Mr David Bell addressing on Rising Cyberspace Threats Driving Demand For IT Professionals With Cybersecurity Skills

On 20th January 2015, Mr David Bell – Associate Dean (International) of Northumbria University – graciously agreed to come down to the MDIS campus for two preview talks.  Entitled “Rising Cyberspace Threats Driving Demand for IT Professionals with Cybersecurity Skills”, Mr Bell spoke candidly about the recently Sony Pictures breach and highlighted how attacks like these were becoming more common.

Mr Bell also spoke at length about how companies are starting to realise that they must now start to invest in IT professionals trained in cybersecurity to mitigate these attacks, and how graduates from MDIS and Northumbria University’s IT programmes are perfectly situated to take advantage of this rising demand.

We would like to thank Mr Bell for his time and insights.


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Hundreds of alleged Dropbox passwords leaked

;llBANGALORE — Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on yesterday (Oct 13) on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website.
The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation.
“We will keep releasing more to the public as donations come in, show your support,” the anonymous Pastebin user said on the site.
Dropbox, however, said it has not been hacked.
“These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. We’d previously detected these attacks and the vast majority of the passwords posted have been expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have been expired as well,” a Dropbox spokesman said in an email to Reuters.
Dropbox is a Silicon Valley startup that has proved a hit with consumers and boasts more than 200 million users six years after it was started. It has undergone tremendous growth amid the meteoric rise of cloud, which is expected to continue booming alongside mobile computing.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last week advised those concerned about their privacy to “get rid of Dropbox” and cease using Facebook and Google. REUTERS


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