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Skills Gap

Strategies for overcoming male domination in cyber

People come into cyber security from a wide range of backgrounds, but the usual image is of a core cadre of techies depicted as having progressed from being boys in bedrooms hacking into games –  but that’s not true, rather, it was only ever part of the picture, with women also involved in every step of the nascent cyber security industry. Joan D Pepin, Chief Security Officer at AuthO is a great example. She explains...

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Clar Rosso appointed CEO (ISC)²

Clar Rosso has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of (ISC)² and will take up the new role from 1 October when she leaves the AICPA & CIMA, where she is executive vice president of engagement and learning innovation,   “Cybersecurity professionals play a critical role in our global society, and I look forward to joining the dedicated team at (ISC)2 to strengthen our value to members and associates through our certification programs, enriching learning experiences and much...

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Computer science is facing a crisis. To tackle the sector-wide skills gap Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) has created its new Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Software Engineering to better prepare graduates for leadership. Launching in September 2020, the newly developed program is available for students with bachelor’s in computer science or software engineering who have ambitions to become the next generation of technical leaders. The Computer Science and Software Engineering MSc...

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Niamh Muldoon

Following the recent opening of its headquarters in Ireland, OneLogin, a global leader in identity and access management, has appointed ex-DocuSign global information security business enablement director, Niamh Vianney Muldoon, as senior director of trust and security, EMEA. The appointment strengthens OneLogin’s Dublin team with a senior security expert to help drive sales, engineering and customer service activities across the EMEA region, while also supporting OneLogin’s allegiance to gender diversity and sponsorship of Women in...

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by Budgie Dhanda, CEO of Qufaro & Adrian Davis, Visiting Professor at University of Sunderland The lack of trained professionals in the cybersecurity industry is a problem that official statistics predict will only get worse with time. In fact, the 2017 ISC2 Global Information Security Workforce Study predicted a global 1.8M shortfall by 2022. The threats that organisations need to brace for are in continuous evolution, and more than ever is there a need for a...

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