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Botnets: A Major Issue in the IoT Ecosystem
By: Pranshu Sood
July 13, 2020

IoT is a system of interconnected devices in which the devices can communicate and perform data transfer without any interference from humans. We can say without any human-machine communication, as IoT follows machine-to-machine communication. The rise in the number of devices connected to the internet has been significant. By the end of 2020, 31 billion devices connected to the internet ...

End-User Cyber Fundamentals: Course Review
By: Sudipta Banerjee
July 10, 2020

CyberSecurity has played a vital role in protecting the confidentiality of a user. It has been one of the highest priorities that users need to focus on to protect themselves from the risk of phishing and prevent themselves from getting hacked. Cyber awareness should be treated as a mandate by every IT associate and other users to reduce the risk ...

Security Upgrade Using Password Managers in 2020
By: ANKIT RAJPUROHIT
July 10, 2020

We must note that a completely secure password, unfortunately, does not exist. If a criminal intends to take your data, and the password is simple, it will be decrypted. However, the time it takes to decipher a more complex password is, logically, longer than the time it takes to crack a simple and well-known password. Therefore, [make it harder for ...

Why is Cybersecurity Training Important?
By: Joshua Elijah
July 9, 2020

What is Cybersecurity? It doesn’t seem to surprise us when we see that Cybersecurity has become tremendously important. With the development of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Computing, it has become a necessity for developers to take note of the security and safety of the data stored in the servers. You might have seen a server room, at ...

Free Courses at Cybrary in July!
By: Trevor Halstead
July 9, 2020

We support you in your mission to learn and grow and are adding new ways for you to learn what you need to succeed! We’ve added 7 courses (that are normally paid!) to your free membership for a limited time only! Try these courses for free for a limited time and see how they’ll help you master cybersecurity in record ...

Facing Onboarding Challenges in Cybersecurity
By: Josh Lambert
July 8, 2020

Businesses have to adapt to the expectations of the modern workforce rapidly. Employees are no longer satisfied with the slow learning curves and lengthy processes involved in onboarding. Surveys had found that almost 70% of employees stayed with a position for more than three years when their careers started with quality onboarding. Furthermore, new employees pose a significant cybersecurity risk ...

Handling BitLocker and FileVault 2: Evimetry and Mount Image Pro Alt: Mounting and Imaging an Encrypted Device
By: Chelsea Faye
July 7, 2020

Why is full disk encryption becoming more popular? Encryption works to protect businesses and individuals from data breaches by protecting information and systems using cryptographic methods. The encryption of individual files or folders has been common practice for years. With the introduction of modern computing processors, full disk encryption (FDE) has increased in popularity for the convenience of use ...

IoT Foundations of Trust Whitepaper Review
By: Chelsea Faye
July 7, 2020

Matthew Clark's IoT Foundations of Trust whitepaper caters to a variety of audiences and serves as a foundational document when discussing trust concepts in IoT. Technical audiences interested in IoT security should find the whitepaper informative and provide them with a solid basic understanding of trust concepts and hardware implementation options. Security leaders can also utilize this article to understand ...

Cryptography and Network Security
By: Kartik Agrawal
July 7, 2020

Cryptography is vital when we communicate with people remotely sitting in different places. Online communication should be done securely because communication channels are often unsecured. Examples of unsecured channels are public channels like telephone, internet, and email. The guarantee of secure communication is the fundamental objective of cryptography. To achieve this objective, we encrypt our messages to prevent someone other ...

What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Computing Certification?
By: John Nguyen
July 3, 2020

More and more businesses are moving their work online. There’s no better example of this need than 2020 and the massive shift in working from home during a worldwide pandemic. Workers across the planet are using cloud-based technologies to download and work remotely. Businesses can solve their unique market challenges using cloud technologies, but they need developers to create and ...