Should we offer cyber security jobs to ex-cyber criminals?
According to the cyber security company Radware a fifth of UK businesses have given cyber security jobs to one-time hackers, highlighting a moral dilemma that businesses face. Radware also stated that 60% of businesses had been the victim of a cybercrime over the last 12 months. Companies could find themselves paying money to the very criminals that have in the past attacked them. Is this moral
What skills from IT security jobs can be transferred to other sectors?
The techniques people learn with a view to picking up IT security jobs can often be used to excellent effect outside of their desired industry. Let’s take a look at how: The job market has changed Many years ago, it was common for a person to leave school, get a job and then stay with the same company for the rest of their working life before retiring at the age of 60 (for women) or 65 (fo
How is gamification shaping cyber security?
Gamification, the process of applying gaming elements to other activities, is rapidly becoming a tool to assist cyber security. There are four main principles of gamification: • Create a goal • Create the rules for attaining that goal • Set up feedback systems • Make playing the game voluntary Sports such as football and golf are based on these principles. Online role play game
Brexit – how might it affect cyber security?
The results of the recent referendum mean that within two or more years, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. The exit will affect many areas of British life, including the economy, immigration and trade with Europe, but will it have a significant effect on cyber security? At this early stage before Britain has negotiated a leaving strategy, there are many uncertainties about exact
How will IT security jobs change in the next decade?
Technology is developing at a fast pace, and IT security jobs will need to adapt to these changes. Microsoft, in its Cyberspace 2025 report, has made predictions on how communications technology will change in the next 10 years and how security experts will be needed to protect technology. If all or most of their predictions are accurate, then this will affect the nature of IT security jobs. Mi
What risks are companies taking by not making cyber security jobs available?
We live in a networked world. Banking, online shopping, emails and streaming services are just a few of the everyday activities that involve networks. What’s more, all these networks require cyber security experts to protect them. Potentially all networks are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which makes it vital that any company that manages a network needs to protect it by employing expert cyber
Five sectors that need to make cyber security jobs available
Over the last few years there have been an increasing number of cyber security attacks and this growth is set to continue. Whilst all business sectors need to step up their cyber security operations, there are five sectors that are particularly vulnerable. Any organisation within one of these should make more cyber security jobs available in order to combat an increasing security threat. 1. Hea
How has the digital age seen IT security jobs change?
In the last 10 years there have been many changes in IT. In this digital age, online banking and shopping has grown, computers have changed, and there has been a rise in the use of mobile devices. The way people access networks and the internet is different to how it used to be. In this ever evolving digital world, hackers and cyber criminals have adapted by creating more sophisticated strateg
What does the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive mean to EU businesses?
We all know that cybercrime does not respect European borders. In response to increasing cyber threats, the European Commission has created the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, which is set to be adopted imminently. The European Commission states that one of its top priorities is to create a ‘Digital Single Market’. It claims that this will generate around €250bn (£200bn
Three high-profile hacks from last year, and what we learned from them
There is a worldwide conflict going on between organisations of all sizes and hackers and, despite the efforts of cyber security personnel, each year there are a number of notable hacks. Last year saw plenty of high-profile incidents make the mainstream news, but what lessons can we learn from them? 1. Ashley Madison Ashley Madison, the dating site for people that want to have an affair, has