Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Careers & People

How You Can Support InfoSec Diversity, Starting With The Colleagues You Already Have

50%
50%

Jamesha Fisher, security operations engineer of GitHub, and speaker at Black Hat USA's "Removing Roadblocks to Diversity" panel, visits the Dark Reading News Desk. She discusses how GitHub is bringing the power of security to the uninitiated, and how a predominately white and male infosec industry -- and each individual in it -- can better support women and people of color.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
syntax_attack
100%
0%
syntax_attack,
User Rank: Strategist
9/23/2016 | 12:08:20 PM
Here is how you decide who to hire
Hire based upon merit and merit alone.  Pick the person with the best qualifications for the position you are hiring for and leave it at that. 
TheSeekerThinker Searcher
50%
50%
TheSeekerThinker Searcher,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/4/2017 | 2:14:03 PM
Re: Here is how you decide who to hire
Thats the way its supposed to be but, we all know that is not the way it is.
JeffM787
100%
0%
JeffM787,
User Rank: Strategist
9/23/2016 | 6:52:30 PM
I don't understand the stated mission
"and how a predominately white and male infosec industry -- and each individual in it -- can better support women and people of color

Is the responsibility of the "infosec industry" to "support women and people of color", or should the infosec industry SUPPORT security in all of its dimensions for its stakeholders? 

It's wonderful to have an inspiring story to raise awareness and reach out to all people who can potentially strengthen the vast areas related security, but people will ultimately invest their greatest effort in what they are passionate about.  Of all professions, information security needs to attract people who are both passionate and proficient. Given the long history and number of movies, global news events, and direct relationships to technology - it's hard to imagine that anyone who's passionate about this topic needs some type of specialized outreach to get their participation.
Aviation Faces Increasing Cybersecurity Scrutiny
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/22/2019
Microsoft Tops Phishers' Favorite Brands as Facebook Spikes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  8/22/2019
Capital One Breach: What Security Teams Can Do Now
Dr. Richard Gold, Head of Security Engineering at Digital Shadows,  8/23/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-15540
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-25
filters/filter-cso/filter-stream.c in the CSO filter in libMirage 3.2.2 in CDemu does not validate the part size, triggering a heap-based buffer overflow that can lead to root access by a local Linux user.
CVE-2019-15538
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-25
An issue was discovered in xfs_setattr_nonsize in fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.9. XFS partially wedges when a chgrp fails on account of being out of disk quota. xfs_setattr_nonsize is failing to unlock the ILOCK after the xfs_qm_vop_chown_reserve call fails. This is primarily a ...
CVE-2016-6154
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
The authentication applet in Watchguard Fireware 11.11 Operating System has reflected XSS (this can also cause an open redirect).
CVE-2019-5594
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
An Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ("Cross-site Scripting") in Fortinet FortiNAC 8.3.0 to 8.3.6 and 8.5.0 admin webUI may allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform a reflected XSS attack via the search field in the webUI.
CVE-2019-6695
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
Lack of root file system integrity checking in Fortinet FortiManager VM application images of all versions below 6.2.1 may allow an attacker to implant third-party programs by recreating the image through specific methods.