December 8

2018

THE ESSENCE OF BECOMING A CERTIFED CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST

The world today has become a digital ecosystem where data and information dissemination has been fully digitized hence the importance to protect computers, hardware, software and other systems from disruptions and unauthorized access.

Considering the digital age today, the services of cyber security professionals are required in all industries hence the high demand. 16,417 AED is the average monthly earning of a cyber security specialist in the UAE as per research conducted by pay scale

the demand for Cyber security professionals increased over 400% in both healthcare and finance sectors from March 2017 to March of this year. The U.S Bureau of Labor is even expecting an average of 28% annual increase in the demand of this job sector between 2016 and 2026

The digital world rapidly evolves hence requires professionals to regularly enhance their skills. The threat of cyber attacks are very real and should always be treated with extreme importance. International companies with the experience in cyber security have all been victims of cyber attacks. On 16th September 2018 Facebook discovered a security breach that made hackers access over 50 million accounts

“Security is an arms race, and we’re continuing to improve our defenses,” Mark Zuckerberg said.

Marriott international discovered on 30th November 2018 a breach which compromised five hundred million (500,000,000) customer accounts.

In 2017 Uber announced a security breach that affected 57 million riders and drivers. The company paid $ 100,000 for the hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet.

Uber later agreed to pay $ 148,000,000 in connection with the breach and cover-up " CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said".

The diploma in cyber security is designed to equip you with current trends in the evolving areas of cyber security. You will be equipped with skills required to design and manage networking technologies, software, and also recognize the importance of cyber security and risk management.

The qualification which is accredited by UK government spans over a duration of three (3) months and has a value of 120 credits. It is recognized internationally, affordable and flexible.


Who should pursue this qualification

• Systems administrator

• Database administrator

• Web administrator

• Web developer

• Network administrator

• IT technician

• Security administrator

• Network engineer

• Computer software engineer

• Security analyst

• Risk analyst

Becoming a cyber security specialist will not only accelerate your career but will also give you an opportunity to play your role in the fight against cyber attacks which has become a threat to the security of all nations.

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