Tag Archives: NCSA

Raytheon-Forcepoint-NCSA Survey: Millennials’ Cyber Career Interest Remains Unchanged; Dave Wajsgras Comments

A survey commissioned by Raytheon, Forcepoint and the National Cyber Security Alliance has found that only 38 percent of millennials said they are willing to pursue a career in the cybersecurity field. The finding suggests that millennials’ interest in cybersecurity remains unaltered compared with the previous year and that the …

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Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers

A study commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance indicates cyber threats against the U.S. presidential election have helped boost interest in cybersecurity careers among young adults. Raytheon said Wednesday Zogby Analytics conducted the “Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap” survey which involves 3,779 respondents aged 18 to 26 from the …

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White House, NCSA Launch Campaign to Encourage ‘Strong Authentication’ for Online Accounts

The White House and the National Cyber Security Alliance have launched a campaign that aims to increase the adoption of strong authentication methods for online accounts. NCSA said Wednesday the Lock Down Your Login initiative calls on the public to move beyond usernames and passwords through stronger authentication that provides multiple forms of verification such …

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BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security, corporate sponsors and nonprofit representatives to promote digital privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity. Edward Hearst, vice president of U.S. government business development at BlackBerry, will represent the company on the NCSA …

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Study Finds Kids Lack Basic Cyber Safety Skills

A study has revealed that the nation’s K-12 schools lack basic computer knowledge on ethics, security and online safety. The 2011 State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum, released by the National Cybersecurity Alliance, also found that teachers and IT coordinators disagree about whether cyber ethics and safety should …

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Survey: Lack of Cyber-bullying Prevention in K-12

In the last 12 months, 26 percent of K-12 teachers say they have taught students how to handle incidents of cyber bullying, while only 15 percent said they spoke to students about online “hate speech,” according to a new survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Microsoft. The survey, …

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Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan Joins NCSA Board

Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s chief security officer, has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance’s board of directors, NCSA announced today. In his role as CSO, Sullivan is in charge of overseeing security for Facebook’s active users and works to develop and promote high standards for product security. As a former federal …

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General Dynamics’ Nadia Short Joins Board of Directors at NCSA

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has named Nadia Short, VP of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ cyber division, to its board of directors. NCSA works with government, private, nonprofit and academic organizations to promote cybersecurity education and awareness. “Nadia Short has been working to protect critical infrastructure and ensure …

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General Dynamics’ Nadia Short Joins NCSA’s Board of Directors

The National Cyber Security Alliance has named Nadia Short, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ cyber division, to its board directors. Short joins representatives from AT&T, ADP, Cisco, EMC, Google, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC, Symantec and Visa in promoting cybersecurity awareness and Internet safety. …

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NCSA Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web Portal

The National Cyber Security Alliance today launched its National Cyber Security Awareness Month web portal with information on events, activities, promotions and educational materials to be used in preparation for the upcoming Internet safety month. NCSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis …

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Lockheed Martin's Charlie Croom Takes Seat on NCSA Board

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has joined the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. Charles Croom, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, will sit on the board as Lockheed Martin’s representative. “Lockheed Martin, with its deep experience working with federal …

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