Based on the results obtained in a recent study conducted by Kaspersky Lab among young Spaniards under 25 years, the industry is failing to provide a path for this group to find work, improve their skills and serve society. What's more, instead, they may be encouraging cybercrime, instead of avoiding it. In fact, the 66% of respondents consider that being a hacker is an "impressive" skill, and 86% do not bother people who have this kind of skills. Precisely, many young people are experts in blurring these lines; For example, one third of children under 25 years know how to hide their IP address.
Deepening this, and although the 39% has raised the possibility of engaging in cybersecurity and the 45% considers it a good way to use their talent, many more young people admit the temptation to participate in dubious activities . Only the 57% says that it would really fight against cybercrime. Instead, the rest would use their knowledge to have fun, carry out opaque activities and obtain financial benefits
Only slightly more than half of the Spaniards under 25 years would really fight against cybercrime. The rest would use their technical knowledge to have fun, carry out opaque activities and obtain financial benefits.
One third of children under 25 years know how to hide their IP address
According to Eugene Kaspersky, President and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, "the industry and the educational system must make more effort to hire this younger generation of cyberprofessionals. The warning signs are obvious. The frequency and profile of adolescent cyber attacks increases with the competence of each generation, as well as with the immediate availability of malicious software as a service, "he reveals.
To solve this problem, Kaspersky Lab believes that companies should contribute with more actions to encourage young people to pursue cybersecurity careers. Even among IT security professionals, the 28% admits that organizations should strive more to offer training and programs for graduates.
Article written in the digital magazine ITUser.
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