Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program – FIU News

Security News ThreatsCybercrime Uncategorized

Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program.

The global cost of cyberattacks is forecast to grow from $400 billion today to $2.1 trillion by 2020, and experts anticipate a two million person shortage in information security professionals by the same year. Responding to an increased demand for cybersecurity experts, FIU’s College of Business has created the Cybersecurity Leadership & Strategy Certificate Program in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS). The two-day program will be held Oct. 17-18 in Miami.

Miami technology pioneer Manuel Medina will be the program’s keynote speaker. Medina is now CEO of Cyxtera Technologies, a data center services venture specializing in cybersecurity.

A conversation with Manny Medina:

We’ve seen high-profile hacking cases at Equifax, the SEC, Deloitte, Verizon… is anything safe from hackers? Adversaries continue to get past network perimeter defenses where their attacks can spread like wildfire across internal corporate networks. The traditional perimeter is easily compromised so we must turn our focus to a new approach, like a software-defined perimeter. Cybersecurity professionals need to make it harder for any adversary to operate in sensitive interior segments by deploying protections such as robust authentication, network segmentation and advanced analytics to better understand what’s going on within their IT environments.

Read the full story in today’s edition of BizNews.