Global Village, a phrase originally framed by Marshall Mcluhan, is defined as: “the world viewed as a community in which distance and isolation have been dramatically reduced by electronic media (as television and the Internet)”. Globalisation began with tribal migrations, trade and military conquest. However, the pace of globalisation has intensified over the past one hundred years as transport, industrial and communications technologies revolutionised commerce around the globe. Shipping and travel times have been reduced to hours and communication times compressed from days to seconds.
The most recent dimension to the globalisation process is the digital revolution, which is changing everything from commerce to culture. As internet users focus on security issues, the role of globalisation and new technology has become a necessity for intelligence and strategic security matters.
All online users have the potential to perform cyber technology tasks for legitimate or illegitimate purposes. Cyber technologies pose major security threats in the form of cyber-crime. Hackers gain access to valuable information and blackmail online users for their confidential data. Staying connected to online forums that focus on preventative measures and solutions keeps you one-step-ahead of any hacker who is planning to attack.
The constant increase in the number of security threats has resulted in a need for cyber security experts and security protection. All these job opportunities require individuals who have a solid educational background that matches the job requirements. Finding connections in the global village allows you to stay in-the-loop about any job developments if you’re looking to start a career in this field.
Political, social and cultural constraints prevent many from becoming active participants in the global village. North Korea is an example of how some countries continue to heavily restrict information access from the majority of their citizens. Thus, the emergence of a global village opens a way of escape from isolation for many to broaden their contacts and communications, and to enlarge their social support bases.
In the past, individuals were limited in communications according to their physical location. The rise of modern technologies has enabled communication across the globe in mere seconds. This globalisation of communication has provided tremendous support for all online users and we should all continue to share our experiences with one another, in the hope of saving another victim from the negative side of the cyber world.