To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.
A game-changing impact of the Edward Snowden leaks about previously secret National Security Agency surveillance activities is the increased use of encryption, such as to protect email, says Peter Swire, a former White House chief privacy counsel.
Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Citing as inspiration the Manhattan Project, in which the United States developed the atomic bomb during World War II, Sam Visner is leading an effort to get cybersecurity researchers to collaborate in developing new ways to defend cyberspace.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
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.
Former RSA Chairman Art Coviello has re-emerged as a partner with venture capital firm Rally Ventures. What's it like to transition from creating new security solutions to discovering and nurturing them?
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
The U.S.'s move to EMV alone will not eliminate fraud because certain data elements could still be exposed in the breach of EMV card transactions, says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, who highlights other essential security steps.
Knowing exactly when to share information with law enforcement in the wake of a breach is challenging, says Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ridgway, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago on May 19.