Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

The need to defend a growing threat surface highlights the widening cybersecurity skills gap. If you are concerned about the privacy and security of your information you might have noticed recent headlines declaring that the global cybersecurity job skills gap has grown to three million. This very worrying assertion – that many organizations around the … More Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

Asking the US public about cybercrime and cybersecurity

Answers could help raise awareness of situations that people fear. Cybersecurity involves protecting the digital technologies upon which we depend against criminals who seek to abuse them for their own ends. Public support for efforts to reduce cybercrime is critical to society’s efforts to preserve the benefits of digital technologies. That is why I am … More Asking the US public about cybercrime and cybersecurity

Trends 2018: The ransomware revolution

This is actually where I came in, nearly 30 years ago. The first malware outbreak for which I provided consultancy was Dr. Popp’s extraordinary AIDS Trojan, which rendered a victim’s data inaccessible until a ‘software lease renewal’ payment was made. And for a long time afterwards, there was not much else that could be called ransomware, unless … More Trends 2018: The ransomware revolution

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’

Do Not Let Cybercriminals Ruin Your Gaming Experience

Besides web-browsing and communication, online games are among the most popular Internet activities. Take your pick: easy card games, car racing or glorious adventures. But gaming has also become a big business with many of the most popular online games like the World of Warcraft requiring paid subscription. And with money at stake, cyber-criminals will … More Do Not Let Cybercriminals Ruin Your Gaming Experience