Cyber News

Senior leaders in business and government ought to take note of ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2019 research, which details the findings of a global survey of cybersecurity professionals. The report highlights many of the issues of which we cybersecurity professionals long have been painfully aware: that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technically adept […]

Organizations are facing more difficulty filling security roles now than in previous years, according to a CyberEdge report. Finding and retaining workers in IT security continues to be a challenge for organizations, though IT professionals report a modestly increased shortfall of skilled security workers, compared to last year, according to the 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report […]

Spear phishing attacks continue to increase in popularity among cybercriminals, and businesses must take steps to protect against them or risk seeing sensitive information stolen, according to a Tuesday report from Barracuda. These highly personalized email attacks involve a hacker researching their target and creating a message often designed to impersonate a trusted colleague or […]

The California Mayors Cyber Cup competition is over, but the work of Team California to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is just beginning. Over the next year, parents, educators, employers, employees, and leaders from business and government will work together to create 1000 new middle and high school cyber competition teams by 2020. […]

RSA Speaker Highlights This year’s theme is, to put it simply, Better. Which means working hard to find better solutions. Making better connections with peers from around the world. And keeping the digital world safe so everyone can get on with making the real world a better place. Read more about Better. RSA Conference is […]

SACRAMENTO – As more threats to California move to the online world, preparing and cultivating highly skilled professionals to lead cybersecurity efforts has become a major focus for California. Today, Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Mark Ghilarducci, announced California’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity […]

California’s government provides services that millions of people across the state rely on. Imagine what would happen if those systems fell victim to a cybersecurity attack. Government officials spend a lot of time thinking about that scenario and are committed to supporting programs and events that help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. One […]

Once again, this year, California’s cyber athletes will be well represented at the annual CyberPatriot XI National Finals later this spring. Eighteen of the 28 middle and high school teams competing at the national level this year will be from California, setting up the state to deliver another year of strong competition results. The following […]

As society becomes more dependent on connectivity, the threats to our personal information and larger infrastructure systems, like our power grids, increase. Those threats are making cybersecurity one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. Official estimates show the industry’s job growth at 28 percent until at least 2026 and at the beginning of last year there were […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The tech skills gap is creating a cybersecurity gap. Nearly half a million cybersecurity workers are needed in North America, and nearly 3 million worldwide. Almost a quarter of companies surveyed say they have a “significant shortage” of cybersecurity staff. According to Norton Security, it takes a U.S. company nearly 200 days […]

Secure the most sensitive workloads. Shape the future of computing. If you’re a developer, security researcher, or otherwise interested in developing apps that use confidential computing, this is your chance to make an impact in this growing field. Google Cloud, in collaboration with Intel, is hosting the Confidential Computing Challenge to generate new ideas in […]

Any team of students can benefit from a little support and recognition — whether it’s football players on the field, runners rounding the home stretch of the track, or cyber competitors working on protecting an organization from a cyber attack. The California Mayors Cyber Cup, coordinated by California Cyberhub and hosted at various regional venues, […]

Enjoying participating in the Career Strategist Workshop for 100 high school juniors today at College of the Canyons. They are learning about the new world of work, how to start creating their own opportunities, and how to positively impact the world around them with their unique passions, abilities, and experience. A fantastic group of highly engaged students led by an equally amazing group of presenters today.

The best work happens when people come together to build things that are greater than the sum of their parts. For the past two years, educators, business leaders, local and state governments and elected officials in California have been doing just that to transform cybersecurity education and create a future ethical workforce through the California […]

Originally Posted On: Twitter allowed a scammer to post a PayPal phishing scam as a promoted tweet on its social networking site. The phishing page asked visitors to login to their accounts and verify their details to win new year gifts. On 1, January 2018, a PayPal phishing scam was posted in Twitter as a […]

Originally Posted On: Learn why it’s critical to resolve trust issues and promote collaboration between your cybersecurity and network teams. One might expect people on different teams of a company’s IT department to be on the same page and have a certain amount of work-related trust for each other. It seems that neither “being on […]