From the Spring 2022 Issue

Cyber Talent: Hiding in Plain Sight

Author(s):

Dr. Jason Edwards, Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Planning, USAA

Griffin Weaver, Senior Legal Counsel, Dell Technologies

We live in a time when ransomware attacks, nation-state “cyber warfare,” and having a remote workforce is the norm rather than the exception. If you ask most company executives, particularly those responsible for protecting company information and systems, Cybersecurity has never been more important. It’s essential to have the right tools, the proper funding, and, … Read more

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How to Become a SOC Analyst

Author(s):

Glenn Mabry, Senior Instructor/Security Researcher, Advanced Security

How to Become a SOC Analyst

A Security Operations Center, or SOC, is one of the most important departments for any modern business. It is here that the organization’s cybersecurity team does their job, monitoring and analyzing their security networks in case of bad actors or other cyber-attacks. Working in a SOC can be extremely exciting, but the journey to that … Read more

From the Fall 2020 Issue

SEIZE THE MOMENT: NOW IS THE TIME FOR WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY

Author(s):

Diane M Janosek, Esq., CISSP, Senior Legal Advisor, WiCyS Mid-Atlantic

Women in Cybersecurity

The Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) annual conference was set to take place in March 2020 in Denver, Colorado. It’s a celebratory event that many women in the cyber industry and academia look forward to – a chance to collaborate, learn, network, and invigorate themselves as a sort of small-but-mighty force in the cyber realm. After … Read more

From the Winter 2020 Issue

Reassessing the Cyber Workforce Gap

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Epidemiology, with respect to public health, is often used as an analogy when discussing cybersecurity.  The two are strikingly similar, encompassing notions of impacted populations, specialist expertise, containment, and cure. Education is acknowledged as a primary means of reducing epidemiological risk, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS.1  It has this effect by generating an ability to … Read more

From the Fall 2019 Issue

The Maryland National Guard: Cybersecurity From Army to Air

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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The Maryland National Guard is a state defense team that has over 300 cyber personnel who bring cutting-edge military training and their civilian capabilities to support state and federal missions. The United States Cybersecurity Magazine had the opportunity to partake in a round table discussion with Col. Reid Novotny, Joint Staff/J6-C4 & Cyber, Col. Vic … Read more

From the Spring 2019 Issue

Female Veterans–Ready to Fill Cybersecurity Jobs!

Author(s):

Dr. Amelia Estwick, Program Director, National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

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Current State of the Cybersecurity Industry Our nation’s robust cybersecurity industry will grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 20201. Additionally, the United States White House Administration’s 2019 budget has allocated approximately $15 billion in spending to fund critical initiatives and research in the cybersecurity space, up from $14.4 billion in 2018 … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

The Art of the Feminine in a Masculine World of Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Jothi Dugar, C|CISO, CISSP, HCIPP, Author

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The Psychology of Cybersecurity What is the psychology of cybersecurity, and the role that the Feminine (aka Women) play in it? Why is this important to understand? What does psychology have to do with cybersecurity you may wonder, and what do we mean by the Feminine? Cybersecurity is often miscategorized as predominantly a technical field, … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

Ladies! Be the Energy in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Diane M Janosek, Esq., CISSP, Senior Legal Advisor, WiCyS Mid-Atlantic

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Did you know that women represent only eleven to fourteen percent of the cybersecurity workforce – and that there has been no real progress in increasing that percentage over the last two years? Women make up only eleven to fourteen percent of the cybersecurity workforce – hard to believe when you consider how many ladies … Read more