Anyone who has tried to maintain a blog for awhile knows that the marathon of writing and focus needed to keep a blog fresh requires a great deal of sustained effort. Even so, six months between blog posts is a bit much. So Iâm working on changing that. (Note, there are other posts on the blog from less than six months ago, but thatâs because Iâve back posted some older articles.)
Secureworks canât hire cybersecurity pros fast enough. The Atlanta-based firm that helps 4,400 companies worldwide fend off cyberattacks has about 140 openings at more than a dozen locations globally. Yet filling those positions has become a gruelingâand often impossibleâtask.
This year has been an exciting one so far. Iâve tackled a number of data-analysis projects, including investigating data on the cybersecurity workforce shortfall and a deep dive into the National Vulnerability Database.
Digging into a data point that has minimal citation finds it is more three years older than expected and came from a completely different source.
February 2017 marked a major anniversary for me: Two straight decades as a journalist and writer.
Itâs amazing how quickly a month can pass and how easily a commitment to regularly update your blog goes by the wayside. The past month, Iâve written more than a dozen articles, but two that deal with important events stand out.
Phishing is one of those problems that the security industry is not going to solve. However, they are making it tougher.
Ransomware is a significant threat companies and consumers. No surprise, then, that U.S. lawmakers are calling hearings on the increasing number of attacks. I hadnât heard about the incident that disrupted the school district in Horry County, S.C. until their director of information technology testified at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committeeâs Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, but the details are interesting.
Iâm a planner. While often a good thing â planning out a large report can make the resultant work much easier â when it comes to embarking on a new projects, being a planner means running the risk of being stuck in organization. Planning becomes procrastination.