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October 18, 2017

[Announcement] Enterprise Security Magazine Names Delta Risk to Top 10 Managed Security Service Providers 2017

Delta Risk, a global provider of cyber security and risk management services, announced today that it has been named to Enterprise Security Magazine’s “Top 10 Managed Security Service Providers 2017.” This marks the second year in a row the company has earned a spot on the list, which is compiled by a distinguished panel of security experts and technology leaders, including board members of Enterprise Security Magazine.

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Translating the NCWF: What it Means and Why It Matters to Your Workforce

John LeBrecht, deltarisk.com, October 13, 2017

The theme for week two of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on what organizations can do to create a culture of cyber security within the workplace, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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US Adds 105,000 IT Jobs in September, Cyber Security Jobs on the Rise

Alison DeNisco Rayome, techrepublic.com, October 10, 2017

Across the economy, US employers added an estimated 105,000 IT jobs to their ranks in September, according to a new CompTIA report. The new positions included 3,200 jobs in the IT sector, 3,000 jobs in computer and electronic products manufacturing.

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IoT Cybersecurity Falls Short, Say City IT Leaders

Jason Shueh, statescoop.com, October 11, 2017

A survey from nonprofit CompTIA shows that most city government tech leaders are not confident in the cybersecurity behind today’s “smart city” devices.

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Four Ways Colleges Can Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Programs

Help Net Security Staff, helpnetsecurity.com, October 13, 2017

If breaches can’t be entirely blocked, what can IT professionals in higher education do to prevent these kinds of disaster scenarios? The GovEd team at Logicalis US says there are four important steps that will bolster college and university cybersecurity plans.

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Cyber Security Is A Business Risk, Not Just An IT Problem

Neil Campbell, forbes.com, October 11, 2017

Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department, as it has become more of a business issue too. This is especially important as businesses are more digitized, meaning they are exposed to an increasing number of threats if they do not manage the risk of security properly.

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Users Aren’t the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity: 3 Tips for IT Leaders

Gregory Michaelidis, techrepublic.com, October 12, 2017

A Clemson University professor argues that end users are not the weakest link when it comes to information security. Find out how IT leaders can facilitate better cybersecurity practices.

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FCC’s DDoS Claims Will be Investigated by Government

Jon Brodkin, arstechnica.com, October 18, 2017

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate DDoS attacks that allegedly targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s system for accepting public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

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The Message at Cyber Maryland? We Have to Work Together to Better Secure Our Nation

Morgan Eichensehr, bizjournals.com, October 11, 2017

The National Security Agency’s best chance at facing a “daunting” future riddled with cyber attacks is to recruit and retain top cyber talent — and work with cyber experts outside the government, NSA Deputy Director George Barnes told an audience at the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday.

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Survey Says: Soft Skills Highly Valued by Security Team

Ray Lapena, tripwire.com, October 17, 2017

Continuing the discussion around the skills gap our industry is facing, I’m excited to share our final set of results from the Tripwire skills gap survey. My previous post highlighted the need for technical skills. But as this next set of findings indicates, soft skills in cybersecurity are not be overlooked.

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