News uSkill partners with Ec-Council to accelerate its professional certification strategy



uSkill Academy awarded Accredited Training Centre (ATC), extending its  record-breaking capabilities to generate ready-to-inject cyber workforce.


EC-Council demands a rigorous set of criteria from their partners. uSkill Academy has exceeded these requirements to be chosen as their Accredited Training Centre.


The training centre has a target to help the market to fight against current skill shortage in cyber security domain by generating more than one thousand ethical hackers alone in 2020.


As an official EC-Council partner, uSkill Academy train students on the latest EC-Council certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Certified Network Defender (CND).



About uSkill Academy

uSkill Academy is the specialised cyber security training around you to learn in easiest and fastest possible way. Guaranteed. For those who need  professional training and certification programmes.


uSkill Academy’s accelerated training is the quickest route.


uSkill Academy along with its training partner has trained more than 10,000 students around the world.  uSkill Academy is also a Rapid7, iCyber, CompTia, and Krademy’s training Partner and to cater accelerated trainings since 2018.


The UK’s top institute for tailored Cyber Defence, awareness, and Ethical Hacking.


uSkill Academy has been named amongst the UK’s top institute for tailored Cyber Defence, awareness, and Ethical Hacking since its inception and offers official courses by every big name in the industry. Student feedback is available on uSkill Academy’s website.


EC-Council Group is a multidisciplinary institution of global Information Security professional services.

EC-Council Group is a dedicated Information Security organization that aims at creating knowledge, facilitating innovation, executing research, implementing development, and nurturing subject matter experts in order to provide their unique skills and niche expertise in cyber security.

Some of the finest organizations around the world such as US Army, US Navy, DoD, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM, and the United Nations have trusted EC-Council to develop and advance their security infrastructure.

Our certified members work at the almost all the organisations around the world.


For further information, please contact:

Email: [email protected] T: +44 (0) 20 3911 8585






Too Many Threats and Too Few Cyber Security Professionals




Do you Agree ?


Among the most damaging forms of cybercrime, economic costs of ransomware attacks grew from around $325 million in the year 2015 to exceed $5 billion in 2017. That represents a whopping 15-time increase in the space of just 2 years. This year has been no different with the breaching of 340 million records of the data aggregation firm Exactis along with the compromising of the MyFitnessPal smartphone app in February.


The overall cost of damages due to cyber-attacks is expected to touch $6 trillion (or £4.5 trillion ) by the year 2021.


With the growing numbers of Internet users and connected devices, cyber-attacks and online threats are expected to cause more business and data losses.


The Industry Shortage of Cyber-Security Professionals

With the gradual growth of corporate investments into cybersecurity products and services, there is also a growing industry demand for trained certified cybersecurity who can provide effective cyber-security measures for business and corporate data.

According to industry estimates, the global demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow to over 6 million by the year 2019. A great news for job-seekers, right?


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What is Cyber Security

Why do we use it?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.

Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.


What is cybersecurity all about?

A successful cybersecurity approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs, or data that one intends to keep safe. In an organization, the people, processes, and technology must all complement one another to create an effective defense from cyber attacks.


Users must understand and comply with basic data security principles like choosing strong passwords, being wary of attachments in email, and backing up data. Learn more about basic cybersecurity principles.


Organizations must have a framework for how they deal with both attempted and successful cyber attacks. One well-respected framework can guide you. It explains how you can identify attacks, protect systems, detect and respond to threats, and recover from successful attacks. Watch a video explanation of the NIST cybersecurity framework.


Technology is essential to giving organizations and individuals the computer security tools needed to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Three main entities must be protected: endpoint devices like computers, smart devices, and routers; networks; and the cloud. Common technology used to protect these entities include next-generation firewalls, DNS filtering, malware protection, antivirus software, and email security solutions.


Why is cybersecurity important?

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The Social Engineer

Michael Macpherson

Helping businesses look at cyber security from a different perspective.


Security professionals are continually harping on about how “security is everyone’s responsibility” and we all play a part in ensuring we protect our personal and business information.

Why should you care about security?

“That’s why we have Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Antivirus, that’s what Bill the IT guy gets paid to look after, Right?

To some degree this is true, Bill and his team would look after the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all System and Network related incidents to ensure that the internal and external facing infrastructure remains secure.

This is all fine, until your organisation is faced with a breach and then it quickly becomes apparent that the problem was not due to Bill having a bad day and leaving a firewall wide open, it originated from a targeted social engineering campaign which resulted in Ted being subject to a Phishing attack and unwittingly transferring 20k to what he thought was the CEO.

Humans are still the weakest link in the IT Security domain, its human error and lack of security awareness that causes the majority of breaches within an organisation. At least 33 percent of breaches originate from ex-employees who still have access to the internal infrastructure. It is not their fault if you don’t have a defined process to disable accounts and revoke active directory privileges when they leave.

There is no getting away from the fact that as a society we have come to rely on the Internet, more of us have succumb to the lure of social media, online shopping, streaming entertainment and online gaming. All of these leave a massive footprint of information within the virtual web spread across the globe.

Are you aware of how much information you have shared ? Either by choice or unknowingly.

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