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The New Next Level Certifications from Cisco: An Overview

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As you may have heard, this week, Cisco announced their new Next Level IT certifications during the Cisco Live event. In this blog, resident Cisco and networking edutainer Ronnie Wong walks you through what’s new, what to study now, and what the announcement means to you.

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What is going on over at Microsoft? AZ – 100, 101, and 103 explained

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Last September, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft showcased several new role-based certifications. As an early adopter, I naturally was excited to learn about the new certifications and began researching and preparing to take the AZ-100 and AZ-101 certification exams.

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4 Easy Steps to Break into the IT Field

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So, you’ve been considering it for a while, and you’ve decided to take that leap of faith and break into the IT field. Great! Information technology is an ever-evolving field with numerous specializations that are in very high demand.

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CompTIA training for Mobile Devices

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Mobile devices have evolved from an employee’s personal phone to a critical tool for the ever-moving employee. Sometimes, it may be a company-issued device, but more often, companies are turning to a “bring your own device,” or BYOD model.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Why now is the right time to start working in cybersecurity

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IT Security in Today’s Environment If the constant, news about ransomware attacks and security breaches is not enough to highlight the critical importance of cybersecurity roles today, nothing will. The world is full of bad actors intent on doing harm to businesses, governments, and individuals.

Who Needs CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification?

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What is CompTIA IT Fundamentals+? CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is a certification designed to help aspiring IT professionals decide if a career in IT is right for them. It helps develop a broader understanding of IT, and is the only single certification that encompasses all areas of IT foundations.

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Emotet Malware Alert Sounded by US Cybersecurity Agency

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Must-Have Defenses Include Detecting Infections and Lateral Movement, CISA Says Emotet malware alert: The U.S.

Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

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On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards.

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Hidden Cam Above Bluetooth Pump Skimmer

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Tiny hidden spy cameras are a common sight at ATMs that have been tampered with by crooks who specialize in retrofitting the machines with card skimmers. But until this past week I’d never heard of hidden cameras being used at gas pumps in tandem with Bluetooth-based card skimming devices.

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Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

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Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows.

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

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A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States.

It’s Way Too Easy to Get a.gov Domain Name

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Many readers probably believe they can trust links and emails coming from U.S. federal government domain names, or else assume there are at least more stringent verification requirements involved in obtaining a.gov domain versus a commercial one ending in.com or.org.

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Equifax Settles Mega-Breach Lawsuit for $1.38 Billion

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Federal Judge Gives Final Approval to Class Action Settlement Over 2017 Breach A federal judge in Atlanta has given final approval to a settlement that resolves a class action lawsuit against credit bureau Equifax, which in 2017 suffered one of the largest data breaches in history.

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Windows 7: Microsoft Ceases Free Security Updates

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Security Experts Recommend Holdouts Review Their IT Strategy and Cloud Options Microsoft has ceased offering free security updates for its Windows 7 operating system, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

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Baby's First Data Breach: App Exposes Baby Photos, Videos

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Peekaboo Moments Hasn't Responded to Warning That It's Exposing Personal Content A baby photo and video-sharing app called Peekaboo Moments is exposing sensitive logs through an exposed Elasticsearch database, a researcher has found.

NSA Uncovers 'Severe' Microsoft Windows Vulnerability

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Microsoft Provides Patch for Cryptographic Flaw in Windows 10 The NSA took the unusual step Tuesday of announcing what it calls a "severe" vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating systems ahead of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday security update.

Mixcloud Breach Affects 21 Million Accounts

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Hashed Passwords Were Leaked; No Financial Data Exposed Digital streaming platform Mixcloud says it is the victim of a data breach after an attacker shared personal data for registered users with several media outlets, including Vice and ZDNet.

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Updated FTCODE Ransomware Now Steals Credentials, Passwords

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Target Sues Insurer Over 2013 Data Breach Costs

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Lawsuit Claims Insurer Owes Retailer for Coverage of Card Replacement Costs Target has filed a lawsuit against its long-time insurer, ACE American Insurance Co., in an attempt to recoup money it spent to replace payment cards as part of settlements over the retailer's massive 2013 data breach.

Hackers Increasingly Probe North American Power Grid

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But Electric Sector, Driven by Regulators, Has Been Adapting, Experts Say Hackers have been increasingly probing the North American power grid for weaknesses, but the industry - driven in part by regulators - is increasingly able to identify and repel attackers, industrial cybersecurity experts say

Router Cryptojacking Campaigns Disrupted

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20,000 Hacked MikroTik Routers in Southeast Asia Were Malware-Infected Nearly 16,000 malware-infected MicroTik routers in Southeast Asia have been scrubbed of Coinhive cryptojacking code, which mines for monero, thanks to an international police operation.

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Louisiana Government Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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Governor Describes 'Aggressive' Incident Response Efforts After a ransomware attack on Monday forced Louisiana's government to take several servers and websites offline to prevent the malware from spreading, state officials spent Tuesday restoring online services

Voting Machine Firm CEOs Open to Greater Federal Oversight

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Congress Wants Security Vulnerabilities Addressed to Thwart Foreign Interference The CEOs of the three largest voting machine manufacturers testified before a U.S.

Microsoft Error Exposed 250 Million Elasticsearch Records

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Five Customer Service Databases Were Left Internet-Accessible for Three Weeks Microsoft accidentally internet-exposed 250 million customer support records stored in five misconfigured Elasticsearch databases, for three weeks.

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Alarming Trend: More Ransomware Gangs Exfiltrating Data

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Criminals Increasingly Leak Stolen Data to Force Bitcoin Payoff As if ransomware wasn't already bad enough, more gangs are now exfiltrating data from victims before leaving systems crypto-locked.

Analysis: Threat Posed by Pro-Iranian Hackers

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Wiper Malware, Bank Disruptions Feature in Iran's Asymmetric Hacking Playbook Launching online attacks remains a potent tool in the Iranian government's geopolitical playbook. Security experts are urging U.S.

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

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Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits.

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

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Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

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Maze Crew Reportedly Threatens to Release More of Allied Universal's Data Unless Ransom Paid Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom.

Why Were the Russians So Set Against This Hacker Being Extradited?

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The Russian government has for the past four years been fighting to keep 29-year-old alleged cybercriminal Alexei Burkov from being extradited by Israel to the United States.

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Investigators: Saudis Hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Phone

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Saudi Arabia Dismisses Report; United Nations Demands Full Investigation The mobile phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was hacked via a malicious file sent directly from the official WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, investigators have concluded.

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Documents Describe US Cyber Command's Campaign to Hack ISIS

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Operation Faced a Number of Challenges, Including Data Storage The U.S.

BT and Vodafone Reportedly Want Huawei 5G Gear

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Saudi Arabia Hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Phone: Report

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While Saudis Dismiss Report, United Nations Demands Immediate Investigation The mobile phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was hacked via a malicious file sent directly from the official WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, investigators have concluded.

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Report: Apple Scuttled Encryption Plans for iCloud Backups

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Technology Giant Didn't Want to 'Poke the Bear,' Sources Tell Reuters Apple previously scuttled plans add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, Reuters reports, noting that such a move would have complicated law enforcement investigations. But the apparent olive branch hasn't caused the U.S.

NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

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MyPayrollHR , a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies.