Cyber Crime: Why Is All the Talent in Hacking and Not in Security?

Cyber Crime: Why Is All the Talent in Hacking and Not in Security?

“The report states, “One thing is very clear: The cybersecurity programs of U.S. organizations do not rival the persistence, tactical skills, and technological prowess of their potential cyber adversaries. Today, common criminals, organized crime rings, and nation-states leverage sophisticated techniques to launch attacks that are highly targeted and very difficult to detect.””

The war is on, the lines are drawn and the good guys don’t actually realise that we have been in the skirmish for the last 20 years.

It is no longer a case of will I be hacked and all of my information stolen but when.   Most people in the Cyber Security arena know that they have incriminating information in the bad guys hands.   In the world of big data, it is a case of finding that little piece of information that will make getting the next part easier.

We are all targets of the automated systems and the sooner we realise that then the sooner we can start to put awareness around the issues and create a more secure business environment.

Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.