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6 Popular Vulnerability Scanners

By: Nihad Hassan
October 12, 2020
IT department teams use vulnerability scanners to discover vulnerabilities and other potential security issues within their networks, computer devices, applications, and other interconnected IT systems. Vulnerability scanners offer a unique insight for security teams to discover security vulnerabilities, measure the risk weight for each vulnerability, and suggest remediation recommendations for them. A vulnerability scan can run from an internal or ...

Disaster Recovery Testing

By: Nihad Hassan
October 12, 2020
In today’s information age, enterprises are heavily dependent on IT systems to do their work. Any sudden outage in IT systems can result in substantial financial and reputation losses to the affected party. A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a road map that lists needed tools, procedures, and policies that an organization should implement if a sudden failure occurs to ...
Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topics today, but what are the best programming languages to learn for those interested in AI? Aside from the math necessary to design the algorithm, some programming languages are used in the Artificial Intelligence area. Python When we talk about Artificial Intelligence, the language one must know is Python. The huge number of ...

Data Safety In Cloud Services

By: Meenakshi Doppa
October 9, 2020
WHAT IS CLOUD STORAGE? Cloud storage is a remote network that uses a multi-tenant, highly virtualized infrastructure to provide flexible storage facilities for companies that can be dynamically provisioned as required by the enterprise. A large variety of cloud storage services offer this service. Predominantly, IT departments handling infrastructure-strained data centers would "throw boxes at the problem," which meant constantly adding ...
History of Cloud Computing Over the past decade, cloud computing has been one of the mainframe technologies contributing to automation and data storage. The sudden hype about this technology came into existence when Amazon launched its first computing service AWS-Elastic Compute Cloud, in late 2006. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the sole proprietor of cloud, was extremely popularized among the emerging ...

Cybersecurity Breaches in 2020

By: Divya Bora
October 7, 2020
WHAT IS A SECURITY BREACH? In cybersecurity, a security breach is a successful attempt by an attacker to gain unauthorized access to an organization's computer systems bypassing the security mechanisms. Breaches may lead to theft of sensitive data, corruption or sabotage of data or IT systems, or actions intended to deface websites or damage reputation. Some countries have laws exposing the ...

Getting Started With CTFs

By: Apurv Tiwari
October 7, 2020
What is it? Capture the Flag is originally derived from gaming: arena type games where two players would pit against one another and capture the enemy's flag while defending their own. This game mode then got ported into the world of cybersecurity to develop and showcase one's skills. It's alright if you aren't a gamer. The only thing it shares ...
Given the rising tide of data breaches, the value of cybersecurity must be absolutely clear to everyone in the board room. But communicating this value, as well as the risks the company faces, is often challenging. Most business leaders would agree that cybersecurity is a top priority, but then they also have many other top priorities, such as dealing with ...

Social Engineering Course Summary

By: B.J. Dinesh Kumar
October 2, 2020
Some people consider hacking to be all about the use of technical capabilities or software. Well, they are wrong - in part. Everyone can learn how to use individuals to get confidential information, which would help them in their tasks, called Social Engineering—wondering how this is useful? Most of them would have read this famous saying over the internet, stating, ...

Find Your Resilience in Trusted Partners

By: Anthony Grieco
October 2, 2020
This blog was originally posted on cisco.com but has been reposted with permission by author. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the first thought that comes to mind for me is the famous quote by Mike Tyson: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” The world has experienced tremendous changes over the course of a few short ...