The smartest companies now approach cybersecurity with a risk management strategy. Learn how to make policies to protect your most important digital assets. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has announced a new online course on cybersecurity in a bid to address Australia's cybersecurity skills shortage. As part of the course, RMIT Online has partnered with the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Palo Alto Networks, with both organisations to provide mentors for the course. The course, called Cyber Security Risk and Strategy, will cover topics such as the fundamentals of cybersecurity and how to apply cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies to an organisation.
As of last year, there were some 627,000 unfilled jobs in the technology market, and that number has only grown since then. Why? Almost every industry -- from Wall Street to Hollywood to social media companies to car factories -- needs IT professionals. Just look at the cybersecurity sector: thanks to the ever-increasing threats of data theft and cyber-terrorism, that industry is going to need 3.5 million warm bodies to help secure the web by 2021. As you might guess, these highly valued professions are commensurately rewarding. In fact, the average IT gig pays $87K a year and is likely to last, as IT unemployment is currently below 2.5%.
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Checksums -- a means to validate the integrity of files -- and hashes were then explored, leading to an online lab test to compare data with hashes. At this point, I became somewhat despondent with the course. While a good, thorough guide to the basics of cybersecurity, there was little beyond an exploration of the concept of data that could be considered relevant. Eventually, however, the topic of phishing came up. Phishing is the use of fraudulent messages to entice a recipient to click a link, visit a malicious domain, hand over sensitive information, or download malicious documents embedded with malware payloads.
You may have heard about the Internet of Things (IoT). But you may also have wondered about what it is. Or for that matter, what does it mean to you or an organization. This course is for you if you are curious about the most recent trends and activities in the internet capabilities and concerns about programmed devices. There are complexities and areas of necessary awareness when the industrial sector becomes connected to your home.