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Cybersecurity doesn’t have enough people. The industry is expected to have 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2020, a 20% increase from 2015 and signs of a skill shortage continue to plague the industry. Businesses don’t have enough security professionals in-house, and many lack the necessary skillsets. Gender inequality pervades the male-dominated tech space, where only 49% of female employees feel both genders are treated equally, according to a new report from Indeed. The lack of diversity extends into cybersecurity, where women make up only 11% of the workforce, reports (ISC)². There is no clear-cut answer for the massive gender gap, but a number of factors seem to be at play. Read More
There are two types of productivity killers in the modern workplace: small distractions that sap your focus and big productivity killers that push you into applying time and effort in all the wrong places. Like it or not, weak IT management practices are what cause the more significant productivity killers. Following is a look at eight such practices that are derailing your IT department — and how to adjust for success. IT has to put out fires on occasion. When the online banking servers go down, it’s an emergency. But panic situations tend to be rare. Instead, the steady stream of ad hoc questions and change requests from users are the more significant problem. Making users happy…Read More
What do Americans view as the biggest threat to their long-term employment—immigration or artificial intelligence (A.I.)? The results are nearly split: some 58 percent believe that technology will devastate jobs, while 42 percent view immigration and offshoring as the gravest danger, according to data from Gallup. (That data was collected via a mail survey of 3,297 U.S. adults, conducted between Sept. 15 and Oct. 10, 2017.) These opinions are also split along political lines, according to the polling firm. “Republicans, who see immigration and offshoring as roughly an equal threat as technology, are the only subgroup of Americans not to see technology as a greater threat,” Gallup stated.Read More
Many common problems encountered in ensuring secure application development and deployment stem from uncertainty about the respective responsibilities of developers and operations staff. Under pressure to build and deploy software as quickly as possible, it’s easy for one side to think that the other has completed all of the necessary security tasks. Yet this often isn’t the case, leading to software that leaves organizations vulnerable to theft or attack, noted Rob Whiteley, chief marketing officer for NGINX. On May 2, at Interop ITX, Whiteley will discuss “The Role of DevOps in Application Security,” examining the distinct responsibilities dev and ops teams need to follow to ensure…Read More
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