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December 2021

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According to the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the global cybersecurity skills gap has decreased, from 3.1 million to 2.7 million people, reflecting a greater number of people joining the profession. The study also looks at cybersecurity salaries, top skills development priorities, and planned investments in people and technology.  Job satisfaction among the professionals also increased with 77% of respondents satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs compared to 66% in 2019.    Download the full study at: 

Businesses across all verticals are facing greater challenges in managing and mitigating the impact of cyberattacks. Experience and expertise in cybersecurity is driving innovators to develop the solutions needed to enable businesses to protect their data, operations and their customers.  Ireland has become recognised as a cybersecurity innovator and many international companies are based here. The unique expertise in Ireland is driving further to benefit from increased global investment. This article published on the Bank of Ireland's ThinkBusiness website showcases 26 leading Irish cybersecurity companies

The Enterprise Ireland Digitalisation Voucher is designed to build digital capabilities across Ireland. The voucher can cover up to 100% of the cost of a 10 day consultancy engagement (to a value of €9,000). Apply the Digitalisation Voucher for a review of cybersecurity risk and mitigation strategy. The voucher can be applied to work towards international security standards.   Digital transformation enables businesses to build competitive advantage and drive growth.  By adopting technologies such as cloud, internet of things (IoT) and big data, companies can increase productivity, improve efficiency, and enhance customer

So I spent the past week at the COSAC Security Conference and I’ve recharged my engagement batteries once again. One thing that I heard over and over in speaking with my colleagues there, was that we still haven’t cracked the password issue. With the enormous rise in phishing and other account takeover methods, the problem is quickly getting out of control (1). Fighting Phishing with Awareness and Two-Factor Authentication We at Cycubix have built a brand new Phishing awareness training module for our clients, but even though heightened awareness among users has

Cycubix is delighted to sponsor the 1st annual Cyber Ireland National Conference (CINC) on the 21st of October 2021. This event brings the cyber security community together to discuss the challenges facing industry and the innovative solutions available from Ireland and internationally. Visit the Cyber Ireland National Conference website here: Cycubix promotes the development of the cyber security ecosystem, and Ireland as a leader in this sector. We are passionate about education, and therefore convinced training and awareness play a fundamental role in a successful cyber security strategy. As an (ISC)²

Key Considerations for Building your Cybersecurity Team * Follow up to June’s article “Cybersecurity Education and Training (the devil’s in the detail)”. For the past month or two, I’d been thinking about writing a piece to help organisations when they are developing a cybersecurity team and facing the task-  “We need to hire a security person!”  It sounds like an easy fix - right?  Not so, I’m afraid. So what does a “security person” do? I’ve been working for over 30 years in “security” and the best answer I can come up with

Learn about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification   Many cybersecurity professionals have questions about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP certification – what it is, why should I consider it, what is involved and lots more. If you are thinking about becoming SSCP certified and are interested in learning more about the process and requirements, the Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP - FAQ may give you the answers you need. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we would be delighted to answer

Further boost your CISSP / CCSP training with free access to 3 (ISC)² PDI courses Cycubix is exited to announce that when you register for our Official (ISC)² CISSP or CCSP public or private training seminars from now through to December 31, 2021, you will receive free access to three (ISC)² Professional Development Institute (PDI) courses. You will be able to select three courses  from the list of Bonus (ISC)² PDI Courses - see list below. Each course complements the knowledge gained from the CISSP/CCSP training.  CISSP Bonus PDI Courses    CCSP

Learn about Secure Software Development from CCSLPs around the world Software security requires a creative and disciplined approach and a vision to develop secure strategy, tactics and execution. Excelling in the discipline demands thinking through the entire software lifecycle and enforcing security as a first-thought process. The (ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is a comprehensive certification that addresses the spectrum of software lifecycle security. This eBook -  developed by (ISC)² - will enable you learn from CSSLPs around the globe about how the CSSLP has helped them succeed in their endeavors

SSCP Domain Refresh FAQ Why are changes being made to the SSCP exam? (ISC)² has an obligation to its membership to maintain the relevancy of its credentials and follows a rigorous, methodical process to routinely update its credential exams. This SSCP Domain Refresh FAQ details the updates. These ensure that the examinations and subsequent continuing professional education requirements encompass the topic areas relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today's practicing information security practitioner. How is the SSCP exam changing? The content of the SSCP has been refreshed to reflect the most pertinent issues