Fostering the Next Generation of Security Professionals

Categories: Fraud Intelligence

By Berk Veral, Senior Product Marketing Manager, RSA FraudAction and CyberCrime Intelligence

Information security is one of the most important topics of our time; it’s easy to find a news article everyday about organizations’ plans on allocating more funds to Infosec, which in turn puts security professionals in high demand.

In fact the (ISC)2 2012 Career Impact Survey found that 62% of respondents were planning to expand their staff of information security employees in 2012. At the same time, 50.2% reported that it was “somewhat difficult” to find a suitable candidate – an additional 29% claimed it was “very difficult.”

We security professionals here at RSA believe in the value of education and the importance of young, creative minds for the future of fraud prevention. One of our highest priorities is fostering next-gen of security professionals.

With that in mind, RSA has just opened a new Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) in West-Lafayette, Indiana in cooperation with Purdue University. AFCC is the central command post at the heart of RSA’s anti-fraud operations including services such as Anti-Phishing and Anti Rogue App Services.

The new AFCC, operational since October 22nd, not only underscores the importance of education for RSA, but also brings in fresh minds to ever-expanding world of information security. The new Anti-Fraud Command Center will be staffed by an experienced team of RSA fraud analysts as well as highly-qualified students in the computer science department at Purdue University who will be fully trained and supported by RSA staff. The opportunity not only strengthens RSA’s commitment to education, but also provides students with the experience they need to prepare for the real world.

Purdue University students will be trained in a wide range of cyber security operations from identifying and shutting down fraudulent phishing sites to deploying countermeasures, and conducting extensive forensic work: a new generation of security professionals will be helping to stop online criminals and prevent future attacks and fraudulent activity against RSA FraudAction customers.

 

Berk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at RSA responsible for RSA FraudAction Anti-Phishing, Anti-Pharming, Anti-Trojan, and Anti Rogue App services as well as RSA FraudAction Intelligence and Cyber Crime Intelligence. Prior to joining RSA, Berk served as a senior member of product marketing teams at global technology companies where he worked closely with global financial institutions on technology solutions.

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Berk Veral is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at RSA responsible for product strategy and marketing of RSA Threat Intelligence solutions including FraudAction and CyberCrime Intelligence. He contributes to development of product specifications and requirements as well as solution planning, market research and go-to market strategies. Prior to joining RSA, Berk served as a senior member of product and marketing teams at global technology companies where he worked closely with major financial institutions on technology solutions.