By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 6, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: September 6, 2018 at 6:07 am As more businesses embrace the cloud for everything from communications services to data storage, the need for security continues to grow, causing companies to have to build the equivalent of a technological fort to protect their networks and data content. But as the nature of cyberattacks has evolved, the means of defending against unwarranted network intrusions have also had to adjust to the realities of the security environment. “There’s no border anymore,” said Ken Xie, chief executive and co-founder of Sunnyvale-based network security company Fortinet. “The trust has disappeared. So, everything needs to be checked and secured because there are so many ways to bypass connections. You have to check the cloud, check mobile devices, check internal servers. Everything.” In 18 years, Xie has led Fortinet from a … [Read more...] about Fortinet CEO on fending off cyber attacks in the new generation, and why he likes Fortnite
Cyber security bachelors degree
Victoria's La Trobe University will be offering an Applied Cloud Technology bachelor's degree thanks to a partnership with cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS). The three-year degree, claimed as the first of its kind in Australia, has been developed by online learning provider Didasko, and will be offered as a full or part-time study option exclusively online. The learning content is based on materials adapted from AWS global programs, specifically AWS Educate and AWS Academy, which include resources from AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Associate Solutions Architect certifications, as well as focusing on machine learning, big data analytics, and cybersecurity, a statement from AWS explained. "When we speak with our customers across public sector, startups, small-to-medium business, and large enterprises, there is one common theme -- they are all looking for talent skilled in applying AWS services to help them remediate technical debt and drive innovation," regional … [Read more...] about AWS and La Trobe offering applied cloud bachelor’s degree
Updated 12:15 pm PDT, Friday, July 13, 2018 NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is now offering an academic program in cyber systems, its first new major in a quarter century. The program beginning this fall reflects the maritime service's evolution toward conducting operations in cyberspace as it does at sea and by air, said Capt. Lee Petty, chief of the Coast Guard's Office of Cyberspace Forces in Washington. "This is a new domain and we're approaching it in a similar vein as we do in these physical domains," Petty said. The academy in New London is opening a cyber lab with dedicated servers, a new laboratory and a specially designed classroom to support the program. Kurt Colella, the academy's dean of academics, said the program will incorporate elements of fields including policy, law, ethics, operating systems, software design and intelligence. Recommended Video: Now Playing: U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn … [Read more...] about Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems
Robert Clyde, vice chair of ISACA Board of Directors, spoke with ZDNet's Jason Hiner at this year's RSA Conference. Watch their conversation in the video above, or read the transcript below:Jason Hiner: So, tell us a little bit about what ISACA does, and the kinda stuff that you're focused on right now.Robert Clyde: Sure. So, ISACA is a professional association, but we really exist for encouraging and instilling confidence in technology. Now, that sounds like cyber security at it's core, and we also own CMMI. So, we have a mission both, for the individual professional, where we have many members and others. We have 140,000 members, a half a million professionals that engage with ISACA every single year.Jason Hiner: Wow. Robert Clyde: Either through certifications or knowledge that they want to get. And then, we also serve enterprises by providing them with the necessarily confidence that they can have, and the capabilities of their technology organizations.Jason Hiner: All … [Read more...] about How your company can measure its ‘cyber resilience’ and evaluate its posture
Göran Marby has been named head of the body that manages internet addresses and develops rules and policies for the global online community. The cyber whizz, who is currently director-general of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, will take charge of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in May. The organisation is currently a non-profit organisation with strong links to the US government, but it is transitioning to become a more impactful independent non-governmental body. Marby has described ICANN as evolving and vowed to keep it on course under what is known as "multistakeholder" governance, bringing in business and academia as well as government users of the internet. "The stakeholder model has proven its strength," he told AFP news on Monday. "It is important for me to continue that evolution. That is the way of going forward right now." The Swede will succeed Fadi Chehade as president and chief executive at ICANN. While the transition … [Read more...] about Can this cyber Swede save the internet?