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Cyber Security Defence and Economic Crime Prevention Skills
It’s Not Just About Cyber Security | There Are A Number of Other Factors Involved
With the substantial global growth in Cyber Security issues and its associated Cyber Crime, the Centre for Cyber Security Defence and Economic Crime Prevention Skills was setup specifically to help organisations fight and defend against this significant assult. The 2014 report by the Association of Fraud Examiners estimated that the potential projected global loss is nearly $3.7 trillion, and by 2017 it will have doubled.
The 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) reports a continuing and increasing acceleration of the security trends observed in previous assessments. The additional increase in volume, scope and financial damage combined with the asymmetric risk that characterises cybercrime has reached such a level that in some EU countries cybercrime may have surpassed traditional crime in terms of reporting. Some attacks, such as ransomware, which the previous report attributed to an increase in the aggressiveness of cybercrime, have become the norm, overshadowing traditional malware threats such as banking Trojans.
The idea that cyber security can be managed and solved by IT specialists alone is as far from the truth as is possible. Understanding how IT departments function quickly makes you realise that the size of the task in protecting the business is not just a technology and network issue, the problem sits as a company wide and whole workforce initiative.
Awareness training for employees in cyber security is difficult if not impossible. It’s draining on time and resources, and all too often, it’s ineffectively targeted. There’s an imbalance between our security-minded priorities and those of the rest of the company, basically we have massive disconnect silo mentality. In an ideal world, management and workers would be guardians and protectors of our data and business intelligence.
Systems’ thinking is a management discipline that concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the components that comprise the entirety of that defined system. In defeating a plague we first need to understand the system. To solve our cyber security threats we need to understand the systemic threats, and then we can target our resources and training appropriately.
|Jasper International Academy’s specialists for the Cyber & Economic Crime Sectors are dynamic and skilled IT network technicians, criminologists, counter-fraud and anti-money laundering experts with extensive international experience.
The TWO MAIN AREAS involved in Corporate and Personal PROLIFIC SECURITY VULNERABILITY:
The Technology, the EASY PART:
With the right hardware, software, encryption and penetration testing most systems can be made secure.
The Human Factor, the CHALLENGE:
This is the high risk area, most organisations spend millions on the technology hardware, software, network forensics and monitoring systems but completely overlook that the main vulnerabilities and back-doors sit on the desktops of most of the day to day technology operations of the workforce.
For example spear-phishing emails often result in drive-by downloads, a silent malware download that takes place in the background without the user’s knowledge. Drive-by downloads are enabled by vulnerabilities in user applications like browsers or browser plug-ins, in Java applications, Adobe Acrobat and many others.
Cyber Security Defence and Economic Crime Prevention
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Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime Services
An important aspect of the Jasper International Academy's Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime is its role as a trusted, independent source of help and advice. The Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime offers a range of services backed up by state of the art expertise born out of research and development along with subject matter expertise from the provision of education and training. The Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime contributes to the development of national and international cyber security standards, and advises government and other organisations through our membership of a wide variety of groups and professional bodies.
Digital Forensics and Expert Witness
Digital forensics (sometimes known as digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.
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Digital forensics investigations have a variety of applications. The most common is to support or refute a hypothesis before criminal or civil (as part of the electronic discovery process) courts. Forensics may also feature in the private sector; such as during internal corporate investigations or intrusion investigation (a specialist probe into the nature and extent of an unauthorized network intrusion).
The technical aspect of an investigation is divided into several sub-branches, relating to the type of digital devices involved; computer forensics, network forensics, forensic data analysis and mobile device forensics. The typical forensic process encompasses the seizure, forensic imaging (acquisition) and analysis of digital media and the production of a report into collected evidence.
As well as identifying direct evidence of a crime, digital forensics can be used to attribute evidence to specific suspects, confirm alibis or statements, determine intent, identify sources (for example, in copyright cases), or authenticate documents. Investigations are much broader in scope than other areas of forensic analysis (where the usual aim is to provide answers to a series of simpler questions) often involving complex time-lines or hypotheses.
Cyber Incident Response
Knowing how to triage and respond to a cyber attack is not a skill that is widely known or taught. The Jasper Global Corporation Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime provides expertise to assist in containing and responding to all forms of cyber attack. Incident response is not confined to dealing with just the information systems. To respond fully to an incident will require coordination with many departments such as HR, Communications, and Call Centres etc. The Jasper Global Corporation Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime ability to include non-technical staff as part of a response team ensures a complete capability to assist you in managing any incident.
