Machine learning and artificial intelligence both carry a lot of promise where security is concerned. Much has already been written about how they’ll completely change the way we protect our systems and data against attack. This hype, however, should be taken with a grain of salt. AI isn’t the be-all and end-all of cybersecurity - not yet, at least.
You already know there’s a talent shortage in IT. Maybe you have a plan for addressing it. Maybe you don’t. Either way, if you’re having trouble filling a position at your company, it might be time to rethink your recruitment process. The first step is to take a look at your job postings - how bad are they?
Especially if you work in software, you’re no stranger to feeling strapped for time, and you’ve probably met at least one person in your field who isn’t. Here’s the thing - those people who always seem to be ahead of the curve aren’t any different from you or I. They’ve just cultivated a few habits that go a long way towards helping them be more productive. You can too.
There are plenty of reasons to stay behind when a major WordPress update comes along. Maybe updating will break some of your core plugins. Maybe you can’t afford the downtime required to perform the update. Thing is, those reasons don’t matter - if you’re not using the latest version of WordPress, you’re a security risk. And the WordPress team is addressing that.
There’s an old, unpleasant stereotype floating around enterprise - the idea that, when it comes to the IT department and the rest of an organization, it’s an ‘us vs. them’ mentality. That’s not only outdated, it’s toxic. If your organization is to thrive, you need to do away with it. Here’s how you can.