Take a moment to think about the array of passwords you have created overtime. It’s very likely that you have so many passwords that you can’t possibly remember them all, or on the reverse side, you could be someone who uses the same password for all of your login credentials. Either way your passwords could be putting your online security at risk. These days, just about every system that stores data requires a password. It is the first barrier between a hacker and sensitive information. When creating passwords, there are several rules you should follow in order to keep stored information secure. Here are a few helpful do's and don'ts for proper password management.
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.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are a category of industrial control systems (ICSs) that have become indispensable in the operation of industrial plants, production facilities, security firms and public works over the past few decades. These computerized systems incorporate several different technologies into a central configuration for the purposes of monitoring, collecting and analyzing data through human-machine interfaces. SCADA systems are vital to the infrastructure of the country, and reliable professionals are required at all times to ensure the systems are operating correctly and efficiently and remain secure.
EC-Council has just announced that a much overdue improvement and version upgrade to the ECSA / LPT curriculum will be coming to training centers (ours, of course, is the only one that matters) at the beginning of 2014.
Mobile applications have increasingly become a popular way to reach customers in today’s digitally-driven society. With over 50 million applications in the market today, the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. By 2015, experts expect the development of mobile applications to outnumber PC projects at a ratio of four to one. But while millions of consumers are enjoying the abundance of various beneficial and useful apps, many of them are unbeknownst to the security threats several of these apps can pose—because thousands of these app developers are abandoning methods of secure coding in hopes of putting out their products as quickly as possible.
Both Silent Circle and Lavabit recently shut down their encrypted email services. Lavabit was the first to take action following word that the United States government wanted data handed over that would violate customers' privacy. Ladar Levison, owner of Lavabit, said he faced the decision of complying with the government and betraying the American people or ending the email service he worked hard to build. He also said that he was legally unable to explain the events leading up to his decision due to recent laws passed by congress blocking his freedom of speech.
Across the country and around the world, cyber attackers continue to discover new and improved ways of wreaking havoc with company's business operations. Their nefarious activities are responsible for billions of dollars' worth of damages in intellectual property theft. While cyber security teams attempt to circumvent these onslaughts, increased technological advancements continue to speed up the time between perceived threat and actual intrusion. How can a business entity keep up?
If you haven't heard the Cyber Education Symposium has been announced and will be held in Arlington, VA on 11/19 - 11/20/13. The event is going to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, the address is:
Social networks are social by design. They mean to foster interaction, to put you in touch in one way or another. Some put you in touch with friends and family. Others put you out there for the whole wide world to see. Some uses are personal. Others are all business. In the end, though, social media platforms are all designed to be easy to access and easy to use. They’re intentionally informal. They’re the last place you’d expect to find classified intelligence or the kind of business secrets that companies diligently guard.
As cyber attacks increase in frequency and scandals involving governments hacking into private computers become more commonplace, it's no wonder that one of the most promising fields in the current IT sector would be cyber security. In fact, recent research has indicated that cyber security has grown by more than one hundred percent in the last year. Clearly, anyone seeking a job in the information technology area would do well to start at the first line of defense against hackers.