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Cyber attacks hit banks: SBI blocks 6 lakh debit cards to ward off security threat

Reading Time: < 1 minute State Bank of India, India’s largest commercial bank, on Wednesday said it had blocked debit cards of “certain customers”, and was issuing them new cards, in “precautionary” measures after being informed of potential risks to those cards. In another case of security breach, Axis Bank said it has filed a preliminary report about a malware…

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Most In-Demand Tech Skills for 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Get to studying! Here are the most in-demand and highest paying technology skills and certification of 2016 from Dice.com and Robert Half Technology. Dice.com has a report from the Robert Half Technology company of the most in-demand technology skills and certifications for 2016. Over 2,000 chief information officers in the U.S. were surveyed for the…

The Cyber Security Talent Acquisition Question of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes The international insurance company Lloyd’s estimates that cyber-attacks will cost companies $400 billion a year. There is a belief among some leaders of industry that cybercrime is so sophisticated that it is almost impossible to prevent. If this is true, why are new security technologies, products, and techniques developed every year? Why are educated cyber…

Saving the Business World from Cyber Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Those who ponder a career in the cyber security jobs market may be boxed into an idea of working in a government or federal institution securing networks and writing up plans for disaster recovery. However, individuals interested in cyber security degrees should take a look at the plethora of industries that require degreed and/or certified…

Solving the Ransomware Cyber Attack Epidemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent report on CIO Dive written by Justine Brown (2016) states: “Ransomware is now the most prolific cyber threat of 2016. Security experts identified 14% more new ransomware malware modifications between January and March this year compared to the same period last year.” In another recent CIO Dive article, “University Pays $16K to Unlock…