Catherine Fredette

Catherine Fredette is a student at the University of St Andrews, where she has academic research experience investigating cybersecurity and International Law. Catherine is curious and excited to learn more about the cyber world.

Teaching Cybersecurity In Higher Education

Top 8 Things Higher Education Should be Teaching Cyber Security Students

The cybersecurity job market is full of opportunity. Experts predict that by 2021, there will be 3.5 million unfiled cybersecurity jobs. This reflects the both the growing number of cyber threats and lack of properly trained cyber professionals. This workforce shortage is crippling the field, and cyber security educators are struggling to keep up. Now, …

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Cybersecurity Education: Why Universities are Missing the Mark

By 2021, unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million. The cybersecurity skills gap – which only continues to grow – has many conflating or interrelating causes, but at the top of the list is cybersecurity education. A recent study revealed just how lacking cybersecurity education in US universities really is. They awarded the 121 …

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5 Reasons Why Your Cybersecurity Approach Should Be Risk-Based

While cyber threats may not be in your control, your cybersecurity strategy is – and it should be risk-based. A risk-based approach to cybersecurity means that your security team is primarily concerned with reducing your organization’s likelihood and vulnerability in case of a cyberattack. A risk-based approach begins with an understanding of your business’s critical …

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5 Ways Virtual Simulations Drastically Improve Your Cybersecurity Strategy

You can’t control whether your organization is the target of a cyber-attack, but you can control how prepared you are to handle it. Cybersecurity is essentially contingent on human interactions between the user, the defender, and the attacker. Kaspersky Lab reports that 90% of corporate data breaches are caused by social engineering attacks and employee …

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Why Cyber Learning Should Be Continuous

The cybersecurity industry has a secret weapon that you didn’t know you needed: continuous cyber learning. Continuous cyber learning not only promises to increase your organization’s employee and investment value, but also serves to bolster your defenses against even the savviest cybercriminals. While organizations are well aware that they are facing a global cybersecurity talent …

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