Octavia Howell has been a trailblazer throughout her career in information security. And as vice president and head of information security and risk for Equifax Canada, she takes great pride in giving opportunities to other women to carve out their own unique paths.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Human error is the most common portal for cybersecurity breaches. So it stands to reason that human talent is the most valuable defense against attacks.
But how can organisations reduce risk by making humans the strongest link in the cyber defense line?
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As a veteran cybersecurity leader, Jerich Beason of Epiq has seen historic evolution in technology and how it is applied. But in cybersecurity leadership? The "softer side" of being a CISO has lagged behind, and this is where he intends to be an agent for positive change.
As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
People are leaving their jobs in droves during "Great Resignation," and the cybersecurity industry is not immune to the trend. Mike Hamilton, the former CISO for the city of Seattle, warns organizations about the opportunities this presents for cybercriminals and outlines how employers can work to retain talent. "The...
Garry Hargreaves, director of the NATO Communications and Information - or NCI - Academy, discusses the institution's mission to train and educate NATO’s cyber workforce by creating an "enduring NATO cyberspace curriculum."
From the rain forest of northern Brazil to the business hub of Sao Paulo, Marco Túlio has built an impressive career in cybersecurity. He discusses the opportunity and challenge of enabling people to step up, succeed and eventually rise to be leaders in their own right.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
Once, in another role, Rent-A-Center CISO Jason Fruge was asked by senior management to develop a "security scorecard," but he resisted. What were his objections, and how did he address them? Fruge explains in this exclusive leadership discussion.
In 2021, the supply of cybersecurity professionals increased across the globe, with the exception of the Asia-Pacific region and some parts of Europe, says (ISC)² CEO Clar Rosso. She discusses factors behind the workforce gap and how a diverse team can improve resolution of cybersecurity problems.
Speaking about his role as managing director, business information security, at financial giant State Street, TJ Hart says, "I wake up nervous, and I go to bed nervous." But he channels that energy into trying to better understand the threat landscape and use that data to make better business risk decisions.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Microsoft launched a four-year campaign on Thursday with community colleges in the U.S. aimed at recruiting hundreds of thousands of people into the field of cybersecurity. The goal is to fill an expected shortfall of 250,000 workers in cybersecurity, which Microsoft says means rising risk.