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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.

How to Become Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

White Paper | July 06, 2021

Digital transformation has bred equal parts innovation and risk. And it’s not just the IT department that’s been disrupted—technology is now the most critical risk factor for the entire organization.

How to Become a Certified Information Security Manager

White Paper | June 30, 2021

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification validates the skills necessary to manage, design and assess an enterprise’s information security

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.

Dynamic Access Control: Beyond Classic NTFS Permissions

White Paper | June 03, 2021

If you've ever found yourself jumping through a series of ever-smaller hoops in order to design security groups and folder hierarchies that let you control file system access the way you want, Dynamic Access Control could be an eminently useful feature. The built-in Active Directory attributes and resource properties are a great start, and eventually you can create your own and build access control rules that match your needs exactly. The promise of the File Classification Infrastructure that got our attention back in 2009 has evolved into a practical reality for building almost any access control scheme you can dream up.

A Guide to Cybersecurity Frameworks for IT Leaders

White Paper | May 04, 2021

When trying to keep your intellectual property safe, the right cybersecurity framework is important. Gain a general overview of different cybersecurity frameworks and why they matter to your organization.

10 Things Security Experts Wish End Users Knew

White Paper | April 08, 2021

Security is complicated, which has led to the many misconceptions and misunderstandings about security. By paying attention to these 10 concerns that security experts want you to know, you can gain knowledge and understanding about security and be securer both at work and in your personal life.

What is Your Best, Tactical Advice for HR and IT Teams Seeking Top Talent?

Article | April 08, 2021

HR and IT managers, if you're losing top talent and having trouble attracting quality candidates, the no. 1 reason is that they don't see a future with you. If you're not leveraging professional development, here are a couple tips to start.

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.

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Feb. 09, 2021

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

8 Specializations that Define Successful Cybersecurity Organizations

Article | Jan. 15, 2021

Cybersecurity has matured into a complex and diverse set of functions. Each of these functional specializations represent different roles requiring different knowledge, skills, and abilities.

How to Build a Winning Cybersecurity Team

White Paper | Jan. 15, 2021

Based on the insight and relationships developed over many years, Global Knowledge has developed a best practices model of a superior cybersecurity organization—bringing our research and experience to bear and validating against hundreds of organizations, from the largest to the smallest. In studying world-class cybersecurity organizations, Global Knowledge discovered several critical characteristics that successful cybersecurity organizations all seem to share. So how does an organization like yours build a winning cybersecurity team? Let’s find out.

What Are Common Mistakes in Cloud Security?

Webinar – Recorded | Jan. 15, 2021

Cloud and virtualization technologies have spawned a whole ecosystem of applications. But like any powerful technology, they can be used for bad as well as good. This session reviews the top 10 most common mistakes made in cloud and virtualization security.

Why It’s Critical to Apply the Risk Management Framework to Your IT Modernization Plan

Webinar – Recorded | Jan. 15, 2021

Watch this recorded webinar to understand the basics of the Risk Management Framework (prescribed by NIST Standards) and how to begin to apply it.  

5 Numbers to Know in the 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report

Article | Dec. 30, 2020

Here are five date points from the 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report that illustrate important trends in professional development, skills gaps, hiring and top-paying certifications.

Advantages of Using SonicWALL Route-Based VPN Instead of Site-to-Site VPN

Article | Nov. 19, 2020

There are several advantages to implementing a route-based VPN (a.k.a. tunnel interface VPN) instead of a site-to-site one. Learn more.

Keeping Safe While Video Conferencing

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic changed how people around the world work and receive skills training. Virtual meeting services saw incredible growth, they also faced new security challenges. As a key Global Knowledge partner, we worked closely with Gary and the Zoom team as they rapidly upgraded their platform to ensure the maximum possible level of safety for all users. However, technology is only as powerful, or safe as the people who use it. So, in this webinar Gary will provide expert (and entertaining!) advice on how to use virtual meetings safely when there is not a Global Knowledge instructor on-hand to help. Joining Gary is Kevin, our CXO: another big personality with a wealth of IT experience and a passion for ensuring our customers receive the best possible experience, every time they connect with Global Knowledge.

Deploying MITRE ATT&CK Navigator to Improve Incident Response

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 20, 2020

The world of Incident Response is evolving. No longer do we focus on indicators of compromise; we now focus on attacker behavior. MITRE has turned attacker behaviors into a usable framework shared both on their website and on GitHub. MITRE provides the MITRE ATT&CK Navigator on GitHub which includes a complete mapping of all techniques and sub-techniques to help you understand the attacker’s behavior. The Navigator can be leveraged to optimize Incident Response, evolving your team from responsive to predictive response.

