Computer Security Pros Finally Getting Attention
Thanks to more and more hacker groups getting on the news after hacking into websites across the globe, businesses are starting to take notice. In this recent article by the NY Times, it’s pointed out that “Anonymous, the well-known hacking group, is a wake-up call”. “Any company that is patting themselves on the back and saying that they’re not a target or susceptible to attack is in complete and utter denial.” said Roger Cressey, senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a defense and intelligence contractor that was attacked last summer.
This type of change is helping those looking to enter into the field of computer security and computer forensics. The owners or top executives of many companies are rarely involved in securing their data and with a recent survey it was found that more that 70% say that they occasionally, rarely or never reviewed their top information security policies or staff. Because of these security breeches causing companies millions of dollars in not just lost data, but law suits afterwards, more companies are looking for professionals to help them secure their company networks.
So if you’re looking to find a job in Computer Forensics or even Computer Security, now’s the time to get your education and get started.