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70+ Cyber Security Micro-Courses and Certifications To Boost Your IT Career

70+ Cyber Security Micro-Courses and Certifications To Boost Your IT Career

February 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
With the evolving hacking events around us, cyber-security skills are in high demand across all organizations and industries, because a shortage of skilled cyber security practitioners could leave an organization vulnerable to cyber attacks. But knowledge alone is not sufficient, 'certification as eligibility' also matters, which shows employers that you are serious about your career and eligible as you have demonstrated your technical ability in some form. I frequently receive emails and messages from my readers asking: Should I get certified?, Are certifications important to build up a career in IT?, What certifications can one get to start a career in information security? and more. These are some of the most frequent queries I came across, and in this article, I will attempt to answer these along with a solution on how to get started. Whether you are looking to launch your career in the IT industry, or perhaps get promoted at your current job — getting certified
Top 8 Cyber Security Tips for Christmas Online Shopping

Top 8 Cyber Security Tips for Christmas Online Shopping

December 21, 2015Wang Wei
As the most wonderful time of the year has come - Christmas , it has brought with itself the time of online shopping. According to National Retail Federation , more than 151 million people shopped in store, but more than 100 Million shopped online during Cyber Monday sales and even why wouldn't it be so given the vast conveniences of online shopping. It is quite visible in these days that more and more people are heading towards online shopping rather than the malls to purchase gifts for Christmas. However, the main question arises: Is it safe to do so? Especially with so many users sharing credit card information online. Here are some tips that you have to keep in mind before providing your credit card number and clicking, ' BUY ' 1. DO NOT CLICK On Suspicious Links Malicious links are sent by scammers who look more real than the original ones. As these links are specifically of the well-known sites like eBay and Flipkart, many online users fal
Phishing Your Employees: Clever way to Promote Cyber Awareness

Phishing Your Employees: Clever way to Promote Cyber Awareness

July 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Employees are the weakest link when it comes to enterprise security, and unfortunately hackers realized this years ago. All an attacker needs to use some social engineering tactics against employees of companies and organizations they want to target. A massive 91% of successful data breaches at companies started with a social engineering and spear-phishing attack. A phishing attack usually involves an e-mail that manipulates a victim to click on a malicious link that could then expose the victim’s computer to a malicious payload. So what is the missing link to manage the problem of employees being Social engineered? The answer is very simple – Educate your Employees and reinforce good security procedures at the same time. Phish your Employees! Yes, you heard me right… by this I mean that you should run a mock phishing campaign in your organization and find out which employees would easily fall victim to the phishing emails. Then step everyone through Internet
Cybrary Offers Free Online Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Training

Cybrary Offers Free Online Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Training

April 15, 2015Wang Wei
I frequently receive emails and messages on how to hack my friend’s Facebook account , how to become a hacker, how to penetrate networks , how to break into computers, and how to compromise routers? These are some of the most frequent queries I came across, and in this article I’ll attempt to answer these along with a solution on how to get started as a beginner. Before we begin, first let’s know… ...What is Ethical Hacking? Most people want to learn hacking just for fun to hack into their friend’s Facebook account or Gmail. Remember, Hacking is a skill and if you are here for the same reason, sadly but this platform may not work for you. Ethical hacking is testing the IT resources for a good cause and the betterment of technology. Ethical hackers are none other than computer security experts and researchers who focus on penetration testing and weaknesses in the organization’s information systems they associated. A way to become an ethical hacker is to get C
Why You Should Enroll In Cyber Security Awareness Training

Why You Should Enroll In Cyber Security Awareness Training

April 14, 2015Wang Wei
When it comes to cyber security, even big organizations lack the basic knowledge of how to protect company’s data from the outside. Everyday businesses are facing the threat of phishing, ransomware , data breaches and malware attacks that not only results in millions of dollars losses, but also damaged the reputations. A new study shows that five out of six of the most serious IT security threats directly relate to phishing or the aftermath of a successful phishing attack . SEA, short for Syrian Electronic Army , is famous for its advanced phishing attack capabilities and with the help of the same technique they fooled many popular organizations, social media and news media, including Twitter, Microsoft, Skype, Forbes, eBay and Paypal. Where do we lack? According to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations report, about 58% of cyber security incidents were caused by employees, either due to failure in handling data or approving malicious data. So, in
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