President Obama is creating a federal CISO post as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation's IT security. His plan includes forming a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and boosting government cybersecurity spending by 35 percent.
The trend across industries is that automation results in a drastic reduction of operational job roles, even as it brings in economies of efficiency. What then does automation in security mean for the profession?
Extortion campaigns waged by cybercriminals are expected to become more damaging in 2016, putting additional pressure on CISOs to enhance protection of internal networks and educate employees about extortionists' techniques, says iSight Partner's John Miller.
As Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems, assesses cybersecurity in 2016, he sees distinct strengths, weakness and opportunities for the next generation of leaders. The question is: Where will we find these leaders?
More cybersecurity specialists are making the leap from long-time careers in law enforcement, the military and the government to the private sector, says Dale Meyerrose, a retired U.S. Air Force Major General, who explains why.
Developing a successful information security career requires excellent technical acumen as well as the ability to understand the impact that security policies have on people, says Gurdeep Kaur, a chief security architect at AIG.
Cybersecurity adviser Patricia Titus, a former CISO, says too many women are leaving the information security field for jobs with less pressure and more work schedule flexibility. So she urges organizations to offer more incentives to attract and retain women in the field.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Dick Williams, CEO of digital security firm Webroot, says the cybersecurity profession needs more than just technical experts. Learn why he says firms will seek out those who can understand the behaviors of cyber-attackers.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.