Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and Certifications in the Modern World
Cybersecurity is generally described as the condition or practice of defending and recovering computer networks, devices, systems and applications against cyber attacks. Businesses can no longer rely simply on off-the-shelf cybersecurity solutions such as antivirus software and firewalls because cybercriminals are becoming more impervious to traditional cyber defences.
Bank Negara Governor, Tan Sri Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, in a keynote during IFCTF 2022, expressed that between 2017 and July 2021, Malaysians suffered losses of about RM2.23 billion due to cybercrimes as our general public switched to mobile phones for online transactions, simultaneously provoking an increase in online banking fraud incidents involving mobile malware. Furthermore, the FBI’s 2021 Internet Crime Report, have reported an estimated loss of U$D18.7 billion due to cybercrimes between the years 2017 and 2021 for the American public. Within those same years, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 2,760,044 complaints, with 2021 having the highest number. It's no surprise that banks, technological businesses, hospitals, government organisations, and nearly every other industry are heavily investing in cybersecurity infrastructure to secure their business processes and the millions of consumers who entrust them with their data.
Implicitly, there is an obvious influx of demand for employing experienced cybersecurity specialists. Candidates with certifications, in addition to appropriate job experience and study qualifications, will possess several career choices in the industry. Cybersecurity certifications provide several advantages to both people and businesses, as not only is it an excellent indicator of a candidate's performance, but they will also help distinguish oneself from the pack and expand one’s professional alternatives.
According to a recent report by MarketsandMarkets, the global cybersecurity market size is expected to grow from an estimated value of U$D173.5 billion in 2022 to U$D266.2 billion by 2027, centred around APAC economies including China, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore which are predicted to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.
This can only imply more opportunities and jobs locally for the industry, and strong competition for the high-paying ones as more individuals attempt to enter the cybersecurity field. However, companies are rejecting candidates with 'paper' certifications and amateurish security skills with no experience, often failing to demonstrate necessary cybersecurity skillsets like advanced exploit code writing, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, DevSecOps, AI, cyber threat
intelligence, blockchain, privacy and governance, risk management, incident handling, cloud deployments, SOC2, etc. This is exactly why Rocheston’s Certified Cybersecurity Engineer (RCCE) Certification will be absolutely essential for future cybersecurity engineers, equipping them with Linux, blockchain, cloud, Kubernetes, mobile programming, threat intelligence, big data artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, quantum computing, robotics, AR/VR, virtualisation, and other skillsets generally required by employers.
The RCCE test (accredited by ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024), which has been running since 2019, has been perfected over the years to create, enhance, and streamline the resources needed for the procedures to be applied. Available in a variety of formats (separate question banks), each form has been psychometrically evaluated and has undergone thorough beta testing with a representative target audience, all while being overseen by subject matter experts and psychometric analysts to guarantee the RCCE exam is academically viable and meets test development requirements. RCCE also covers advanced futuristic technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberthreat Intelligence, Incident Handling, DevSecOps, Cloud technologies, Quantum Computing, Biometrics, Deep Learning and etc., as the full test creation cycle was completed to ensure that candidates taking the certification programme are tested on real-world domains. In conclusion, Rocheston through the RCCE believes in instilling unconventional thinking and building an instinctive sense of reasoning in one’s self. The listed initiatives are intended to stimulate creativity, achieve excellence, and uphold standards. Rocheston aspires to explore new problems, ideas, and technologies via innovation by creating a new breed of thinkers, which will further push towards new cybersecurity heights in our APAC region.