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Indicators of Quitting (IOQ): A New Perspective in Cybersecurity Workforce Risk Management

Uploaded: May 10, 2024
The cybersecurity workforce is facing a significant challenge: high turnover rates. With the ever-evolving threat landscape, retaining skilled cybersecurity professionals is crucial, emphasizing the importance of a strong talent retention strategy. While the concepts of Indicators of Compromise (IOC) and Indicators of Attack (IOA) are well-established in proactively detecting and responding to cyber threats, there's […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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FireEye Security Breach: Supply Chain Risks

Uploaded: December 15, 2020
News of the FireEye security breach shook the cybersecurity industry last week, proving that even the most skilled cybersecurity operations can face attack. Then came the news of the SolarWinds breach affecting the highest levels of the US government. While the cyber world debates the reasons for the attacks and the response, business leaders should […]
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Managing a Business-Aligned Cybersecurity Team

Uploaded: December 9, 2020
Most CEOs will tell you security is an important aspect of their business operations. But too often, what’s deemed important by management doesn’t always translate into real priorities. We’ve seen too many cybersecurity teams stretched thin on staffing, overworked, and improperly aligned with the rest of the organization. This leaves companies vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, huge losses, […]
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Cybersecurity Salary Negotiation Advice

Uploaded: October 28, 2020
In today’s competitive cybersecurity job market, being comfortable having conversations with employers about compensation gives you an advantage. Cyber pros are in high demand, so understanding what to ask for, as well as how various compensation packages are structured, will help you get the best possible offer. Cybersecurity salaries vary depending on company, industry, and […]
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How to advance your cybersecurity career

Uploaded: September 23, 2020
We talk to a lot of people who want to know how to make their next career move. People are looking for not just better pay, they are looking for opportunities for professional development, better work-life balance, and permanent remote offices. Covid-19 has brought some changes to the workplace and the way we interview for […]
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Inclusion before Diversity

Uploaded: September 9, 2020
Diversity is often discussed at leadership summits and in C-level corporate offices around the country. It’s clear that within many industries, including cybersecurity, there’s a great need to bring more women and people of color into the ranks and into leadership roles. But many efforts to improve diversity in tech have failed. Why is it that after […]
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Get More Out Of Cybersecurity Consulting

Uploaded: August 6, 2020
Whether you’re a start-up or a Fortune 500 company, cybersecurity consulting is a good way to assess the effectiveness of your cybersecurity operations. Having another set of eyes on your security systems, looking for ways attackers could infiltrate, and creating a strategy for addressing any security gaps can save your business time and the disruption of a security breach. […]
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DEF CON 28 Has Entered Safe Mode

Uploaded: July 30, 2020
Taking the Hacker Convention Virtual. On May 7 this year, one of the organizers of DEF CON 28, Dark Tangent, made an important announcement on the conference website. “We are going to try something we have never done, a free virtual con,” he wrote. “We plan to organize everything here on the DEF CON Forums, […]
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Women in Tech: Developing Diverse Cyber Talent

Uploaded: July 9, 2020
It’s no secret that tech has struggled to diversify its workforce. Equal representation of minorities and women in tech still has a long way to go. But as companies also struggle to fill cybersecurity jobs, there can sometimes be a disconnect between needing to fill a position today and working harder to make cyber teams […]
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How to Include More Women In The Security Industry

Uploaded: July 7, 2020
Female students' achievement in mathematics and science is on par with their male peers and female students participate in high level mathematics and science courses at similar rates as their male peers, with the exception of computer science and engineering.  - NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2018 Co-Authored by Lisa Kendall, CyberSN and Katie Perry, […]
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