Cyber Security Concerns and Our Response
There are multiple cyber security concerns we face in our daily life. We live in a digital universe where cyber-goons at every corner are waiting for an opportune moment to strike. Technological obsolescence has weakened our security tools and measures against the tactics deployed by cybercriminals.
There are diverse reasons that can serve as a rationale for this phenomenon but the most significant of them all is our complacency. Inclination in hack attacks, unauthorized assaults, privacy violations, data and identity theft incidents is acknowledged because we were too lethargic to fight for our security.
Cyber security issues aren’t however confined to cyber-goons only. As per Snowden’s revelations, many telecom and tech giants have been allegedly working with vigilant agencies like the NSA and GCHQ.
Edward Snowden also revealed that the NSA has been sneaking into our personal and confidential data. It has been following our digital traces – collecting, analyzing and storing chunks of Meta Data. Frankly, we all are digitally imprisoned in one way or another.
Alas! Most of us are either unaware of this phenomenon or just don’t care about it.
Caught in the Midst of Cyber Warfare
Cyber Warfare represents more or less similar threats with respect to information security that we face in our daily lives. Nevertheless, Cyber Warfare has a broader scope. Cyber Warfare refers to the unauthorized information and security infiltration along with hack attacks empowered by political pressure or governance.
Hacks representing cyber warfare are always planned and designed for the Big Fish. In addition, the motive behind the hacks isn’t confined to fulfill the monetary needs only. Cyber warfare refers to unauthorized infiltration of information and hack targets facilitating economic or national sabotage.
Top 5 Security Concerns We Face
When it comes to the security concerns faced by the Netizens in this digital universe, the list is never ending. However, there are some concerns we face more readily. In addition, for a common man, these concerns are quite troublesome especially when he/she isn’t tech-savvy.
Here are the top 5 security concerns we face in our daily life.
- #5 – Malware and Bots
- #4 – Phishing and Spam
- #3 – Cyber Fraud
- #2 – Denial of Service
- #1 – Hacking
ICCWS 2014 – Raising Awareness and Promoting Security
We are surrounded by diverse privacy threats and security concerns. These concerns are becoming crucial day by day due to technological obsolescence. An anti-virus, a VPN and proxy are the tools usually preferred by a common man to safeguard his security and privacy.
On the other hand, cybercriminals are evolving their tactics and methods adopted to victimize our privacy and security. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t aware of such information; or related incidents; or ways of protection against these concerns for that matter.
This is the reason we need conferences like ICCWS 2014. International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014 is scheduled to take place on March 24th and 25th at Purdue University, West Layfayette, USA.
The conference will unveil the current happenings with respect to Cyber Warfare and Security. Moreover, the conference will enlighten the measures adopted and research carried out to prohibit such incidents.
Not only this, the conference will embrace other themes as well including information security, virus technologies, cyber terrorism, digital forensics and issues related to national security policy etc.
In the end, it can be deduced that International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2014 will address diverse themes and topics – making it worth attending. Therefore, it is recommended that all those (from common men to the high profile personnel) who are concerned about their security considering the current happenings with respect to information security and cyber warfare must not miss this event.
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