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U.S. CISA and UK NCSC Announce AI Secure Guidelines, CyberSN Assists CISOs with Hiring AI Security Engineers

Uploaded: February 19, 2024
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have unveiled guidelines for secure AI system development. This initiative, endorsed by 23 domestic and international cybersecurity organizations, is a significant stride in establishing guidelines for building security into AI systems. Guidelines for Secure AI System Development These guidelines […]
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Strategic Cybersecurity Budgets: Key Insights for CEOs and Corporate Boards

Uploaded: January 3, 2024
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity stands as a pivotal element of a robust corporate strategy. For CEOs, CIOs, and corporate boards, a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity budgeting and spending is an asset. This blog highlights various financial aspects of cybersecurity planning and budget strategies,  providing insights to enhance your strategic decision-making in this crucial […]
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The Alarming Surge in Cybersecurity Threats: Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Burnout and Understaffed Cyber Teams

Uploaded: November 13, 2023
In an era where companies heavily rely on technology, the rise in cybersecurity threats is a relentless storm cloud on the digital horizon. Shockingly, the latest report from Vade has revealed phishing attacks soared by an astounding 173% during the 2023 third quarter, with malware threats surging by 110%. The most concerning aspect of the […]
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Military Veteran Cybersecurity Resources

Uploaded: November 9, 2023
Resources for cybersecurity leaders, professionals, and individuals with a military background. Here is a list of numerous cybersecurity nonprofits, groups, and other helpful cybersecurity career resources to support our military vets.  Military Veteran Cybersecurity Resources  Corporate Gray - Corporate Gray’s mission is to connect those who have served in the military with employers nationwide.  Department […]
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The Latest Cybersecurity Job Posting Data

Uploaded: August 8, 2023
Are you curious about the state of cybersecurity jobs in today's economy? Discover the latest data on 140k+ cybersecurity job postings in the U.S., refreshed every 30 days. Let CyberSN's expert analysis reveal the key takeaways from this extensive dataset, providing invaluable insights into the state of the cybersecurity job market. Stay ahead of competition […]
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Appsec Hiring and ROI

Uploaded: November 23, 2022
Appsec Background information: (Things to consider sharing with the client) The appsec hire ROI includes hard and soft values. The hard values are difficult to speak to without understanding the business objectives and which cybersecurity metrics are in place today or planning in the future. Generally speaking, the ROI soft values accelerate/enable the ROI complex […]
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Why Do I Need an Ally? A Poem by Deidre Diamond

Uploaded: June 22, 2022
We at CyberSN pride ourselves on our success in creating equitable and diverse work environments both internally and with our clients. Diversity is a result of inclusive cultures and we are super thankful for the leadership from our Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond, a woman who has been a wonderful ally to all genders and […]
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5 Pitfalls Of Cybersecurity Job Seeking and How To Avoid Them

Uploaded: May 25, 2022
Tips on how to land your next Cybersecurity Job   by Mark Aiello, President, CyberSN Hey Cybersecurity Professional. We’ve got something to share with you. With an estimated 500,000 open cybersecurity jobs, you would expect to be able to find the job of your dreams. You can, although it’s not as easy as you think. […]
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Five ways to find the right cyber talent

Uploaded: May 18, 2022
 Harvard Business School research found that 90% of highly-skilled cyber talent workers are weeded out from jobs because they don’t meet all the requirements in a job posting. Aiello advises companies to make more realistic descriptions in their ads so hiring managers can match job candidates to jobs they can succeed on. (Credit: Getty Images) […]
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Applications close soon in MD and VA for SANS Cyber Talent Academy

Uploaded: November 18, 2021
Provider Exchange Partner Spotlight: SANS Cyber Immersion Academies Applicants wanted to upskill and reskill in VA and MD for #cyberjobs
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Combating the Great Resignation with Great Retention

Uploaded: November 15, 2021
The “Great Resignation”, or the “Big Quit”, is one of the biggest challenges for employers and professionals in all industries right now. Is it a temporary trend as we recover from the unrest of a global pandemic, or is it symptomatic of a larger employment problem? And how does the cybersecurity industry, which was suffering […]
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Plan your Path this Cybersecurity Career Week

Uploaded: October 19, 2021
This week, October 18-23, is Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week! At CyberSN, we’re using this week to help open up the conversation around the broken career and hiring system within the cybersecurity industry. A huge part of improving cybersecurity hiring and bringing attention to cyber careers is making sure that professionals in the industry, and those […]
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How job search algorithms are failing cybersecurity

Uploaded: September 29, 2021
Communication is easier and more effective when both parties speak the same language. The same is true for finding a job. Job search algorithms fail at matching professionals with roles based on language, so we created a cybersecurity common language, our Job Taxonomy - more on this below. Resume screening software is a huge contributor […]
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Resumes v Profiles – What’s the best way to find a job you love? 

