One-third of IT professionals say their organizations' boards of directors do not fully grasp cybersecurity, but 84% of C-level executives think the same boards are cyberliterate, a Tripwire study said. Tripwire's Dwayne Melancon said the results show a "growing awareness" that security decisions are "business critical" but that many executives still do not "fully understand the business impact of these risks."
Anchored by a new statewide clearinghouse for sharing resources among its 12 public universities, Florida is establishing itself as a center of higher learning for budding cybersecurity professionals. In the Tampa Bay area alone, students can now get an undergraduate or master's degree in cybersecurity at some schools, while other schools are adding security as a keystone of their information technology curriculums.
British businesses have seen a doubling in the number of vacancies for cybersecurity professionals on their payrolls over the past year, Technojobs reports. As demand has increased, so has compensation, and the average salary for cybersecurity positions has grown by 10%, Technojobs says.
CDW says a survey of 300 federal tech workers revealed more than 30% responded to security issues such as outside attacks, malware and employee errors on a daily basis. The survey found support for increased cybersecurity spending by the government, which already is projected to increase by nearly $4 billion during the next five years.