Cyber Security and protection of information is more needed than ever. That’s why Fanshawe College values their Cyber Security program so much. Andrei Kravtchenko is a second-year student in the program and he describes what sort of work they do.
“Anything as simple as password security, since your password is stored on your computer. We verify how easy it is to get into that computer, steal the password, crack the password and get into the computer using various tools and encryption. We also do problems over networking. How do we stay private when were communicating over the internet or between networks? And just making sure our information is protected while we’re doing that.”
The Internet has evolved as an entire online world. Just about anything you want to know, can be found on the Internet right at our finger tips. There are many online threats that come with the power of the Internet and with power comes responsibility. The program’s labs projects and teachings translate to real life skills that are essential for this job field.
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60% of fraud or scams dealing with money have a cyber crime connection that stems from the internet. Anthony Woodburn, another second-year student says there will always be threats to defend online.
“With everything being so technology driven these days, you have wireless internet, you have mobile phones and FC payments-everything is revolving around technology and that makes everything a risk. It’s just a matter of understanding it from the protocol level up to the higher levels is certainly the way to go.”
The future of the Internet is unknown, but Kravtchenko says we can predict that the Internet will continue to develop and advance.
“We can expect it to get more integrated into our daily lives. We see this with the Internet and things, our toasters and fridges starting to process information and that isn’t going to stop.”