Women Take Positions in Tech

September 27, 2018

Take a glance at the most discussed cybersecurity topics of the week.

4 Industries for women

Entrepreneur on September 24, 2018

Surprisingly, women are taking over jobs that were previously reserved for men moving up from lower paying jobs. Women are going a step further to dominate a few sectors. One of them is EdTech industry.

  1. Health – in the U.S., 80% of the health workforce is comprised of women, according to a survey.
  2. Education – ranging from e-learning to traditional learning and the supporting systems in-between are all part of edtech.
  3. Recruitment – as the field of human resources, has an overwhelming number of women.
  4. Customer service – women have a record of being better at customer service than men.

In these four industries women entrepreneurs feel totally at ease.

Free cybersecurity training for Indian women

Business Standard on September 24, 2018

Microsoft and Data Security Council of India launched a cybersecurity program called ‘CyberShikshaa’ for 1,000 women aged from 20 to 27 belonging to a lower middle class family (or families with annual household income below USD 7,000). Women will be trained in cybersecurity for free over a period of next three years.

As India leapfrogs into the next phase of growth, we see a multi-fold growth of digital assets. This increases the need for an enhanced cybersecurity infrastructure and advanced security solutions. This will lead to the next wave of jobs.

Microsoft India president Anant Maheshwari

The CyberShikshaa curriculum includes a training course, which lasts four months. It is a combination of theory, case studies and practical hands on projects managed by a group of training partners. The program also provides mentoring sessions and workshops with industry leaders, soft skills training and technical sessions by Microsoft employees.

Cryptojackers grow dramatically on enterprise networks

Dark Reading on September 19, 2018

Cryptojacking (or culprits placing cryptocurrency miners illegally on a victim’s systems) is increasing without any sign that the rate of infection is slowing.

The cryptojackers usually exploit common vulnerabilities on networks. The possibility of other malware is critical as the activity of illicit miners rise and fall in lockstep with the price of cryptocurrencies. Defending against cryptojackers is the same as in almost every respect to defending against other threats.

UK businesses expect suppliers to ensure they are cyber secure

ComputerWeekly on September 24, 2018

Some of UK businesses would terminate contracts with the suppliers whose negligence caused them to become a victim of cyber crime, according to a survey. The business leaders polled believe their vendors are obligated to ensure they do not expose them to cybersecurity risks.

Businesses would prefer avoiding to work with a company that was publicly associated with a data breach and that did not have a documented cybersecurity policy in place. So it is difficult for a victim to find new customers. As a matter of fact, small businesses are most at risk of damaging their reputation and business relationships by neglecting their cyber security obligations.

This research clearly shows that business leaders see cybersecurity as a shared responsibility. Businesses that neglect to take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their partners could find that a single breach could irreparably damage their hard-earned reputations and relationships.

Beaming Managing director Sonia Blizzard

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