The Importance of Maintaining Cyber Security Skills in a Virtual World

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 19, 2020

The Information Technology (IT) profession is a pretty exciting place to be, right now. We’re seeing an unprecedented influx of new technologies and approaches, including AI, robotics, automation, and next-level networking. More importantly, today’s IT workers have become the guardians of identity and curators of information. Given the increased movement to remote working the IT community must be conscious their teams skillset in the midst of increasing and complex cybersecurity threats designed to hit organizations where it hurts...their people. If you’re curious about what it’s like to be part of the IT profession in quickly changing virtual world, then watch CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist, Dr. James Stanger, to learn more. James discusses the pillars of IT that help create our (post)-modern world, and dispel a few myths about the cybersecurity profession. If you’re interested in learning more about the different cybersecurity pathways available to you, and how you can become a unique contributor to the cybersecurity profession, then we welcome you.

Working from home – a hacker’s paradise!

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 09, 2020

The novel coronavirus has changed many aspects of life for millions of people globally, including where they work. With the increase in remote work, it is important for both individuals and companies to be aware of the added cybersecurity risks. Join us as Paula shares real world examples and tips on how we all can be better prepared.

Cybersecurity Awareness Fundamentals

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 08, 2020

Expert Hesham Mahmoud discusses the importance of cybersecurity, how to secure your IT infrastructure and detect the latest vulnerabilities and threats your organization might encounter. This webinar will cover the latest cybersecurity trends and how to react to data breaches. View the slide deck>

From Analyst to Threat Hunter: How to Build the Skills for Tomorrow’s Hottest Cyber Jobs

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 06, 2020

Whether you’re a current cyber pro looking to specialize, or new to the industry and looking for direction, Focal Point Academy’s lead cyber workforce expert can give you the insight needed to fast-track a career into today’s most in-demand cyber jobs, like Threat Hunting and Reverse Engineering. We’ll profile the top job roles for the next few years, break down the knowledge, skills, and abilities required in each, and show you how to build a training plan that gets you the job you want. And best of all, we’ll end with a special offer designed to help jump start the process for you and your team. View the slide deck>

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Sep. 24, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

The Next Cyberattack is Right Around the Corner—Are You Ready?

Article | Sep. 23, 2020

There’s a lot of pressure on IT decision-makers to fill the cybersecurity holes in their organization. The cyber skills shortage is palpable and growing. Cybersecurity is the most challenging IT hiring area in the world. Those of you expecting to hire your way out of your cyber skills gaps, we have some bad news for you—it’s not viable.

The 10 Most Important IT Skills for 2020

Article | Aug. 17, 2020

As IT departments struggle with skills gaps and businesses attempt to recovery economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, these 10 IT skills are essential to drive success. Job roles in these areas pay well, but decision-makers are struggling to find qualified candidates. If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider.

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | June 25, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>

Top 10 Recession-Proof IT Jobs

Article | June 05, 2020

These technology job roles are proven to be essential during a crisis as enterprises scramble to change strategies and meet goals. The skills demonstrated by IT professionals in these 10 positions can make the difference between business success and failure, especially during a recession.

5 Most Popular IT Certifications for 2020

Article | May 11, 2020

While cybersecurity remains the most popular certification category in our IT Skills and Salary Report, foundational-level certifications highlight our list of the most popular IT certifications of 2020. 

Cyberwarfare: Origins, Motivations and What You Can Do in Response

White Paper | May 04, 2020

This cybersecurity white paper explores the origins and motivations of cyberwarfare, and provides actions you can take in response.

Women in Tech Leadership Profile: Skills, Job Roles and Certifications

Article | March 06, 2020

For women in IT, advancing your career can be a challenge in itself. In the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, only eight percent of senior- and executive-level IT professionals are women. We have pulled data from our research that sheds light on the job roles, skills, challenges, certifications and experience of women in tech who have progressed to the highest levels of an organization.

12 Challenges Facing IT Professionals

Article | March 05, 2020

IT is rife with opportunity and challenges. There are plenty of options to learn new and exciting skills, and also to earn high salaries. But new technologies have disrupted the industry, and IT staff and management aren’t always on the same page. We went directly to the source to understand the biggest challenges currently in IT. 

Most Popular and Most Pursued IT Certifications by Women in Tech

Article | March 04, 2020

According to the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, women make up 16% of the tech workforce, and an even smaller percentage (8%) are at the senior or executive level. Here’s an overview of the most popular and most pursued certifications by women in tech.

Palo Alto Networks - Firewall Essentials

Webinar – Recorded | Feb. 27, 2020

Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>