View Full Version : Shall We Need a Cyber and Network Security Major?

12-11-2015, 09:09 AM
Just saw such a piece of news – “Guilford College Adds Cyber and Network Security Major”
“Beginning in spring semester 2016, Guilford College will offer the first in-house cyber and network security bachelor’s degree in North Carolina.”
The major will prepare students to work in a field that is growing rapidly to keep pace with the number and sophistication of cyber attacks. Cybercrime costs the world economy hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

Cyber criminals are targeting all sectors of the economy, including energy, retail, insurance, medical and entertainment companies. There is an extremely high demand for skilled professionals in the area of cyber and network security.

What have you done to face the horrible cyber attack?

Cybersecurity involves protecting that infrastructure by preventing, detecting, and responding to cyber incidents. Unlike physical threats that prompt immediate action-like stop, drop, and roll in the event of a fire-cyber threats are often difficult to identify and comprehend. Among these dangers are viruses erasing entire systems, intruders breaking into systems and altering files, intruders using your computer or device to attack others, or intruders stealing confidential information.

You need a tool/assistant, which can not only alert you of an attack, but also record all packet data.

The only way to truly monitor your network against cyber-crime is to install an application like Colasoft’s nChronos (http://www.colasoft.com/capsa) which is capable of monitoring ALL network data at the packet level 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With the ability to decode protocols in 7 layers, nChronos network analysts can analyze every aspect and layer of their network to identify and spot abnormal network communication activities.

nChronos is a Cyber Crime Prevention and Forensic Data Recorder appliance designed for monitoring medium and large corporate installations. nChronos connects to your company’s core router or switch and monitors all network traffic, emails and chat sessions inbound and outbound. nChronos provides the ability to monitor abnormal traffic and alert upon detection of “Suspicious Conversations”. Only when network engineers monitor network activities of the entire network at the packet level are they able to identify abnormal network activities and protect their companies from cyber-crime and cyber-attacks.