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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
How to Build a Security Awareness Training Program that Yields Measurable Results

How to Build a Security Awareness Training Program that Yields Measurable Results

November 18, 2021The Hacker News
Organizations have been worrying about cyber security since the advent of the technological age. Today, digital transformation coupled with the rise of remote work has made the need for security awareness all the more critical. Cyber security professionals are continuously thinking about how to prevent cyber security breaches from happening, with employees and contractors often proving to be the most significant risk factor for causing cyber security incidents. Proactive cyber security professionals will find that an effective security awareness training program can significantly reduce their risk of getting exposed to a cyber incident. For a security awareness training program to be successful, it must be measurable and yield positive, actionable results over time.  The following looks at what good security awareness looks like and how vital  phishing simulations and awareness training  is in devising effective  cyber security programs.  The essentials of a cyber security awarene
National program for Cyber army to be launched in India

National program for Cyber army to be launched in India

November 25, 2011Mohit Kumar
National program for Cyber army to be launched in India Increasing attacks on cyberspace in India has brought several professionals and experts from the Industry, in support with the Government of India to jointly form a national level program to identify credible and valuable information security experts. The program " National Security Database " is all set to launch this Saturday in Mumbai at a major Information security conference, MalCon. The database will include ethical hackers and programmers who can protect country's cyberspace. They will all be registered with the National Security Database, a brainchild of Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC) , a non profit foundation which works closely with the Government on the issue of cyber security. The need of such database originated after 2008 attacks in Mumbai when the cyber security professionals realised that a lot needed to be done in the area. "It is observed that some or other form of electronic n
On-Demand Webinar: New CISO Survey Reveals Top Challenges for Small Cyber Security Teams

On-Demand Webinar: New CISO Survey Reveals Top Challenges for Small Cyber Security Teams

August 03, 2022The Hacker News
The only threat more persistent to organizations than cyber criminals? The cyber security skills crisis.  Nearly  60% of enterprises  can't find the staff to protect their data (and reputations!) from new and emerging breeds of cyber-attacks, reports the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in its 5th annual global industry study.  The result?  Heavier workloads, unfilled positions, and burnout.  And technology  isn't  easing the burden in many organizations, especially smaller ones. In fact, it's making the problem worse, suggests  Cynet's recent CISO survey . Big Tech Pushes Small Teams to the Limits Tech stacks normally supercharge cyber security teams, but in the case of crews of five or fewer — it just leads to overwhelm. For example, it took them an average of 18 months to fully implement and feel proficient in endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools — making the technology yet another barrier to cyber security for the  85% of teams adopting it in 2022 .  Su
Donald Trump appoints a CyberSecurity Advisor Whose Own Site is Damn Vulnerable

Donald Trump appoints a CyberSecurity Advisor Whose Own Site is Damn Vulnerable

January 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has been appointed as a cyber security advisor for the President-elect Donald Trump, but it appears that he never actually checked the security defenses of his own company's website. Giuliani is going to head a new Cybersecurity Working group for the President-elect, and "will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cyber security problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector," the Trump's Transition Team announced Thursday. Trump administration has appointed Giuliani after citing his 16 years of experience "providing security solutions in the private sector," but the news met online criticism with many users on Twitter asking: 'What does the former New York mayor know about cyber security?' As the news broke, online users started scanning his website " www.giulianisecurity.com " and found that the site for Giuliani Sec
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
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
Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR

Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR

March 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
As vast volumes of digital data are created, consumed and shared by companies, customers, employees, patients, financial institutions, governments and so many other bodies, information protection becomes a growing risk for everyone. Who wants to see personal customer purchasing data flying into the hands of strangers? What company can tolerate the pilfering of its intellectual property by competitors? What government can stand idly by while its military secrets are made public? To protect their valuable and private information, organizations purchase numerous cyber security systems – like intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and anti-virus software – and deploy them across their networks and on all their computers. In fact, a typical bank, manufacturer or government department might have dozens of such products operating at all times. Cyber security systems work non-stop to thwart network infiltration and data-theft. Whenever they notice an activity that seems outside the sc
"Enter at your own Risk" Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

"Enter at your own Risk" Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

December 09, 2011Mohit Kumar
" Enter at your own Risk " Cyber Security Awareness Campaign Coming this January , For the First time in Cyber History the Best, The Brightest & the Most Daring Come Together For an Information Extravaganza that will blow your Cyber Mind ! It's a time for us to offer education that increases online security for everyone. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK Cyber Security Awareness Campaign   The Hacker News  & 5 Other Top IT Security Sites are Sponsoring a Special Edition January 2012 Magazine, That Features Articles & Commentaries on Cyber Security From : 1.) The Hacker News 2.)   Security-FAQs 3.)   SecManiac 4.)   Korben 5.)  Security-Shell 6.) SecTechno Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics that address the tricky and complicated world of hackers and hacking. Cyber security is our Shared Responsibility. Everyone has the potential to make a difference and educate others. You can raise awareness within your community, no mat
Pentagon to Help Homeland Security Fight Cyber-Attacks on US Soil

