IT Security and Ethical Hacking
Frontrunner Job oriented Diploma Program in Information Security
What is Information Security?
IT Security is a term which is concerned with the protection of hardware, software and a network of an organization, from the perils of disaster and external attacks (through virus, etc.). It is more to do with the electronic data and is covered in the IT Policy of an organization, in other words, it looks at protecting / safeguarding information and information systems from anyone including employees, consultants, suppliers, customers and of course, malicious hackers.
Why Information Security is must?
After the boom in Networking and Software jobs, the past two years have seen a sharp rise in the field of Information Security, Information Security is the latest buzzword in the industry and not without reason in the past five years the percentage of cyber crimes, data thefts, data losses, viruses and other cyber crimes have increased exponentially.
Frost & Sullivan estimated that there are 2.28 million information security professionals worldwide. This figure is expected to increase to nearly 4.2 million by 2015. Budgets and spending are expected to increase in the next 12 months, and salaries showed healthy growth despite a global recession.
Need for Information Security in the Malaysian market
Security Compliance is must for all companies with IT backbone. The requirement is high with organizations in IT/ ITES segment. Information workers lack of basic security knowledge. Information Security industry is going through an exponential growth rate. Current worldwide growth rate is billed at 21%. Higher salaries are been offered to professionals in IT security. Information security industry is currently over $100 B ($60 B in US, $ 20B UK, $4.5 B Japan, over $1.5 B India).
Job Opportunities in Information Security
With the sudden boom in the field of Information Security, hot jobs with lucrative pay packets are opening up. The APPIN Program individuals in the domain of network security and enables them to seek jobs in the areas of Network Security System Administrator/Manager, Network Security Engineer, Systems/Applications Security Executive, Web security Administrator/Manager, Security Auditor, Data security specialist, Chief Information Security Officer, IT Security Administrator/Consultant/ Manager, Security Certified Programmer etc...