Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry. This is one of the main findings of the Biennial Women in Cybersecurity Report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, which found that women currently occupy just 11% of positions … More Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

As a reader of this blog, you’ll know that security issues are a daily reality. If you’re a security practitioner, you may wish you could clone yourself to help deal with the never-ending workload. Each day seems to bring a new report focusing on the shortage of qualified information security professionals to fill positions. Is … More Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … More Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

With technology advancing at an almost breathtaking rate, it can be a challenge to keep up with developments. This is why, for governments and industry worldwide – as well as everyday consumers – the opportunities and convenience afforded by new tech can be threatened by its downsides. Notably, in the 21st century, this is characterized … More Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals

We all know about the various cyberthreats that organizations face today; the highly-sophisticated cybercriminal groups in operation; the new and old variants of malware that are deployed; the well-worn mistakes of the past that we continue to make (like opening phishing emails and insertinginfected USB sticks into our computers). Some of the solutions to these … More Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals

Cyberattacks affect ‘nearly every single company’

Around eight in every 10 cybersecurity executives admit their company has been compromised by a cyberattack in the past 24 months, according to a new KPMG report. In a survey of 403 CIO, CISO and CTOs working in the retail, automotive, banking and technology industries, it was found that 81% had experienced some form of … More Cyberattacks affect ‘nearly every single company’

Brand new security offering from ESET wins accolades from reviewers

Sobering statistics on the cost of cybercrime published by the InfoSec Institute last year says that the average annual cost of cybercrime increased by 26% over the previous year to $11.56 million USD, ranging from $1.3 million to $58 million per organization. The report also highlights that recovery and detection as the most costly internal … More Brand new security offering from ESET wins accolades from reviewers