Why Cybersecurity Unemployment Will Remain at Zero

Now that we have a confirmed zero-unemployment problem in Cybersecurity, even with the recent addition of some Equifax, Target and Home Depot professionals, it is time to revisit the mis-configured target for information security professionals. We keep trying to hire resumes instead of people. At last report, there are still roughly 1 million job openings in The post Why Cybersecurity Unemployment Will Remain at Zero appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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The Grid Is Toast

A year ago, we pondered our incredible lack of visibility into the attack horizon and the fact that we can’t predict future attacks … or even tomorrow’s new malware strain. A leading global provider of advanced threat solutions announced an update to a study conducted on the cybersecurity challenges faced by organizations just in the The post The Grid Is Toast appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Cybersecurity Regs Come Rolling Out

As we have been promising here for months, the state-level Cybersecurity regulatory requirements are starting to roll out. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the first to propose legislation to tighten data security laws and expand protections. The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) closes major gaps in New York’s The post Cybersecurity Regs Come Rolling Out appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Data Privacy Matters

Most businesses have heard vaguely about the impending GDPR that is set to go into effect in May of next year. It is designed to standardize European data privacy laws and ensure EU citizens’ data privacy rights and is based on the idea that privacy is a fundamental right of the individual and not something The post Data Privacy Matters appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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It’s Time For Risk Intelligence

Instead of the tiresome debate over whether a CISO should report to the CEO, shouldn’t a better question be whether the CISO should be deterring threat or managing risk? The new National Association of Corporate Directors’ cybersecurity handbook says cybersecurity is a risk management issue, not an IT matter. And I agree. Most of the The post It’s Time For Risk Intelligence appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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A New Kind of Ransomware

The Dark Overlord has struck again, and you gotta love Cyber-criminals who pen their extortionware notes so eloquently. Their most recent message to a Hollywood studio reads, “As with all of our friends who don’t accept one of our handsome business proposals, we’ll handle them appropriately by publicly releasing all their client data, documents, intellectual The post A New Kind of Ransomware appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Asleep Though We Stand In The Midst Of A War

What do we do when we discover a storm brewing in the Atlantic that becomes a tropical depression that is heading toward the East Coast? We prepare. Cybersecurity experts have been tracking just such a storm that has been brewing in cyberspace for the past several weeks and they expect it to hit a million The post Asleep Though We Stand In The Midst Of A War appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Government Is Not Helping

First, this has nothing to do with whether you like Trump or Obama and whether one of them is a better or worse President. This isn’t about partisan politics; it’s about Cybersecurity preparedness and the lack of any serious programs addressing global threat in our nation’s capital. Back in August, eight members of the twenty-eight The post Government Is Not Helping appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Predictions!

As we have now entered the final quarter here in 2017, I thought that I would begin to look at predictions for the upcoming year and beyond. CyberSecurity Ventures boldly tells us that we have another banner year in store: First news flash: Cybercrime will cost the world $6-trillion annually by 2021, up from about The post Predictions! appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus

Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus to Data If the Equifax breach failed to make the case for moving beyond network security, the coming European Union (EU) data protection rules that take effect in January of 2018 will make it painfully clear. The GDPR will become law across all 28 EU member states and will impact The post Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus appeared first on Netswitch Technology Management.
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