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Become a Certified Systems Administrator
By: Guest Writer
July 11, 2018

Are you looking for an IT/Cyber Security career?  Do you enjoy working with hardware and software? Are you curious about connecting various devices, computers, and controlling the way they communicate with one another physically and on a network? If you have answered YES to any of those questions, then you might consider a career as a Network/System ...

Thunderbird Backup Email Data Tool
By: Tom_Cruiso
July 10, 2018

One should understand that taking complete responsibility for protecting email data using the Thunderbird Backup Email tool should be a top priority for users. Archiving the data from different email clients to local hard drives should only be carried out through a professional tool rather than through a manual process. In the past, users had only ...

Keeping Score with Digital Resilience
By: Jessica
July 10, 2018

What is Digital Resilience, and Why is it a Business Priority? As much as everyone hates to think about this, it is a reality that we all must face: cyberattacks are not going to stop, and everyone is a target. It may even be safe to say that any person who has even ...

The Most Underrated Packet: The Probe Packet
By: Terumo
July 9, 2018

What are Probe Packets? Probe packets are usually ignored (really, if you ask around, most people never heard of them), but almost everyone uses them. If you have ever used wireless Wi-Fi, then you have used them!Probe packets are packets that each device sends automatically, from time to time, searching all around to see if X-known network ...

What is Artificial Intelligence?
By: Jessica
July 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has long been portrayed in entertainment like films and television shows as human-like robots that are either serving humans or taking over the world. Those portrayals, however, are actually over-generalizations that fail to show the many facets and forms of artificial intelligence that we’ve all interacted with in some way in everyday life, whether we ...

Can You Picture Yourself Becoming a Network Engineer?
By: ginasilvertree
July 6, 2018

Can you picture yourself becoming a Network Engineer? If  yes, why is that? Well, it might just feel right (which is awesome), but let’s start by exploring and articulating some data and facts that might support your potential “whys” for pursuing a Network Engineer career path . You’ll Be Valuable to Your Organization Your role ...

Important Strategic Ways to Improve Project Management Skills
By: jamesjon12
July 5, 2018

Work is always given priority and is planned well in advance. This helps get projects completed on time and with rigor. But for every project to be successful, you need a strategy in place. If there is no strategy, then you will not be able to achieve your goal. Being lax on strategy will not ...

USB: Universal Serial Bus Explained!
By: Priyank Gada
July 5, 2018

In this article, we are going to talk about USB, i.e., Universal Serial Bus. People might think it is easy to understand, which is not the case. USBs can be hard to understand, especially if we talk about types, i.e., USB Type A, USB Type B, USB Type C, etc. ...

How to Use NIST's Cybersecurity Framework
By: isec-headache
July 4, 2018

The United States has – with much effort – developed an effective cybersecurity framework. This has been carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST). The latest version was released in 2017, three years after its 1.0 publication. Most people in the information security arena have heard about NIST, but often times, we hear about ...

Studying for GPEN Certification!
By: zach
July 4, 2018

Here are some tips for studying for the GPEN Certification that helped me successfully pass the exam: Resources Used I o nly used the SANS books. As the professor says on day one of training, "EVERYTHING you need to pass the exam is in these books." He was right. I honestly think time spent using ...