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Top Paying Cybersecurity Certifications

By: Garrett Wilson
October 28, 2020
Critical Compensation: The Top Paying Cybersecurity Certifications Money matters. While cybersecurity professionals often enter the field with passion and pursue long-term infosec careers because they care about helping companies protect digital data assets, interest alone doesn't buy groceries or keep the lights on. So it's no surprise that security professionals often find themselves wondering which certifications help secure the best compensation ...

Introduction To Cyber Threat Intelligence

By: Nihad Hassan
October 28, 2020
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is still considered a relatively new field in cybersecurity; however, the practice of intelligence is regarded as an old and mature discipline. There are multiple definitions of intelligence; however, the essence of intelligence is collecting information to support the decision-making process. According to the UK National Crime Agency (NCA): “Intelligence is information that is received or collected ...

10 Important Project Management Skills

By: Nihad Hassan
October 27, 2020
For cybersecurity projects to be successful, IT and security professionals should implement strict project management practices. Having project management skills is essential for the project management team to accomplish their responsibilities. For instance, such skills enable them to have their projects run smoothly, stay within budget, and delivered within the agreed timeframe. Following solid project management practices gives numerous benefits ...

How to Use Kali Linux Tools on Windows 10

By: Karim Bakhsh Amiry
October 27, 2020
Linux is an open-source operating system that is widely used in enterprises these days. It has many distributions such as Mint, Ubuntu, Kali. One of the most popular distributions of Linux OS is called Kali, which is widely used among penetration testers. Kali Linux has tons of free, open-source built-in tools that are awesome and used for penetration testing. These ...

What Are The Best Cybersecurity Certifications

By: Garrett Wilson
October 23, 2020
What are the Best Cybersecurity Certifications? Cybersecurity is a hot topic. Increasing attack pressure combined with a growing skills gap puts many companies in a difficult position as they look to find best-fit candidates with the right set of hard and soft skills — and the talent and drive to solve infosec problems combined with recognizable, reputable cybersecurity certifications. But which ...
Cyberspace is a dangerous place. Behind all those ‘helpful’ websites which promise to provide the users with ‘free’ stuff, there are internet-predators who are either after an unsuspecting target’s PII (Personally Identifiable Information) or after the computer resources they possess. Security experts agree that the random link an unsuspecting person got from a stranger on an internet forum will provide ...

The Best Certifications for CyberSecurity Jobs

By: Garrett Wilson
October 21, 2020
Breaking it Down: The Best Certifications for Cybersecurity Jobs You’re looking for a cybersecurity job. You’re in luck — information security professionals are now in high demand as companies move to shore up existing security controls, build better infrastructure, and develop policies and procedures that help future-proof key systems against attack. To help meet their cybersecurity goals, organizations are seeking the ...

New Course "COBIT Foundations" Summary

By: Adhirath Kapoor
October 21, 2020
Information Technology is essential to every industry that exists in today's era. In itself, IT is a vast domain that needs to be incorporated with the associated industry in a very diligent manner. An important term that comes into play after successful incorporation is "IT Governance." It makes sure that the IT Departments are ready for any challenges thrown ...

"Cyber Network Security" Course Overview

By: Luis Carrillo
October 20, 2020
Data could be considered the most valuable asset both in our personal lives and in business. For this reason, data is highly susceptible to security attacks. The more data you store online, the more you and your business are at risk – almost no one is safe from cybersecurity threats. A hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds, affecting one in three ...

Is IoT Easy to Learn?

By: Michael Cunningham
October 20, 2020
The short, concise, and straightforward answer is "Yes" if one starts with the basics and builds a solid foundation. You are not trying to make a rocket to go to the moon. Now let us get into the fuller story. One of the first considerations is the extent of one's knowledge base. Are you a hobbyist radio repair tech? What ...