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.
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 judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Michaels, filed after the retailer warned that POS malware-wielding attackers had successfully stolen details of an estimated 2.6 million payment cards. But the ruling isn't a surprise - here's why.
As information security professionals consider new opportunities, they must carefully determine whether the corporate culture is a good fit, says former healthcare CISO Jeff Cobb, who recently made his own career transition to security consulting.
A U.S. House committee recently passed legislation that's aimed at helping law enforcement bring to justice cybercriminals from other nations who buy and sell payment card data stolen from U.S. citizens. But would it really help the global fight against cybercrime?
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.
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.
The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
An alert issued - and then yanked - by the FBI about fraud vulnerabilities linked to EMV chip cards is reigniting the debate between bankers and retailers over whether EMV in the U.S. should be chip-and-PIN or chip-and-signature.