Australia hardest hit globally by cyber security skills shortage

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The lack of cyber security professionals is felt more acutely in Australia than in other countries, according to a report by US think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The survey, commissioned by Intel Security, found that 88 per cent of Aussie IT decision makers believe there is…


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A Robot Security Guard Allegedly Attacked Toddler In A Mall (But The Robot Denies It)

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Last week in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, a robot security guard knocked over a 17-month-old kid and ran over his right foot. The robot, which weighs in at 300 pounds and stands five feet tall, is one of two security robots in the mall’s employ. Yes,…


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Hackers for hire: The dangers of small time cyber-crime

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Black market websites have offered a wide array of services aimed at the aspiring cyber-criminal for some time. However, recent attention has been given to a new breed of websites that offer hacking services to a much broader market. Hacking, it would seem, is moving from the realms of the…


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Police want white hat hackers to catch Ashley Madison criminals

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Toronto police have appealed to the ‘white hat’ hacker community for help in tracking down Impact Team, the perpetrators of the Ashley Madison data breach, after revealing two people may have taken their own lives due to the leaks. “Team Impact,” Superintendent Bryce Evans said at a press conference, directly…


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Encouraging Women to Choose Cyber-Security Careers

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A partnership between Women in Technology and online course-provider Cybrary provides access to free technology training for WIT’s members and protégés. A new partnership between Cybrary, a free online cyber-security training platform, and Women in Technology (WIT), should enable more women to explore cyber-security training and jobs. From CompTIA Security+…


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Facebook Inc Hires Yahoo! Alex Stamos As Chief Security Officer

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hired Alex Stamos as its new chief security officer, according to a Facebook post from Wednesday. Since last year, Mr. Stamos has served as chief information security officer at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). The need to fill the vacancy for security personnel at Facebook arose after ride-sharing…


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Desperately seeking STEM: Ministry works to promote cyber-education

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In  a bid to ensure that Israel retains its edge in cyber-security, the the Science and Technology Ministry on Wednesday signed a deal with Lockheed Martin to produce educational curricula in science and technology, with an emphasis on teaching the principles of cyber-security. The objective is to create a new…


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Training the next generation of cyber warriors

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As the Defense Department fills out its ranks with troops that will operate in the digital domain, the military services are working ardently to train up and supply the U.S. Cyber Command with cyber operators. One key avenue for reaching a goal of 6,200 troops by the end of the…


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SANS launches aptitude test for would-be cyber sleuths

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The SANS Institute launches a new in-depth Cyber Aptitude Assessment today in a bid to close the skills gap in the UK IT security industry. The test enables anyone interested in cyber-security to gauge the quality of their existing skills. The organisation said that the test would identify the nation’s…


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Cyber Boot Camp: a head start for tomorrow’s cyber workforce

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What is Cyber Boot Camp? Every June, a select group of students from high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, California, get five days of intense education in the art of defending computer systems, organized by the unique community-wide security awareness non-profit, Securing Our eCity, and sponsored by…


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Cyber cops in recruitment battle with organised crime gangs for ‘highly skilled’ people

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Law enforcement bodies and organised criminal gangs are in a race to recruit the same technically savvy young computer users to their cause. That’s according to Andy Archibald, Deputy Director of the National Cybercrime Unit, part of the National Crime Agency, who was speaking as part of an Infosecurity Europe…


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Cyber Detectives, Nation’s First Interactive Exhibit on Cyber Security, Opens at the Tech Museum of Innovation

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AN JOSE, CA, May 29, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — The nation’s first interactive exhibition about Cyber Security will open at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose next week. Cyber Detectives, presented by Palo Alto Networks, is aimed at empowering visitors with the tools to stay safe in…


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Global Cyber Security Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 – Rising Venture Capital Funding for the $123 Billion Industry

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Growing inclination towards cloud storage, introduction of public clouds and growing emphasis on digitization are propelling the need for cyber security across the globe. North America and Europehave been the leading revenue contributors, capturing major shares in the market in 2014. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is rapidly emerging as a potential market…


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Aussie teen hacker arrested for helping government

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An Aussie teen hacker is regretting helping a government website fix a security hole after the company in charge of the site reported him to the fuzz. Joshua Rogers, a 16-year-old in the state of Victoria, found a basic security hole that allowed him to access a database containing sensitive information…


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Shortage of cyber security experts worsening

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The world is facing a dire shortage of cyber security experts, and Australia is being urged to address its shortage by importing talent. Carlo Minassian, CEO of IT security company, Earthwave, has been reported saying: “Around the world we see major players, like the US and Europe, building up their…


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