Vacation Salvation: Training a Cybersecurity Team So Your Holiday Isn’t Hacked

Whether you call it a holiday or vacation, one thing is clear – few professionals deserve a break as much as chief information security officers (CISOs). In “Life Inside the Perimeter: Understanding the Modern CISO,” a report by Nominet based on a global survey of CISOs, all respondents said they were stressed. However, what’s more…
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3-2-1 Action! Win the Cybersecurity PoC Game with Movie-Making Innovation

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Almost nobody. And while we love to see the final product on the big screen, it’s easy to forget the hundreds of people and months of labor required to bring us two hours of entertainment. Ultimately, good movies sell us on the cinematic universe, the main protagonist and supporting…
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Make an (April) Fool of Cyber Attackers with Virtual IT Labs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – if you’re a prankster at heart. That’s right, it’s April Fool’s Day. What devious plans do you have for friends, family and coworkers? While you may have just the right trick that will make you laugh (along with the victim, hopefully), there are malicious cybercriminals out…
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RSA Conference 2019: A Call for Diversity, Trust & Frenemies

As those in cybersecurity and related industries know, the 2019 RSA Conference just concluded. It billed itself as the largest event of its kind, “where the world talks security,” and the 42,000+ attendees would no doubt agree. This was my 11th consecutive RSA show, and as I entered, I was taken aback by the contrast…
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The Balancing Act: A look at the gender parity within technology

Every March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). I was reminded of this earlier in the week and wondered if we even need such a day anymore? Perhaps others ask themselves the same question? I considered what takes place in my typical day. Kid duties on either end and a full-time job in between, and…
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Don’t Let Poor IT Training Freeze Your Productivity

If you’ve turned on the news lately (or stepped outside if you live in the northern United  States), you know that large portions of North America blanketed in freezing arctic air. This has had a severe effect on a significant portion of the country and created dangerous conditions for millions of people.    While the…
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4 Ways Your Virtual Training Can Mirror Bandersnatch

If you watched the recent Netflix release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you were treated to a new kind of entertainment experience. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, it’s about a young programmer in the 1980s named Stefan who is creating a video game that lets you choose your own path. Keeping in with that theme,…
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3 considerations for training millennials on emerging technologies

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and an emerging millennial workforce is challenging the training practices of enterprises worldwide. While most headlines are focused on robots taking over the world and becoming our new shadowy overlords, the more practical approach is that AI and advanced technologies are already gaining traction within companies. From automating HR tasks…
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5 Technical Hurdles to Investigate Before Migrating to the Cloud

Commodity cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google have spurred widespread adoption with generic offerings, but AWS, Azure and Google Cloud can’t fit every enterprise’s needs. If you’re planning to migrate complex on-premise applications to one of the giant clouds, you’ll likely face some kind of capabilities gap. Let’s say you want to leverage the…
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Training: The Secret Sauce to an Ironclad Cyber Defense

The threat from cyberattacks is very real and can endanger your business continuation. Nearly half (46%) of UK businesses and almost one-third (29%) of US businesses report having experienced a data breach in the past year. And the damage can be huge. In fact, the 2017 Official Annual Cybercrime Report published by Cybersecurity Ventures and…
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CISOs: Train Your Way to Stronger Cyber Resilience

Chief information security officers (CISOs) face a growing array of challenges. The proliferation of ransomware, vulnerabilities from the Internet of Things (IoT) and other threats seem to constitute the problem. But beneath these concerns lies a root issue: securing the enterprise is a people problem. This means that CISOs need to focus on employees as…
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Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’18 USA Is All About Hands-On Training

Palo Alto Networks’ Ignite cybersecurity conference has kicked off in California. More than 4000 security professionals will descend on the Anaheim Convention Center for the 4-day event, billed as “Hands-On Disruption.” Ignite ’18 will cover the latest on network security, endpoint security and cloud security. This valuable highly technical event features: 100+ technical sessions with…
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