Cybersecurity Certifications That Make a Difference

Cybersecurity Certifications That Make a Difference

The security industry is understaffed. By a lot. Previous estimates by the Ponemon Institute suggest as much as 50 percent underemployment for cybersecurity positions. Seventy percent of existing IT security organizations are understaffed and 58 percent say it’s difficult to retain qualified candidates. ESG’s 2017 annual global survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals suggests the biggest shortage of skills [...]

The Old and New: Current Trends in Web-based Threats

The Old and New: Current Trends in Web-based Threats

Summary In this blog, Unit 42 is sharing analysis and statistics from our Email Link Analysis (ELINK) from the first quarter of 2018 and highlighting interesting findings of current web threats. We will first describe statistical information about CVEs, malicious URLs and Exploit Kits (EKs), then discuss the current life cycle of these web-based threats, and wrap [...]

Is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Enough to Protect Your Organization?

Is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Enough to Protect Your Organization?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, also known as the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and commonly referred to as CSF, is top of mind for many organizations. Whether driven by the May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the need for a common [...]