If you work in IT security, you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam shows employers you have the understanding to perform core security functions in an IT security career. Much like how technology is always evolving, the Security+ exam is revised every three years to keep up with current security trends. Don’t let time run out—if you are ready to take the CompTIA Security+ under the SY0-501 objectives, you have a limited amount of time to complete your certification before the SY0-601 exam launches. Though the new exam objectives release in November 2020, you only have until July 2021 to complete your certification under SY0-501.
Nobody is born an expert programmer or cybersecurity specialist. It takes years of work to gain the skills and experience necessary to even get started choosing a field of specialized expertise.
The tech industry is one of the most dynamic fields in the modern marketplace, constantly changing, evolving, and developing new norms among its members. Simply keeping up is a full-time job, and it’s still virtually guaranteed that some new development or specialization will pop up in the most unexpected of places.Read More
If you asked 100 IT security professional which certification to get for both knowledge and career advancement, you’d get approximately 90 different answers. There are so many cybersecurity certifications out there that it can be tough to decide which to choose.
CEH vs CISSP
There is a consensus among cybersecurity pros that both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications are valuable for a career in IT security.
That leaves you with the challenge of identifying which is right for you and your career. Let me break it down to help with your decision. Read More
Microsoft products and services have been victim to hackers for many years, and the recent growth in ransomware and phishing attacks has left Office 365 as a primary target. Phishing, the attempt to acquire sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and credit card details under the guise of a trusted entity in electronic communication, leaves Office 365 particularly susceptible. In an article from Redmond, Jasson Walker Jr. explains the defense necessary to reduce the risk of Office 365 falling prey to ransomware attacks. The following is excerpted from his article, Protecting Office 365 from Attack; to read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Following the growth in ransomware and phishing attacks, it’s essential that Office 365 administrators take proactive steps to “hack-proof” their environments. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that ransomware “the fastest growing malware” quadrupled last year from 1,000 attacks per day observed in 2015 to more than 4,000 daily incidents with the amounts paid in ransom expected to reach $1 billion. The 2017 Verizon “Data Breach Investigations Report” found that 43 percent of hackers used e-mail-based phishing as their method of attacks, which were associated with espionage and financial theft.
The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) is used to describe devices that are connected to the internet when in use, and transmit information or data as part of its functional features or services that the devices provides. For instance, a thermostat that is connected to an app that allows the homeowner to control it from their phone qualifies as an IoT device. Burglar alarms that allow you monitor your home from your mobile device or desktop computer while you are away at work is a very common IoT technology that we rely on to feel secure. As we live in an increasingly connected society, it is only a matter of time before our whole lives are somehow fused with online technology.Read More
EC-Council’s cybersecurity programs and credentials are organized into tracks to allow professionals to specialize in a particular domain or gain advancements with added recognition and skills, one after the other.
Cyber Security as a profession is evolving, the barrier to entry is rising, the demand for Skilled Cyber professionals continues to grow, but it is being refined, demanding a higher level of skill and ability.
EC-Council raises the bar again for ethical hacking training and certification programs with the all-new CEH v10. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10) program is a trusted and respected ethical hacking training program from EC-Council that any information security professional will need.Read More
As technology evolves, professionals in the field of IT need to be educated and up-to-speed on the latest versions of existing software and the capabilities of new software as soon as they become available. Blogs, YouTube videos and usergroup discussions are all great places to gain small amounts of knowledge, but to be fully immersed and hands-on experience, instructor-led IT training is the way to go.
Sometimes IT training can be hard to find (especially if the technology is uncommon or very new), which is where Centriq comes in. Not only do we have offer IT training classes on technologies like Cisco, Microsoft, ITIL, etc, but we teach Agile Bootcamps, IBM, Apache, Hadoop and Business Skills classes as well. If you need training on a technology we don’t have on our Class Schedule, we will locate a class for you that fits your schedule and budget, saving you time and money.
CompTIA has created a vendor neutral IT certification roadmap that will be useful to all IT Pros.
Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in information security, storage and data, training, software development, hardware services, infrastructure, web and mobile or IT management and strategy, this roadmap will show you the certification route that’s best.Read More
Digital technologies are changing the face of business. As organizations rapidly embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and IOT, the context of digital forensics is more relevant than before. The growing number of cybercrimes has changed the role of forensics from DNA to Digital.
According to the market research report published by IndustryARC, by 2020, the digital forensics market will reach 4.8 billion USD. IndustryARC also predicts that the maximum use of digital forensics is from the federal sector and this will grow from $1,097.2 million in 2015 to $2,060.5 million by 2020. The major drivers for this are increasing threats from cybercrime and terrorist attacks. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cyber security talent to rise to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals.Read More