It's safe to say 2017 has been full of activity in the world of cybersecurity. What about 2018? Will there be an increase in cyber attacks? New and more sophisticated methods of attack? What about even more devastating data breach impacts? The answer is probably all of the above. There are countless predictions out there and we all THINK we have a hunch, but nevertheless it's hard to gage what will happen, until it happens. Here are three general predictions that I've gathered...
Career paths are not always as straightforward as they seem. There are going to be those people fortunate enough to find what they're looking for in their first job and build a career from that point. For many though, the process of learning and self-discovery takes much longer and down paths they never anticipated or allows them to find passion through different means than they had pictured. This is very accurate in the mysterious world of information technology (IT).
Just because you graduated college as a history major doesn't mean you can't pursue a career in IT, right? If you want career change, and IT looks attractive to you, follow this infographic for some direction!
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T-minus two weeks until Christmas! It's time to get those last minute gifts. No idea where to start? Don't panic! We've come up with some outside-the-usual-gift-box ideas for that IT geek and hacker in your life.
The cyber security job market globally is the fastest growing job market in the world currently. Where as IT was seen as the gem of job markets for many years (and it is still among the best), cyber security is outpacing it in growth by more than four times. Cyber security is outpacing the overall job market by more than twelve times. So yes, it’s the next wave of growth.
If you think public Wi-Fi is 100% safe, your personal information is already at risk of being stolen. Whenever you connect to a public wireless router, you’re sharing the same network as others even if it is password protected. It’s relatively simple for someone to see what you’re doing and take your data if they’re connected to the network you’re on. Fortunately, you can take some steps to safeguard your personal information.
It's that time of year...vacation season! Residents across the Washington, D.C. metro area are traveling to the many beaches and resorts just a day trip away! For most people, smart phones, tablets, and laptops play a huge role in everyday life, and even more so for those in the technology industry. Nonetheless, summer vacation is no excuse for travelers to neglect their cyber security. In fact, data thieves are more likely to strike when you are most relaxed and in places where people tend to let their guard down.
As corporations get larger and need to expand their marketing efforts, many organizations look towards the Internet. With millions of people online all at one time, it seems like the marketing capability is endless. But with the internet, things can get real messy, real fast. Malicious “hackers and crackers” are out there, looking for weak security holes and infrastructures to steal information from or to take over. Of course, this has gotten harder to do over the years, but there are still many that try.
Do you use TrueCrypt? You might not want to now. It seems as though the main SourceForge page for TrueCrypt has been defaced, though it might just be legitimate. How do I know? The first line on the page reads as follows: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." While many people thought it was a hoax or that TrueCrypt got hacked, the newest application that was pushed out only allows you to decrypt and migrate data, not encrypt data, was signed with the TrueCrypt private key, ensuring its legitimacy.
Security researchers have recently discovered a major vulnerability in widely used encryption software that could potentially cause widespread, severe damage to the private data of millions of people around the globe. OpenSSL is a cryptologic software that used by millions of websites throughout the internet to encrypt communications between users and webpages. That data now stands at risk due to the vulnerability, which obviously is causing major concern for end-users and website owners alike. More than a half a million websites are already currently at risk.
As the OS of choice for many businesses, Microsoft Windows houses the sensitive data of banks, hospitals and corporations. In fact, as one of the most prevalently used operating systems out there, malware authors have an affinity for attacking anything Windows—it’s their go-to playground. In order to properly defend Windows security, you’ll need to configure a lot more than just a firewall. You’ll need a myriad of tools, techniques and tricks to outsmart the bad guys and protect your Windows system. But no worries: our Microsoft Windows Security Essentials course will teach you just that.