Maggie, Carys and about two dozen other Girl Scouts were participating in a workshop at Northern Trust’s Loop office on a Saturday morning earlier this month to earn their cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts earn badges or other awards once they’ve explored a topic or learned a new skill. The cybersecurity badges, introduced for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade earlier this year, are part of an effort from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America to increase participation in STEM fields, which have long been dominated by men.
Securing sensitive data for nonprofits around the world
By Tess Hetzel, Sr. Corporate Responsibility
In our increasingly digital world, nonprofit employees and volunteers typically handle sensitive data on a daily basis, and data security is a top concern. With limited budgets, nonprofit and charitable organizations often lack the resources needed to invest in quality data protection. For the past 16 years, Symantec and TechSoup have worked together to provide nonprofits with affordable access to much-needed security software.
Cybersecurity remains an increasing concern and investment priority for organizations across the globe. Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $133.7 billion in 2022, 45 percent greater than the $92.1 billion forecast for 2018, according to tech analyst firm IDC. IDC MarketScape recognized Booz Allen’s work in cybersecurity by positioning the company as a Leader in U.S. Incident Response in its September 2018 report.
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 2018, Booz Allen is spotlighting women in cybersecurity. This piece profiles Katie D’Hondt, a 2015 Summer Games intern who now supports the firm’s work with the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Katie worked at the Partnership for Public Service. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Michigan.
As Microsoft pursues its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, there is great opportunity for their customers, partners and company. With that opportunity comes a great responsibility to society. That is why Microsoft continuously works to apply the power of technology to empower all people, strengthen communities globally and protect our planet. It is also why their policies and business practices are rooted in a commitment to timeless values such as trust, privacy, inclusion, and transparency.
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 2018, Booz Allen is spotlighting women in cybersecurity. This piece profiles Dianna Carr, who is a Lead Associate in privacy and cybersecurity strategy. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Dianna was the Deputy Director, Privacy for the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. She has a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University.
Four strategies to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals
Today, hundreds of thousands of cyber security positions remain vacant around the world. Research estimates that by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security professionals (an increase of 20% from the 1.5 million shortfall forecasted in 2015).[I] At the same time, consumer demand for automated, connected and intelligent products is growing, as are the risks and resulting realities of increased cyber attacks.