I truly like this analogy. Enjoy the read.
There are some very interesting stats in this article and, frankly, some painful truths. Our shift in mentality toward constant access and dependency on social media has weakened our overall security stance.
I am a huge proponent of any program designed to engage, encourage and educate children in the areas of online safety and Information Technology.
I appreciate the sentiment of this article and do agree that there are long term ramifications politically if cybersecurity is not addressed appropriately as a plank in a party’s or candidate’s platform, but I do not think it is a significant factor in the elections of 2016. This issue is unfortunately still largely generational. By the mid-terms of 2018 or the presidential election of 2020, cybersecurity will be an issue more on the front lines of the political process.
During the month of October, please take this opportunity to consciously talk about and promote cyber security awareness. Regardless of the strong advancements in tools and technical controls, end user awareness is and will remain the first line of defense against compromise.
Though I love job security as much as the next person, these statistics are not a good thing. We need more IT security professionals in the market and coming down the pipeline to meet the threats we are facing head on. I agree that young, less experienced talent needs to be given a chance and grown within business to succeed. I have worked with team members new to security who in a short period of time met and then exceeded my expectations.
Check out this list of top colleges for cyber security education. We need all the help we can get in the industry and a strong educational foundation is a good first step.
This article explains something that is simply sad but very true. A lack of decent security best practices is leaving many agencies, organizations and individuals vulnerable to compromise.
Cisco has released their Mid-Year Cybersecurity report. Enjoy!
This is legislation worth getting excited about. DHS, IT Security professionals, and universities need to be working together to advance the industry and develop the next generation of cyber defenders.