Uploaded: September 10, 2021
Resumes are seen as an essential part of the job search today. Leonardo Da Vinci is credited with creating the first resume in 1482 and in the 538 years since, the basic format of the resumes we create has changed only marginally. Concurrently, 38% of cyber professionals are experiencing overwork and burnout, causing widespread workplace stress. […]
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The CyberSN Marketplace Explained

Uploaded: September 7, 2021
In this blog - the third in our series addressing the cybersecurity career and hiring crisis - we introduce the CyberSN marketplace, the one-stop destination for all cybersecurity career and staffing needs. To learn more about the cybersecurity career crisis and how to solve it, check out our previous blogs.  At CyberSN we recognize that […]
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Solving the cybersecurity career crisis

Uploaded: August 20, 2021
We’re facing a cybersecurity career crisis. Cybersecurity professionals are feeling underutilized, underheard, and overworked, with resumes and job descriptions lacking the information professionals need to find jobs and fill roles successfully. Following on from the challenges outlined in our last blog, how can we eliminate settling within the cybersecurity industry and ensure that both individuals […]
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The Cybersecurity Career Crisis

Uploaded: July 29, 2021
We’re experiencing a national security crisis. Poor staffing and resource management in the cybersecurity industry has become a threat to the entire country, its citizens, and our organizations. Not only are we short half a million cybersecurity professionals in the US, but employed cyber professionals are unhappy, and this is reflected in employee turnover. The […]
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How To Master Self-Care: Remote Work Edition

Uploaded: May 1, 2021
Working from home was not always as common as it is today. The past year brought about quite a few changes to the world as we knew it, but one thing, in particular, is likely to be here to stay: remote work. Countless studies have been done on the topic of remote work covering topics such as […]
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An Insider’s Guide to Talent Exfiltration

Uploaded: March 11, 2021
The ongoing evolution of the cybersecurity landscape and threat complexity has initiated an arms race between security teams and cyber criminals. As well as scrambling to keep up with new and developing threats, organizations are seeing their talent exfiltrated by recruiters at an alarming rate. The cybersecurity talent pool is short nearly 500,000 people in the United […]
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3 Tips To Improve Your Video Interview

Uploaded: March 1, 2021
Anyone who’s searched for a job knows making a good first impression during the job interview is key, but what if that first meet-and-greet happens via video conference? Connecting virtually to a potential employer—or potential employee—adds another complicating layer to the interview process that can potentially be the deciding factor in a successful hire. Yes, the response […]
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5 Ways Cyber Hiring Has Changed Forever

Uploaded: February 23, 2021
2020 brought many transformations to the cybersecurity community. The key takeaway from our perspective here at CyberSN was the change to the talent seeker and the job seeker as it relates to the hiring process. In short: the roles and expectations of both cybersecurity professionals seeking employment, and hiring managers looking to fill job vacancies […]
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What 0% Unemployment Means for the Cybersecurity Job Market

Uploaded: February 16, 2021
A 0% unemployment rate for the cybersecurity industry is a huge success. There’s an abundance of cyber jobs for everyone. When glancing at the state of the cybersecurity job market, you’d expect that everyone would be extremely happy with the way things are going. It’s a wonderful problem. The problem is that with full employment […]
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The Top Five Cybersecurity Jobs Right Now

Uploaded: February 1, 2021
As we get into the swing of 2021, we thought it would be pertinent to dig in a little bit and figure out what the top cybersecurity jobs are in the current industry landscape that can lead to a prosperous cybersecurity career. As we all well know, cybersecurity careers are very much on the rise […]
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2021 Cybersecurity Job Market outlook

Uploaded: January 13, 2021
Happy New Year. After a year of uncertainty and emotional stresses, I look to 2021 with great optimism. The cybersecurity community is significantly stronger and being counted on now more than ever. The need for cybersecurity talent has grown exponentially.  The importance of cybersecurity professionals is universally understood and appreciated at a much higher level. […]
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