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IT Asset Discovery Tools
By: Nihad Hassan
March 2, 2021

Digital transformations and an increasing reliance on Information Technology (IT) are prevalent across most industries. Computing devices have become an essential business tool. For instance, computers are used in an organization's operations, such as product/service creation, marketing, administration, finance, HR, communications, and data tracking and storage. Indeed, no one can imagine a world without computers! A medium-sized enterprise can have ...

Web Cookie Tracking Explained
By: Gabriel Schram
March 2, 2021

Cookies are small files containing uniquely identifiable data for web users. They are typically used to identify an individual's computer as it relates to a specified network. Cookies are established when a user connects to a network server. The unique identifiers stored in cookies help servers render more specific data to those accessing the network. Cookies are strong utilities ...

7 Things Every MSSP Needs to Train and Develop Employees
By: Tatianna Harris
March 2, 2021

What should a workforce development platform include for MSSPs and security teams? The workforce is the single most important asset any organization will ever have. Logically, that means retaining and developing it should be a top priority. For Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), building and retaining a highly motivated and engaged workforce comes with unique challenges. Long hours, combined with the need ...

8 Free Cybrary Courses to Help Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals
By: Tatianna Harris
March 1, 2021

March Free Courses Launch Today! It's March...again. It comes every year, and it's usually by this time the "new year, new me" craze has completely worn off. There are so many aspects of life that have changed in last 12 months, but one thing we hope remains is dedicating time to develop your skills through training. As many resolutions become ...

How To Get Started With Cisco DevNet
By: Makeia Jackson
March 1, 2021

What is Cisco DevNet? Cisco DevNet is a program for anyone who wants to learn, write, develop, and integrate code with Cisco technologies, APIs, and SDKs. The platform includes the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, networking, data center, collaboration, analytics, automation software, security, open-source, mobility, and customer experience technologies. DevNet provides learning paths and tracks that include labs, sandbox environments, ...

Digital Transformation In Healthcare: Top 5 Trends In 2021
By: Nihad Hassan
February 26, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has witnessed an accelerated shift towards adopting digital technologies in all work areas, and the healthcare sector was not an exception. IT role in supporting business operations has become vital in a society that is increasingly dependent on digital. Organizations in all industries are under tremendous pressure to digitalize their services ...

Auto IMEI Changing Phone - The Untraceable Phone
By: payloadartist
February 26, 2021

What is IMEI? IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a unique identifier, or serial number, which is linked to a smartphone (and mobile phones). It is usually 15 digits long and allows devices to be tracked and located should they be stolen or used in criminal activity. In other words, an IMEI number can let one’s device ...

Cellular Phone Numbers Have Become Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
By: Darcy Kempa
February 25, 2021

Organizations and businesses spend resources protecting customer and/or employee personally identifiable information (PII). This mitigates risks associated with identity theft as well as protect the organization from fines and lawsuits. The evolution and popularity of cellular phones mean that a cell phone number is now considered PII. PII Background PII includes a broad category of information. The [Office ...

Introduction To Data Loss Prevention
By: Nihad Hassan
February 24, 2021

For many organizations in today's digital economy, protecting their data can be a matter of life or death. Data has become the lifeblood of enterprises in this information age. Most data is created digitally and never touches a physical medium (e.g., ink on paper). Digital data stored within an enterprise's IT – such as intellectual property, client data, financials, trade ...

Quantum Computing And Cybersecurity
By: Hugh Shepherd
February 23, 2021

Quantum computing (QC) is an up-and-coming technology and is widely considered the next monumental breakthrough in computing. It can potentially solve many of the most challenging and complex problems facing the world. Quantum computing can be extremely beneficial in many areas, such as space exploration, medical research, weather forecasting, climate change, artificial intelligence, traffic optimization, energy, finance, economics, and ...