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Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

Nov 12, 2018
Our partner Springboard, which provides online courses to help you advance your cybersecurity career with personalized mentorship from industry experts, recently researched current cybersecurity salaries and future earning potential in order to trace a path to how much money you can make. Here's what they found were the most important factors for making sure you earn as much as possible: 1) Choosing the right type of cybersecurity role and building your skill set The cybersecurity role you're in clearly makes a difference: the average salary for penetration testers is $55,000 according to U.S. data from Glassdoor. But cybersecurity engineers should expect to earn about $140,000—and engineers have a more natural path to becoming architects, who can earn even more. Cybersecurity analysts are somewhere in between, averaging about $80,000 a year. Of course, becoming a cybersecurity engineer requires more skills and experience than becoming a penetration tester, but you
Penetration Testing or Vulnerability Scanning? What's the Difference?

Penetration Testing or Vulnerability Scanning? What's the Difference?

Aug 18, 2022
Pentesting and vulnerability scanning are often confused for the same service. The problem is, business owners often use one when they really need the other. Let's dive in and explain the differences. People frequently confuse penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, and it's easy to see why. Both look for weaknesses in your IT infrastructure by exploring your systems in the same way an actual hacker would. However, there is a very important distinction between the two - and when each is the better option. Manual or automated? Penetration testing is a  manual  security assessment where cyber security professional attempts to find a way to break into your systems. It's a hands-on, in-depth test to evaluate security controls across a variety of systems, including web application, network and cloud environments. This kind of testing could take several weeks to complete, and due to its complexity and cost, is commonly carried out once a year. Vulnerability scanning,
My Government Doesn't Understand How Encryption and Cyber Security Work

My Government Doesn't Understand How Encryption and Cyber Security Work

Sep 22, 2015
Almost every day or every second day, When I come across various announcements in Newspaper, TV News Channels, and Press releases that... ...Indian Government and related Policy-making organizations are going to set up their so-called " CyberSecurity Task Forces " or drafted a " National Cyber Security Policies ," with an aim to boost cyber security in India… The first thing that comes to my mind is: Why Doesn't my Government Understand How Encryption and Online Cyber Security Works? Yes, My Government really have no idea, How Encryption relates to users' Privacy. And… Narendra Modi's Government has done it again! With the release of the draft National Encryption Policy , the government wants access to all your messages whether sent over online email services like Gmail or messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, or Messenger. The National Encryption Policy ( before addendum ) required: Access to your Private Data To stor
Download Ultimate 'Security for Management' Presentation Template

Download Ultimate 'Security for Management' Presentation Template

May 25, 2021
There is a person in every organization that is the direct owner of breach protection. His or her task is to oversee and govern the process of design, build, maintain, and continuously enhance the security level of the organization. Title-wise, this person is most often either the CIO, CISO, or Directory of IT. For convenience, we'll refer to this individual as the CISO. This person is the subject-matter expert in understanding the standard set of active cyber risks, benchmarking to what degree the organization's exposure influences potential impact. They then take appropriate steps to ensure the major risks are addressed. On top of being engaged 24/7 in the organization's actual breach protection activity, the CISO has another critical task: to articulate the risks, potential impacts and appropriate steps to take to the company's management – or in other words, they must effectively translate security issues for non-security-savvy executives in a clear and busi
China: 'We are ready for International cooperation to deal with cyber security Challenges'

China: 'We are ready for International cooperation to deal with cyber security Challenges'

Nov 06, 2013
Yesterday at Stanford University in the United States, Cyber Security Experts and Leaders from more than 40 countries gathered to talk about the cyberspace security problems and cooperation among countries. The need for international cooperation in cybersecurity is evident, due to the nature of cyberspace itself. Cyberspace or the Internet is "borderless" in nature. Cai Mingzhao , Minister of the State Council Information Office of China said that China is keen to continue working with other countries to deal with cyber security Challenges. Interesting! When China is itself the culprit in major Cyber Threats and attacks. " To maintain cyber security, we need to strengthen international cooperation, " and " We are ready to expand our cooperation with other countries and relevant international organizations on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, " he said . He said that the China is a victim of cyber security breaches, where more than 80% of Chinese i
Hands-on Review: Stellar Cyber Security Operations Platform for MSSPs

