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CEH vs Security+
By: Prasanna Peshkar
September 23, 2021

Many people who have just entered the cybersecurity world or skilled IT professionals want to earn various certifications such as Security+ certification and the CEH (certified ethical hacker). Many people try to get both certifications one after the other to shine their skillful range and rise in cybersecurity. Yet, there is an inconsistency observed amongst the beginners to strive for ...

Deep Web Browsing For Threat Intelligence
By: Shimon Brathwaite
September 23, 2021

The Internet is significantly larger than most people can imagine. Anytime we search for a website on search engines such as Google, we only receive results from indexed websites; all these websites combined consist of less than 10% of the total amount of web pages available on the Internet. The rest of the Internet is known as the Deep Web. ...

What Is CCSP Certification?
By: Jenn Barnabee
September 22, 2021

Holding a CCSP certification demonstrates the technical expertise and knowledge required to build, implement, and maintain secure cloud-based data systems. Summary: *Becoming a Certified Cloud Security Professional offers a proven way for security experts to accelerate their career development and help tackle some of the most pervasive challenges today’s business leaders face. The certification is broadly recognized in the industry, but ...

Is Ethical Hacking A Good Career?
By: Vijay Maripi
September 22, 2021

Hacking produced numerous online crime and theft problems in IT, where the Internet brought people worldwide closer. Various alternatives and techniques that interfere with the privacy of the individual are available. Therefore, security has become a primary concern in the digital world. Even many IT companies have encountered financial losses and infringements due to security problems. The method to deal ...

How To Secure PII From Threat Actors
By: Nihad Hassan
September 21, 2021

As the world continues its movement to become fully digital, people's dependence on digital technology to conduct all types of work increases. These days, most data is created digitally and never goes into the paper. According to Statista, the total amount of data created, captured, copied, and consumed globally is forecasted to increase rapidly to reach more than 180 zettabytes ...

How Much Does The CISM Exam Cost?
By: Sara Faradji
September 21, 2021

While becoming a Certified Information security Manager requires a substantial investment in time and money, alumni can potentially earn six-figure salaries. Summary: *While eligible candidates will need to pay up to $760 to take a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam, the accreditation requires a significant investment in time to prepare properly. To be eligible for entering the exam, candidates must ...

Certified Ethical Hacker vs. CompTIA PenTest+: Which One Should You Choose?
By: Will Carlson
September 20, 2021

While the CEH and the CompTIA PenTest+ are very similar certifications, there are important differences candidates should be aware of before they decide. Summary: *The Certified Ethical Hacker and CompTIA PenTest+ accreditations have a lot in common, and both are widely recognized. However, there are some important differences that candidates should be aware of before they pursue one or the other. ...

What You Need To Know To Be A Cybersecurity Analyst
By: Shimon Brathwaite
September 20, 2021

Many people are aware of cybersecurity as one of the most profitable career fields in the 21st century. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) has a good reputation as a high-paying career field. While they aren't the only way to make money, they are a good place to start, especially cybersecurity. However, they don't understand what cybersecurity is or ...

(Benefits of a CISSP Certification) What Are The Benefits Of Having CISSP-Certified Employees
By: Charles Owen-Jackson
September 17, 2021

With cybersecurity now being a critical enabler of innovation in the modern enterprise, leaders must make sure to have the necessary expertise on their side. Summary: *As cybercrime becomes increasingly widespread and difficult to manage, business leaders must overcome the acute skills shortage in this space. Enrolling employees in CISSP and other training programs boosts the prospects of long-term success and ...

How To Pass CCSP
By: Shelby Welty
September 16, 2021

Becoming a Certified Cloud Security Professional requires proficiency across six key domains that reflect today's security leaders' biggest challenges. Summary: *Certified Cloud Security Professionals are experts in implementing and managing secure cloud-based apps and data systems. Passing the exam requires proficiency across six domains, which reflect the most pertinent issues today's security leaders face. Here is an overview of what candidates ...