There remains the fact that there are cyber attacks happening all day long and that you are likely going to be losing your identity unless you take some security measures.
Palos Hills, IL (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
According to an article in USA Today, 43% of companies have had a security breach this past year! This staggering statistic has companies asking themselves, “Are we next?” Businesses that have or have-not been hit with a data breach need to stay one-step ahead of the hackers. The National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) just announced its 2015 sponsorship packet is available allowing companies options to help combat the hackers.
No one expected that JP Morgan would have had 76 million households affected by a data breach in which the hackers gained “the highest level of administrative privilege” on more than 90 of the bank’s servers. If it happened to this Fortune 100 company, it could happen to any business.
Innovation in cybersecurity education is the only thing that will put distance between hackers and security breaches, CSSIA is doing just that. By educating the next generation of cybersecurity specialists, CSSIA is continuously cultivating new talent to combat worldwide cybersecurity concerns that are hitting closer to home by the day.
"There remains the fact that there are cyber attacks happening all day long and that you are likely going to be losing your identity unless you take some security measures," Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowB4, said in an E-Commerce Times article.
This is a reality all over the world. It is not relegated to only small business concerns. According to Information is Beautiful website, big names such as Ebay, Home Depot, UPS, Ebay, Adobe and many more succumbing to this rapidly growing global threat.
In addition to the dangers of data breaches, businesses worry about the cybersecurity workforce shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that they are predicting 1.4 million additional IT jobs created by 2020 and only 400,000 computer science graduates. This statistic will significantly impact every company - large and small. The time to support CSSIA is now to help reduce this workforce shortage. CSSIA is working diligently to cultivate talent to fill these positions through trainings, cybersecurity competitions and national conferences.
Businesses that sponsor CSSIA will reap the benefits of:
- Empowering and strengthening the nation through educating the next generation of cybersecurity specialists.
- Assisting in cultivating new cybersecurity professionals and recruit from them for employment in your company.
- Sending the message to customers of taking cybersecurity attacks seriously and will not tolerate it.
- Showing company's dedication to protecting customer's personal information and world commerce in general.
- A reputation of standing by their word in data protection.
- Taking a proactive approach to protecting the future of America against cybersecurity breaches.
CSSIA is an Advanced Technological Education Center supported by the National Science Foundation. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning through innovation in cybersecurity education.
The time to sponsor CSSIA is today; 2020 will be here before you know it. To learn more, go to http://www.cssia.org or contact Lynn Dohm at lynn(dot)dohm(at)morainevalley(dot)edu.