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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

Millennials are more aware of cybersecurity careers than they were four years ago and believe that cyber attacks influenced the 2016 presidential election, and yet they’re not interested in pursuing cyber professionally and exhibit careless online habits in their everyday lives.

No, this is not the head-scratching dichotomy of the latest viral video from Simon Sinek explaining this either self-absorbed and entitled or passionately idealistic generation — it depends on whom you ask — born between 1981 and 1997. Rather, the insights are from a new survey from Raytheon Co.’s Intelligence, Information and Services business unit, based in Dulles, along with the National Cyber Security Alliance and Forcepoint, an Austin, Texas-based cyber company owned by Raytheon.

The annual study, in its fifth year, captures what the companies call “alarming” trends among millennials when it comes to cybersecurity. And why does a $24 billion gov-con giant like Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon (NYSE: RTE) care?

Because “the demand for skilled cyber talent has become a national security issue,” Dave Wajsgras, president of the company’s Intelligence, Information and Services division, said in a statement. “While great strides have been made to increase millennial awareness in the cybersecurity profession, there is still work to be done.”

Indeed, hacks and breaches seem to grow more damaging and widespread by the day. At the same time ISACA, a nonprofit information security advocacy group formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, predicts there will be a global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019.

Every year in the U.S., 40,000 jobs for information security analysts go unfilled, and employers are struggling to fill 200,000 other cybersecurity-related roles, according to cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek. For every 10 cybersecurity posts that appear on careers site Indeed, only seven people even click on one of the ads, let alone apply, according to Forbes.

Opinion research firm Zogby Analytics independently conducted the Raytheon survey, polling 3,359 young adults ages 18-26 in nine countries: Australia, Germany, Jordan, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Some of the survey’s findings are encouraging, showing rising cyber awareness and engagement among millennials:

  • 34 percent of U.S. survey respondents (37 percent globally) said a teacher discussed cybersecurity with them as a career choice, up 21 percent from the number of respondents who said a career in cyber had been mentioned to them by a teacher, guidance or career counselor in 2013.
  • 51 percent of U.S. respondents (52 percent globally) said they know the typical range of responsibilities and job tasks involved in the cybersecurity profession, up from 37 percent in the U.S. in 2014.
  • Globally, 46 percent of men have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • 71 percent of young adults surveyed think it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online rather than relying on the government, commercial companies or other individuals.

At the same time:

  • Globally, only 38 percent of millennials were willing to consider a career in cybersecurity. That percentage is unchanged from 2016.
  • Only 26 percent of women globally have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • Globally, 63 percent click on links even if they aren’t sure the source of the link is legitimate.
  • The proportion of U.S. young adults who share passwords with non-family members nearly doubled from 23 percent in 2013 to 39 percent in 2017 (42 percent globally this year).
  • 74 percent reported using unsecured public Wi-Fi today in the U.S. as a matter of convenience even though the security risks are well documented, up from 66 percent in 2013.

“We need to be providing the tools for this generation to take action and embrace safe online practices,” Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said in a statement. “We also need strong role models – including parents, teachers, colleagues, and friends – to help improve cyber practices nationwide and encourage the pursuit of cybersecurity careers among young adults.”

 

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Townsville expert gives tips to protect kids from online bullies

TOWNSVILLE parents are being urged to log on to social media to empower them to better prepare their children against the threat of cyber bulling.

St Patrick’s College counsellor Courtney Rogers said it was vital that parents familiarise themselves with the social media channels their children are using.

“The internet is a whole new strange world and it’s constantly developing and evolving so quickly that parents have difficulty keeping up,” she said.

“It can also be an area where parents don’t have as much control as the do in other areas of their young peoples lives because it’s something that can be kept secret and private.

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The Internet of Things gives hackers an attack path

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The Internet of Things gives hackers an attack path

Web-connected gizmos played a major role in Friday’s attack that took down retailer, social media and other websites.
(Bloomberg)—Are you looking forward to the day when your sleeping baby’s diaper tells you it’s wet before the wetness wakes your baby?

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Football Team Gives Cheerleader With Cancer A Colorful Surprise

When the Friday night lights go on for high school football games, fans and athletes alike don their school colors to show support for their team.

But during last week’s game for a high school in Palo Cedro, California, another color was on everyone’s mind: orange.

As the Foothill High School football team poured onto the field before last Friday’s game, each player placed a single orange rose at the feet of cheerleader Ashley Adamietz, a high school senior who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia just last month, according to CNN.

At the end of the game’s opening ceremony, the cheerleader had Read More

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Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

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Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical history of some 200,000 current and former patients.
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Cyber-security expert gives advice to students

1457884066-2504Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. “Technology and the internet is a safe, productive, fun environment.” It’s not what you’d expect to come out of the mouth of a cyber-security expert, especially not one who as […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

11 Types of Hugs a Woman Gives and What They Really Mean

Can you decipher what a woman feels about you by the way she hugs you? Well, here are 11 types of hugs women commonly use, and what that hug really means. Hugging is a common greeting and expression of warmth, and a meaningful sign showing you care about a person. Read More….

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Expansion of child abuse investigation center gives hope to young victims

The sunny entranceway to the unobtrusive building on Kozloski Road in Freehold belies its terrible secrets.

Every year, more than 400 children from Monmouth County walk through those doors to report to authorities that they are victims of child abuse.

Now, with the expansion of that building, which is Child Advocacy Center of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, investigators hope to make it easier for those going through horrific experiences.

“When the families leave here, my hope is all the resources are in place to address the needs of the children,” said Martin Krupnick, chairman of the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center.

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New Android lockscreen hack gives attackers full access to locked devices

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Software bugs that allow attackers to bypass smartphone lockscreens are common enough for both Android and iOS devices, but like…

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Homeland Security Gives Cyber Crimes Center a Major Upgrade

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It’s not quite “CSI: Cyber,” but the the United States has its own cyber crimes task force, and its headquarters is getting a major upgrade. The ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia, is getting a 5,000 square-foot forensic laboratory, more space for conducting cyber operations, and “an evidence vault,” the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday. Also, conference rooms! The U.S. government’s ability to protect itself from hackers has come under fire recently after 21.5 million Americans had their personal information stolen from the Office of Personnel Management. This new center is meant to help the Department of Homeland Security defend against hackers who traffic in stolen information, credit cards, child pornography, fake documents and illegal drugs. The Cyber Crimes Center (known within the DHS as “C3″) claimed the take-down of the Silk Road, an illegal online marketplace, as one of its biggest victories. “The men and women of Homeland Security Investigations perform critical work in combating criminals that use the computer as their weapon, perpetrating crimes ranging from child exploitation to the theft of intellectual property,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “The development of this expanded Cyber Crimes Center provides this […]

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