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Perfect time to jump start your career in Cyber Security (6-Oct-2016)


So, what is cyber security and why did the world suddenly wake up to the needs of cyber security. Let’s start it this way, cyber security is securing your assets from potential cyber criminals who will be lurking on the cyber space. Delving a bit deeper, Information Technology has taken the world by storm, creating new opportunities, improvising the business processes, and creating a special set of professionals to do these jobs.

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Cyber Security Job and the Work Environment (6-Oct-2016)


Depending on the size of the organisation, cyber security work environment differs strategically and categorically. Traditionally, Information Security and Cyber Security are under the Information Technology umbrella. However, the job role of a cyber security professional differs to a large extent from an Information Technology professional.

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Building Cyber Security Leadership (6-Oct-2016)


The United Kingdom is one of the most developed nations in the world with its economy being the fifth largest*. According to a study, the UK is the most cyber-dependent nation of the G20 countries* with almost 74% of the adult population being online and spending around GBP 91 million. These figures tell us the need for being cyber secure and cyber resilient in the UK.

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Legalising Cyber Security – South Africa (6-Oct-2016)


South Africa is the second largest economy of the African continent after Nigeria in terms of GDP. Natural enough, South Africa is the first target for cyber-crime syndicates and cyber-criminals. According to studies by Norton, around 8.8 million South Africans were cyber-crime victims in 2015 alone. This figure emphasises the gravity of the situation and the importance of cyber space in South Africa.

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Air India Hacked (4-Jul-2016)


Air India passengers were in for a surprise when they saw that their accumulated air miles were all redeemed without their notice. In the recent cyber security incident involving the Indian aviation player Air India, the accumulated air miles of most of its genuine travelers had been redeemed and 170 air tickets worth INR 16 lakhs have been sold on the basis of the air miles. Investigation report says that around 20 email addresses were created by the perpetrators for getting access to the accounts.

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Cyber Crime and Banking – Africa (1-Aug-2016)


In the wake of the recent cyber heists in the Standard Bank and the ongoing fraudulent activities in the East African countries banks, it is time that the African banks take a stand on mitigating cyber risks; embracing technologies which will contain the movements of cyber criminals.

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The great Bangladesh Bank Cyber Heist (4-Jul-2016)


In what seems to be the biggest cyber heist in the history of banking sector, USD 81 million has been siphoned off from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While the attempt to siphon of fund amounting to USD 1 billion has been the actual target of the perpetrators, they have been successful in stealing USD 81 million. This incident brings to the fore, once again the burning issue of cyber security and risk management. While the other industry verticals have an edge over the BFSI sector,

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Human Rights & Cyber Security – An Analysis (25-Jul-2016)


Every human irrespective of their place of origin, residence are entitled to certain basic rights which are protected by the concerning States. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it is the duty of every State to honour and protect the Human Rights of every citizen. Basic rights such as right to life, right to freedom of expression, right to work, education, social security form some of the human rights. An advance in technology resulted in the innovation of a computer and the ARPANET.

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5 Reasons why Cyber Security jobs are here to stay! (11-Jul-2016)


Cyber Security jobs are here to stay, at least until as long as we try and develop flawless designs and programs which will have zero vulnerability. In this section, let’s talk about why we need cyber security professionals in every walk of life and ponder over the reasons as to why cyber security jobs will remain hot for the next few years. Let’s discuss the latest developments in the major sectors across the world and their impact on security. As all of us know, Artificial Intelligence is one of the major breakthroughs of our decade with almost all of the major sectors using AI to increase productivity and thereby profits.

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Interesting job functions in Cyber Security (8-Aug-2016)


Cyber Security is at the forefront offering an expanse of opportunities. In today’s world of Internet and networks, cyber security holds a prominent position; forming the backbone for any sector or industry to succeed. An increase in cyber surface area has also increased the attack surface area elucidating the need for skilled professionals. However, this domain being relatively new, there is still a lag in forming formal education degrees which would help students choose cyber security as a career path.

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