Bachelor's in Cyber Security

4 Critical Success Factors for Workplace Cybersecurity

Companies of any size can be easily taken down without the proper cybersecurity precautions in place. While small and medium-sized companies are especially vulnerable, even big corporations cannot be complacent. Cybersecurity measures are, therefore, important for every business to prioritize. Here are 4 factors to keep in mind when securing your workplace. Encourage Employee Training No matter how well your business’s software defenses work, there is always a chance for a hacker to get into your system. Required training for anyone who has authorized access to a company system is paramount for a successful cybersecurity plan. This includes the ability […]

9 Essential Steps For Building Your LinkedIn Cybersecurity Profile – And Getting Noticed By Top Companies

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States. Internationally, the numbers are even more staggering. According to the Global Information Security Workforce Study, the shortage of trained and qualified cybersecurity professionals around the world is projected to reach 1.8 million by 2022. Demand in this field is booming for many reasons. Cybersecurity is still an emerging field, and with the rapid digital transformation over the past 20 years, the supply of qualified professionals doesn’t match the increased demand. Technology becomes more advanced each day, which means criminal hackers are constantly […]

E-Fencing: Who Does It, What It Is And How To Fight It

A fence specializes in the sale of stolen goods, buying from thieves and selling to (often) unsuspecting buyers at a higher price. E-fencing involves selling stolen goods or information online through marketplaces ranging from mainstream sites such as Ebay or Amazon to gray-area avenues including Craigslist or private social network groups to secret marketplaces on the deep web. Despite the challenges of policing online marketplaces, security experts and web developers are implementing measures that will make selling stolen goods online more difficult. Who Steals What, And How Do They Fence It? Thieves steal to make money, and they quickly learn […]

How to Keep Up With Constantly Changing Cybersecurity Threats

Technology is a consistently evolving field. While this is certainly great for end users who are constantly having their problems solved, those actually working with these tools very often find that it’s difficult to keep up with the latest changes. This is nowhere more apparent than within cybersecurity. Much like other technological fields, hacking innovations don’t come out of nowhere. They build upon previous iterations, trying to improve what worked before and leaving behind what didn’t. In this way, many of today’s threats are both extremely familiar and yet entirely new. Regardless, those working in cybersecurity have a duty to […]

Ethical Hacking and Morality: The Gray Area

Ethical hacking, sometimes known as penetration testing, involves purposeful hacking into a computer network by a qualified data security expert to test for vulnerabilities within a system’s critical infrastructure. A certified penetration tester with the full knowledge of all parties involved is typically under contract to perform the audit. Business, commerce, financial transactions, records, and communication are almost all web- or cloud-based now. Hackers utilize their skills to bypass safety protocols and enter secure networks to install malicious software or steal money, goods, and sensitive information. They can change records, exploit weaknesses, and otherwise wreak havoc on businesses, computer users, […]

Wearable Devices and Securing Your Personal Health Information

Wearable health technology has become wildly popular over the past few years. Fitbit®, Apple®, Samsung®, and Garmin® are a few the 55 different companies that have capitalized on the wearable health device craze. According to ABI Research, a division of Advanced Telematic Systems, by the end of 2018, some 780 million wearable devices will be on the market. People look to these devices to learn about their sleep patterns, calorie intake, blood pressure, heart rate, and glucose levels – while companies such as IBM® and Medtronic® have developed platforms that enable healthcare staffers to get a more comprehensive picture of […]

Chip Cards and Security: Technology to Fight Fraud

Credit card fraud is a problem worldwide, but especially in the United States. In 2015, according to research from Barclays, the U.S. accounted for 24% of total worldwide credit/debit card volume, but a whopping 47% of payment card fraud. The reason for the discrepancy, security experts maintain, is that the U.S. was the last major world economy to transition to the latest in payment card technology: EMV or chip cards. Common in the rest of the world, EMV (which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the three companies that originally developed the technology) has been responsible for a dramatic decrease […]

Protecting Your Identity and Credit Information During The Holidays

The holiday shopping season is an annual bonanza for consumers, businesses, and the national bottom line. In 2020, shoppers spent a record $14 billion on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to Forbes. Data from Adobe Digital Index, which reports on digital marketing trends for senior executives, indicates that Cyber Monday injected close to $11 billion into the economy, a 15.1% increase over the year before. Some 37% of cyber sales originated from mobile devices. As pleased as shoppers and retailers may have been, another group also made out like bandits on the biggest shopping days of the year: hackers and […]

Digital Forensics Infographic

Digital forensics has never been more useful than it is today, no thanks to the dramatic rise in cyber-attacks. The need for digital forensic experts continues to grow to keep pace with cybercriminals who take advantage of new technologies. Extracting key evidence from mobile devices and computers can catch criminals before they have the opportunity to do damage. Forensic scientists also help law enforcement authorities catch international hacker groups who hide behind sophisticated programs constantly in flux. Take a closer look how the work is rewarding and exciting, offers job growth potential, and a handsome salary.

Why Top Companies Hire Hackers

PC Mag reports that, in 2011, Facebook welcomed 21-year-old George Hotz onto its development team. Why did this make the news? Prior to being hired by Facebook, Hotz had been involved in a months-long court battle against Sony because he had hacked into the company’s Playstation 3 platform. Hotz’s case is far from an exceptional occurrence. The same article from PC Mag listed other black hat hackers whose unlawful exploits landed them jobs at top companies. Why do so many large business turn toward hackers to help them create better, more secure products? Hackers Have a High Level of Knowledge […]