Within the UK there is, that I have been able to find only three universities offering a variation of Ethical Hacking Degrees;
When the course at Northumbria was in the development stages there was even media attention drawn to it, as the name before it’s change was simply “Ethical Hacking” although I could not fins the story surrounding it’s name here is a link to a story on the subject itself. Funnily enough there is also a blog post on it although not many replies it shows how much attention the thought of people learning to hack has brought about. Blog Post.
Regardless of the attention that the subject receives there is still a great demand for security professionals within many industries, I was at a Business risk management conference, at the end of this month and as was quite surprised at the lack of knowledge business people had in regards to what data could be found on the internet, and how insecure any server can be if not maintained and configured correctly. Ethical Hackers are needed not only to Information Gather–>Carry out vulnerability tests–>and Penetration testing but also to educate people and companies. The degrees provided in the UK are a great way for Ethical Hackers to start off and be recognised to have the knowledge to do this, along with other certifications available.
I hope this information is useful to people looking into university courses at the moment, please feel free to ask any questions regarding the Northumbria course as I am currently on it .
We are glad to finally be able to let you all know that ScreenStamp! is nearly ready for release and that we are looking for BETA testers!
What is ScreenStamp!?
ScreenStamp! is a project that I, 1337speak and cpbx have been working on for the past couple of months. Its aim is to be a fully automated screenshot application that will be available for Windows, Linux and eventually Mac’s.
Another screenshot application??? Aren’t there enough out there??
Yes, there are lots of screenshot applications out there, however there is none that we could find that did exactly what we wanted. The idea came to us when recently undergoing a information gathering and vulnerability assessment, we had to capture screenshots of all the information that we had gathered in order to represent it as evidence. Every one in the group of 5 had at least 50 screenshots each, which all had to be captured, saved to an image editing application, date/timed, named and then saved to a file location on the hard drive. This proved to take a very long time when taking lots of screenshots!
What does ScreenStamp! do?
It has been designed to be as fully automated as possible, non intrusive, easy to use/install and free. Here are some of the features:
Takes a screenshot from the PrtSc button on the keyboard.
Puts date/time onto the image.
Names and saves the image to a preset location.
Where can I download it?
ScreenStamp! Linux and Win are almost finished, we are now looking for BETA testers to find bugs and recommend improvements. If you are interested in being a BETA tester, please email development<A>screenstamp.co.uk and indicate which version you would like to test, Linux, WIndows or both.
ScreenStamp! Win will be released as freeware and ScreenStamp! Linux as open source under the GNU General Public License. ScreenStamp! Win was developed in C# while ScreenStamp! Linux was developed in Python 2.5.
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