The past decade has witnessed the growth and proliferation of e-commerce and online shopping. Technological advancements have resulted in the development of new mobile phones, applications and wireless technologies which have enabled access to Internet from any place in the world. Advancements in technology have also facilitated educational institutes to introduce webinar training and iPod training.
The decade also witnessed the emergence of social networking sites. While the above developments have revolutionized the Internet space, they have also paved the way for new forms of security threats. Security threats have been vibrant and counter crime agencies across the world have been forced to come out of self paced approach to proactive action against cyber threats.
Organizations shell out considerable resources to protect their computer systems and networks from sophisticated attacks. Threats have also increased the demand for cyber security specialists such as ethical hackers, security auditors, penetration testers, computer forensic experts among many others.
Security researchers opine that cybercriminals may be divided into two groups, one targeting business organizations in the form of corporate espionage, information theft and reputation smearing attacks. The other set of cybercriminals may target transport systems and other public services by intrusions, manipulation and unauthorized user. The second set of cybercriminals may also make a living out of stealing sensitive personal information.
The security firm has indicated Internet penetration will continue to increase and Internet will further develop as a resource for information, communication and entertainment. There will be further advancements in mobile technology and result in development of smart phones capable of using the web for transfer and exchange of information. On the other hand, botnets will continue to evolve and pose threat to mobile phones and other Internet enabled applications. Security experts at Kaspersky Lab warn against manifold increase in mobile spam.
By the end of the next decade, keyboards may be a thing of the past and development of cellular communications will cause decline in cost of Internet-based communications.
EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences.
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