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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/

Gurgaon: Women SHOs hone their skills in tackling cyber crime

During the lunch break in one-day training on cybercrime, President medal awardee inspector Luxmi Devi from Bhiwani approached head of the Digital investigation training and analysis centre (DITAC) and asked for help.

“Kindly brief us on collection of evidence and collating it in a proper manner in cyber crime cases,” she requested Jitender Gahlawat, deputy superintendent of police who is heading the DITAC.

Gahlawat said there would be a separate session on the topic and all queries of the participants would be cleared in the training module.

The one-day training — ‘Technical aspects in investigation of crime against children and women’ — was the first of its kind for station house officers of women’s police station across the state. A total of 22 SHOs participated in the training and they were enthusiastic about learning new facts in handling cybercrime.

“We enjoyed the training and learnt a lot of new concepts that will help

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/gurgaon/gurgaon-women-shos-hone-their-skills-in-tackling-cyber-crime/story-8CZcIAVK6uPzBAQ8rckT7K.html

No coding skills required: This Android app allows wannabe … – ZDNet

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The app allows wannabe hackers to create ransomware using just their smartphone.


Image: iStock

A ransomware development kit that doesn’t require any coding skills to use is being sold on underground forums. Now, all a wannabe cybercriminal needs to build their own file-locking malware is an Android phone.

Downloadable from hacking discussion

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-coding-skills-required-this-android-app-allows-any-wannabe-cybercriminal-to-build-their-own/

No coding skills required: This Android app allows wannabe cybercriminals to build custom ransomware

hacker-using-phone.jpg

The app allows wannabe hackers to create ransomware using just their smartphone.


Image: iStock

A ransomware development kit that doesn’t require any coding skills to use is being sold on underground forums. Now, all a wannabe cybercriminal needs to build their own file-locking malware is an Android phone.

Downloadable from hacking discussion

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-coding-skills-required-this-android-app-allows-any-wannabe-cybercriminal-to-build-their-own/

No coding skills required: This Android app allows wannabe – ZDNet

hacker-using-phone.jpg

The app allows wannabe hackers to create ransomware using just their smartphone.


Image: iStock

A ransomware development kit that doesn’t require any coding skills to use is being sold on underground forums. Now, all a wannabe cybercriminal needs to build their own file-locking malware is an Android phone.

Downloadable from hacking discussion

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-coding-skills-required-this-android-app-allows-any-wannabe-cybercriminal-to-build-their-own/

No coding skills required: This Android app allows wannabe cyber criminals to build custom ransomware

hacker-using-phone.jpg

The app allows wannabe hackers to create ransomware using just their smartphone.


Image: iStock

A ransomware development kit that doesn’t require any coding skills is being sold on underground forums. All a wannabe cyber criminal needs to build their own file-locking malware is an Android phone.

Downloadable from hacking discussion boards for

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-coding-skills-required-this-android-app-allows-any-wannabe-cybercriminal-to-build-their-own/

No coding skills required: This Android app allows wannabe cyber …

hacker-using-phone.jpg

The app allows wannabe hackers to create ransomware using just their smartphone.


Image: iStock

A ransomware development kit that doesn’t require any coding skills is being sold on underground forums. All a wannabe cyber criminal needs to build their own file-locking malware is an Android phone.

Downloadable from hacking discussion boards for

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/no-coding-skills-required-this-android-app-allows-any-wannabe-cybercriminal-to-build-their-own/

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use in fight …

“Cyber crime has become easier to commit with the proliferation of easy-to-access tools, tutorials and online forums to share idea,” said Richard Jones, Prevent manager at the NCA.

“Even the most basic forms of cyber crime can have huge impacts and the NCA and police will arrest and prosecute offenders, which can be devastating to their future.

“That means there is great value in reaching young people before they become involved in cyber crime, and even those already on the fringes of criminality – when their skills can still be a force for good.”

The idea for the scheme came from research that looked at the abilities of illegal hackers in comparison with those who worked in cyber security. It found that those on the right side of the law were very similar to the other group, but at some point a parent, guardian or teacher had intervened to put them on

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/25/teenage-hackers-sent-rehab-put-skills-good-use-fight-against/

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use in fight against cyber crime

“Cyber crime has become easier to commit with the proliferation of easy-to-access tools, tutorials and online forums to share idea,” said Richard Jones, Prevent manager at the NCA.

“Even the most basic forms of cyber crime can have huge impacts and the NCA and police will arrest and prosecute offenders, which can be devastating to their future.

“That means there is great value in reaching young people before they become involved in cyber crime, and even those already on the fringes of criminality – when their skills can still be a force for good.”

The idea for the scheme came from research that looked at the abilities of illegal hackers in comparison with those who worked in cyber security. It found that those on the right side of the law were very similar to the other group, but at some point a parent, guardian or teacher had intervened to put them on

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/25/teenage-hackers-sent-rehab-put-skills-good-use-fight-against/