NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is thriving and plans to keep growing as it welcomes a new Director. Dr. Vince Houghton, who brings a deep background in intelligence and history, joined the Agency last month after serving as historian and curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Houghton said he already is impressed with the professionalism of the current staff.
Apricorn announced new findings from a Twitter poll exploring the data security and business preparedness for remote working during the pandemic. More than 30% of respondents singled out employee education as being the biggest area companies needed to make changes to improve cybersecurity.
Security veteran Matthieu Petrigh launched a new website with training programs on an array of topics dedicated to security professionals and those interested in learning security the he hopes will help others in the industry progress their careers.
Government organization Enterprise Ireland put on a cybersecurity panel discussion yesterday tackling a wide range of subjects as it relates to cybersecurity, private and public sector roles and responsibilities, and even managing cybersecurity for organizations with a huge global reach operating in multiple countries.
A skills gap survey from Cybrary of more than 800 security and IT professionals was conducted to shed light on this pressing issue and offer recommendations on how to bridge the ever-growing skills gap.
Today's challenging reality presents an opportunity for CISO’s to reevaluate the economics and efficiencies of their current infosec program. To do so, CISO’s must narrow their focus on maximizing their return on investments and shift to a risk-based prioritization strategy. No matter the situation, CISO’s are always expected to meet goals and drive results. Even though security professionals cannot reduce risk to zero, they can reduce risk significantly by first eliminating the most impactful risks facing their organization. Below, I discuss the four critical steps of leading an economical and efficient information security program while following a risk-based approach.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Georgia State’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) nearly $300,000 for a pilot program to teach students advanced cybersecurity research skills and match them with CISOs, with whom they will test tools to improve organizations’ security.