India needs to be more serious about cyber security: EC-Council

According to EC-Council, it’s high time India should prepare for cyber warfare. The body seeks more efforts to sensitize people about the cyber security.

India needs to be more serious about cyber security: EC-Council

India needs to be more serious about cyber security: EC-Council

EC-Council, a global certification and training body in the information security domain, has called for more stringent actions to secure cyber infrastructure in India. Citing the recent spate of cyber attackson the websites of the Indian government, EC-Council has expressed concerns over the lack of professionals in the cyber security domain. It has suggested the country should invest more into training young IT professionals as well as creating a sturdy infrastructure for a robust cyber defence.

At an event held in New Delhi, EC-Council Global President Jay Bavisi pointed out China is estimated to have 25 million experts in cyber security while 1.25 lakh are from the local government. The US has 91, 080 experts in the government while India has just 556 experts. Bavisi also highlighted the successful model of US Cyber Security Plan, which envisages 15 percent more cyber security experts every year.

“While data points show that we are losing the fight, it is clear that the solution to the plague will happen when we will inject the vaccine. It is evident that the best way to solve the cyber plague is by introducing a cyber-vaccine programme that is needed to start at all levels of society through combative education plans,” says Jay Bavisi.

EC-Council points out the recent study that revealed 5.39 million local malware threats were detected on computers in India. According to the organisation, India is lagging behind in its fight in cyber warfare. Any attack will result into financial loss, no matter how sophisticated the attack is.

On the government’s Cyber Security Policy 2013, Jay Bavisi said the policy seems to be great on papers, but there should be greater focus on the implementation. Criticising the red-tapism in the country, Bavisi said, “There should be a separate body for the cyber security with clearly defined roles. The government should come out with directives rather policies.”

He was also sceptical about the government’s target of creating a workforce of 5,00,000 professionals skilled in cyber security in the near future.

Speaking about the Indian cyber security awareness, Akash Agarwal, commented, “The country needs 5 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015. In line with this requirement, EC-Council through its direst presence and efforts in India has created a capacity of 20,000+ and is well emote to double it in next 12 months’ time period.”

Embedded Posts: Facebook adds web embed support for public posts

Facebook makes a new attempt at connecting the network with the wider media sphere. Embedded Posts is another feature copied from Twitter. Earlier, Facebook had introduced hashtags, a feature massively popular on Twitter.

Embedded Posts: Facebook adds web embed support for public posts

Embedded Posts: Facebook adds web embed support for public posts

Facebook has introduced Embedded Posts, which allow users to embed a public post on third-party sites. Currently, Facebook’s new feature is available with CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, PEOPLE and Mashable. Broader availability is expected later this year.

“Today, we are beginning to roll out Embedded Posts to make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web,” says Facebook in a post.

“Embedded Posts let people add public posts from Facebook to their blog or web site. When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content. People can also like and share the post directly from the embed.”

Facebook’s Embedded Posts is very similar to embedding features on Twitter, Vine, Instagram and YouTube. Embedded Posts display just like they do on Facebook, and come with support for pictures, videos, hashtags, and other content. Read Vine allows web embeds and Instagram adds support for web embeds

To embed a post, you need to first check if the post is set to ‘public’ by hovering over the audience selector (the globe icon). If the post is public, click on the “Embed Post” option in the drop down menu:

In the dialog that pops up, simply copy and paste the code on your own web page:

Users can share and Like the Embedded Posts directly from the web pages as well. There’s also option to visit the post’s comments, photos, hashtags and other content on Facebook. To learn more, visit Facebook’s Embedded Posts documentation

Facebook’s new Embedded Posts is certainly going to help the company have greater visibility on the third party sites. Currently, Facebook has buttons such as Likes, Share and Recommend for third party sites.

It’s notable Facebook has of late increased its focus on the public sharing. The social networking giant recently introduced hashtags, another popular feature on Twitter, in a bid to encourage public sharing on the network. However, a recent study claims the hashtags have failed to drive engagement on the social networking.

What do you think of Facebook’s Embedded Posts? Will it help connect Facebook with the wider media sphere? Let us know in the comments section below: