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Ping Using Python Script

By: klowe
December 31, 2020
Nowadays, people use scripts for automating almost every day-to-day task. It is essential to automate tasks to increase productivity and reduce the time taken to run the same job repeatedly. People use different scripting languages to automate their functions, including Bash, Python, Javascript and Go. Many simple tasks can be automated using these languages. As a security professional, the essential task ...

The Most Wanted Security Certifications

By: Garrett Wilson
December 29, 2020
Cybersecurity operations are changing. As companies deal with the dual challenges of surging remote work and the shrinking supply of traditional cybersecurity talent, they’re opting for another approach: New-collar cybersecurity professionals. Unlike their white and blue collar counterparts, new-collar staff combines knowledge training and practical technique to deliver both the hard and soft skills needed by organizations to defend digital assets. ...

Network Engineer - Unpacking the Interview

By: Garrett Wilson
December 28, 2020
Unpacking the Interview: Network Engineer Corporate networks have become increasingly complex as enterprises expand beyond office borders to include cloud-based connections, mobile devices, and always-on IoT technologies. The result is a rising demand for network engineers — today, network engineers number in the millions worldwide and commands starting salaries of more than $70,000. It makes sense: These IT pros are responsible ...

Is Network Engineering a Good Career?

By: Tatianna
December 28, 2020
Demand for employees in the information technology (IT) industry, including network engineers, is soaring, while candidates' supply runs relatively low. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics2 (BLS) 1 , employment in computer and IT fields is expected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are ...
How Do I Convert Thunderbird Emails to Outlook? Use the Thunderbird to Outlook converter or use a manual approach for migrating emails from Thunderbird to Outlook. It will allow conversion of the Thunderbird MBOX to Outlook PST format in a few clicks. Why Export Thunderbird to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2002? Thunderbird and Outlook are both popular email clients. Small ...

Top 15 Cyber Security Certifications for 2020

By: Suketh Evani
December 28, 2020
Many cyberattacks occur every day, and these incidents cause millions of losses and create a dire need for companies to enhance their security measures. The increased cyberattacks create a massive demand for certified cybersecurity professionals. This article will highlight the top 15 cybersecurity certifications for 2020 that can help individuals reach the expectations organizations are looking to build and develop ...

How To Recover Corrupted Data From Pen Drives

By: lauramathews
December 28, 2020
Whenever there is corrupted data on your pen drive, there is no need to worry about it. This article will teach you three ways to recover your corrupted data on USB sticks; stay tuned, and start learning! Users Query A user has stored all his important MS documents files on his pen drive. Yesterday, his boss asked him about one of ...

Pros and Cons of USB Flash Drives

By: Jessica
December 28, 2020
Early data storage being bulky and cumbersome led to the development of smaller and more convenient means of storing data. Also known as thumb drives, USBs, or memory sticks, USB flash drives became widely available in the early 2000s. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, indicating that a connection is being made from an electronic device to a computer. Flash ...
Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line Interface (CLI) are the two means of interaction between a user and an electronic device. A GUI is a graphical representation in which the users can interact with software or devices through clickable icons. A CLI is a console or text-based representation in which the user types commands into a terminal to operate ...
When talking about computer storage, the talk turns to hard drives. A hard drive is a primary component in a computer; it is the hardware piece responsible for storing user’s data on all computing devices. Without it, a user cannot load the operating system, save files downloaded from the internet, or save any files created using other computer programs. ...