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Infographic: Thwarting cyberspace invaders

Florida Tech University illustrates the need for trained IT and security professionals to combat the rise of cybercrime.

While the booming business of cybercrime threatens almost everybody, it does open up job opportunities for those who must try to thwart the criminals. The infographic below, courtesy of Florida Tech University, breaks down the numbers, illustrating a real need to educate the next generation of security professionals in a career path that looks to expand significantly by 2018.

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5 comments
jamesbrown126
jamesbrown126

Those statistics are scary but true. In today's world cyber crimes are a real threat to everyone, especially to business. Billions of dollars and millions in work hours are lost to cyber crimes every year. But there are some companies that provide online fraud prevention tools to protect businesses from cyber crime and help them keep fraudsters at bay. Here is one example: http://www.telesign.com/products-demos/phoneid

JCitizen
JCitizen

They need to post that on the wall at the post office! I wished I had an office location to hang that up, but I do most of my business remotely, and folks don't even know who I am, or what I look like. I don't mind keeping that way, as long as I can be useful to my clients. Maybe I'll have a web-site someday, and link to it.

opcom
opcom

apparently, the in-building of security into pedestrian o/s and applications can't keep pace with the release cycles. VMS Rules!

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I think she had a world of hurt as no one actually knew her when the people with the Black SUV's moved in. ;) Col :^0

JCitizen
JCitizen

I've come close to that, but the BATF drive very cheap cars(government budget); and I end up friends with them all in the end! I do fear someone cracking my OnStar and issuing an "auto-park" command while I'm going 70+mph! When you get any goverment "entity" after you, your shit is pretty weak. They don't need guns to do you in. :O ! I'm also good friends with the local CLEO and head of Homeland Security, but that won't save me from the Chinese or whoever is crazier in the world. A certain religious sect comes to mind!