The worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage is well-documented; and many countries have developed programs to fill the gap. These programs usually try to instill interest in schools, or tempt IT professionals into a career in security.
06 March 2014
As teens and tweens increasingly live their lives digitally and in an oversharing-friendly way, online safety has become a hot topic for concerned parents. Typically it’s seen as the families’ responsibility for monitoring their children’s internet and mobile use, but purveyors of social sites are beginning to get involved as well.
03 March 2014
The SANS Institute has released its latest training and events schedule for 2014 in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions
03 March 2014
As (ISC)² celebrates its 25th anniversary, the global non-profit is well underway to conducting the most extensive overhaul of the CISSP certification exam in its history. Infosecurity catches up with its executive director at the RSA Conference in San Francisco for a retrospective, and what to expect from the new certification exam
28 February 2014
The Council on Cybersecurity (CCS) has launched the 2014 US Cyber Challenge, calling on the industry and government to “get serious” about the workforce problem. The initiative aims to find 10,000 bright students and turn them into cybersecurity professionals.
28 February 2014
In an effort to keep up with hackers, criminals, and nation-states, organizations are spending far too much on technology solutions, and not enough on the people and processes comprising a comprehensive security program.
27 February 2014
Global IT association ISACA has issued the first of more than 30 audit programs that will align with the COBIT 5 business framework, which helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology.
20 February 2014
CNN Money described Shodan as "The scariest search engine on the Internet." Forbes called it a "terrifying search engine." Unlike Google, Shodan searches for internet-connected devices (which could have known vulnerabilities) rather than information. For those who believe this is scary, it just got scarier with the launch of Shodan Maps.
19 February 2014
Just 17 per cent of UK business leaders see cyber security as a major priority, compared to 41 per cent in the US, according to new research from BT. This comes from a survey of 500 IT decision makers in medium to large organizations across seven countries undertaken by Vanson Bourne for BT in October 2013.
13 February 2014
The headlines lately have had a certain duality when it comes to online privacy: on one hand, examples of online bullying and child grooming are increasingly rampant; yet, stories of surveillance by government agencies have citizens concerned that they can be watched too easily. As it turns out, residents of the UK are divided when it comes to the idea of online privacy and anonymity and whether we should have it.
12 February 2014