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Overview In 2013, the U.S. Federal Government, through Executive Order (EO) 13636 Improving Critical Infrastructure in Cybersecurity, directed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a cybersecurity framework (CSF) towards the purpose of protecting the nation’s infrastructure. Since then, the EO has been supported by additional legislation all towards the primary goal of developing a tool ...
One of the best ways to advance your IT career is by earning certifications. The industry leader in IT certifications is CompTIA, a non-profit trade association that offers numerous vendor-neutral certifications that will showcase your knowledge and expertise in various areas. Whether you are brand new to IT or you’re an experienced IT professional, CompTIA certifications will be an asset ...

End User Physical Security

By: Adnan Khan
July 16, 2020
At the height of technology advancement and automated technology, it is easy to get complacent about the security aspect. Whether it is the distraction caused by social media or it is in our human nature to be psychologically manipulated by social engineering methods, as an End User, we may end up assuming we have less of a part to play ...

"Intermediate SQL" Course Review

By: Muhammad Bilal
July 15, 2020
SQL – The language of databases SQL stands for “Structured Query Language,” often pronounced as “Sequel,” and it was developed for the sole purpose of interfacing with databases and sharing a vision of well-structured data in the era of technology. This course has been designed to improve your basic understanding of the concepts of well-structured data and the purpose of ...

World, Meet Cisco Secure

By: Gene Hall
July 15, 2020
This blog was originally posted here and reposted with permission. Not just secure, it’s “Cisco Secure” We just announced a major milestone with our new platform,Cisco SecureX.At the heart of our approach to Cisco SecureX is a simple idea: security solutions should be designed to act as a team. They should learn from each other. They should listen and respond ...

Ransomware: A Cyber Threat

By: Manik
July 15, 2020
The immense damages and losses within cyberspace have caught the attention of many all over the globe. With the pandemic upon us, the tremendous shift to working online drastically increases the possibility of more severe incidents of cyberattacks. With so many questions and doubts settling inside many minds, it is time to answer them all. The initial question always comes ...
Continuous learning means more effective cybersecurity in the modern enterprise As in many industry sectors, the only constant in cybersecurity changes. Obtaining technical certifications and degrees isn’t enough to call yourself an expert. That’s not to suggest they’re not important – they most certainly are – but such credentials are only the beginning. Cyber professionals need to support a culture ...

What is DevOps Training?

By: Jitendra Singh
July 14, 2020
A recent surge in understanding and adoption of DevOps culture has created a high demand for skilled DevOps practitioners. However, there is a shortage of workforce having the relevant skills of DevOps. Therefore, many organizations harness this opportunity and have prepared training courses to train freshers and experienced IT professionals in DevOps practices and tools. Please read our post on ...
At some point in a cybersecurity professional's career, they may decide to leap into a leadership role. Many run into the issue that there is no clear path to management. Should one pursue an MBA? What skills should one develop? What leadership position best fits one's skillset? If there is no opportunity for promotion, where should one look for the ...

"Vault Fundamentals" Course Review

By: Saif Raza Raja
July 14, 2020
Cybrary's course on "Vault Fundamentals" discusses a very interesting and comprehensive solution to every organization. It is a tool for securely accessing secrets that you want to have tightly controlled access and recording a detailed audit log. These secrets include such things as API keys, passwords, or Certificates. This course covers all phases of the Vault Fundamentals in detail and ...