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.

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5 Ways to Close the Cyber Security Skills Gap Within Your Organization

Industries across the board are experiencing an unprecedented cyber security skills gap, with some estimates reporting there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021. Many factors are to blame for this shortage, but top of the list is the increasing number of cyber threats and threat actors. As organizations buckle under the growing …

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5 Questions to Ask your CISO (ASAP)

Creating a resilient cybersecurity culture begins with a cohesive, top-down position and approach. To help accomplish this, having regular and reciprocal conversations with your CISO is important to ensure that your company is maximizing its cybersecurity potential at all times. Here are 5 questions to ask your CISO today to increase transparency and communication within …

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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

The unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide has reached over 4 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. Cybersecurity education in is lacking. For instance, out of the top 50 computer science programs in the US, …

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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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Cybersecurity is No Longer Good-to-Have, It’s the Law

By now we should all know that human error accounts for 95% of data breaches, and that cyber security should be a company-wide concern. We know cybersecurity is good-to-have, and now, finally, it is also necessary to have. While it may have taken government regulations a bit to catch up with cyberspace, there has been …

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5 Ways to Stay on Top of Cyber Tech Trends

The cyber world is expanding faster than ever before, with technological breakthroughs occurring more often than any one person could count. Keeping up with emerging cyber technology can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to distinguishing which trends are fads versus which are here to stay. That said, it is necessary task …

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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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