When a girl gets a Computer Engineer Barbie who needs the help of two boys to code, that sends a very clear message to her. Barbie may be modeled on life, but Mattel must realize that it needs to ensure that it models the doll on relevant, inclusive, diverse life.
Mr. Shrobe recently published an article stating that formal education is the only way out of our cybersecurity hellhole. In response, Keirsten Brager wrote some alternative viewpoints from the perspective of a practitioner and a student of the discipline.
Bridging the talent gap means more than producing a diverse cybersecurity workforce today – it will require looking into the future of the criminal mind.
Who will take the lead in turning talk about InfoSec education into action? Look to AdvancedU, RSAC 2017’s new academic enterprise focused on encouraging careers in cybersecurity and equipping parents to safeguard their children from cyber-based threats.
In honor of Veterans Day, ITSPmagazine’s The Academy has put together a list of Twitter Profiles for 10 Groups Supporting Veterans in Education and Cybersecurity as a resource for the quarter-million members of the U.S. Armed Services who transition to civilian life every year.
Psychology skills are supplanting technical skills as a critical hacker skill. "A culture of security is in place when rhetoric is replaced with action," says Gene Fredriksen CISM, CRISC and VP & CISO, PSCU.
Cybersecurity is a fast-growing field that’s in need of more professionals. Although women remain a small percentage of this workforce, with the right education, abilities, and aptitudes, the path to success looks bright. A three-woman panel of experts at the Women in Cyber Technology event discuss recommended paths for females wishing to enter the field.