Security Professional Discovers Vulnerability on Professional Networking Site
Recently, a security researcher identified vulnerability associated with cookie management by LinkedIn.
Social media sites are prone to regular attacks by cybercriminals. Facebook and Twitter, in particular have been the favorite targets of attackers. With increase in popularity of other sites, cybercriminals may attempt to exploit weaknesses and security flaws to defraud users. As such, social media sites must be proactive in identifying and mitigating threat vectors through regular security audits by professionals qualified in penetration testing and masters of security science.
Internet users must use strong and unique passwords, and be wary of divulging personal and financial information on social media sites. Social media sites may encourage safe usage of the sites by users by sending e-flyers, security alerts, scam alerts, and creating awareness on privacy threats, and proper use of privacy settings.
Organizations must advise employees on the precautions to be adhered while accessing social media sites on work computers. They may limit the information divulged on the professional networking sites as cybercriminals may use social engineering techniques to extract privileged business information from employees. Mandatory e-learning and online degree programs on cyber security may help employees understand security threats and implement safe online computing practices.
Security professionals may benefit from online university degree programs to update themselves on best information security and website security mechanisms and strengthen the defenses of the organizations against vibrant threats emanating from the cyber space.
EC-Council University is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and offers Master of Security Science (MSS) degree to students from various backgrounds such as graduates, IT Professionals, and military students amongst several others. The MSS is offered as a 100% online degree program and allows EC-Council University to reach students from not only the United States, but from all around the world.
EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences.
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