Whether or not you work in cybersecurity, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a great time to start promoting online safety awareness.
Every October when NCSAM rolls around, we at Global Knowledge find it is an opportune time to do our part as an NCSAM Champion to spread the word about cybersecurity. Every day headlines seem to feature the latest and greatest security breach (I’m looking at you Equifax!), which affect more and more Americans. As a result, it gets easier to get people not usually interested in online safety to take notice.
While most folks not in the depths of your IT department have little involvement keeping your organization’s data under wraps, there are some best practices that even the least tech savvy among us can deploy. Apparently keystroke encryption, anti-malware products, and patch management are the keys to keeping big data safe these days. But a strong password is a great start, too.Read more
There has been a lot of discussion among chief information security officers (CISOs) about the “right number” to invest in cybersecurity. It’s a hot button topic with few signs of waning. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule for this type of investment due to various factors. If only it were as simple as a percentage, dollar amount or range. Let’s take a closer look at why it’s hard to find a “magic number” for cybersecurity investment.Read more
ISACA’s role is to help those in the field of cybersecurity get greater utilization out of the people already in the fold. This means enabling IT professionals to take a leadership role and increase their depth of knowledge. Greater skills validation translates to being better able to leverage yourself into leadership positions. We found these skills were validated in that 72 percent who acquired an ISACA certification noted their expertise being sought after more frequently.Read more