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Top Cyber Security Threats for 2019: Cryptojacking
By: lpark
June 23, 2019

Cryptojacking is an attack used to illicitly generate cryptocurrency. Coin mining clients are installed covertly on target devices and run as a hidden background process. Preventing cryptojacking means securing network communications and performing regular vulnerability analysis.Cryptocurrency provides many new opportunities through legitimate and illicit means. As profitable cryptocurrency mining ventures require access to powerful hardware, cryptojacking has emerged ...

IT Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals: Part 2
By: mketner1
June 22, 2019

TL;DR: IT certifications are absolutely necessary for many positions in the cybersecurity industry. This section further explores some of the most valuable IT certifications for cybersecurity professionals. The certifications detailed below can be found and expanded on via their official online channels. Not all IT certifications can be applied towards cybersecurity, but many network administration and ...

IT Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals: PMP, CCDA, CEH & CRISC
By: lpark
June 21, 2019

There are many IT certifications that can be applied in a direct or general way towards positions in cybersecurity. General certifications like Project Management Professional certification can qualify candidates for a wide variety of positions and specific cybersecurity positions. Other certifications like the CEH certifications are designed specifically for cybersecurity. This section explores some of these certifications and ...

IoT Botnets
By: lpark
June 18, 2019

The Internet of Things is a new, popular trend in commercial and consumer technology, and this trend is creating new vectors of attack for malicious hackers. A new type of botnet, the IoT botnet, has emerged in the wake of the Internet of Things. This section explores the basics of botnets, how it is applied towards the IoT, ...

Choosing a File Storage System for Team Work
By: David Balaban
June 14, 2019

My team works with a big number of media data: video, rendering, photos, illustrations. To ensure the best teamwork, we need constant access to all these files. At some point, we no longer have enough storage place at our own server, and we started looking for cloud storage that ...

The Endless Scourge of Malicious Email
By: purvikshah
June 14, 2019

This blog originally appeared on the Cisco Security blog . Reposted with permission. There is no question that unwanted email is a source of annoyance. It is also the biggest source of cyber threats. In fact, just last month, spam accounted for 85 percent of all email sent . Plus, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations ...

Will Cyber Security along with Data Science Revolutionize the Technology Arena?
By: Tapan Jatakia
June 13, 2019

What is Data Science? 'The Amalgamation of AI+ML+Big_Data' would be the sweetest and shortest answer. Formal Definitions: The application of tools, techniques, and methodologies of domains such as algorithms, machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence in a systematic, disciplined and quantifiable manner which ultimately leads to Scientific and Engineered approaches to Data ...

Nmap Ndiff and Telegram for red teaming
By: TYEB
June 13, 2019

What is Phactive? Phactive is a little script written in bash, it’s to aid in a red team workflow, Since red team is mostly about continuous monitoring and simulation of a real life attack. unlike in Penetration testing where you just have to run a scan and submit a report the explain ...

Incident Response Lifecycle to deal with Security Incident
By: kunalgupta007
June 12, 2019

Now days we are dealing with lots of Security Incidents (which is Violation of Security Policy) and to deal with them we must follow some guidelines to address such security incident, here we will discuss Incident Response lifecycle that we (I am a Incident Handler) follow. You will have idea about what do we do in an overview perspective ...

How to Deploy a NodeJS App to Kubernetes
By: limor2019
June 12, 2019

If you’re one of the few who haven’t yet tried out container orchestration, you might be new to the Kubernetes architecture . “Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation.” Kubernetes, also popularly ...