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When state election officials gathered ahead of the last presidential election, major topics were voter registration, identity theft and ballot design. This year, the main theme is election security. [Read More]
The U.S. Defense Department wants companies hoping to obtain defense contracts to demonstrate that they can keep sensitive information safe. [Read More]
A major exercise whose goal was to test the cyber and physical security of North America’s grid has enabled the energy industry and governments to review and improve incident response plans and collaboration. [Read More]
Consulting giant Accenture launches three cyber ranges designed to help industrial companies practice their cyberattack response plan. [Read More]
Immersive Labs, a company that provides an interactive and gamified cyber skills platform, has raised $40 million in a series B funding round. [Read More]
FireEye surveyed over 800 cybersecurity executives from around the world and most of them believe cybersecurity solutions are either inexpensive or their cost is reasonable for the value they provide. [Read More]
Given the difficulties in designing, conducting and interpreting vendor surveys, it is necessary to question the value of them, both individually and collectively. [Read More]
Microsoft is working with PC manufacturing and silicon partners to design devices with a more secure firmware layer. [Read More]
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has published the country’s Operational Technology Cybersecurity Masterplan. [Read More]
Immersive Labs has integrated MITRE ATT&CK into its skills development platform, allowing organizations to map and manage specific people's skills to actual risks. [Read More]

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Travis Greene's picture
Attended by roughly 40,000 people, RSA Conference 2016 was the biggest ever. Here are some observations on security trends observed at the event that took place last week at the conference.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is critical for organizations that want to gain a comprehensive, tailored and relevant view of the potential threats and types of attackers that could be targeting them.
Jay Schulman's picture
The ability to recruit the right person for an application security role who can also find the flaws is a struggle for many organizations. These job openings rarely get filled.
Marc Solomon's picture
The global cybersecurity skills shortage isn’t going away any time soon. But by attacking it on multiple fronts we can proactively work to address it
Jason Polancich's picture
Starting your own private ISAC is easier and more important long-term than you might think.
Marc Solomon's picture
While we can’t address security without technology, we also need to consider education. Organizations must also be committed to keeping their IT security staff highly trained on the current threat landscape and advanced approaches to security.
Mark Hatton's picture
Software and hardware alone are not enough to manage a massive enterprise security program. You need security professionals and experienced leaders who can keep the team (and the tools) operating effectively.
James McFarlin's picture
Launched in 2009, CyberPatriot began with eight high school cybersecurity teams competing for scholarships. In just six years, participation quickly expanded to more than 1500 teams around the world.
Mark Hatton's picture
Are we doing enough to ensure that we are cultivating the next generation of cyber professionals? Do we invest enough in education programs that so that students go on to institutions of higher learning with a goal of becoming a cybersecurity expert?
Marc Solomon's picture
Open source is a valuable tool for defenders as they work to close these gaps and to gather greater intelligence about potential threats to make better decisions and take action.