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Insights from the Rethinking Cybersecurity In Today’s Digital Age Webinar

The pandemic has made enterprises more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Data from the ISSA found a 63% increase of cyber attacks related to the pandemic, calling COVID — the computer version of influenza — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers. 

During our recent webinar, Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity, and Frederic Kerrest, COO of Okta, discussed the current cybersecurity landscape and tactics organizations can adopt to mitigate cyber incidents. Including howCEOs and Boardrooms should pay more attention to cybersecurity and implement the latest up-to-date systems. Frederic mentioned this in his address during the event, mentioning that cyber threats can materialize in various ways.

COVID has played an essential role in accelerating digital transformation across enterprises, according to McKinsey. As noted, the business has had a hand in speeding up the adoption of digital technologies for several years.

3 Key Takeaways from the Rethinking Cybersecurity In Today’s Digital Age Webinar 

  1. It is essential to get more security professionals to love the profession of cybersecurity. 
  1. It is important to get security professionals educated both generally and practically. It is also important to give them practical frameworks they can take into their new jobs right away.
  1.  A skills shortage and a lack of qualified individuals has created a big need in cybersecurity. Udacity’s School of Cybersecurity was launched to combat this shortage and currently has a waiting list for students and employers.

The most exciting aspect of the recent webinar discussion between Gabe and Frederic was their breakdown of the different layers of  cybersecurity.Their insight on boardroom discussions now included digital transformation, what security professionals should be looking out for, and where our next-generation of cyber-oriented candidates are coming from. 

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Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Udacity. Her recent monologue, Listen to Her, was read by actress Marla Gibbs and featured at the WACO Theatre’s 50in50 event. Her writing has been featured on NBC Universal, Red Tricycle, LA Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Eraina lives in California with her husband and children.