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Cybersecurity Awareness for College Students: 7 Things to Do Now
The resource details common security risks and tips for students in regard to cybersecurity and internet safety. Considerations on virus protection software, two-factor authentication, password security, and more are detailed in the article. (Published by Purdue University Global)

How to Keep Important Documents Safe
From flash flooding to unexpected housefires, events that can upturn your life in an instant are no fun to think about. That’s why it’s important to have an insurance policy for your files. Electronic backups like external hard drives can only do so much — if they’re in your home when something happens, even they will be lost. Even events that don’t directly affect you can interfere with electronic documentation by damaging power grids and backup servers. (Source: Adobe)

No More Ransom
Law enforcement and IT Security companies have joined forces to disrupt cybercriminal businesses with ransomware connections. The “No More Ransom website is an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Kaspersky and McAfee with the goal to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals. (Source: EUROPOL)

Master’s in Data Science
Cybersecurity is essential in securing internet-connected systems from cyberattacks, from protecting sensitive data to defending businesses. Every year, security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars, so it is imperative to stay on top of advancements. It is imperative that cybersecurity professionals and those who wish to pursue careers in the sector stay updated on the latest resources for 2021. Our experts have curated a list of resources you can turn to. Check out our guide here:

The company has been operating in the online recruitment market since 2006. In its 14 years of existence, the company has gone from a startup founded by two students to a global employment platform. Today, Jooble is among the TOP-3 websites in the world in terms of traffic in the Jobs And Career segment, according to SimilarWeb.

Social Media Safety Guide for Parents
In a 2015 Pew Research survey, one in three parents expressed concerns over their children’s use of the internet, social media, and cellphones. Despite a generally held belief that kids are comfortable with social media and surfing the web, they are young and still learning. Stepping in and teaching kids how to safely navigate the web may not only address concerns, but also deter risky or inappropriate behavior. (Source: Maryville University)

Cybersecurity in Education: What Teachers, Parents and Students Should Know
From July to August, 2020, Microsoft’s Global Threat Activity Tracker detected more than 8 million malware incidents — with education being the most affected industry. As a result of the recent rush to adopt e-learning, the field has been exposed to an increase in cyberattacks; cybercriminals are finding opportunities to defraud schools, steal sensitive information or deploy ransomware schemes to extort money. (Source: University of California, Berkeley Extension, USA)

An introduction to cyber security and data protection
The internet has become more influential in daily life than anyone could have ever imagined. What was once a means of allowing US military computers to stay connected has transformed into an integral method of global communication. But we don’t just use the internet to stay in touch with friends and family across the world. It’s also become key to how we operate businesses, store personal information and even manage our bank accounts. (Source: University of York, UK)

10 Ways Evolving Technology Affects Cybersecurity
The ever-evolving digital age affects cybersecurity more than most people realize. The rate of cybercrimes has grown exponentially and is consistent with the growth of technology. As technology expands and develops, so do the cybercrimes that are committed. Fortunately, as technology has advanced, so has the ability to seek out cybercrimes before they happen and protect people when they occur (Source: Utica College, New York, USA)

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) protects national security by providing protective security advice. Protective security is ‘putting in place, or building into design, security measures or protocols such that threats may be deterred, detected, or the consequences of an attack minimised’.

When Computer Forensics Grows Up: Digital Forensics Explained
This guide offers a definition on the subject, a history on how it’s become vital today, and a look at the future of the industry. This connects very much into how cybersecurity adapts to risks and exploits. (Source: Maryville University)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
Expert, trusted, and independent guidance for UK industry, government departments, the critical national infrastructure and private SMEs. All our guidance is advisory in nature and is underpinned by our unique insights into cyber threats.

Cyber Security Centre – University of Oxford
The Cyber Security Centre has been established to bring together experts from a number of disciplines in Oxford and the wider world to address the cyber security challenges of the 21st century. We embrace challenge in technical difficulty and in new and potentially disruptive ideas, welcome new contributors to the domain, and will facilitate creativity.

Cyber Security Programming Careers

Keeping data where it belongs

One major way companies secure their data is by hiring experts to analyze their computer networks and provide solutions. Those in cyber security programming careers are able to help companies take preventative measures to protect confidential information and prevent costly data breaches.

European Government CERTs (EGC) group
The EGC group forms an informal association of governmental CERTs in Europe. Its members effectively co-operate on matters of incident response by building upon a fundament of mutual trust and understanding due to similarities in constituencies and problem sets.

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
ENISA – the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, working for the EU Institutions and Member States. ENISA is the EU’s response to these cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the ‘pace-setter’ for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise.

Georgetown University – Top 10 Threats to Information Security
Modern technology and society’s constant connection to the Internet allows more creativity in business than ever before – including the black market.

The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)
The Information Assurance Advisory Council is a unique partnership that brings together corporate leaders, public policy makers, law enforcement and the research community to address the challenges of managing risks to information.   Managing these risks involves both technology and human activities.

Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME)
The IASME (Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises) standard is a maturity-based information assurance standard for small businesses.  It was created from a Technology Strategy Boardfunded project to create an achievable cyber security standard for small companies.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
The IET provides expert advice to the UK’s Parliament, Government and other agencies.  Each year it makes around 30 submissions to the UK Government and the EU on engineering related policy issues.

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE)
The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), formerly National Institute of Communication Technologies is a subsidiary of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society (SETSI) and consolidated as a reference entity for cybersecurity development and digital trust of citizens, academic and research network, professionals, companies and especially for strategic sectors.

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) was formally established on the 14th of May, 2008, in order to enhance NATO’s cyber defence capability.  Located in Tallinn, Estonia, the Centre is an international effort that currently includes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the Netherlands and USA as Sponsoring Nations.

National Crime Agency (NCA)
The NCA is a new crime-fighting agency with national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the full weight of the law to bear in cutting serious and organised crime.

Northcentral University, San Diego, California
Northcentral University educates professionals throughout the world and provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree. Northcentral mentors students one-to-one with highly credentialed faculty via advanced delivery modalities. Northcentral commits to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA)
The Office supports the minister for the Cabinet Office, the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP and the National Security Council in determining priorities in relation to securing cyberspace. The unit provides strategic direction and coordinates the cyber security programme for the government, enhancing cyber security and information assurance in the UK.

Risk & Security Management Forum (RSMF)
The RSMF has about 60 plus members. It draws on their expertise to enhance risk management in government, law enforcement, the protective security services, corporate security and commercially provided intelligence services.

The Security Institute
The Security Institute aims are to provide objective standards for, and an independent assessment of, the professional competence and experience of those practising the art and science of security both nationally and internationally, and to raise awareness of professional security practices for the benefit of the public and industry.

UNODC – the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
On this website you will find evaluation reports, norms and standards on evaluation as well as related guidelines and templates. We use this platform to reach out to UNODC staff, Member States and stakeholders interested in the evaluation function of UNODC.  We welcome your feedback on this website and its related services.

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
US-CERT strives for a safer, stronger Internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world.