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Cybercrime Bytes: CyberFirst Teens, Cyberwarfare Salaries, Major Hacks By Country

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– The editors at Cybercrime Magazine

Sausalito, Calif. – Jul. 13, 2020

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A record number of teenagers (ages 14-17) have enrolled in the National Cyber Security Center’s (NCSC) CyberFirst summer courses this year, with classes held online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 1,700 students will be accepted this year, an increase of 600 compared to 2019. Infosecurity Magazine 

Cybersecurity professionals from the NSA and CIA with experience in foreign espionage are commanding annual salaries as high as $400,000, according to Michelle Moore, Ph.D., academic director and professor of practice for the University of San Diego’s innovative, online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership program. Tripwire

The U.S. has fallen victim to 156 separate “significant” cyberattacks from 2006 to 2020.  The U.K., Germany, India and Australia have all experienced several significant cyberattacks targeting government and federal services in the last 14 years; however, their status as a target pales in comparison to that of the U.S., according to new research from Specops Software. Australia SmartBrief

Six billion internet users will be online by 2022, 75 percent of the projected 8 billion world population — and by 2030, 90 percent of the 8.5 billion global population will have internet connectivity, according to forecasts by Cybersecurity Ventures. Asia Times

— Cybersecurity Ventures is compiling its first-ever list of hot Boston cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020 and 2021. The new list will be published by the end of this summer, according to Hillarie McClure, multimedia director at Cybercrime Magazine. Cybercrime Radio

Cybercrime Radio: J.R. Cunningham, SVP at Herjavec Group

Talking COVID-19, CISOs, and Cybersecurity Teams

Illena Armstrong, global communications officer for the International Association of Certified ISAOs, and industry strategy advisor, office of the CEO, for the Cloud Security Alliance, has joined the Board of Advisors for Cybersecurity Ventures. Armstrong was previously VP, Editorial at SC Media. Cybercrime Magazine

Ransomware is estimated to cause global damage worth $20 billion to organizations by 2021, 57 times more than what was recorded in 2015, according to a report from Cybersecurity Ventures. As a result, Zacks recommends looking at 3 cybersecurity stocks from companies that are helping to stop the spread of ransomware — Fortinet, Trend Micro, and CyberArk. Yahoo! Finance

The global banking sector could lose $350 billion if financial institutions do not invest more into cybersecurity. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2020, cyberattacks are ranked as the second risk of greatest concern for business globally over the next 10 years. Business Daily Africa

There was a 52-percent increase in cyberattacks on small businesses last year, and one-third of all data breaches in 2019 happened with a phishing attack, according to Melody McAnally, a Memphis, Tenn. based attorney who advises clients on data security protection, data breach response, and cyber-risk management. Nashville Business Journal

— There are nearly as many different cybersecurity tools as there are cyber threats. Cisco’s new SecureX platform unifies all existing security devices and platforms, presenting a place where security teams get full oversight into every aspect of the organization’s security stance. Tech HQ

Cybercrime TV: Fortune 500 Chief Information Security Officers

Scott Schober on the 2020 CISO 500 Data File

Automation Workz Institute launched “Become a Cybersecurity Hero” to attract blacks to the cybersecurity industry. A campaign features Andrea (pronounced AN-DREY-A), a Black woman superhero, on billboards posted in Detroit with national ads on Pandora, iHeart Radio and TuneIn. PR Underground

Cybersecurity professionals who are motivated to stay relevant and evolve their skills will thrive in today’s increasingly demanding security environment. Hot jobs, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, include cloud security engineer, cybersecurity AI architect, and data scientist for machine learning. The Enterprisers Project

Cyberattacks are increasing in scope and frequency with phishing emails involving the COVID-19 pandemic increasing by 600 percent. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre reportedly dealt with over 2,000 online COVID-19 scams in just the first month of lockdown. Comply Advantage

— In times of great social importance, it’s common for predators to strike. True to form, cybercriminals have developed a new email scam this summer, and they’re targeting Americans who are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Yahoo! Life

 — The 2020 CISO 500 Data File from Cybersecurity Ventures was released on Jun. 15, 2020. This special compilation contains the CISO names at the 500 largest companies in the United States. Cybercrime Magazine

More next week.

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