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Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness

As the volume of data generated within the enterprise workflow grows bigger each and every day, adopting a future-proof approach to information security will be increasingly imperative – and even more challenging. Much talk has arisen about the cloud and mobile devices, and their requisite applications, being a growing threat vector. But new survey results suggest that when it comes to protecting companies’ IT infrastructure, it is in fact people who present the biggest security problem.
17 April 2014

(ISC)² Launches Cyber Forensics Certification for Europe (ISC)² Launches Cyber Forensics Certification for Europe

(ISC)² has announced the availability of its Certified Cyber Forensics Professional – European Union (CCFPSM-EU) certification.
17 April 2014

Industry Job Satisfaction Improves, But Skills Gap Persists Industry Job Satisfaction Improves, But Skills Gap Persists

In our Big Data era where the cloud, ubiquitous mobility and the all-digital economy form the hallmarks, information security has become ascendant. The area has almost certainly crossed the chasm from being seen as a necessary but niche IT function to something central to the viability of an organization. And with broader-ranging respect and a higher profile comes job satisfaction, apparently: new research has revealed that infosecurity professionals feel that there has never been a better time to work in the industry.
15 April 2014

98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime 98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime

Police have to be prepared for any contingency, but when it comes to cybercrime in the UK, it turns out that the boys and girls in blue have some work to do. A report from her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found only 2% of police staff across 37 forces in England and Wales had been trained to effectively investigate cybercrime.
15 April 2014

(ISC)2 Introduces Global Academic Community for Cybersecurity Education (ISC)2 Introduces Global Academic Community for Cybersecurity Education

Accredited academic institutions now have access to a compendium of information and software security topics from (ISC)2, the not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals.
10 April 2014

Kaspersky Unveils Interactive Cyberthreat Map Kaspersky Unveils Interactive Cyberthreat Map

The trend toward visualizing virtual threat data continues with an interactive cyberthreat map from Kaspersky Lab, which displays cybersecurity incidents occurring worldwide in real time.
03 April 2014

CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense

It’s been in the works for months, but the UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has officially opened its doors for business, promising to “provide an authoritative voice to those agencies and organizations that are helping the UK to become more resilient and to prosper in the internet age.”
01 April 2014

(ISC)² Teams with University of Phoenix for Cybersecurity Scholarships (ISC)² Teams with University of Phoenix for Cybersecurity Scholarships

With an eye toward tackling the cybersecurity workforce skills shortage, the University of Phoenix and the (ISC)² Foundation are teaming up to offer nine full-tuition scholarships for individuals looking to devote themselves to information security.
31 March 2014

(ISC)²: UK Plan for Cyber-skills Development is 'Worrying' (ISC)²: UK Plan for Cyber-skills Development is 'Worrying'

Despite renewed focus on the cyber-skills workforce shortage being a good thing, UK government plans to establish an “approved standard” and potentially underwrite “chartered” status for UK cybersecurity professionals have been called “worrying” by John Colley, managing director for (ISC)² EMEA.
28 March 2014

ISACA Launches Digital Badges for Credential Verification ISACA Launches Digital Badges for Credential Verification

ISACA is taking steps against fraudulent security credentialing with the introduction of digital badges for individuals who have completed one of the group’s training processes.
22 March 2014

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