The online world can be a dangerous place
Welcome to the Reading Room – a short round up of interesting reading about anything and everything to do with digital communication.
Cyber crime is escalating and it’s prudent to know what is happening out there. Fortunately, lots of clever people at security-smart companies are researching and publishing the information we need to understand the evolving risks. Here are a couple reports worth reading.
An article on the escalating skills shortage in cyber security related jobs and how 70% of organizations plan to expand their security teams this year. Which means significant competition for qualified personnel. An interesting stat – 87% of cybersecurity workers globally did not start in cybersecurity, so maybe stop looking for previous experience and start looking for the right kind of thinking.
- Publisher: Help Net Security
- Access: Public
Fortinet estimates cybercrime to cost over USD3 trillion annually across the globe. Q4 2016 saw the largest data breach and the largest DDoS attack in history. For a really scary summary of the threat landscape, get a cup of coffee, or a stiff drink if you are so inclined and read page 4. If you don’t want to download the full report, there’s a great blog post here.
- Publisher: Fortinet
- Access: Public and register for all other research reports
- Download: 4.2 Mb
IT security company ESET is predicting an uptick in ransomware attacks, dedicated denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks and attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices. They also believes that security education is a social responsibility in the digital age and needs to take place across all sectors of society – from primary through tertiary education, on a governmental level and throughout the private sector.
- Publisher: ESET
- Access: public
- Download: 2 Mb