A third of Americans have been a victim of information fraud or identity theft
"Despite notable data breaches in 2019, when asked if they update or change passwords/PINs after a company they do business with suffers a data breach, more than a quarter (28%) say only sometimes and nearly one in 10 (9%) say they don't update their passwords at all, according to a Shred-it survey..." - HelpNet Security
From serving as an artillery Marine to working a help desk, infosec practitioners pinpoint experiences that had the greatest influence on their careers
"There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building a security career, as evidenced by the diverse range of educational, professional, and personal experiences that its many practitioners have,"
notes Kelly Sheridan in InformationWeek
"It's also impossible to predict which projects will teach you lessons you'll use later in a future security role. You could learn to better communicate with clients while working a help desk, or maybe you could gain the confidence to present your first security talk from a mentor at one of your first jobs..."
Spending on cybersecurity is on an explosive rise
Yash Mehta writes in Business 2 Community
"When new ransomware attacks occur every 14 seconds followed by infiltration attempts on large volumes of data putting millions of people at risk, cybersecurity ought to be discussed. As we usher into 2020, the scope of discussion has gone beyond the upcoming security products & services to new innovations in hacking. If you haven't woken up to combat such attacks, you could be the next target..."
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