One step ahead: Cyber Security Education

As the course is exclusively designed to understand the intensity and growth of cyber-attacks and solutions on how to prevent and stay within the boundaries of cyber security, Cyber Security Academy is the perfect meeting place to learn concrete and practical skills on the broad field of cyber security.

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One step ahead: Cyber Security Education

July 26, 2017

As technologies have been developing in a rapid pace, and globalization is breaking through, learning about cyber security is becoming a global priority for governments, business and civil society. The importance of understanding the risk of cyber-attacks and personal data protection is a must in this digital world. Therefore, a Cyber Security Academy in Kosovo has been more than fit at ICK.

Kosovo market is turning to a central hub of information, and protecting most of data is becoming a challenge, starting from networks completely managed by the government, companies inside and beyond financial sectors, as well as households. This digital world has imposed a threat to companies considering their cope with cyber-attack issues such as cyber vandalism, robbery of customer data, stolen IPs and credit cards etc. Therefore Cyber Security Academy builds upon diverse measures to protect different technical devices, programs, networks, unauthorized access etc.

Drinor Selmanaj, an information security specialist and lecturer at Cyber Academy is teaching young professionals as these skills are expected to be in high demand considering the importance of learning how to avoid different tech/internet risks. Cyber Academy provides 12 months of intensive training, starting from operative systems, networking, web security, and virtualization etc, followed by in-depth modules which lead the students to their career and interest paths. 

Cyber Security is a new field - Shpend Lila, Training, Events & PR Manager at ICK says. He further reflects: “We always try to bring the most advanced tech courses to Kosovo, but Cyber Academy is really unique because of its length, sensitivity and perspective. Cyber Academy is literally a factory of fully equipped white hat hackers. They rock and we love them”.

Drinor implies that is really important to be dedicated in learning cyber security, as the students feel more engaged and prepared. He emphasizes: “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Drinor further elaborates how important it is for a cyber-security specialists to be creative, and use creative problem solving to find the best solutions. He embraces the personality and the mindset of each student, considering the impact in their cyber-security field of choice.

Shega Likaj, a student at Cyber Academy was asked how did she hear about Cyber Academy, and how did she develop her passion about it, she said that she has always been fascinated by science fiction movies drawn into the rebellion of engineers against the machines. On the other hand, Valon Canolli, another Cyber Academy student, explains how each student works on their favorite operating system and programming languages while implying that each individual set their coding preferences, to meet your specific needs. His favorite part of the training is the third module where he is learning more about Pentesing and metasploit.

It takes a little bit of effort to learn and be a cyber-security professional considering that one should always be persistent and flexible to familiarize themselves with the latest devices and other technological trends. Furthermore, a cyber-security professional should continuously conduct research regarding the worldwide security news, as cyber-attacks may lead to struggle on company operation and damaged trust of customers and suppliers. Therefore Cyber Academy students have the opportunity to learn how to understand such issues and build new strategies which help protection in the future. 

As the course is exclusively designed to understand the intensity and growth of cyber-attacks and solutions on how to prevent and stay within the boundaries of cyber security, Cyber Academy is the perfect meeting place to learn concrete and practical skills on the broad field of cyber security.

Save the dates for the upcoming event - the biggest one ever organized in Kosovo in field of Cyber Security, the Cyber Defense Week, by Sentry and ICK, September 11-17.

Until then, happy hacking.

Author: Rita Vula (ICK’s official blogger)



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