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Kacy Zurkus

Zurkus is an influential writer covering a range of security topics with a focus on mitigating risks to businesses. Her work has been published in a variety of industry publications, most notably in CSO Online, where she also penned her own blog, Security Newb. She currently writes about cybersecurity for Medium and has contributed to CyberDB, Cybersecurity Ventures, K12 Tech Decisions, CIO Magazine, and The Parallax. In addition, she is a ghost writer and author of a memoir.

Written By Kacy Zurkus

How Can Government Security Teams Overcome Obstacles in IT Automation Deployment?

IT automation is the future of security programs, but it's not simply plug-and-play. SOC leaders must implement this technology thoughtfully to unlock the full range of benefits.

‘Tis the Season for Spreading Ad Malware

Ad malware ramps up with the surge in online shopping activity during the holiday season. Taking a few precautionary steps can help consumers and security teams protect their devices and networks.

How Can Industry Leaders and Academia Help Improve Cybersecurity Education?

It's up to security and educational leaders alike to improve and expand opportunities for cybersecurity education.

3 Creative Strategies to Narrow the Skills Gap

The cybersecurity skills gap will continue to grow until executive leadership takes more creative steps to narrow it.

Why You Need Advanced Authentication to Protect Identities Without Compromising User Experience

Advanced authentication solutions can help mitigate the risk of fraud by detecting malicious activity without adding unwanted speed bumps to the online user experience.

How to Create Better Security Awareness Content for Your Employees

Despite increased security awareness training efforts, human error is still responsible for the majority of data breaches today.

Is Employee Negligence Threatening Your Information Security?

With a little education and a lot of communication, security leaders can steadily reduce employee negligence over time through consistent, comprehensive awareness training.

Does Your SOC Have a Security Playbook?

By creating, regularly reviewing and maintaining a security playbook, SOC leaders can position analysts to execute incident response processes more quickly and effectively.

Understanding California’s Consumer Privacy Act: The ‘American GDPR’

Most companies still are not fully up to speed on GDPR compliance. Starting in 2020, they'll have a whole new regulatory maze to navigate: California's Consumer Privacy Act.

How Can Media Companies Be More Confident in Their Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy?

According to recent research, only 1 percent of media companies are very confident in their cybersecurity strategy and policy.