Are colleges teaching real-world cyber security skills?

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The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognised industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in very high demand. Cyber degree programs are rapidly opening up at colleges across the country, and students are racing to enrol, eager to join one of the most challenging and financially rewarding fields.

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Complex IT systems a bane for cyber security and data privacy

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Whenever a cyber attack occurs, the finger is usually pointed at a single compromised computer or a careless user unwittingly opening up his machine to hackers.

Less is said of a big problem facing all organisations today – the complexity of IT systems. It is the underlying reason why hackers are let through and data is lost, sometimes without even the victims knowing.

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Cyber-threats abound as Florida gets ready to vote

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As counties plan for what’s often a low-turnout election, they have spent millions of dollars safeguarding their systems. But are they ready?

Tuesday’s primary is a dry run for democracy in a tense time of cyber-threats. It will be the most thorough test of voting operations since Russian operatives tried to hack Florida voting rolls before the 2016 presidential election.  » Read more

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