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Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, and Romania are Emerging as Global Tech Talent Hubs

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AVentures Capital, Aventis Capital and Capital Times jointly published a new report on Europe emerging as a software development goldmine. The report claims that the software development in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, and Romania is showing the growth of the global IT service sector which tremendously relies on talent.

Globally, there is a gap between the required and available pool of developers. But these four countries covered in the report are in a position to fill the gap on a global level. These countries present a small part of the Chinese or Indian software development market. They are making a competitive hot spot and exported 13 billon US dollars worth of software service in the previous year.

The report has looked over 700 companies that are operating in these four countries. It was founded that the IT service and software research and development in these countries is growing four to five-time faster than the global average, as the US and EU are the main software development markets. Currently, these countries have 560,000 IT professionals and 60,000 IT specialists with over 200 universities that are graduating developers each year.

Ukrainian programmers are playing an important role in the software development sphere. It is the fast-growing segment of the country’s economy. Ukrainian software development sphere exceeded the revenue by 3.6 billion US dollars in 2017. The growth in the revenue is due to the advanced educational foundation which provides the industry with top quality software developers.

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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A Peek Into The Dark Side Of The Web

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Now that everything from buying groceries to booking hotels can be done online, it is important to consider the potential risks that arise from being so connected to the world wide web. Are we really as safe as we think we are? 

The internet as we know it has only been around for a few decades. As time passes and technology becomes indispensable to our daily activities, we are learning more and more about the online world. Like any other platform out there, there exists another face of the internet that most people are oblivious of — the dark web.

What is the ‘dark web’?

As intimidating as the name sounds, the dark web is still part of the internet, albeit inaccessible through our usual browsers. It functions on overlay networks that are out of reach of cyber authorities. It is the no-mans-land of the internet and a hub for a variety of illegal activities such as the sale of leaked personal information, account passwords, illegal arms and ammunition, and other heinous cybercrimes.

For us, the existence of the dark web and the anonymity of offenders operating through this medium can incite a plethora of questions surrounding our own online security.

Dark web monitoring services 

Becoming aware of the dark web can cause us to realise that our personal information is not safe and may be vulnerable to identity theft. We often find ourselves powerless in these situations, due to our shallow understanding of what the dark web is. Large corporations can then harness our apprehension of the dark web to extract profits. 

These companies demand huge sums of money as monthly premiums to keep your data safe from the dark web. As attractive as their packages may appear, very little information is shared by these companies about how they operate, leading to some serious misconceptions in regard to internet security and the dark web.

Common misconceptions surrounding the dark web 

1. Compromised personal information can be erased permanently from the dark web

Information such as credit card details and account login details cannot be erased once in the dark web domain. Due to the large number of hosts and servers on the dark web, it is practically impossible to locate the information and delete it entirely from the server. However, by knowing exactly what information has been compromised, steps can be taken to prevent further damage. 

2. Monitoring services can prevent your data from being sold on the dark web 

Software exist that can scan the dark web for the presence of information, and it is recommended that you make use of this. However, no technology can prevent information from being uploaded to the dark web. Internet security companies who promise this are unlikely to be able to deliver on their word.

3. Dark web monitoring services can make you invincible to all breaches 

While dark web monitoring services can help you identify a breach of data or alert you to compromised credentials, they cannot keep you safe from fraud. Taking precautions while using online banking services and keeping yourself updated to the developments in the online security sector is also recommended.

Vigilance is important

About 7 million records are compromised and sold on the dark web on a daily basis. At such a high volume, scammers are experts in devising new ways to breach your privacy and compromise your internet security. Companies such as Norton can provide Dark Web Monitoring services that can help alert you to security breaches, however nothing works as well as caution and vigilance. It is important that passwords are changed regularly, and credit card and bank statements monitored and scanned carefully for anomalies that can indicate any breach of information.

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