Tag: Cybersecurity

Are cybersecurity teams underusing female talent? [Q&A]

It’s reckoned that women make up only around a quarter of the cybersecurity workforce. And yet the women who do work in the sector are generally better qualified than their male counterparts. Despite this there is still a clear divide…

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Addressing the cybersecurity talent shortage through network automation

Modern network infrastructure and security teams are tasked with managing extremely diverse ecosystems full of products that each require a specialized skill set to operate, optimize, and secure. While network operations teams look to automate repetitive but fundamental tasks across…

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Prioritizing levels of risk in your cybersecurity assessment

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues for businesses. For the first time, it has been identified by security professionals as the single biggest risk to an organization. Cybersecurity risks come in many forms but, while businesses need to…

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The current state of intelligent automation adoption in cybersecurity

In the past year, research indicates that nearly a third of organizations have accelerated their plans to automate key security and IR processes, whilst another 85 percent plan on automating them in the next 12 months. Despite the positivity of…

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How the Okta breach exposed organizations’ cybersecurity immaturity

In early March 2022, authentication security company Okta reported that there had been an attempt to compromise the account of a third-party customer support engineer from Sitel in January. The organization released a statement claiming that the matter had been…

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New start-up aims to boost personal cybersecurity for business execs

Enterprises are able to put considerable resources into securing their networks, which has led hackers to target executives via their personal accounts on social media and elsewhere outside the organization. A survey by Influential Executive shows that in 2020, 94…

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Cybersecurity firm Trellix releases report on critical infrastructure providers’ readiness for attacks

Cyberattacks are something every organization fears. Perhaps those who should be most concerned, and which should scare us most, are the ones that control vital infrastructure — nuclear power plants (recall Stuxnet in Iran?), banks, telephone carriers, healthcare and power…

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Cybersecurity takes a back seat to other digital projects

A new study reveals that 79 percent of cybersecurity professionals think that their organization prioritized maintaining business operations over ensuring robust cybersecurity in the last 12 months. The CyberArk 2022 Identity Security Threat Landscape Report also points up how the…

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Lessons the military can bring to cybersecurity [Q&A]

The ongoing struggle between good and bad actors in the cyber world has often been compared to a battle or warfare. More recently the threat of nation state attacks on critical infrastructure has led to more actual military interest in…

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Half of cybersecurity professionals consider quitting due to pressure

New research from Vectra AI shows 94 percent of IT security leaders have felt increased pressure to keep their company safe from cyberattacks in the past year, while half say they feel burned out and ready to quit. The survey…

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