Ericka Chickowski, Author at Security Boulevard

6 Signs DevSecOps Maturity Has a Long Way to Go

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Only 20% of organizations believe they've reached full DevSecOps maturity Nine in 10 DevOps organizations have experienced a security incident in their Kubernetes and cloud environments Approximately 60% of developers say they get little to no secure coding training ... Read More

6 Signs DevSecOps Maturity Has a Long Way to Go

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Only 20% of organizations believe they've reached full DevSecOps maturity Nine in 10 DevOps organizations have experienced a security incident in their Kubernetes and cloud environments Approximately 60% of developers say they get little to no secure coding training ... Read More

Is Your Org Supporting Employee Cybersecurity Skills Growth?

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65% of IT and security managers say the cybersecurity skills gap has negatively impacted their team's performance Cost and lack of time are cited as the biggest impediments for security pros to improve their skills Most organizations had declining, stagnant, or non-existent security training budgets ... Read More

Is Your Org Supporting Employee Cybersecurity Skills Growth?

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65% of IT and security managers say the cybersecurity skills gap has negatively impacted their team's performance Cost and lack of time are cited as the biggest impediments for security pros to improve their skills Most organizations had declining, stagnant, or non-existent security training budgets ... Read More

12 Hot Takes on How Red Teaming Takes Pen Testing to the Next Level

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Offensive security measures like penetration testing can help enterprises discover the common vulnerabilities and exploitable weaknesses that could put an them at risk of costly cybersecurity incidents. By pitting white hat hackers against an organization's deployed infrastructure, organizations can gain a better understanding of the flaws they should fix first—namely ... Read More

5 Tools Out of Black Hat to Gain Better IoT Visibility

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Even in the COVID era, August can't officially start for the cybersecurity community without Black Hat USA researchers offering up some juicy exploit announcements and dropping useful security tools onto GitHub. This year's event is fully virtual, which means no rockin' Vegas parties—but still plenty of interesting research lined up ... Read More

10 Stats About SOC Performance, Practices, and Analyst Attitudes in 2020

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Recent studies show that the modern SOC has evolved to become the lynchpin for most enterprise security strategies. Organizations spend a significant chunk of their security budget on SOC operations and many depend upon the SOC to help them detect and hunt for threats, respond to incidents, and maintain visibility ... Read More

Cloud Security Spending to Buoy the Security Market in 2020

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Enterprises are putting the brakes temporarily on security spending amid the chaos of the global pandemic, but analysts believe that 2020 will still see growth in the market. A new worldwide security and risk management spending forecast released by Gartner this week updated numbers downward, with the firm projecting infosec ... Read More

Building Sustainable CISO Succession Paths

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The CISO role is rapidly evolving as organizations put more responsibility on the plates of their security and risk executives, particularly within large enterprises. In spite of that, a new survey report from security consulting firm Kudelski Security indicates that there is still "no well defined path to becoming a ... Read More

Compliance Costs Are Eating Security Budgets

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The cost of cybersecurity compliance is rising to unsupportable levels and enterprises are going to need to act soon if they are to keep the situation from hindering innovation, according to a new report. Conducted jointly by analyst firm Omdia and security advisory consultancy Coalfire, the study shows that over ... Read More