier information, alumni databases, and research data - so, as security experts, what’s to be done to help schools secure their endpoint devices?
Now more than ever before, the small business sector is beginning to prioritize cybersecurity and cyber liability insurance to mitigate potential crippling financial risk, which is setting the stage for a major trend moving forward: the merging of cybersecurity technology and insurance to mitigate insurer’s risk and provide the best overall coverage for small businesses.
Ransomware – a cyberattack in which attackers hijack computer systems and demand payment to release them – has skyrocketed from a relative rarity a few years ago to the single biggest type of cybercrime today. And there is no end in sight to its growth trajectory. Last year, 2,354 American government entities, healthcare organizations and schools were the victims of ransomware attacks. The average ransomware payout swelled to $178,000 in the first half of 2020, up from $112,000 a year ago, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware, and few clandestine culprits were caught.
Malaysia Airlines has confirmed it has suffered a "data security incident" via a third-party IT service provider. The company also said the breach had not affected its carrier's core IT infrastructure and systems.
Comerica Incorporated announced that Juan Rodriguez has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer. Reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Operations Services Officer Megan Crespi, Rodriguez oversees Comerica's enterprise-wide information security policy, strategy, architecture, operations and capability enhancements of the bank.
Security magazine launched its inaugural Top Cybersecurity Leaders program for 2021. Security partnered with (ISC)², the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization, to find enterprise information security executives who have made and continue to make significant contributions in the cybersecurity space to their organizations and the security profession.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) second annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition concluded last week, with the final rounds taking place over a three-day period. The President’s Cup is a national competition designed to identify, challenge, and reward the best cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce. This year’s competition featured two individual tracks – one focused on incident response and forensic analysis and the other focused on vulnerability exploitation analysis – and a team track. The first rounds of the competition started in August.
Security magazine is pleased to present our inaugural Top Cybersecurity Leaders for 2021. Security partnered with (ISC)², the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization, to find enterprise information security executives who have made and continue to make significant contributions in the cybersecurity space to their organizations and the security profession. They were nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and the overall positive impact that their cybersecurity projects, programs or departments have had on their shareholders, organizations, colleagues and the general public.