We should be reaching out to students at a much younger age so that they can make an informed decision when choosing their core curriculum and specialties such as STEM subjects, developing an analytical and curious mindset.
As Israel's Cyber Week kicked off, SC Media UK met up with Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, head of Blavatnik ICRC, director at the Cyber Security Research Centre (Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and security).
Security researchers recently discovered the presence of 38 malicious apps on the Google Play Store that were not only disguised as games and education apps but also redirected victims to install other apps from the Play Store.
Nearly 400 websites running outdated and vulnerable versions of the Drupal content management system, many affiliated with governments and educational institutions, were recently discovered to be infected.
For most small businesses, dealing with cyber-security is new territory. But they don't have to reinvent the wheel. They can gain insights from the trials and tribulations of large organisations who've long been dealing with cyber-threats.
The most effective way for human beings to retain knowledge is to apply it beyond the classroom. For professionals seeking to learn how to protect their systems from a successful breach, practice must be as realistic as possible.
Business leaders need to step up and encourage the next generation of technical experts and leaders, because women represent an enormous (and, as yet, largely untapped) source of talent.
CEOs must lead by inspiring, supporting and facilitating the education of children about cyber-security, develop internship and mentoring programmes, offer apprenticeships, facilitate diverse workforces, and empower employees.
Too often vendors focus on the looming, overbearing, external threat, and do not talk to the user within the organisation - be it CEO or intern - to help, explain and incentivise good behaviour within.
- but rising awareness is not enough to address the cyber-threat. Robust procedures must be put in place to protect data and fulfil organisations' responsibility to customers and staff.
The government is making £50,000 cyber-security training grants available, and separately it has invested £1.8 million in 'innovative' machine learning technologies that will help improve threat detection capabilities at airports.
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A North Korean cryptominer is raising questions as to whether it is an educational tool or a prototype to carry out silent attacks on unsuspecting CPUs.
The book "Cybersecurity for Dummies," is now available free electronically and in print. It is designed to give all employees a practical understanding of cyber-security basics.
Tapping into this huge talent pool [of non-traditional cyber-sec staff] will not be easy, but steps are being taken to make the cyber-security field more appealing to these populations, including teaching girl scouts about cyber-security.
The UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, announced his autumn budget today, and while it was a pro-tech budget, he had nothing to say specifically about cyber-security, hence the industry has had a lot to say about his plans.
GDPR-ready but prioritising cyber-security, including education and training for all staff to develop cyber-security culture, will enable delivery of significant financial savings.
More than two thirds of companies struggle to recruit the staff necessary to defend themselves; the Center for Cyber Safety and Education suggests a workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022. What can be done asks Jay Coley.
Doug Wylie says organisations must invest in security skills now, to secure their systems for their future, noting companies have invested in tech for a workforce not trained how to securely operate and maintain these systems.
Piers Wilson, director of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) looks at the people challenges for an industry in the spotlight
Silicon Valley is a globally renowned hallmark of technology, success and innovation whose companies define huge elements of our lives. David Howorth asks, why is there no equivalent in the UK, and how can we change that?
Latest round of cyber-attacks underscore the need for regular security awareness training says Eldon Sprickerhoff.
Rather than promote positive discrimination, we need to promote cyber-security as a gender neutral discipline and advocate for 'positive action' says Naina Bhattacharya, creating positive messaging for diversity and inclusion.
SC Media UK has come up with our list of 20 SC Women of Influence in UK Cyber-Security 2017, selecting from an abundance of talent to promote female cyber-security role models
Virus, worm, keylogger, Trojan, spyware, adware, and ransomware are all forms of malware with a level of distinction between each, but, as Harsh Maurya notes, it might not be apparent to the common, non-tech user.
To combat cyber-attacks we need to look at a cultural change within the company and shunt Cyber Security higher up the agenda. A great start could be ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management standard says Tim Schraider.
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Today's A level results report Maths as the most popular A level with maths and further maths having nearly 25 percent more entries than in 2010 - bodes well to narrow skills gap - but concerns remain and alternatives touted.
Security tools are useful, but as Edewede Oriwoh explains, we also need to support our staff within an overall cyber-security strategy where employees are engaged and involved and come to own some of the security processes.
Low awareness of some common malware behaviours could decrease the effectiveness of detection and mitigation efforts, according to the company.