To help close the skills gap, IBM supported the launch of TechVets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans and service leavers transition into cybersecurity careers.
According to a recent survey, less than 30 percent of IT security executives said they would be able to prevent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya.
Security training programs should go beyond the basics and address why phishing attacks, social engineering schemes and other insider threats impact employees personally.
To avoid the disastrous consequences of a breach, security professionals must be able to effectively communicate critical data risk in a language business leaders can understand.
To become an influencer within his or her organization, the security leader must effectively communicate with lines of business, engage with the board — and avoid abusing his or her veto power.
Many organizations still struggle with application and web security due to numerous persistent challenges, most of which relate to lack of oversight, poor planning and human error.
A data breach simulation is a great way to test your team's crisis response capabilities and prepare executives to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack.
By implementing orchestration and automation (O&A), security leaders can deliver the real-time threat intelligence their understaffed analyst teams need to punch above their weight.
According to IBM cyber risk expert Tim Roberts, security professionals must do a better job of communicating with top management as the technology landscape evolves and new threats emerge.
Instead of dismissing experts who warn of impending cybersecurity disasters, business leaders should thoroughly investigate the issue at hand and prepare a response to minimize the potential damage.