4 telecom companies form a cybersecurity alliance. What will the impact be?

The four telecom companies – Singapore’s Singtel, Japan’s Softbank, United Arab Emirates’ Etisalat and Spain’s Telefonica – are creating the Global Telco Security Alliance. The alliance members say they expect to share intelligence on cyber threats and leverage their global reach, assets and cybersecurity capabilities to serve customers worldwide.

Complete article on govinfosecurity.com

Why router-based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity

Routers are high value targets for attacks. Given the position routers play in normal network operations,the ability to utilize these devices in man-in-the-middle attacks is extremely attractive for attackers.

Considering the multitude of models router vendors produce — and the difficulty of supporting and updating so many devices — the relative insecurity of routers (particularly devices intended for home or home office use) makes these devices low hanging fruit for hackers.

Complete article on techrepublic.com

Top cyber security certifications: Which certs do you need?

Cybersecurity jobs are requiring candidates to obtain and maintain certifications in the industry.The following article goes into further detail on which cert to focus on.

Two of the most common questions i’m asked are, “Is having a computer security certification helpful in getting a job or starting a career in computer security?, and if so, “Which certification should someone get?” The answer to the first question is a definite yes. Getting a certification, while not a cumulative showing of your entire experience and knowledge in a particular area, can only help you.

Complete article on csoonline.com

Cybersecurity engineering: A new academic discipline

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor statistics,the median pay in 2018 for a cybersecurity analyst is likely to reach well over $100,000.

With 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs expected to open by 2021, employers will continue to seek out prospective job candidates from technical schools and undergraduate programs to fill them.

Complete article on venturebeat.com

Cybersecurity Drills more important than ever for Data Centers

In the middle of a disaster is the worst possible time to discover that the backups won’t load, the cloud service provider can’t be reached, the firewall has a leak, and the one guy
with all the key passwords is at a no-phones-allowed yoga retreat.

In a disaster, people panic. Lines of communication break down. People forget what they’re supposed to do, make mistakes because they’re in a rush, or just hide and hope that the problem
goes away. Disaster preparedness plans go out of date quickly as people move around and as infrastructure is reconfigured.

Complete article on datacenterknowledge.com