Hands-on Review: Stellar Cyber Security Operations Platform for MSSPs

Aug 30, 2022
As threat complexity increases and the boundaries of an organization have all but disappeared, security teams are more challenged than ever to deliver consistent security outcomes. One company aiming to help security teams meet this challenge is  Stellar Cyber .  Stellar Cyber claims to address the needs of MSSPs by providing capabilities typically found in NG-SIEM, NDR, and SOAR products in their Open XDR platform, managed with a single license. According to Stellar Cyber, this consolidation means faster security analyst ramp time and customer onboarding with far less manually intensive tasks required. Stellar Cyber currently counts 20+ of the top MSSP providers as customers, providing security for over 3 million assets. In addition, stellar Cyber claims after deployment, users see up to 20x faster mean time to respond (MTTR), a bold claim. We recently took a closer look at the Stellar Cyber Security Operations Platform.  Before we begin Before digging into the platform, here are
Why Human Error is #1 Cyber Security Threat to Businesses in 2021

Why Human Error is #1 Cyber Security Threat to Businesses in 2021

Feb 04, 2021
Phishing and Malware Among the major cyber threats, the malware remains a significant danger. The 2017 WannaCry outbreak that cost businesses worldwide up to $4 billion is still in recent memory, and other new strains of malware are discovered on a daily basis. Phishing has also seen a resurgence in the last few years, with many new scams being invented to take advantage of unsuspecting companies. Just one variation, the CEO Fraud email scam, cost UK businesses alone £14.8m in 2018. Working From Home Staff working from home are outside the direct oversight of IT support teams and often struggle to deal with cyber threats and appropriately protect company information. Failing to update software and operating systems, sending data over insecure networks, and increasing reliance on email and online messaging has made employees far more susceptible to threats ranging from malware to phishing. Human Error While technical solutions like spam filters and mobile device management syste
The Best Templates for Posting Cybersecurity Jobs

The Best Templates for Posting Cybersecurity Jobs

Dec 23, 2019
The cybersecurity of a company is heavily reliant upon the skills and knowledge of the people who install, manage, and operate its security products. This means that recruiting and nurturing the best security team possible should be a CISO's top priority. Cynet's Ultimate Cybersecurity Job Posting Templates ( download here ) provide a list of the main responsibilities and skills for typical security positions, built upon research and providing IT and security managers with pre-set template job descriptions so that there is no need to create them from scratch. Because of the fact that there are many different cybersecurity job titles, with much overlap between job descriptions and responsibilities, the creation of the inclusion criteria for these positions required significant review and consideration. Six positions are included in the following job templates, including all integral aspects of the responsibility cycle in product deployment, integration, and operation, p
Websites of Indian Embassy in 7 Countries Hacked; Database Leaked Online

Websites of Indian Embassy in 7 Countries Hacked; Database Leaked Online

Nov 07, 2016
Indian embassy websites in seven different countries have been hacked, and attackers have leaked personal data, including full name, residential address, email address, passport number and phone number, of Indian citizens living abroad. This incident is extremely worrying because it involves diplomatic personnel working in the embassies that have always been a favorite target of state-sponsored hackers launching cyber espionage campaigns. Security pen-testers who go by the name Kapustkiy and Kasimierz have claimed responsibility for the hack and told The Hacker News that the reason behind the hack was to force administrators to consider the cyber security of their websites seriously. In Pastebin link shared on their Twitter account , the hackers claimed to have hijacked Indian Embassy websites in Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Mali, South Africa, Libya, and Malawi and leaked personal details of hundreds of Indians, including students studying abroad. The pair exploited a si
Singapore will setup National Cyber Security Centre

