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The information security skills shortage and how to solve it

Recognising the problem and putting a plan and strategy in place on how you're going to tackle it is the essential first step.

While waiting for true AI, humans still needed on the cybersec frontline

While we wait for technology to mature, businesses need to view AI as a tool to be harnessed by skilled cyber-security professionals, not used in place of them.

Forget the IT skills gap, IT skills wastage is a bigger issue!

IT departments spend too much time handling avoidable IT issues, reacting to unplanned incidents or handling IT issues that can, in most cases, be foreseen and automated such as provisioning and deprovisioning employees.

Overcoming data overload in cyber-security

Faced with a shortage of skilled IT security staff, prioritising alerts can be an important strategy. By creating a set of defined processes and routines, security teams can review sets of data regularly in order to spot anomalies

Newsbite: New laws for driverless vehicles to look at hacking risks

The government is reviewing transport laws to take account of automated vehicles and may introduce specific new criminal offences to deal with interference, which would include vehicle hacking.

Decoding DevOps security - implementing a coherent & compliant programme

It is crucial to devise a programme early on that enables the curation, and distribution via automation, of consistent security policies for access to cloud keys and credentials—in a compliant way.

Splunk acquires Phantom Cyber for US$ 350 million (£255 million)

Splunk has entered into an agreement to acquire Phantom Cyber Corp in a US$ 350 million (£255 million) cash and stock deal.

Financial services need to get back to cyber-security basics

The issue with manual patching it that it is very time consuming and vulnerabilities can be missed due to human error. Organisations can combat these issues by delegating the task to technology.

Staying secure amid the cyber-skills shortage

Without skilled and trained staff to analyse security threats and keep the organisational infrastructure protected, even the best security tools in the world wouldn't be fully effective, making businesses 'sitting ducks' for cyber-criminals.

Intelligent defence in the era of global distributed cyber-crime

In the fight against cyber-crime, automation and centralisation enable vulnerability management and incident response teams to dedicate even more resources to acting on intelligence rather than gathering and analysing it.

Fighting cyberthreats through automation

A manual approach to cyber-defence is no longer sufficient. When technology controls work together and can communicate, IT can let the technology start to make some automated decisions for you explains Steve Mulhearn.

Why growing networks will need continuous cyber-security

Poor collaboration between network and security teams hits ability to share knowledge quickly and accurately during attacks; Grant Ho says enterprises that continue to rely on manual processes will be more susceptible to attacks.