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UKI Addresses Emerging Security Threats of Social Networking on Mobile Devices


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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Ultimate Knowledge Institute (UKI), a leading information technology and information security training organization with over 25,000 trained professionals and the creator of the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) training and certification Powered by CompTIA, is launching a series of webcasts with focus on social media security awareness. The goal of these complimentary webcasts is to prepare IT professionals to tackle threats to organizations information security emerging from employees use of social media platforms, be it within or outside of their workplace.

The first webcast, titled Social Networking on Mobile Devices What are Friends for?, will be available online and live on February 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST. It is a part of BrightTALKs Mobile Security Summit. In this presentation, UKIs master trainer, Dr. Scott A. Wells, will explore privacy assaults, data leakage, and identity theft challenges via access-point spoofing and session hijacking on mobile devices. To register, please visit:

The spike in demand for our Social Media Security training highlights the growing need for easily accessible resources that will help prepare cybersecurity professionals for social media malware, phishing, and social engineering attacks. said Scott A. Wells, master trainer and UKI co-founder. The fact that many employees use smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to manage their organizations social media accounts adds a whole new level of complexity, allowing for dangerous security breaches.

The sophisticated attacks that originate from social media platforms have been named one of the biggest challenges for the information assurance industry in 2013 by Sourcefire, McAfee, Forrester and Norton. According to Raj Samani, EMEA CTO at McAfee, Social networking emerges as a serious concern for the IT department. As the consumerization of IT continues to extend its reach into the workplace, its crucial for IT to take control and set manageable policies for employees to follow.

Infosec professionals who require a comprehensive and hands-on overview of social media risks and breach response can take advantage of UKIs introductory Social Media Security (SMSP) online training package. The SMSP course covers social media theory and principles, technical composition, risks, security and incident response, and social media management and policy frameworks. During this training, students will be prepared for the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification exam powered by CompTIA. To learn more about the SMSP training and certification, please visit:

For more information, contact UKI at info(at)ultimateknowledge(dot)com or 1-888-677-5696.

About UKI
Ultimate Knowledge Institute (UKI) is an information technology and information security training provider and the creator of the industrys most comprehensive Social Media Security Training and Certification program. For the past 15 years, UKI has been the preferred training partner for the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, DOD Contracting Partners, and Fortune 500 companies. UKI has trained over 25,000 professionals to obtain the industry's most sought after certifications, including Microsoft MCITP, MCTS Cisco CCNA, CCSP, CCNP CompTIA Security+, Network+ ISC2 CISSP ISACA CISA, CISM EC-Council CEHv7, CHFI ITIL and PMI. UKI trains Department of Defense personnel to fulfill the strict certification requirements of Directive 8570.1 and 8570.1M. UKI provides standardized and customized training solutions to meet clients emerging needs and is dedicated to ensuring that students are thoroughly prepared to immediately apply their new skills to the environment they support. For more information visit

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