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How to tackle the cyber security skills gap in SA

The sheer scale of our connected, digital world means that the scope for cyber crime has broadened. As each new technology is unveiled, it introduces a new security risk, says Vikas Kapoor, practice head – Cybersecurity GRC at In2IT Technologies.

“South Africa has seen a steady rise in cyber crime, jumping to rank as the 31st most cyber attacked country in the world out of 117 countries. The situation is dire, and not helped by our vast shortage of cyber security skills,” said Kapoor.

“Cyber security professionals are constantly having to play catch up, and the development of cybersecurity skills is simply not keeping pace with digital and technological expansion – a lack which cyber criminals are capitalising on.”

He pointed out that the skills shortage is not confined to South African borders, and countries across the globe face similar challenges.

The highly publicised global security breaches of this past year point to

Read more at: https://businesstech.co.za/news/it-services/219153/how-to-tackle-the-cyber-security-skills-gap-in-sa/

How to tackle the cyber security skills gap in SA – BusinessTech

The sheer scale of our connected, digital world means that the scope for cyber crime has broadened. As each new technology is unveiled, it introduces a new security risk, says Vikas Kapoor, practice head – Cybersecurity GRC at In2IT Technologies.

“South Africa has seen a steady rise in cyber crime, jumping to rank as the 31st most cyber attacked country in the world out of 117 countries. The situation is dire, and not helped by our vast shortage of cyber security skills,” said Kapoor.

“Cyber security professionals are constantly having to play catch up, and the development of cybersecurity skills is simply not keeping pace with digital and technological expansion – a lack which cyber criminals are capitalising on.”

He pointed out that the skills shortage is not confined to South African borders, and countries across the globe face similar challenges.

The highly publicised global security breaches of this past year point to

Read more at: https://businesstech.co.za/news/it-services/219153/how-to-tackle-the-cyber-security-skills-gap-in-sa/

CYBER SECURITY AND CRIME –HOW TO PREVENT IT

BY B.K.Mishra

If we can defeat them sitting at home ….who needs to fight with tanks and Guns!!!!

Delivering the valedictory address on concluding day of the three-day DGPs/IGPs conference At BSF Academy Tekanpur Madhyapradesh, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi told police heads from across the country to deal with issues relating to cyber security on an immediate and priority basis.

Here we discuss some measures On how to prevent cyber Crime as also how to fight Cyber Security.

Cyber crime, or Computer oriented Crime, is crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrimes can be defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet

Read more at: http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2018/01/12/cyber-security-and-crime-how-to-prevent-it/

University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Suffolk university aims to become leading cyber security research centre

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Read more at: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/universty-of-suffolk-hosts-cybercrime-conference-1-5348655

Raising Our Game: Cyber Security in an Age of Digital Transformation

Remarks prepared for delivery.

Good morning. It’s great to be here with you, and great to be back here in my hometown. Thank you all for joining us. I want to thank Father McShane and Fordham for continuing to help us bring people together to focus on cyber security.

Let me start by saying how honored I feel to be here representing the men and women of the FBI. The almost 37,000 agents, analysts, and staff I get to work with at Headquarters, in our field offices, and around the world are an extraordinary, dedicated, and quite frankly, inspiring bunch. Not a day goes by that I’m not struck by countless examples of their patriotism, courage, professionalism, and integrity. And I could not be more proud, but also humbled, to stand with them as we face the formidable challenges of today—and tomorrow.

The work of the FBI is complex and hits upon nearly

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/speeches/raising-our-game-cyber-security-in-an-age-of-digital-transformation

Raising Our Game: Cyber Security in an Age of Digital … – FBI.gov

Remarks prepared for delivery.

Good morning. It’s great to be here with you, and great to be back here in my hometown. Thank you all for joining us. I want to thank Father McShane and Fordham for continuing to help us bring people together to focus on cyber security.

Let me start by saying how honored I feel to be here representing the men and women of the FBI. The almost 37,000 agents, analysts, and staff I get to work with at Headquarters, in our field offices, and around the world are an extraordinary, dedicated, and quite frankly, inspiring bunch. Not a day goes by that I’m not struck by countless examples of their patriotism, courage, professionalism, and integrity. And I could not be more proud, but also humbled, to stand with them as we face the formidable challenges of today—and tomorrow.

The work of the FBI is complex and hits upon nearly

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/speeches/raising-our-game-cyber-security-in-an-age-of-digital-transformation

Crime, fraud and investigations 2018: Cyber security

The coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 will bring a duty to report data breaches for companies, with widespread implications.

In brief

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, introducing a duty to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of data breaches.
  • Fines of a much greater magnitude can be levied by the ICO on companies failing to comply with this duty and, where personal data has been leaked, follow on claims can be expected.
  • Reporting companies can expect to be asked to conduct investigations into cyber security breaches and report to the ICO.

Mandatory notifications of data breaches

2018 will see the implementation of the GDPR and its mandatory duty on data controllers in the UK to notify the ICO of a data breach involving personal data. We expect mandatory reporting to increase the risk of enforcement and civil litigation for corporations following cyber

Read more at: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=be9b5377-9383-4479-a757-de032e776a41

Our top 7 cyber security predictions for 2018

Given what’s happened in 2017 — the Equifax breach, state-sponsored attacks, Russian manipulation of social media, Wannacry, and more phishing scams than we can count — you might not be looking forward to 2018. Breaches will be bigger, hackers will be smarter, and security teams and budgets won’t seem to keep pace.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. Yes, some things will get worse before they get better, but we expect real progress in a few areas. Here’s what we think will happen next year.

 

1. Many, if not most, U.S. companies will not meet GDPR compliance by deadline

Surveys show that U.S. companies subject to the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are far behind where they need to be to make the May 25 compliance deadline. For some, it might not matter.

Regulators will not audit for GDPR compliance, so companies are vulnerable to fines

Read more at: https://www.networksasia.net/article/our-top-7-cyber-security-predictions-2018.1515331938