The scarcity of skilled cyber security workers in Europe is getting worse, with just under two-thirds of employers saying they are now short of staff, according to the latest report from (ISC)2.
Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer at cyber risk modelling platform provider RedSeal, says that what is required is a mix of “base technical skills, which means learning how the modern digital world works, for example, how websites can be attacked”, and developing an “adversarial mindset, which takes years of experience in playing cat and mouse games”.
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All levels of government, as well as the private sector, face growing dangers from cyberthreats. That’s why there needs to be a centralized approach to cyberpolicies before a crisis occurs.
Today, the United States is in a very similar place when it comes to cybersecurity: cyberthreats challenge our economy, our military, our national security and our infrastructure, and it’s time for the federal government to act definitively.
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Schools are especially prone to ransomware attacks, due to the combination of weak security protocols, out of date computer equipment, and a lack of skilled staff. Digital infections can spread among school computers much the same as biological germs spread among students. Security is unfortunately quite a lot like a treadmill – it never stops. You can never arrive at a state of solid protection, because what was good enough yesterday won’t be good enough tomorrow. New vulnerabilities are continually being found. The need to invest in basic online hygiene is constant.
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Just like a physical chain, a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Today’s issues are about networks of interdependence. We extract major economic benefits from modern supply chains, because each organization can focus on its core mission or specialty. This narrowing of focus is very effective, allowing each organization to be the best at whatever it does—making widgets, transporting them, or adding value by assembling parts made by other specialists. But this same narrowing of focus on just one aspect of a system means the system as a whole becomes fragile.
Cyber risk is a board-level issue because a breach can crush a company’s stock price, tarnish its reputation and scare off customers and partners. A study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that a company’s stock price drops an average of 5 percent immediately after a breach is exposed. The study further found that companies lose an average of $3.92 million in revenue and a significant portion of their customers after a breach.
It’s no longer a question of whether a company will experience an attack, but when. Security is about hunkering down, while resilience means being able to operate after a breach. Here’s what directors need to know.
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Ray Rothrock is a member of NTI’s Board of Directors and its Science and Technology Advisory Group. He has three decades of business leadership—investing in, advising and leading many of the technology and cybersecurity companies that form the fabric of today’s networks. He is partner emeritus at Venrock, the VC arm of the Rockefeller family’s efforts, and the CEO and chairman of RedSeal, which provides critical cyber and business insights via its cyber risk modeling platform to more than 50 government agencies and hundreds of commercial enterprises.
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Over 90% of UK IT professionals believe Brexit will make chronic industry skills shortages even worse, according to new research from RedSeal.
The security vendor polled 502 IT professionals to gain greater insight into the skills challenges facing the country.
In total, 87% of CIOs and senior IT pros admitted that they are struggling to find cybersecurity professionals with the right expertise. In addition, 73% argued that Brexit-related uncertainty is adding to the challenge of hiring from outside the UK, and even more (95%) said that leaving the EU will only widen the current skills gap.
The cybersecurity industry talks a lot about the importance of “board-level buy-in” for projects and a security-by-design culture led from the “top down”. What does that actually mean? It means CEOs and senior managers who “get” security: leaders who know that security done right can be a competitive differentiator and growth driver, not a block on innovation.
There was a time in America, decades ago, when one would feel obliged to possess a good working knowledge of science and technology to be considered a well-rounded adult. This is how physicists like Einstein became mainstream celebrities, attending film openings with Charlie Chaplin, and being hailed for scientific contributions. Years later, NASA engineers were treated accordingly, especially by young people hoping to someday design rockets.
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