The vulnerabilities were reported by security researchers affiliated to various organizations. Mozilla rates those vulnerabilities as critical, which may be exploited by attackers to execute code and install malicious software in computer systems of users performing normal browsing. The developer ranks those vulnerabilities as high, which track websites visited by a user to either steal information or to inject malicious code on the visited websites. The vibrant threats from cybercriminals could be tackled by proactive identification and timely communication of security flaws. Online degree and training programs may help security experts in improving their soft skills.
Security professionals at Mozilla have addressed the security flaws a week before the Pwn2Own contest, which would be organized as a part of the upcoming CanSecWest security conference. Ethical hackers, computer science degree holders, penetration testers and other IT security professionals are expected to exploit flaws associated with different web browsers such as Mozilla firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer along with other software applications during the contest. Developers and sponsors have announced cash prize and other bounties for experts, who manage to breach the security of the products.
Organizations require large number of cyber security experts to deal with the sophisticated challenges from attackers. Introduction of online university degree programs may encourage prospective science and engineering students to undertake research in cyber security and contribute in developing new secure technologies.
EC-Council University is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and offers Master of Security Science (MSS) degree to students from various backgrounds such as graduates, IT Professionals, and military students amongst several others. The MSS is offered as a 100% online degree program and allows EC-Council University to reach students from not only the United States, but from all around the world.
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 the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences.
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iClass is EC- Council's online training delivery platform. Students can attend live, or recorded training sessions for courses such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) or Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).