How automation can solve application development challenges

Security Compass has published the results of a research study examining developer views on application security, including the challenges and opportunities they face in their secure development efforts. In order for software developers and security teams to effectively collaborate and ensure that a company’s software products are secure, developers need automated, current, relevant, and actionable […]

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CISA and NPower offer free entry-level cybersecurity training

NPower, a US-based non-profit participating in a cybersecurity workforce development program started by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), is looking for recruits for a free cybersecurity training program aimed at underserved populations in the US, including women, people of color, young adults, and military veterans and their spouses. The program is part of CISA’s […]

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Solution to cybersecurity skills gap largely sits with hiring practices

(ISC)² published findings from its 2022 Cybersecurity Hiring Managers research that shed light on best practices for recruiting, hiring and onboarding entry- and junior-level cybersecurity practitioners. The research, reflecting the opinions of 1,250 cybersecurity hiring managers from the U.S., Canada, U.K. and India, highlights the need to build effective job descriptions, assign appropriate roles and […]

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Building a More Secure Cloud: 5 Strategies for 2022

Cloud adoption continues to soar. More than two-thirds of small to mid-sized businesses intend to increase their use of cloud technologies over the next few years. While the cloud comes with many security benefits, it also carries unique concerns. As the cloud becomes increasingly central to business operations, cloud security should be a priority. Businesses […]

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An offensive mindset is crucial for effective cyber defense

As ransomware attacks continue to increase and cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, the federal government has implemented a more proactive approach when it comes to cybersecurity. As evidenced by its stated strategy to adopt a zero trust architecture, the federal government is taking measures to reduce the risk of cyberattacks against its digital infrastructure, and […]

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Cybersecurity skills shortage: Could training, certifications and diversity be a solution?

Fortinet released a report which reveals that the cybersecurity skills shortage continues to have multiple challenges and repercussions for organizations, including the occurrence of security breaches and subsequently loss of money. As a result, the skills gap remains a top concern for C-level executives and is increasingly becoming a board-level priority. The report also suggests […]

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Is cybersecurity talent shortage a myth?

In this interview for Help Net Security, Ricardo Villadiego, CEO at Lumu, explains why he thinks the cybersecurity talent shortage is a myth and how organizations can overcome this challenge by improving technology. There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Great Resignation. How has this phenomenon affected organizations’ security posture? Talent that specializes […]

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86% of developers don’t prioritize application security

Secure Code Warrior released findings from its survey, which found that developers’ actions and attitudes toward software security are in conflict. While many developers acknowledge the importance of applying a security-led approach in the software development lifecycle, 86% do not view application security as a top priority when writing code. The research found that more […]

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