Both the government and the private sector are scrambling for talent. Thousands of information-security jobs are going unfilled as the industry in the U.S. struggles with a shortage of properly trained professionals. By one estimate, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.
Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests' booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research by Symantec Corp.
A Gallup poll says that Americans are more likely to say a household member has had their personal, credit card or financial information stolen by computer hackers, than report being victimized by any of eight other forms of criminal activity.
A small subset of professional criminal actors is responsible for the bulk of cybercrime-related damage, employing tools and techniques as sophisticated, targeted and insidious as most nation-state actors, says the State of Cybercrime Report 2018.
The frequency with which Americans worry about becoming the victim of a variety of different crimes is similar to last year, as they remain much more likely to fear being victimized by cybercrimes than traditional crimes.
The all-too-common practice of using the same email address/password combination to log into multiple websites can be damaging, especially for employers with many users and valuable assets protected by passwords, like universities.
Advocating for the return on investment (ROI) in IT security has traditionally been a challenge for IT professionals to communicate to management. IT teams are responsible for the complicated task of balancing budget limitations with strong protection that will reduce the risk of a cyberattack in today’s dynamic threat landscape. However, according to a recent Kaspersky Lab report, businesses are starting to invest more in IT security rather than treat it as a cost center.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".