Cybersecurity Talent Opportunities Know No Limits

March 7, 2019

Take a glance at the most discussed cybersecurity news of the week. Learn more about cybersecurity talent opportunities.

Meet Santiago Lopez, a 19-year-old self-taught Argentinian youth, who is to be the world’s first white hat hacker to make US$1 million from hacking. On the RSA Conference 2019 experts revealed that satellites are rife with vulnerabilities and design flows.

19-year-old hacker first to make $1 million from legal hacking

SC Magazine on March 1, 2019

Meet Santiago Lopez, a 19-year-old self-taught Argentinian youth, who is to be the world’s first white hat hacker to make US$1 million from hacking.

Since 2015 Lopez has uncovered over 1,600 security flaws to the major companies such as Verizon Media Company, Twitter, WordPress, Automattic, and recently the young man surpassed US$ 1 million in bounty awards on the HackerOne security platform. What is interesting, to expand his skills Santiago primarily uses blogs and YouTube, showing that learning to hack is not reserved for the traditional classroom.

Actually, in terms of seeking cybersecurity talent, the age does not matter. November, the cybersecurity world wrapped up in the discussion about the story of two 12-year-old IT geniuses, who managed to access the computer network of the Rochester Community Schools, containing personal information of 15,000 of their peers.

Now, young Skywalker, your planet will be hacked

Threatpost on March 6, 2019

If you were one of the characters of the “Star Wars”, you probably would not be amazed by this fact. On the RSA Conference 2019 experts revealed that satellites are rife with vulnerabilities and design flows. Thus, hackers are able to easily get access to space devices.

The only question we had after reading this news was if there is anybody who wants to hack a satellite. As it turned out, some hacks really can carry out malicious actions like jamming the signals through a DDoS attack against the satellite traffic, or even espionage, leading to intercepting the vital information.

William Malik, vice president of infrastructure strategies with Trend Micro, said that not so long ago engineers, in addition to the principle of safety, started integrating the information security principles into the design of satellites.

We need to view satellites as another communication channel, they are IoT devices be integrated into real time IT systems and we need to apply the same discipline of privacy by design into them.

William Malik, vice president of infrastructure strategies with Trend Micro

Why do cybersecurity pros want to change their jobs?

TechRepublic on March 4, 2019

The fact that cybersecurity pros are under increasing pressure is as obvious as the statement that the Sun rises in the east. But what can become the last straw, leading to the cardinal solution and… leaving the job?

According to an ISACA report, including the survey of 1500 cybersecurity managers and employees, nearly 85% of cybersecurity pros in 2018 noticed they hoped to switch companies till the end of the year. Among the main reasons were the lack of career opportunities and inadequate pay. Although 57% of respondents stated their organizations have offered more training to retain employees, about 60% said there are still empty cybersecurity positions in their companies.

Therefore, two crucial statements for the top-management:

  1. Top three reasons, why cybersecurity specialists may leave your organization, are money (82%), environment (57%), and promotion (46%).
  2. Training should not be the only measure to retain cybersecurity talent.

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