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WHY IT IS CONVENIENT TO WORK IN CYBER SECURITY

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WHY IT IS CONVENIENT TO WORK IN CYBER SECURITY

Cyber ​​attacks are always on the rise, and both the monthly frequency and the criticality are growing because cyber criminals are increasingly determined and precise in their operations.

The victims are the most disparate and no sector is now protected from cybercrime which uses different techniques to pursue the result by penetrating the targeted systems, obtaining data, information or infiltrating malicious software.

On the other hand, digital is increasingly widespread and we all rely every day on computers and smartphones (spoiler: smartphone is a computer!). This exposes us more and more to Cyber ​​risks and threats.

At this point Cybercrime is the main motivation of cyber attacks and more valuable than drugs market. If Cybercrime were a country, it would be the third largest economy in the world after the US and China.

In 2021 Cybercrime causes $6 trillion in damage globally and this figure is expected to increase.

It is therefore a priority to be aware of the situation around us, as well as to stay updated on Cyber ​​Security issues, whose purpose is in fact to protect assets, not only data or IT systems, but everything that has value and is important for companies and people.

In the case of pacemakers connected to the internet or electric cars, for example, we are also talking about human lives because every device connected to the network can potentially be violated.

So, if on the one hand, as we have seen, the value and importance of Cyber ​​Security are undeniable, on the other hand there is still a serious shortage of positions in this sector.

Globally, there are currently 3.5 million job vacancies in the IT security sector, 400,000 in Europe alone, 2 million in the Asia and Pacific regions.

The growth rate in this sector was 350% from 2013 to 2021, a figure never seen before.

And since 2011 the unemployment rate is 0%.

With these tempting premises, why are there no more Cyber ​​Security employees and young people find it hard to choose this course of study?

In part this certainly depends on the still erroneous perception of these functions.

Working in Cyber ​​Security is considered an exclusively technical occupation for which you need a special predisposition, or something reserved only for nerds. Nothing more wrong!

Technical activities are certainly needed, and in this case, the necessary hard skills can be learned.

Positions that are not necessarily technical are also needed to cover managerial, legal, marketing, sales and communication needs.

So, certainly technical skills are useful, but soft skills are equally fundamental: skills such as analytical and deductive reasoning, lateral thinking, predisposition to problem solving, attention to detail, the ability to work in a team and strong communication abilities are more important than you think.

Training it is also essential as well as a good (or better excellent) knowledge of English, curiosity and the desire to continue learning.

But it is above all by leaving your comfort zone that you grow more.

Good job!

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3 REASONS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GOOD BACKUP SOLUTION

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3 REASONS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GOOD BACKUP SOLUTION

Data backup is not only a necessary step for a good business management.

When ransomware are in fact the most present and worrying cyber threat, Backup represents a solution to deal with any scenario that could compromise data and IT systems functionality, ensuring operational continuity.

 

Let’s see the three reasons why it’s important to have a good backup solution – and keep it separate from the IT systems! -:

 

1) Technology is not unfailing

 

In recent years we have witnessed enormous changes in our relationship with technology, relying always more on electronic devices such as computers and smartphones, and less on paper.

The result is that our most important information is often contained only on devices which by their nature are subject to unpredictable failures and malfunctions.

Backups help manage fatalities without data loss.

 

2) Humans make mistakes

 

Although we try to aspire to perfection, the truth is that we are human and therefore sooner or later we will make mistakes.

Errors such as accidental deletion of data, loss of important devices, incorrect procedure, can permanently compromise data.

A data backup and recovery solution is essential in order to be able to correct any mistakes.

 

3) The unexpected is just around the corner

 

Malware, and in particular Ransomware, are the main cause of disruption at the moment. It is estimated that 1 in 10 computers are infected with malware every month, while in 2019 a business was victimized by Ransomware every 14 seconds.

Thefts, data breaches, losses, various malfunctions (accidental or not), are other problems now on the agenda and totally unpredictable.

Being caught unprepared can cause, in addition to the permanent loss of data, the increase of IT costs, the reduction of trust in the company, the compromise of the relationship with the customer, reputational problems.

 

Ensuring a good backup and recovery plan helps to manage the unexpected and to maintain business confidence from customers, employees and investors.

 

In this scenario, Hackmanac can help you by verifying that the chosen Backup process is valid and sufficiently functional (i.e., separated from the systems it safeguards, always updated and easily manageable), in order to ensure resilience in the event of attacks or accidents.

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DUBAI: HOW EXPO 2020 WILL PROTECT AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS

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Expo 2020 Dubai has decided to adopt innovative cybersecurity strategies to protect the event from cyber attacks, regards both physical infrastructure and the set of technological infrastructures.

The event will feature a technological ecosystem capable of supporting over 200 participants, including 191 countries, each with their own pavilion, as well as companies, organizations, academic institutions and millions of visitors from all over the world.

The biggest challenge is being able to protect and manage an event that extends over 4.38 km2 and includes over 130 buildings interconnected through a smart building management system.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a surge in cyberattacks in the Middle East. UAE in particular saw a 250% increase in attacks last year, according to the Emirati government’s chief of cybersecurity.

The event is expected to attract 25 million visitors over the six-month period between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, certainly a greedy prey for cybercriminals.

But Expo 2020 Dubai is working with its technology partners to provide visitors with a smart, safe and secure experience.

Siemens, the main partner for the digitization of Expo’s infrastructures, will connect more than 130 facilities to its smart building technologies, controlling them via a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) operating system.

This will manage and monitor all systems including air conditioning, air quality, energy consumption, fire alarms, elevators and lighting.
Everything has been planned so every aspect will be managed by improving energy efficiency and maximizing safety and comfort for visitors.

Digital14, the official cybersecurity provider, on the other hand will take care of continuous cyber monitoring, risk assessment, incident response and digital forensic analysis to ensure Expo 2020 Dubai is one of the safest and most technologically secure world exhibitions. safe never kept.

The IT security of Expo 2020’s entire digital platform, including the applications and data it supports, will be continuously supervised to safeguard the information of millions of visitors and more than 200 international participants.

Now, we only have to plan a nice and safe visit to EXPO 2020.

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