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The Crucial Utterance On Top Of Darkweb’s Anonymization, Privacy, and Security Using Tor
By: Revanth S
May 29, 2020

The Internet is the world's most vigorous and broadest strength; it has become a way of life that people rely on. The Internet has become a sophisticated part of the day-to-day life of many people. It promotes interactive communication between two individuals over a transcending space. The Internet assists the function of the World's leading establishments like research centers, hospitals, ...

Is Cisco Certification Worth It?
By: Garrett Wilson
May 29, 2020

In the technology industry, some people believe that they can launch themselves into a position of success on talent alone. While that may be true for a small fraction of the tech population, most IT professionals have to leverage every little bit of their education and credentials to find success. This is especially true today, as many organizations now require ...

How To Set Up Your Own Media And File Server At Home Easily
By: B.J. Dinesh Kumar
May 28, 2020

I think everyone has heard the word SERVER, at least once in their lifetime. Since every one of us is in lockdown, I decided, "why not start my home server to store and access my music or files?" So we are going to learn how to set up our very own server for free. We are going to learn how to ...

Learning Cybersecurity & Hacking
By: Rvacyberdude
May 27, 2020

“Follow the white rabbit.” It’s one of the most iconic scenes in 1999’s The Matrix. Trinity hacks Neo’s terminal and types the message to him. Many at the time asked if the scene was even possible. The next question invariably is, “How can I learn to do that?” The short answer: Yes, it is possible ...

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
By: Makeia Jackson
May 27, 2020

Every business should have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). These plans are essential to keeping a business in operation during interruptions such as natural disasters, breaches, and pandemics. According to FEMA, roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a major incident 1 , because there was no BCP ...

Cybrary Extends Exclusive Offers for Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® Members to Scale Career Development
By: Amanda Davi
May 27, 2020

New initiative aims to help industry professionals scale skill sets Cybrary, the world's largest online cybersecurity career development platform, today announced that it will be extending exclusive offers to all individual and corporate Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® members, including discounts for Cybrary’s Insider Pro and Cybrary for Business subscriptions. The new offerings aim to provide organizations the tools ...

What are Computer Addresses?
By: Ravi Raj
May 26, 2020

The below meme about computer addresses gives a peek into what we are going to discuss today. It’s fascinating to have multiple addresses, but why do we need them? The first two addresses in the meme above are IP addresses, and the last one is a MAC (Media Access Control) address. If we look at the OSI layers from top ...

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Overview
By: Kartik Agrawal
May 26, 2020

What is CMMC? CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. This certification was enacted by the DoD (Department of Defense) in 2020. There are various levels of CMMC certification, ranging from basic cybersecurity to advanced. There is no self-certification for CMMC. All companies that have associated business with the DoD must be certified. The level of CMMC certification will depend ...

What Jobs Can I Get with Cisco Certification?
By: Garrett Wilson
May 25, 2020

Cisco certifications are globally recognized and respected in the IT industry. Recruiters and hiring managers who interview candidates for IT positions often look first at the certifications, such as those from Cisco, that job applicants have to narrow down their searches. When you’re backed by the validation that Cisco certifications provide, it’s a big plus when looking for new job ...

The Ever Expanding Scope of SOC Skills
By: Jay James
May 21, 2020

SOC Analyst. SOC Specialist. SOC Engineer. SOC Manager. If anyone enters these titles into Indeed, LinkedIn, Career Builder, or any other primary job search website, individuals will get thousands of results for Security Operation Center (SOC) positions all over the country. One issue is that the majority of these positions' skillset requirements vary vastly from job to job. Those wanting ...