Don’t Let Your Crisis Response Create a Crisis

January 15, 2019//By: Jeff McCollum

We’ve all seen the headlines about massive corporate cybersecurity breaches. Smart business leaders understand the terrible damage that can be inflicted on their organization’s brand and reputation by a botched response to a security incident. But if your organization does become a breach victim, you'll need a crisis response plan. Here are a few tried and true tips.

7 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Security Awareness Training

December 7, 2018//By: Tyler Schultz

We love talking to clients and security practitioners about what’s working at the ground level of their security awareness programs. However, sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and look at the security awareness space from a research data perspective. We spoke with Michael Osterman from Osterman Research to dig into 7 research-backed tips to improve your security awareness training.

Scholarship Winner: Jion Yi Wants to be a Human Rights Cybersecurity Expert

November 16, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Jion Yi began her undergraduate education wanting to study international relations and foreign affairs, but in 2016 she decided to break out of her comfort zone and pursue a different interest: programming. It was a difficult transition. In her first computer programming course, she received her lowest grade ever and “felt thoroughly defeated.”

Scholarship Winner: Nicholas Barrett’s Journey From the Military to Cybersecurity

November 15, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Nicholas Barrett served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Loadmaster on C-17’s before a medical condition prevented him from performing his flying duties. He left the military in 2014 — an unfortunate turn as he loved his job — and a year later entered the next phase of his career by graduating from the New York State Police Academy.

Scholarship Winner: Chanel Hicks Believes Cybersecurity Needs More Diversity

November 14, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Chanel Hicks has spent her entire career around information technology, but she only “stumbled” into the cybersecurity side of the business two years ago. One of the first things she noticed was the lack of diversity.

Scholarship Winner: Nikita Dia Wants to Take Us to Mars

November 13, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Nikita Dia has big career goals, including earning her PhD in quantum computing, working as an engineer at NASA and helping get us all to Mars. With plans to graduate with a master's degree early next year, she’s already well on her way. The next goal is growing her foundation of IT and cybersecurity experience, which will continue this December with our CompTIA Network+ boot camp.

Free Resources for National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

November 12, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Today kicks off one of our favorite weeks here at InfoSec Institute — National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week — and we’re celebrating by sharing free resources on cybersecurity careers and pathways all week long.

5 Best Practices to Harden Your Human Firewall

November 7, 2018//By: Tyler Schultz

When building your human firewall through security awareness training, incremental gains are important. Following a few best practices can help you stack your incremental gains and strengthen your human firewall. We were delighted to speak with Forrester senior analyst Nick Hayes about best practices to harden your human firewall.

Security Awareness: Are you prepared for the coming year?

October 31, 2018//By: Jeff Peters

Today is the final day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we here at InfoSec Institute have loved seeing the community come together to spread security awareness. However, an effective security awareness program needs more than just one month worth of effort. As we transition into the rest of the year, it’s important to keep the security awareness momentum going.

Securing the Global Killswitch: 5 Ways to Protect Critical Infrastructure From Attack

October 24, 2018//By: Megan Sawle

As we wrap up the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we turn our focus to protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure. Today’s grid is both the backbone of our nation’s economy and its Achilles’ heel. Attacks like Crash Override and Stuxnet have prompted new discussions and initiatives around the globe to address vulnerabilities in our increasingly interconnected world.