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Where are the Women in Cyber Security?

The study conducted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education showed that of all the workforce in the US information security field, only 14 per cent are women. This was an all-time low considering that 48 percent of the US workforce are women. Although the report found out that cyber security is a field that is facing acute shortage of professionals of both sexes, the shortage of women was alarming in comparison to their male counterparts.

Top Women in Cyber Security

Privacy in the Facebook Era

Hot off the heels of the recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal, the gateway to the Facebook problem has been pried open for all of us.

While some are swearing off Facebook permanently and shareholders are panicking, the majority of us, who may not have Facebook stock, but definitely have Facebook accounts are feeling a little uneasy about our data privacy.

Cyber security-Penetration Testing

Cybersecurity deals with security of the application, information, and systems. It also includes operational security, disaster recovery and education of the end user. Constantly changing nature of security risk have made Cybersecurity challenging. In the current environment, the threat is advancing quickly, and the emergence of technology have made the cyber security approaches insufficient. The global cyber security market is growing on a continuous basis mentioned in Forbes. In 2015 it reached $75 billion, and it is expected to hit $170 billion in 2020.

​Top 5 Cyber Security Tips To Keep Hackers Away

Maintaining your cyber security is difficult, yet crucial in this day-and-age. A hacker can easily access your private pictures, videos or any content you did not wish to share with strangers. They can then use that content for multiple purposes. If the hackers find these videos to be intimate, they might blackmail you and demand a hefty ransom.

Israeli cybersecurity firms raised record $814.5 million in 2017

In 2017 international investors participated in more funding deals of Israeli cybersecurity firms than did Israeli investors. This is “further proof of the growing recognition of Israel as a global leader in cybersecurity,” the report said. At the same time, there was slightly less activity of Israel-based investors, including angels.

Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm acquires Pittsburgh's Wombat for $225M

Wombat Security emerged in June 2008 as a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University. Three faculty members at the School of Computer Science created the startup to address the human element of phishing, ultimately building training solutions for cybersecurity.

“Because threat actors target employees as the weakest link, companies need to continuously train employees and arm them with real-time threat data,”
Gary Steele, Proofpoint CEO, said in a release.

Cybersecurity Firms Qualys, Mimecast Report Earnings That Top Views

Qualys said that adjusted fourth-quarter earnings were 32 cents a share, up 39% from a year ago, with revenue rising nearly 19% to $62.9 million. A year earlier, Qualys earned 23 cents a share on sales of $52 million. Analysts expected Qualys to report earnings of 28 cents on sales of $62 million for the period ended Dec. 31.