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Studying Cybersecurity - Where Should You Start?
By: Hugh Shepherd
November 9, 2021

Overview Cybersecurity is a broad and dynamic industry. Unlike some industries or disciplines where the rate of change in its approaches and methodologies is relatively static, in cybersecurity (and technology), what you learned in school is probably already obsolete. The pace of change in cybersecurity and technology, in general, necessitates dedication to continuous learning and professional development by ...

Cookies: When They Crumble, Is Your Privacy Safe?
By: Shimon Brathwaite
November 9, 2021

Cookies have been an integral part of the Internet; you can find them on almost any website that you visit. To be specific, a cookie is a text file containing pieces of data stored on the user’s computer. This data includes things about the user’s activity on a website, which allows the website to remember who you are and what ...

Black Friday Cyber Monday Shopping
By: Cybrary Staff
November 8, 2021

Five tips for retailers to protect themselves from Black Friday cyber attacks Shoppers are not the only people out in force on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is also a time for criminals to step up their attacks. Summary: Consumers are not the only ones out in force on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With the retail sector turning over more ...

How To Study For The CompTIA Network+ Exam
By: Cybrary Staff
November 8, 2021

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) certifications are some of the most trusted and sought-after credentials in the world. The Network+ certification is a beginner-level designation that validates a certificate holder's proficiency in installing, managing, maintaining, configuring, and maintaining network infrastructures. To earn the Network+ certification, one has to pass an official certification exam. While the CompTIA Network+ certification is an ...

Is The Certification For CEH Easy?
By: Cybrary Staff
November 5, 2021

Ethical hackers use many of the same techniques and tools that malicious hackers use. However, ethical hackers use them legally to identify vulnerabilities in organizations' computer systems and networks to mitigate those weaknesses. Ethical hackers have to learn to think and act like a cybercriminal, using hacking methods to prevent actual attacks and improve the overall information security of a ...

Is The Network+ Certification Worth It?
By: Cybrary Staff
November 4, 2021

For those interested in working with wired and wireless networks (e.g., designing, managing, configuring, and troubleshooting), the CompTIA Network+ certification is a great, affordable way to advance one’s career. The accreditation allows employers, even hiring managers and recruiters who may know nothing about networking themselves, to see proof that network professionals know what they’re doing. Once obtaining the certification, professionals ...

CompTIA Security+: How To Get Security Plus Certification
By: Cybrary Staff
November 4, 2021

CompTIA Security+: How to get the certification The CompTIA Security+ certification validates the baseline skills required to perform the core security functions that protect today’s businesses. Summary: The globally recognized CompTIA Security+ certification opens the doors to many lucrative career opportunities. The exam content is typically updated every three years, which means that candidates should prepare themselves with the latest study materials. ...

Network Security Policy and Its Role In Defending Against Cyberattacks
By: Nihad Hassan
November 3, 2021

Computer networks have become an integrated part of our digital life in today's information age. Nowadays, most work is done electronically and is facilitated using some form of computer network. For example, whenever you purchase something online, access your social media account, or check your email, you have used a computer network to connect with these online services. Computer network technology ...

How To Protect Your Phone From Computer Viruses
By: Shimon Brathwaite
November 3, 2021

Mobile phones have become one of the most popular personal devices: they contain our personal information, photos, banking information, and many other things that hackers like to target. Because mobile devices are used to browse the internet, they can be susceptible to viruses just like a normal computer. Most people have gotten text messages claiming to be from a bank, ...

Cybersecurity Entry-Level Jobs Pay Range
By: Vijay Maripi
November 2, 2021

Overview of Cybersecurity Cybersecurity is implementing various technologies and defending against cyberattacks on systems, networks, programs, servers, computers, mobile devices, and electronic systems. Cybersecurity is critical because the military, governments organizations, medical institutions, and financial institutions acquire and store vast amounts of data on computer devices and servers. A significant portion of that data may contain sensitive information, such as ...