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  • CyberGEN.IQ: The Science Behind the Cybersecurity Assessment

    CyberGEN.IQ: The Science Behind the Cybersecurity Assessment

    Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more sophisticated every day. Businesses must hire professionals with deep industry expertise to beef up their security. Additionally, individuals must fully understand their cognitive aptitude and strengths to find a cybersecurity career that aligns with their unique talents. CyberGEN IQ is the world’s only cyber aptitude assessment. This tool is rooted…

  • How Cybersecurity Skills Assessments Help Bridge the Skills Gap

    How Cybersecurity Skills Assessments Help Bridge the Skills Gap

    Aptitude assessments help cybersecurity job seekers overcome the industry’s biggest challenges About two-thirds of cybersecurity professionals believe the industry is the most challenging they’ve faced in the past five years. And about 67% lack the staff to address potential threats effectively. Organizations must secure qualified candidates to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Unfortunately, due…

  • The Importance of Eliminating Bias in the Hiring Process

    The Importance of Eliminating Bias in the Hiring Process

    The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every single day. That is roughly one decision every two seconds. Though we may believe ourselves to be unbiased and fair in our decisions, the reality is that human nature plays a part with every decision we make. According to this article in the Harvard Business Review, “we…

  • What Do Your CyberGEN.IQ Quadrants Say About You

    What Do Your CyberGEN.IQ Quadrants Say About You

    The ability to effectively prevent or respond to today’s cybersecurity threats is no easy thing to portray, and a resume certainly can’t tell the full story. But with the power of reliable cybersecurity aptitude testing, this is now something that we can help you quantify.  CyberGEN.IQ is the world’s only cyber aptitude test, a revolutionary…

  • Today’s Top Cyber IT Security Threats & How Your Company Can Prepare

    Today’s Top Cyber IT Security Threats & How Your Company Can Prepare

    While supply chain attacks dominated the cybersecurity headlines in 2021, it became increasingly apparent that nearly every industry needed to ramp up security efforts. Bad actors continued to exploit system vulnerability and human error in an increasingly targeted effort to seek financial gains. The good news: As bad actors continue to adapt, the security effort…

  • Ethical Hacking 101: How to Hire a Hacker for Top Cyber Defense

    Ethical Hacking 101: How to Hire a Hacker for Top Cyber Defense

    Doug Britton, CEO of Haystack Solutions, Featured in CSO Online to Discuss Ethical Hacking  Even though the term “ethical hacking” was first heard sometime in the 1990s, this approach to cybersecurity existed long before the term was first used. Ethical hacking is when a hacker uses multiple techniques to examine the defense system of an…

  • The Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid While Making Your Next Cybersecurity Hire

    The Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid While Making Your Next Cybersecurity Hire

    Cybersecurity Ventures, the world’s leading researcher for the cyber economy, predicts  that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs globally. This is, in part, fueled by the continued rise in cybercrimes. The increase in cybercrimes has created a high demand for the limited pool of cybersecurity professionals. This crunch makes it difficult…

  • Find Today’s Best Cybersecurity Experts by Testing Cognitive Aptitude: Introducing CyberGEN.IQ

    Find Today’s Best Cybersecurity Experts by Testing Cognitive Aptitude: Introducing CyberGEN.IQ

    The Current State of Cybersecurity The world of cybersecurity has drastically changed over the past year, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, businesses adapted to new challenges, such as remote working, and the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning used to automate security systems. Cyberattacks are among the fastest-growing crimes in…