Singapore will setup National Cyber Security Centre

Sep 25, 2011
Singapore will setup National Cyber Security Centre Singapore has said it will boost its national capability to counter cyber security threats through the setting up of a ' National Cyber Security Centre ' in the coming months. The Centre, which will be headed by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority, will help the government deal more effectively with cyber security threats and vulnerabilities by enhancing capabilities in early detection and prevention, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said. In his address at the Second Singapore Global Dialogue here yesterday, Teo, who is also coordinating minister for national security and home affairs minister, said a safe and functioning cyberspace was critical to " our society, economy and national security. "
Let’s Play a Game of Cyber Security at CSAW CTF 2011

Let's Play a Game of Cyber Security at CSAW CTF 2011

Sep 22, 2011
Let's Play a Game of Cyber Security at  CSAW CTF 2011   Ready for a little game of capture the flag? What if you weren't running around a field like a crazy person trying to grab a flag out of someone's belt, but instead were navigating around a network overcoming technical challenges to find markers that you are awarded points for once submitted? Then CSAW CTF 2011 is where it's at. CSAW CTF 2011 is hosting the qualifying round from Friday September 23, 2011 to Sunday September 25, 2011. The competition will begin at 8PM that Friday night, and is used to determine who will proceed on to the finals taking place in New York November 10-11 at NYU-Poly.   The event is centered on assessing application security abilities. For the qualification round there is no limit to the number of team members you can have, but if you move on to the final round your team will be limited to four players. If you attend the event you'll have the chance to rub elbows with anyone and everyone inter
What Is Your Security Team Profile? Prevention, Detection, or Risk Management

What Is Your Security Team Profile? Prevention, Detection, or Risk Management

Sep 05, 2022
Not all security teams are born equal. Each organization has a different objective. In cybersecurity, adopting a proactive approach is not just a buzzword. It actually is what makes the difference between staying behind attackers and getting ahead of them. And the solutions to do that do exist! Most attacks succeed by taking advantage of common failures in their target's systems. Whether new or not, known, unknown, or even unknown, attacks leverage security gaps such as  unpatched or uncharted vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, out-of-date systems, expired certificates, human errors, etc. As attackers rely on a range of automated offensive testing tools to scan their targets' attack surfaces and propagate inside their network, a purely reactive defensive stance based on detection and response is increasingly likely to be overwhelmed by an attack. The logical tactical move is to emulate attackers' TTPs and behaviors beforehand by integrating attack simulation tools to
Cyberwar : Interview with Cyber Security Expert,Gary McGraw !

Cyberwar : Interview with Cyber Security Expert,Gary McGraw !

Dec 04, 2010
As if the wars on terror and drugs weren't keeping U.S. officials busy enough, the drum beats of cyberwar are increasing. There were the online espionage attacks Google said originated in China. Several mysterious activities with Internet traffic related to China. The Stuxnet worm that experts say possibly targeted Iranian nuclear centrifuges. An attack on the WikiLeaks site after it released classified documents damaging to U.S. foreign policy. And don't forget the Internet attack on Estonia from a few years ago. To deal with the geopolitical dramas that are projected in the online world, the U.S. is using military strategy and mindset to approach cybersecurity, creating a Cyber Command and putting oversight for national cybersecurity under the auspices of the Department of Defense. But offense isn't always the best defense, and it never is when it comes to Internet security, says Gary McGraw, author and chief technology officer at security consultancy
Nullcon GOA 2012 - International Security Conference

Nullcon GOA 2012 - International Security Conference

Nov 30, 2011
Nullcon GOA 2012 - International Security Conference The open security community is a registered non-profit society and by far the largest security community in India with more than 2000 members comprising of information security professionals, ethical hackers and law enforcement professionals that focuses on Infosec research and assisting Govt. and private organizations with cyber security issues. null has 7 chapters through out India - Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Bhopal, interacting with around 5000-6000 people by various activities like monthly meets, security camps, workshops, talks at various events & organizations and executing security projects. Our portal https://null.co.in provides free information on security research, responsible vulnerability disclosure, open source security software project, white papers, presentations, monthly chapter meets. We see that currently there is a disconnect between the Govt. agencies and private organizations
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