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A large majority of the IT security community seems to agree that preventing Chinese researchers from attending security conferences in the United States is a bad idea.
Suits and Spooks New York will take place in New York City on June 20-21. We have a packed agenda of cutting-edge topics presented by speakers who have direct experience in combating security challenges on a daily basis.
Rapid7, a provider of security risk and penetration testing solutions, has launched certification programs for users of Nexpose and Metasploit Pro.
Healthcare organizations are still struggling with information sharing both internally and externally, participants in an industry-wide cyber-security exercise said.
Verizon expanded its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report to include security incidents that didn't result in breaches and provided industry-by-industry analysis of various threat types.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has signed a $8.5 million agreement with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to develop CyberSpark, which includes a National Cyber Research Center adjacent to BGU’s campus.
The Cyber Security Research Alliance announced the selection of its first academic research partners who will work together to advance cyber physical system security in transportation vehicles, medical devices and the power grid.
The sixth annual Insomni'hack ethical hacking competition, organized by IT security firm SCRT, drew over 300 hackers who battled for hours to solve a range of fiendish computer security challenges.
The number of job postings for cyber-security positions grew twice as fast as the number for overall IT job postings in 2013, according to a jobs report.
Conference organizers said that its 23rd annual event drew a record of more than 28,500 attendees.

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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.
Danelle Au's picture
The most effective CISOs today can’t just be experts in security. Organizations need a versatile security leader that speaks a new language-- one that is a blend of technology and business.
Mark Hatton's picture
The following is a list of questions that I recommend everyone ask security vendors as an initial filter.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Without the internal and external safeguards working in conjunction, your vulnerability will spike and your performance will suffer as a by-product -- two things you can’t afford to have happen.
Matthew Stern's picture
Successful conduct of military operations requires a unit’s clear understanding of the battle space it controls and its “area of operations”. This includes not only the terrain of the battlefield but also the capabilities, motives, and determination of the enemy they face.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
In a perfect world, we would not stress this awareness for one month only. Awareness should be a constant, ongoing effort.
Chris Poulin's picture
Security should be a fascinating, dynamic, and creative pursuit. I say have fun, be creative, be criminal in your thoughts, but not your actions. The black hats who have you in their targets are having a blast.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
External attacks are not our only worry. Most security nuts have been saying for years that our biggest threat is not external, but rather the "Internal Threat." I will take that a step further and say that one of the biggest threats that we face is the "oops".
Oliver Rochford's picture
Oliver makes the case for why the way that security awareness training is often approached is flawed. But if done in the right way, Security Awareness Training can provide a lot of value and benefit the security posture greatly.