[ISN] Poorly trained IT workers are ‘gateway for hackers’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11011249/Poorly-trained-IT-workers-are-gateway-for-hackers.html By Matthew Sparkes Deputy Head of Technology The Telegraph 06 Aug 2014 UK universities are failing to teach enough computer security skills and are churning out IT graduates who present a “risk to their own organisation”, according to a senior NHS IT manager. Derrick Bates, senior information security officer at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Some of today’s graduates may have an abstract knowledge of info security, but how many of them could spot a dodgy attachment, run a penetration test or crack a code? “What is the point in universities turning out great software developers and web designers if they have no idea how to design them securely? It is like building a house without locks.” He warned that “under-skilled” IT staff can be a “gateway for hackers to get into the rest of the organisation”. […]




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