August 16, 2021

From math-hater to DEFCON-lover: An unlikely path to Cybersecurity

Would you let a fear of math scare you away from a career in cybersecurity? Some people pursue a career in cybersecurity because they love math... others, like Palo Alto Network’s’ Ashley Richardson-Sequeira, got into cyber because she loves computers and has seen the movie Hackers just a few too many times. A military veteran, musician, and English major, Ashley’s journey to a successful career in cyber is far from what many perceive as the typical path. Her story underlines that there is always room in this dynamic field  for someone dedicated to protecting friends and family from security threats -- even if they are admittedly terrified of calculus (or at least used to be).

July 13, 2021

Tonia Dudley, Strategic Advisor | Cofense

The National Cyber Security Alliance is pleased to present our fourth edition of our Board Member Spotlight. Our Board member companies are leaders in cybersecurity education and awareness and are an integral part of making the organization a successful public-private partnership.

Get to know Tonia Dudley, Strategic Advisor at Cofense in this Board Member Spotlight.

June 23, 2021

Jason Ruger, Chief Information Security Officer | Lenovo

The National Cyber Security Alliance is pleased to present our third edition of our Board Member Spotlight. Our Board member companies are leaders in cybersecurity education and awareness and are an integral part of making the organization a successful public-private partnership.

Get to know Jason Ruger, Chief Information Security Officer at Lenovo, in this Board Member Spotlight.

May 26, 2021

Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs | NortonLifeLock

The National Cyber Security Alliance is pleased to present the second edition of our Board Member Spotlight. Our Board member companies are leaders in cybersecurity education and awareness and are an integral part of making the organization a successful public-private partnership.

Get to know Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs at NortonLifeLock, in this Board Member Spotlight.

May 4, 2021

Scams and Misinformation Challenges

It has been over a year since the pandemic began and cyber threats have thrived during this period. In April 2020, we witnessed a huge spike of phishing emails and smishing text messages, which lead to various cyber attacks and scams. Research data shows that spam messages increased by more than 220 times during the first month of the COVID-19 lockdown.

April 29, 2021

The privacy paradox: 5 places we give up privacy online — and don’t know it

When we set good intentions — whether it’s in our careers or personal pursuits — there’s always the chance that we’ll fall short sometimes.

This is especially true in the instance of our online lives and how, despite our best intentions and sincerest concerns, we compromise our privacy online.

This is called the privacy paradox, meaning that we believe online privacy is important, but we don’t act on that belief. Instead, it’s often the case that we prioritize the internet’s conveniences over protecting our personal information and sensitive data from the world of cybersecurity and data tracking risks that lurk on the internet.