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Cyber security threats: Cyber security with NATO inspired online protection

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What is cyber security?

Definition: Cyber security is the digital technology, protective processes and practices within an organisation that are designed to guard devices, data, programs, and networks from unauthorised personnel, data breaches and cyber attacks.

As more modern-day technologies rely on online storage and systems in order to be able to store vast quantities of data, organisations are having to advance their information security measures in order to protect online assets and customer details.

Cyber security has changed exponentially over recent years to keep up with the rise of cyber crime and the rapidly evolving methods of online criminals.

NATO’s defence against cyber security threats

The National anti-terrorist organisation (NATO) are one of the most prominent organisations leading the way in these developments, as cyber defence is now an essential part of NATO’s international collective defence strategy.

They have already affirmed that international law still applies in cyber space, which is now officially recognised as a domain of operations that must be safeguarded just as much as the land, sea and air that surrounds us.

To aid the international community in implementing cyber security measures, NATO is breeding a new species of Cyber Security Specialist. These experts are the cutting-edge professionals that are driving change in this area to keep us all safe from cyber threats.

Unfortunately, NATO does not have the capacity to protect all organisations and individual devices from cyber attacks, so in order to stay protected, we have to learn from their best practices in order to keep our own online security up to scratch. Find out how to achieve this here.

How you can protect yourself against cyber attacks

Entire countries are beginning to independently develop their own technologies and fund research into cyber defence. International moves toward independence in this area highlight to organisations why it is important to have your own knowledge and procedures in place for protection against cyber crime.

Germany, for example, has recently been making plans to focus on cyber security with the following ambitions set out by Interior Minster Horst Seehofer:

“It is our joint goal for Germany to take a leading role in cyber security on an international level,” – Straits Times.

Learning from experienced NATO cyber security experts, like Frank Satterwhite, can give your organisation the advantage that it needs. Frank spends a significant amount of his time working in Europe on top secret, classified solutions to support interoperability in information systems.

He has now turned his focus towards sharing his knowledge via teaching at Salford ONECPD’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

You can learn more about Frank in our “Tutor Information” section here.

What is CISSP and how can it help me?

Our CISSP certification is taught by previously mentioned NATO operative – Frank Satterwhite.

This CISSP course consists of boot camp style training that prepares you to pass the exam and achieve in-depth insight into CISSP or CBK.

The objective of this is to give you the confidence to provide leadership in the creation and operational duties of enterprise wide information security systems.

You will also gain skill in the following areas of cyber security:

  • Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity)
  • Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)
  • Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
  • Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)
  • Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)
  • Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analysing Security Testing)
  • Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery)
  • Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

All of which, alongside Franks guidance, will help you to work towards becoming a strong influence for information security within your organisation, as well as helping to protect your assets.

Learn more about the CISSP course here and start working towards a safer online future for your organisation.

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