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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

Full Disclosure Mailing List Shuts Down Full Disclosure Mailing List Shuts Down

John Cartwright, the operator of Full Disclosure, announced yesterday that he has shut down the mailing list. His own post, 'Administrivia: The End', is the final entry. It was always a controversial service, frequently publishing vulnerability details before vendors had patches available, but the manner of its passing has surprised many.
20 March 2014

19-Year Old Saves City of London From Certain Cyber Disaster – Takes Home Masterclass Title 19-Year Old Saves City of London From Certain Cyber Disaster – Takes Home Masterclass Title

Once again, the UK's most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to defend the City of London from a simulated cyber-attack, as part of the Cyber Security Challenge Masterclass. A 19-year-old student was crowned the UK Cyber Security Champion after beating all comers over the course of a year-long competition that tested computer defense skills.
19 March 2014

(ISC)² Opens Nominations for US Government Security Awards (ISC)² Opens Nominations for US Government Security Awards

The (ISC)² body of certified information and software security professionals is now accepting nominations for its 2014 US Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA).
17 March 2014

British Government Plans to Take Cybersecurity Into Schools British Government Plans to Take Cybersecurity Into Schools

The UK, like many other countries, suffers from a general cyber skills shortage, and a particular cybersecurity skills shortage. Following an exercise aimed at understanding the reasons for this shortage, and possible solutions to it, the government has decided to tackle the problem at its root – in schools and the education system.
14 March 2014

American Career Aspirations Do Not Include Cybersecurity American Career Aspirations Do Not Include Cybersecurity

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

Ask.fm Social Network for Teens Launches Safety Centre Ask.fm Social Network for Teens Launches Safety Centre

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

SANS Announces 2014 EMEA Schedule SANS Announces 2014 EMEA Schedule

The SANS Institute has released its latest training and events schedule for 2014 in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions
03 March 2014

RSA Conference 2014: Celebrating Milestones, (ISC)² also Revamps its CISSP Exam RSA Conference 2014: Celebrating Milestones, (ISC)² also Revamps its CISSP Exam

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

2014 US Cyber Challenge Kicks Off in April 2014 US Cyber Challenge Kicks Off in April

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

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