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Critical Cyber Roles that Prevent Breaches: The Importance of DevSecOps and Product Security Engineering

Uploaded: July 10, 2024
In the last year, an increasing number of organizations cut product security budgets, resulting in layoffs in DevSecOps (development, security, and operations) and Product Security Engineer roles. According to recent data, 40% of companies planned to make security headcount cuts, even though 50% of organizations saw system vulnerabilities increase, and over 80% were concerned about […]
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The CDK Global Cyber Attack 2024: The Importance of Business Continuity Planning for Cybersecurity Teams

Uploaded: July 9, 2024
The recent cybersecurity attack on CDK Global, resulting in widespread outages for car dealerships, is yet another reminder that no industry is immune to cyber threats and highlights the significance of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for the impacted car dealerships. All companies have some form of BCP plan in place—whether formalized or in-progress, executive teams […]
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Solutions to Combat Cybersecurity Burnout

Uploaded: June 27, 2024
To observe Mental Health Awareness Month, CyberSN partnered with Devo and Cybermindz.org for a panel discussion about the mental health challenges facing cybersecurity professionals and solutions for overcoming stress, anxiety, and burnout. This insightful discussion featured CyberSN’s Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond, Devo’s CISO Kayla Williams, and Cybermindz.org’s Founder Peter Coroneos. We will highlight the […]
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Deidre Diamond at The White House: Convening on Good-Paying Cybersecurity Jobs

Uploaded: June 26, 2024
In April, Deidre Diamond, Founder & CEO of CyberSN and Founder of Secure Diversity, joined National Cyber Director, Harry Cooker and representatives from more than 30 companies to discuss the commitments of the Federal Government and private sector to demonstrate progress building the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Reflecting on the experience, Deidre said, "My trip to […]
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CyberSN Welcomes Rapid7 and Habitu8 Co-Founder Chad Loder to Executive Team

Uploaded: May 23, 2024
CyberSN is thrilled to announce the appointment of Chad Loder as VP of Security Solutions. Loder's return to working alongside Deidre Diamond, CyberSN’s Founder & CEO, marks a new chapter in CyberSN's tenure in empowering security leaders and internal talent teams with cybersecurity workforce risk management solutions. Chad and Deidre have a history of successful […]
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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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Cybersecurity Job Posting Data Report 2024

Uploaded: May 1, 2024
This report delivers an in-depth analysis of the U.S. cybersecurity job market, utilizing data from 140,000+ monthly cybersecurity job postings across all 45 functional roles over the past two years.
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Cybersecurity Salary Data Report 2024

Uploaded: May 1, 2024
Explore our latest cyber salary data report for all cyber roles, including an insight into demand and salary increases across CISOs, GRC Analysts, & more.
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Cybersecurity Recruitment Decisions in 2024: Insights from Annual Survey

Uploaded: April 23, 2024
Within organizations the role of protecting your company’s valuable data and operations is not just about deploying the right technology but also the people who power it. Cyber Security Tribe, a leading online community and content platform, recently conducted a comprehensive state of the cyber security industry survey involving over 250 cybersecurity professionals, shedding light […]
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The Importance of Cybersecurity Talent Retention

Uploaded: April 10, 2024
Why Does Cybersecurity Talent Leave? We find people ultimately leave their jobs most often because of two reasons: the culture and the leadership. Generally, cyber professionals have passion for their work and enjoy what they do, and despite cyber being a technical field, it’s still a people-centric profession. When hiring in highly specialized fields where […]
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Improving Female Representation in Cybersecurity

Uploaded: March 11, 2024
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in cybersecurity. There are plenty of statistics that confirm the gender gap in cybersecurity, including a 2024 survey that showed women make up less than a quarter (24%) of the cybersecurity workforce and only 1% of women hold top executive positions. To change the industry and remove barriers […]
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Resources for Women in Cybersecurity

Uploaded: March 8, 2024
In today's cybersecurity landscape, women leaders, professionals, and those eager to enter the industry face unique challenges and exciting opportunities. Our curated guide contains a list of invaluable resources specifically tailored for women in cybersecurity. Whether you're a seasoned cybersecurity pro or an aspiring newcomer, your toolkit for success within the cybersecurity realm is right […]
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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, CISOs 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 budget strategies and planning, providing insights to enhance your strategic decision-making in this crucial […]
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Addressing Cyber Risks and Enhancing Cyber Resiliency Amidst the Surge in Cybersecurity Threats

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 Vade […]
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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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