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USA’s plan to build its cyber workforce, improve skills-based pathways to cyber jobs

On July 19, 2022, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis hosted the National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House. The event focused on building the cyber …

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Ransomware attacks keeping the educational sector on its toes

Financially motivated cybercriminals are taking advantage of schools’ need for uptime, their scarcity of cybersecurity defense resources, and lack of expertise compared to …

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Tackling the threats posed by shadow IT

While remote technologies have allowed businesses to shift their workforces online, this flexibility has created a swathe of challenges for IT teams who must provide a robust …

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Navigating data privacy in the higher education ecosystem

The need for academic institutions to become data privacy advocates is paramount. Over the past 24 months, higher education institutions have accelerated digital …

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The four types of remote workers your security awareness program must address

No matter how much technology you acquire or how many specific technical controls you install, when it comes to your information security awareness program, the most important …

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A new multi-platform backdoor is leveraged by an advanced threat actor

A novel multi-platform backdoor dubbed SysJoker has been successfully evading security solutions since mid-2021. “In the Linux and macOS versions, it masquerades as a …

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Adapting higher education to address the cybersecurity skills shortage

In this Help Net Security interview, Dr. Jason R.C. Nurse, Associate Professor in Cyber Security in the School of Computing and the Institute of Cyber Security for Society …

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Implications of strengthening the cybersecurity of small business in America

On November 2, 2021, the House of Representatives passed two bills with the goal of strengthening the cybersecurity of small businesses in America. The first bill, the Small …

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Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap with higher education

Although the field of cybersecurity has expanded exponentially over the past decade, the fact that the workforce in the field has not increased adequately has now become …

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Combating cybercrime: Lessons from a CIO and Marine veteran

A colleague asked me recently if I thought the FBI had finally experienced enough of the cyberattacks plaguing the United States and would now more aggressively pursue the …

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How to close the cybersecurity workforce gap

(ISC)² released the findings of its 2021 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study. The study reveals updated figures for both the Cybersecurity Workforce Estimate and the …

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Online tests could help organizations plug the skills gap

IT certifiers need to scale up their programs to combat a global skills shortage. Continuing to use online tests after the pandemic will help organizations deliver …

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