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Contingency Planning: How Do You Plan for Failures?

Article | July 21, 2021

Despite an organization's best efforts to prevent downtime and avoid compromises, failures will still happen from time to time. “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be,” said Robert Mueller, former FBI Director, in a statement. “Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.” So, what is your organization doing about it? How do you plan for failures and security breaches?

Top 5 Common Activities that Break Company Security Policy

Article | July 16, 2021

Many employees are not as well-versed in their company’s security policy as they should be. This may result in workers performing tasks that might seem innocent or benign on the surface, but which actually put the organization at risk of a security breach. Understanding what you are doing (as an employee) or what your users are doing (as a boss or manager), can help you work toward a viable resolution to these situations. In most cases, user behavior changes as well as implementation of new technological solutions can curb exposure to risk and increase security policy compliance.

Top 5 Risky Internet Behaviors

Article | July 15, 2021

The Internet is not a safe place. We see that more than ever with the security breaches of businesses and individuals in the news on a daily basis. As Internet citizens, we need to take our protection into our own hands, as obviously most online services are not doing their best to protect us.

EC-Council Certification List

Article | June 17, 2021

This quick reference guide will highlight the various certification tracks to help you find your path through the EC-Council programs.

The 5 Phases of Hacking: Gaining Access

Article | March 25, 2021

Gaining access is the most important phase of an attack in terms of potential damage, although attackers don’t always have to gain access to the system to cause damage. For instance, denial-of-service attacks can either exhaust resources or stop services from running on the target system. 

The 5 Phases of Hacking: Maintaining Access

Article | March 25, 2021

Once an attacker gains access to the target system, the attacker can choose to use both the system and its resources and further use the system as a launch pad to scan and exploit other systems, or he can keep a low profile and continue exploiting the system.

How ISACA Certifications Deliver Returns to Organizations and Individuals

Article | March 22, 2021

ISACA’s role is to help those in the field of cybersecurity get greater utilization out of the people already in the fold. This means enabling IT professionals to take a leadership role and increase their depth of knowledge. 

The 5 Phases of Hacking: Scanning

Article | March 19, 2021

Attackers use a method called scanning before they attack a network. Often attackers use automated tools such as network/host scanners and war dialers to locate systems and attempt to discover vulnerabilities.

A Beginner's Guide to Encryption

Article | March 05, 2021

Here's an introduction to encryption. What is it? Why do we need it? It's a complicated area, so we're here to help get your started. You'll understand the general function of three categories of mathematical ciphers: Symmetric, Asymmetric and Hashing. 

Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 CISSP Exam Changes

Article | March 05, 2021

The 2021 revised and updated version CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) certification exam will be released on May 1, 2021. This new version of the popular CISSP exam will include a modest revision and re-organization of previously included topics, but will integrate a significant number of new topics.