Otter calls for new top cybersecurity job

BOISE — Idaho plans to hire a new director of Information Security to help oversee cybersecurity at state agencies and address vulnerabilities to hacking or attacks. The creation of the new position, which would be part of the governor’s office, stems from the recommendations of the Cybersecurity Task Force and…

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China Needs More Cyber Security Specialists

China needs more cyber security specialists, according to a national cyber security awareness event held Monday in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei. Sources with the activity, which was sponsored by the China Cyberspace Administration, said that China currently needs 700,000 cyber security specialists, which may rise to…

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Encouraging Women to Choose Cyber-Security Careers

A partnership between Women in Technology and online course-provider Cybrary provides access to free technology training for WIT’s members and protégés. A new partnership between Cybrary, a free online cyber-security training platform, and Women in Technology (WIT), should enable more women to explore cyber-security training and jobs. From CompTIA Security+…

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Global Cyber Security Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 – Rising Venture Capital Funding for the $123 Billion Industry

Growing inclination towards cloud storage, introduction of public clouds and growing emphasis on digitization are propelling the need for cyber security across the globe. North America and Europehave been the leading revenue contributors, capturing major shares in the market in 2014. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is rapidly emerging as a potential market…

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an “Ethical Hacker”

You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before they’re found by hackers of more malicious intent. This breed of preemptive hacking is sometimes referred to as white hat,…

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