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What Is Okta Advanced Server Access
By: Owen Dubiel
July 26, 2021

Oktas ASA (Advanced Server Access) is the necessary next step into properly securing both cloud and on-premise assets. Gone are the days of just securing the network perimeter; that network boundary has now expanded to the cloud. Symmetrically controlling access to all assets is essential to maintaining any enterprise's overall security posture. On top of effectively providing access centrally, it ...

The Effect Of COVID-19 On Secure Online Transactions
By: Nihad Hassan
July 26, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has significantly changed how people live, work, and interact with each other. For instance, the massive shift of the workforce to remote working (from home) and enforcing social distancing policy by governments worldwide have impacted consumer buying habits during the pandemic and possibly forever. Using internet technologies to work, study, socialize, and buy products and services ...

The What, Why, And Who Of Threat Intelligence
By: Prasanna Peshkar
July 23, 2021

In the world of cybersecurity, the ability to predict imminent attacks even before they enter targeted networks can assist companies in prioritizing their responses and speed up the decision-making method and response period, giving better security collectively. This is why cyber threat intelligence was launched. Unknown enemies have seemingly unlimited resources, putting stress on security leaders to constantly evaluate every phase ...

The Importance Of Javascript For Web App Hacking
By: Shimon Brathwaite
July 23, 2021

Javascript has become a popular language in the 21st century. There are roughly 1.6 billion websites globally, and over 95% of them (1.52 billion websites) used Javascript. It is widely used for developing web applications, especially the front-end aspect that focuses on aesthetics and animations. If you are interested in hacking web applications, it is highly advisable to learn Javascript ...

Hacking As A Service
By: Gabriel Schram
July 22, 2021

Skilled cybercriminals take part in dark web markets by offering their skills to those willing to pay; this is considered hacking-as-a-service (HaaS). Not to be confused with penetration testing, HaaS is typically associated with illegal activity hosted by dark market web users. One reason HaaS markets have been able to establish themselves is the advancement of open-source hacking tools. There ...

Data Retention Policy
By: Nihad Hassan
July 22, 2021

The world is moving increasingly into becoming fully digital. People are increasingly utilizing technology in all aspects of their lives, from work to study, socializing, entertainment, online communications, shopping, and online banking, to name a few. Today, most data are created digitally and are never printed on paper. As digital technologies advance, we can expect massive amounts of data to ...

Using Forescout To Solidify Network Boundaries
By: Owen Dubiel
July 21, 2021

Forescout makes Network Access Control (NAC) a breeze with its intuitive rule sets and the ability to create custom enforcement policies as granular as needed. This article will dive into some best features within the Forescout NAC solution that should be enforced to help strengthen an internal network from external threats. Threats may be lurking on employee assets or even ...

Top Kali Linux Tools For Ethical Hacking
By: Shimon Brathwaite
July 21, 2021

Kali Linux is one of the best Linux distributions for ethical hacking. The fact that it is open-source and accessible to users is a big reason. Still, the major draw is that Kali Linux comes pre-installed with all of the hacking tools a professional cybersecurity needs. Kali Linux makes this easy by preparing most of the top software applications in ...

Cyber Forensics
By: Divya Bora
July 20, 2021

WHAT IS CYBER FORENSICS? Cyber Forensics is defined as the process of gathering and documenting proof from a computing device in a form by utilizing investigation and analysis techniques that will be admissible in court. Cyber Forensics is also known as Digital Forensics or Computer Forensics. The term digital forensics was originally used as a synonym for computer forensics but ...

General Cybersecurity Interview Questions
By: Nihad Hassan
July 20, 2021

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing job domains. As the digital transformation moves at a rapid pace, cybercriminals shift their activities to cyberspace. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the global cost of cybercrime is projected to reach 6 trillion in 2021. The number is expected to reach $10.5 trillion in 2025. The massive increase in cybercrime costs will create a ...