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How to Guard Against Social Engineering?

IndicThreads Education has scheduled a series of webinars for May 2010 and the first in the series is the following: How to Guard Against Social Engineering?. The webinar is free for all interested and all you have to do to participate is sign up for it. Enter your email & click on the Sign Up button in the widget below. Continue reading “How to Guard Against Social Engineering?”

Information Systems – Security & Compliance course – For Whom?

One of the common queries we get for the IS Security & Compliance Course is about the person being unsure of whether he/she is well-suited for a career in IS Security. Most are aware that IS Security & Compliance is a booming segment, with great demand from the industry. However there’s a lot of uncertainty on who should join the field, would it be too technical to handle, would they be able to grasp / cope with the technology involved.. etc? Continue reading “Information Systems – Security & Compliance course – For Whom?”

Guide To Safe & Secure Passwords For The Internet Age

From buying your grocery to paying your electricity bill, these days you can simply log on to the Internet and do it all online. However the most important concern in these cases is security. While you buy your grocery or pay your electricity bill online, what steps have you taken to ensure that your credit card, your bank account, your email account & your laptop are all secure? Continue reading “Guide To Safe & Secure Passwords For The Internet Age”

Internet For Business Development – Why?

One of the questions I have been asked often since we launched IndicThreads Education is – Why have techies like us launched courses on Internet For Business Development, Internet Entrepreneurship & IT Security & Compliance? With our qualifications and background, courses on programming & software development topics were felt to be the more natural extension for IndicThreads. So why have we ventured into Business + Technology instead? Continue reading “Internet For Business Development – Why?”

Business, Management & Technology Education For Today

While creating IndicThreads Education courses, we studied several business, technology & management courses across many reputed institutions. We were shocked (& pleased as they keep our biz relevant) to see that almost all these courses were at least 5-10 years behind time.

Most were driven by ‘academics’ who have been teaching pretty much the same stuff for ages. With due respects to these courses & people, we have ventured to create courses for 2010. We teach topics that are relevant today and the teaching comes from people from the industry who have been there & done that and not just read about it.

While traditional courses are designed to last for decades, our courses are designed to become outdated in a year. Honestly, in today’s rapidly changing social & business space, even 1 year seems like a long time to be teaching the same thing.

5 Keys To Social Media Success

  1. Pay Attention to the Metrics – You can’t manage what you can’t measure.
  2. Scale Good Habits –  Match your structure, policy and guidelines to your organization size.
  3. Have Rules, But Trust People
  4. Creativity & Personality Trump Big Budget – Social media is definitely one of those areas in life where more money doesn’t always win.
  5. Listen Listen Listen – Focus on your customers.

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Google Likely To Exit China

Google Inc delighted free-speech advocates as it threatened to pull out of China over censorship and cyber attacks. Analysts said Google’s decision is tantamount to exiting the world’s largest Internet market, with more than 360 million users, since it is highly unlikely the Chinese government would allow Google to operate an unfiltered search engine.

src- economic times

Survey Says Majority Of Employees Use Company Time For Social Networking

A recent survey by ASSOCHAM’s Social Development Foundation in India claims that close to 12.5% of productivity of human resources in the corporate sector is misappropriated each day since a vast majority of them while away their time accessing social networking sites during the office hours.

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IndicThreads Education @ IndicThreads Java

IndicThreads Education made a splash at the recently concluded 4th IndicThreads.com Conference On Java. IndicThreads Education posters featured at the conference and we got dozens of queries & inputs. Courses on social media & technology & IT security were felt to be the need of the hour for new age businesses. We agree! 🙂