Why should CISOs not report to CIOs? And why do CISOs need more direct lines of communication with CFOs? Chris Pierson, a cybersecurity attorney and CISO who'll be a speaker at RSA Conference 2016, provides answers.
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.
For years, enterprises and the security community have debated whether the cloud is more secure or less secure than the datacenter. Always a strawman argument, now that debate becomes moot. The cloud is here to stay. And the job now is to operationalize security across the datacenter and into the cloud architecture,...
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?
A few years ago most firms would manage cybersecurity and make investment decisions based mainly on industry best practices, resulting in their adopting certain technologies, policies and practices, without a detailed understanding of their specific overall cyber risk situation. As a result, very few successfully...
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.
The size of the information security analyst workforce in the United States rose by nearly 20 percent in the past year, according to an Information Security Media Group analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
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.
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.