Ideas for Overcoming a Security Talent Shortage Chris Mandelaris, CISO Chemical Bank

We have all read and probably even lived the statistics. ISACA claims there will be a global shortage of two million cyber security professionals by 2019. Every year in the U.S., 40,000 jobs for information security analysts go unfilled. Maybe some of those positions are in your organization. It’s tough for all of us who…

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How Important Is a College Degree to a CISO Position?

As we at Security Current talk to CISOs and other information security leaders on a daily basis, we are often asked career-oriented questions. One frequently asked question is about college degrees: Which degree(s) is most important to help advance a CISO’s career? We understand that people are positioning themselves to climb the corporate ladder, or…

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11 CISOs Say Open Source Software Can Be As or More Secure Than Commercial Software, With a Potential for Savings

Eleven Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from across industries share insights on the use of open source software in their enterprise environments. Most CISOs agree that open source software generally has been well vetted by a vast development community that quickly finds and fixes vulnerabilities in the software libraries. What’s more, open source provides flexibility…

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Rhymes with CISO

In my 10+ years as a CISO, I’ve noticed a trend that appears to only be increasing. What I have observed is a proliferation of job titles that rhyme with CISO. But rather than describing the Chief Information Security Officer, these new titles swap out the word “chief” and come up with something else to describe…

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