Cyber Security Consultancy
The skills and expertise of the Centre for Cyber and Economic Crime staff allow us to provide consultancy and advice on all aspects of Cyber and Economic Crime and Security. Whether your requirement is for a security awareness programme, risk assessment or for development of a complete Cyber Crime Security Strategy, we have the skills and expertise to provide a completely vendor agnostic service unmatched by many traditional suppliers.
Cyber and economic crime is the scourge of the modern internet age where the quest to satisfy consumer and business demand for convenience through instant online transactions has also created new opportunities for unprecedented criminal activity as evidenced by news headlines on almost a daily basis.
The Jasper International Academy Centre for Cyber Security Defence and Economic Crime was established to provide qualifications, training and consultancy to organisations in order to give employees across organisations the skills and knowledge to minimize exposure to external and internal criminal activity.
The concepts of cyber-crime and financial crime share an unsavoury connection. Cybercrime basically refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the ‘target’. Cyber-crime is often understood to involve the behaviours of ‘hackers’ and those who wish to do some kind of malice or harm by such a motive, and thus not necessarily for financial gain. This gives a narrow framework of explanation, but when we set this concept against financial crime, the issue suddenly explodes and runs along many pathways to connect with fraud and other financial crime in some form or another. Many so-called ‘traditional’ types of frauds are still committed, but with new cyber-tools of crime to do so.
Then, of course, is the fusion of the two of these concepts, whereby criminals will use hoax, impersonation and other con methods to deceive and make gains from victims with the interchange of computer use, in business and home environments, such as obtaining private data and bank details.
Hence there is an inevitable growth and overlap between Cyber-crime and financial crime such as a growth in fraud and money laundering.
Qualifications and training offered by the Jasper International Academy Centre for Cyber Security Defence and Economic Crime covers a wide range of subjects ranging from awareness at a basic level suitable for all employees to the more technical skill needed to properly protect the organisation from cyber-attack.
Consultancy assignments range from advising on prevention techniques and technology to deep investigations into criminal activity perpetrated within or against the organisation.
There are Six Specific Areas of Specialization we Focus Upon:
The Jasper International Academy offers a suite of courses that focus on developing effective cyber security and fraud prevention strategies and robust cyber security and fraud prevention policies to minimise the risk of fraud in your organisation.
Economic Crime Prevention Strategies and Policies: Click on the courses and qualifications links above to find out more.
The Jasper International Academy course and qualification offer will go some way to minimising your risk of being hacked.
Cyber Security and Technology: Click on the courses and qualifications links above to find out more.
The Jasper International Academy courses and qualifications provide practical training in applications, network and system forensics that will help you to identify the origins of any attack and take counter measures.
Computer and Network Forensics: Click on the courses and qualifications links above to find out more.
The Jasper International Academy courses and qualifications examine the processes fraudsters use and training your staff can minimize damage to your business.
Economic Crime: Click on the courses and qualifications links above to find out more.
Jasper International Academy is pleased to offer a small unique range of highly specialised training courses to help prevent this kind of behaviour, while mere possession of monopoly power does not in itself constitute violation of competition laws, the abuse of such power – particularly if it is used to weaken competition further by excluding rivals, forcing sub-contractor dependence – calls for intervention from the competition authorities.
Competition Law: Click on the course and qualifications links above to find out more.
Jasper International Academy Cyber and Economic Crime Qualifications Framework
Qualifications: Click on the course and qualifications links above to find out more.
|The scale of cyber-criminal activity represents a major challenge to law enforcement agencies. Cyber-crime is more profitable than the global trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined.
Jasper International Academy – An Institute for Cyber and Economic Crime Prevention
Spear phishing is an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organization, seeking unauthorized access to confidential data. Spear phishing attempts are not typically initiated by “random hackers” but are more likely to be conducted by perpetrators out for financial gain, trade secrets or military information.
Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from an individual or business that you know. But it isn’t. It’s from the same criminal hackers who want your credit card and bank account numbers, passwords, and the financial information on your PC.
The sheer number and scale of the operations of spear phishing has some in the intelligence community in awe of the systematic approach being employed to steal some of the most sensitive information across multiple sectors, including government, defense, financial, and cutting edge technology interests.