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Cybersecurity skills need boost in computer science degrees

University computer science courses are failing to make clear the need to develop skills in cybersecurity, leaving the UK with a shortage of experts
This is according to a paper published jointly last week by the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing and (ISC)2, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.
“Twenty years ago very few courses paid any significant attention to security, and the situation has started to change, albeit slowly,” says “Perspectives: Integrating Cybersecurity into Computer Science Curricula”.
This is despite “a growing voice from industry that cybersecurity knowledge should be core to the disciplines of computing and information technology”, meaning such skills should therefore be “a key element of the computing and computer science curriculum, particularly at the undergraduate level”.
Currently most institutions offer computer science courses in which there is one module or unit – approximately 5 per cent of the total credits – dedicated to cybersecurity in a three-year degree, the paper claims.
It also notes that graduates find it difficult to enter the cybersecurity industry because “the supervisory cost of placements is very high for companies to take on many graduates of any kind in cybersecurity roles”.
“Academia must look at its curricula and accreditation requirements,” said Liz Bacon, president of the Chartered Institute for IT, adding it was also incumbent on industry to accept more trainees and placement students.
She said that more sandwich placements needed to be made available, and that lecturers could not single-handedly boost interest in cybersecurity among students, and that “talks from external speakers” and “war stories” from industry were more likely to excite students.
“It is not enough to integrate technical cybersecurity subjects into computing degrees as cybersecurity is an increasingly a diverse discipline, requiring a mix of business savvy, soft skills and technical skills for varied roles,” added Adrian Davis, managing director (Europe, the Middle East and America) of (ISC)2.

“Universities have a real opportunity to include and make explicit reference to cybersecurity topics within many degrees.”

In August, the first GCHQ-certified master’s courses were unveiled, with Edinburgh Napier University, Lancaster University, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London, among those accredited.
Saturday, 29 November 2014
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Making Malware Cleanup Easier

Making Malware cleanup easier

You'll find a recommendation to install software to detect and clean up malware in almost any security guide. Although a single product isn't sufficient to defend against all modern security threats, the general recommendation persists because the technology remains effective in blocking categories of known threats and cleaning up malware infections if they find their way onto your computer. Since resolving a malware problem is a little bit different each time, we're committed to working with our partners to give people on Facebook the help they need in keeping their information secure.

Our goal is to make it easier for people to find and use the right technology to better protect their devices. We've worked with F-Secure and Trend Micro to incorporate free anti-malware software downloads directly into our existing abuse detection and prevention systems. These are the same systems that help us block malicious links and bad sites from among the trillions of clicks that take place every day on Facebook.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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How to Unlock Pattern Locks on Android Devices

How to Unlock Pattern Locks on Android Devices

Nowadays many android phone users use the inbuilt “pattern locks” as a security to their phones. But the main problem with it is that, if you forget the pattern you used and you try out many wrong attempts, it gets locked permanently. So, just follow these simple steps to unlock pattern locks on your android device and use it again free of cost.

Unlock using Google Account :
If you don’t have data connection or internet access or if you don’t have your google account linked to your phone, then, you can skip this step and refer the Additional TRICK.
When you try different patterns and unable to unlock your phone in five attempts. Then a message pop-up and shows two buttons “next” and “try again”. Now click on “next” button and you see two options for unlocking phone. One is answer the security question and the second option is to provide Google account details.
Mostly people don’t set a security question. But if you set it then simply answer the question and unlock your device quickly. Otherwise check the Google account option and click “next”.Now provide your Google account username and password attached with your device and click on “sign in”. After that you are directed to choose new pattern and now you can unlock with this pattern.

1) Switch off the phone.
2) Now hold these buttons all together at the same time
“Volume up + Home Key + Power Button”
until the phone boots (if you device doesn’t have a home button just hold together volume up key   and power key)
3) Now a screen like DOS will come up with different options
4) Use the volume key to move up and down then scroll down to “Restore Factory Defaults” or “Delete all User Data” depending on which is on your device. Select this factory reset option and then press power button to let the action begin.
Now it asks you for confirmation, select “yes”.
5) After clicking on the settings above, now scroll down to “Reboot System Now” and wait for your phone to reboot (restart).


Monday, 10 November 2014
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