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"Azure Storage Accounts" Course Spotlight
By: Sudeep Phal
October 13, 2020

Every day, hour, minute, and second, an attacker is trying to breach an organization's data. So, any organization needs to keep its Crown Jewels safe and away from any potential threats. I went through this course on Azure cloud storage accounts, by Jeff Brown, in Cybrary. This course's difficulty level is marked to the beginner level, so there is no ...

The Best Certifications For Cybersecurity Professionals
By: Garrett Wilson
October 13, 2020

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, but as noted by a recent GovTech piece, even skilled cybersecurity staff don't always find the job they want. While part of the problem stems from expectation imbalances, some job seekers aren't willing to settle for anything less than their dream job in their current city. Other IT pros are struggling to secure interviews even ...

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 ...

What Programming Language Should I Learn For Artificial Intelligence
By: Pierluigi Riti
October 9, 2020

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 ...

Impact of Cloud Computing - A Technology that Defines the Future
By: Sudipta Banerjee
October 7, 2020

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 ...

Communicating cybersecurity performance to corporate executives
By: Dr. Edward Amoroso
October 5, 2020

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 ...