Pentagon to Help Homeland Security Fight Cyber-Attacks on US Soil

October 31, 2010Mohit Kumar
The new rules allow the Department of Homeland Security to take advantage of the military's cyber-warfare experts and the intelligence capabilities of the National Security Agency in case of attack. The Obama administration changed federal policy allowing the military to step in and assist during a cyber-attack on domestic soil, reported the New York Times on Oct. 21. With the exception of natural disasters, the military cannot deploy units within the country's borders. Even for natural disasters, a presidential order is required before moving the troops out. Under the new agreement between the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, the military's cyber experts can be called upon in case of an attack targeting critical computer networks inside the United States, according to the article. Robert J. Butler, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy, told the Times that the rules change will allow agencies to focus on how t
Download: 'Coronavirus Cyber Security for Management' Template for CISOs

Download: 'Coronavirus Cyber Security for Management' Template for CISOs

May 05, 2020The Hacker News
The Coronavirus crisis introduces critical operational challenges to business continuity, placing high stress on organizations' management. As a result, CIOs and CISOs face a double challenge on the cyber risk front – apart from the new risks that the mass transfer of employees working remotely brings, capturing the management mindshare for further investments in security becomes harder than ever. The Definitive Corona Cyber Security for Management PPT template provides security executives with an easy and intuitive tool to present management their existing security posture and translate it to tangible business risk, as well as making the case on how to address gaps if such exist. From the CISO perspective, it's hard to understand what there is to explain – working remotely equals a mass increase in remote credential theft attempts. Monitoring for malicious remote connection to critical resources becomes extremely hard, if not impossible. Employees working from p
Cyber Security Training Courses – CISA, CISM, CISSP Certifications

Cyber Security Training Courses – CISA, CISM, CISSP Certifications

July 19, 2018The Hacker News
Believe it or not, but any computer connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. With more money at risk and data breaches at a rise, more certified cybersecurity experts and professionals are needed by every corporate and organisation to prevent themselves from hackers and cyber thieves. That's why jobs in the cybersecurity field have gone up 80% over the past three years than any other IT-related job. So, this is the right time for you to consider a new career as a cybersecurity professional. Cybersecurity experts with industry-standard certification are coming from a wide range of backgrounds, who prepare themselves to protect computer systems and networks from viruses and hackers. But before getting started your career as a cybersecurity expert, it's important to understand basics of networks and how data moves from place to place, and for this, you are highly advised to gain some valuable cyber security certifications. Cybersecurity certification
CISA Compliance for 2022

CISA Compliance for 2022

December 20, 2021The Hacker News
The last several years have seen an ever-increasing number of cyber-attacks, and while the frequency of such attacks has increased, so too has the resulting damage. One needs only to look at  CISA's list of significant cyber incidents  to appreciate the magnitude of the problem. In May of 2021, for example, a ransomware attack brought down the Colonial Pipeline, causing a serious fuel disruption for much of the United States. Just last month, a hacking group gained access to call logs and text messages from telecommunications carriers all over the world. These are just two of dozens of cyber-attacks occurring this year. Because of these and other cyber security incidents, the Department of Homeland Security issues a  compulsory directive  to federal agencies to better protect federal information systems and the data that they contain against cyber-attack. This directive is based around  CISA's catalog of vulnerabilities  that are known to pose a significant risk. The directi
Department of Homeland Security Releases Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET)

Department of Homeland Security Releases Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET)

September 28, 2011Mohit Kumar
Department of Homeland Security Releases Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) The Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) product that assists organizations in protecting their key national cyber assets. It was developed under the direction of the DHS National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) by cybersecurity experts and with assistance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This tool provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the security posture of their cyber systems and networks. It includes both high-level and detailed questions related to all industrial control and IT systems. The tool is available for download, and the program also offers training and support at no cost to organizations engaged in administering networks that control facilities identified as being crucial to both the nation's economy and national security. CSET is a desktop software tool that guides users through a step
Oxford University launches Cyber Security Centre

Oxford University launches Cyber Security Centre

March 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
Oxford University launches Cyber Security Centre Cyber crime is not going away. As the world becomes ever more interconnected and dependent on networks, laptops and personal handheld devices, the opportunities are just too great. The personal information stored on such devices credit card information, drivers' licenses and Social Security numbers is at high risk and is often targeted by criminals because of the price it can bring on the black market. The Oxford Cyber Security Center is the new home to cutting-edge research designed to tackle the growing threats posed by cyber terrorism and cyber crime, and to safeguard the trustworthiness of electronically-stored information. In addition to being a springboard for new research, is an umbrella for current research activity worth in excess of £5m, supported close involvement of over 12 permanent academic staff, and in excess of 25 research staff, 18 doctoral students. Each year brings its own set of risks and challenges. Another con
Cynet Offers Free Threat Assessment for Mid-sized and Large Organizations

Cynet Offers Free Threat Assessment for Mid-sized and Large Organizations

February 18, 2020The Hacker News
Visibility into an environment attack surface is the fundamental cornerstone to sound security decision making. However, the standard process of 3rd party threat assessment as practiced today is both time consuming and expensive. Cynet changes the rules of the game with a free threat assessment offering ( click here to learn more ) based on more than 72 hours of data collection, enabling organizations to benchmark their security posture against their vertical industry peers and take actions accordingly. Cynet Free Threat Assessment (available for organizations with 250 endpoints and above, from North America and Europe) spotlights critical, exposed attack surfaces and provides actionable knowledge of attacks that are currently alive and active in the environment. 1.) Indication of live attacks — active malware, connection to C&C, data exfiltration, access to phishing links, user credential theft attempts, and others: 2.) Host and app attack surfaces — unpatched vulnera
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