Identity Management Institute (IMI) has launched a Metaverse Security Centre, to spread awareness of metaverse risk and web3 best practices.
The institute is also launching a Certified Metaverse Security Consultant (CMSC) program that will train and certify learners on metaverse security.
With the blockchain technology at its core, Metaverse is an advanced Web3 version of the current Internet which offers an immersive digital space to further transition our physical life into the cyberspace and reshape our way of life from finance, education, business, gaming, and entertainment to new ways for digital property ownership and payment with the use of NFT and crypto.
Ownership and self-custody are key characteristics of Web3 where power and control are returned to the users in contrast to today’s centralized Web2 applications. The new Internet is expected to offer portability, ownership, and transparency with the highest level of encryption and greater level of responsibility in private key custody, identity management, and security.
The Identity Management Institute is looking expansive at the risk factors, including those related to investing in web3 projects like NFTs, which can also be used to buy virtual assets in the metaverse.
“Metaverse is a galaxy of interconnected virtual worlds where people will be able to travel from one world to another and interact with one another in shared digital spaces” according to Henry Bagdasarian, Founder of Identity Management Institute.
“In the metaverse, people will interact with digital twins to conduct business, attend concerts or sport events, go to school, and shop among many other things through virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, and other new devices”.
Certified Metaverse Security Consultant (CMSC) is a new cybersecurity certification with a focus on Web3 and metaverse security for cybersecurity professionals who are interested in becoming certified metaverse experts.
The CMSC certification course is designed to address evolving security and privacy risks as global companies embrace the metaverse to interact with customers and conduct business in a new way.
The CMSC certification course addresses various security topics and offers solutions related to decentralized identity and access management, cybercrime and fraud prevention, smart contract transaction automation, data security, ethical conduct, privacy, and compliance.
Below are the proposed chapters for the CMSC certification study guide and examination. These critical risk domains provide additional details about the comprehensive metaverse security risk management training and certification program:
- Metaverse Security Overview
- Web3 Model and Architecture
- Metaverse Security Threats
- Metaverse Security Risks
- Metaverse Security Countermeasures
Cybersecurity professionals involved in metaverse related projects are encouraged to join Identity Management Institute and become a Certified Metaverse Security Consultant (CMSC) to help advance their cybersecurity careers, improve industry standards, and promote the CMSC program.