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Is a degree in cyber security worth it?

Is a degree in cyber security worth it?

The following statistics are very sobering and disturbing: More the 80% of US-based companies have been hacked This number includes major companies such as Target, Sony, and Home Depot These incidents caused consumer’s sensitive personal and financial information to be exposed, making millions vulnerable to things such

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Big Mac Attack: Is the Apple Macintosh Virus-Proof?

Big Mac Attack: Is the Apple Macintosh Virus-Proof?

The age-old battle of supremacy between PC and Mac users dates back to the introduction of the first Mac back in 1984. I jumped on the Apple bandwagon back then with a purchase of the original Mac 128k machine. I loved it and the MS DOS machines

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What’s the deal with IPV6?

What’s the deal with IPV6?

Not long after the Internet and World Wide Web were unleashed on the public, plans were already underway to increase the potential pool of IP addresses available for allocation. The version of the IP protocol standard most in use today, IPv4, was released way back in 1981

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[podcast] Amanda Berlin, the art of the sale, and Malware droppers

[podcast] Amanda Berlin, the art of the sale, and Malware droppers

  “Always Be Closing” is the mantra that Alec Baldwin’s character “Blake” intones in the movie “#GlenGarry #Glen #Ross”. Ironically, the film about 4 men selling was a failure in the theaters. A lot of times as #blue #teamers, we find ourselves in the sights of a

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You Say Cyber Security, I Say Cybersecurity

You Say Cyber Security, I Say Cybersecurity

Being it’s the Thursday before Christmas I thought a somewhat less technical post was in order to get us in the Holiday spirit. It would also be a good opportunity to clear up an issue that’s been nagging me for a long time: what is the proper

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Biometrics: Not the Promised Silver Bullet

Biometrics: Not the Promised Silver Bullet

Remembering passwords has become a necessary annoyance in the Digital Age. We resort to using birth dates, pets’ and children’s names, and easily-remembered numeric sequences like ‘1234’ or ‘666’ (if you have a Satanic bent). The more creative among us will combine the aforementioned strategies into passwords

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Updated Security+ Exam: SY0-501

This post was reviewed/updated February 2019. Today, October 4, 2017, an updated version of the CompTIA Security+ exam was released primarily to partners, courseware developers, and instructors. The new code for this exam is SY0-501. That being said, CompTIA indicates that they will start their public marketing

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Securing Social? Cyber-First Strategies to Protecting Your Privacy

Cyber Security Strategies to be Social and Secure During his testimony before the Senate Committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced many tough questions, one particularly difficult question, “Who owns the virtual you?” made not just the CEO, but also those active on social media, nervous. Facebook users

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Unpacking the Interview – SOC Analyst

Unpacking the Interview – SOC Analyst

So you’re considering a career as a security operations center (SOC) analyst. You’re not alone — with more than 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the US and a predicted IT skills gap of more than 3.5 million open jobs by 2021, potential SOC analysts see the benefit

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What Does a Security Engineer Do?

What do Security Engineers do? Working in the information security realm comes with a lot of advantages. With nearly everything having a digital component these days, the career opportunities in this industry are plentiful. As we continue to rely on the internet, networks, and systems to help

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