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Cybercrime Bytes: Smartphone Protection, Careers In 2025, Cybersecurity Budgets

Weekly news that keeps you on the cutting edge of cybersecurity

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2019

This week’s rundown is sponsored by KnowBe4, the world’s leading platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing.

— How do smartphone users send and receive messages without the fear of hackers intervening? Viber CEO Djamel Agouna explains. The Phnom Pehn Post

— What will a cybersecurity career look like in 2025 with the explosion of technologies such as cloud, AI, machine learning, and IoT devices? EC-Council University

— Cybersecurity budgets are rising at large enterprises, and security services are outpacing software; SMBs spend less. IBM Security Intelligence

— Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is calling on Jamaicans to become more aware of cyberthreats and to safeguard their data. Jamaica Information Service

— Federal (U.S.) CIOs are zeroing in on zero trust, which fundamentally focuses on establishing new perimeters around sensitive and critical data. DarkReading

— The @WomenKnowCyber list, researched and compiled by Cybersecurity Ventures, has reached 3,700 names and is continuing to grow daily. Cybercrime Magazine

— Scott Schober, cybersecurity author, inventor, and expert, reviews the book “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime” and gives it a 5-star rating. Cybercrime Magazine

— Ransomware: Law firms urged to follow the rule of three — 1) have local isolated backups, 2) store data in different types of devices, 3) backup data outside of your offices. Wisconsin Lawyer

— In the future, it will become increasingly difficult to avoid cyber breaches — so boards at large organizations must ensure that they are prepared for an attack. Financier Worldwide

— Di Freeze is writing a series of short stories on women in the cybersecurity field from across the globe. The first 6 have been published. Cybercrime Magazine

— NAB, Australia’s largest business bank, is kicking off a cybersecurity roadshow to teach cyber protection skills to small businesses in the country. The Australian

— Cybersecurity channel partners in Ireland are encouraged to train staff straight from college via apprenticeships in order to plug their skills gaps.

— Herjavec Group is named Editors’ Choice for MSSPs on Cybersecurity Ventures’ Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2020 list. Cybercrime Magazine

— A NASSCOM report shows that India alone will need one million cybersecurity professionals by 2020; institutes are responding with specialized training programs. Analytics India Magazine

— Berkeley Varitronics Systems demonstrates Skim Scan, a hardware device used to protect ATMs, gas pumps, and POS systems from cyberattacks. Cybercrime Magazine

More next week.

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