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Paul Ricketts

Paul Ricketts
Originally from the UK, Paul Ricketts is the Director of Marketing at TrainACE in Greenbelt, MD. Having started out in the field of Geographic Information Systems, Paul has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of industries, focused on tech., graphics and data analysis. Having finally settled in the field of marketing, he has spent the last 8 years fine tuning his skills in the art of communication and persuasion.

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Mastering Risk Management and Governance with (ISC)2 CRGC Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2024 11:18:30 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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As cyber threats become more sophisticated, organizations need assurance that their critical systems and sensitive data are secured. This is where implementing robust risk management methodologies and governance controls becomes essential. Professionals skilled in these areas provide immense value for enabling organizational resilience. One certification that validates expertise in managing risk and compliance is the Certified in Risk and Governance Control (CRGC) from (ISC)2.

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How to Become CISSP Certified: A Guide for Information Security Experts

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2024 4:35:57 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CISSP, (ISC)2

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In the rapidly evolving field of information security, earning a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification is a significant milestone. It’s a testament to your expertise, dedication, and commitment to your cybersecurity career. If you’re an information security professional, such as a cybersecurity risk analyst, contemplating the next steps in your career, becoming CISSP certified could be the game-changer you’re looking for. Let’s dive into how you can achieve this esteemed certification, addressing critical aspects like experience requirements, the certification process, endorsements, and why it’s worth the effort.

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Your Guide to CEH and CHFI Certifications: Mastering Cybersecurity with EC-Council

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2024 4:23:04 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CEH, CHFI, EC-Council, Ethical Hacking

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In the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity, the demand for skilled professionals who can defend digital assets against cyber threats is at an all-time high. In our years of experience, two certifications that stand out for individuals looking to make their mark in this domain are the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certifications offered by the EC-Council. These certifications validate your cybersecurity and forensic investigation expertise and open doors to numerous high-profile jobs in the IT security sector. Let's dive into our guide that outlines a training strategy for these in-demand EC-Council certifications, emphasizing learning hacking skills, mastering tools and techniques, and leveraging hands-on labs and practice environments.

 

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Navigating IT Security Management: A Strategic Guide to RMF and CGRC

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2024 1:30:59 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in (ISC)2, RMF, CGRC

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As the cybersecurity industry matures, we're seeing more demand for middle and higher-level management roles, particularly around the Washington DC region and other major business centers. Rapid growth in IT, especially in IT security, is creating increasing opportunities for practitioners with a few years of experience under their belts. Let's explore two major components of IT security strategy that can help you prepare for one of those roles.  

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Navigating the World of CRISC: A Key to Unlocking Your IT Risk Management Potential

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2024 2:51:18 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in ISACA, CRISC

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Managing risks effectively has become a critical asset in the ever-evolving Information Technology industry. This is where the CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certification, a prestigious credential by ISACA, steps into the limelight. But what exactly is this certification, and how can it elevate your professional journey in IT risk management? Let's dive into the world of CRISC, exploring its intricacies and the value it offers.

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Public Key Infrastructure

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2023 7:48:54 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Getting Started in IT, A+

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Public Key Infrastructure, commonly known as PKI, is a security mechanism widely used by organizations to secure digital communication and data transfer. It is a set of hardware, software, policies, and procedures that enable the secure transmission of sensitive information over the Internet. In this article, we will delve deeper into the workings of PKI and its various components, the advantages and drawbacks of using PKI, best practices for implementing and maintaining a secure PKI system, as well as the future of PKI.

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Port Scanning

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2023 11:40:15 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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In the world of cybersecurity, port scanning is an essential and commonly used technique for assessing the security posture of a target system. It involves scanning the open network ports on a computer or network to identify vulnerabilities and potential entry points for attackers.

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Network Segmentation

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2023 2:42:05 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Network segmentation is a critical aspect of IT security that is often overlooked. It involves dividing a network into smaller subnetworks or segments to enhance security by mitigating cyber-attacks. The CompTIA Network+ certification program offers in-depth training on network segmentation, helping new and experienced IT professionals gain an understanding of the importance of this security measure.

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Network Address Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2023 3:19:33 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Network address translation (NAT) is an important aspect of networking that ensures communication between devices within and outside a network. In today's world, where businesses rely on the internet and networking resources, NAT plays an essential role in protecting devices from uninvited access, managing traffic flow, and optimizing network performance. In this article, we will delve into the subject of NAT and provide a comprehensive guide to its workings, advantages, disadvantages, issues, and best practices.

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Storage Area Networks

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2023 10:41:35 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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If you are working in the Information Technology (IT) industry, you might have come across the term Storage Area Networks (SANs). SANs are designed to provide high-speed storage access to servers with the goal of maximizing performance, scalability, and reliability. In this article, we'll provide a detailed overview of SANs, including their components, types of architectures, protocols, benefits, and challenges. We'll discuss the future of SANs and the CompTIA Storage+ certification, along with tips for preparing and passing the exam.

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