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The Ultimate Guide to IT Certifications

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A complete guide to IT certifications The tech industry is rapidly expanding, and the demand for IT skills in the workforce is growing. A career in IT can be rewarding and has longevity. In order to thrive in a tech career, it is important to stay up–to–date with the ever-changing world of technology by earning certifications.

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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. I have already sat and passed the AZ-100 exam, and I have begun preparing to … Continue reading What is going on over at Microsoft?

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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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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. According to research from Fosster, the top 10 most in-demand IT jobs all have salaries in the 6-figure range.

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Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Onna is breaking down how the concept of information governance has evolved and ways today’s businesses can develop a holistic framework to keep up with a rapidly accelerating datasphere.

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. This makes it the ideal certification for … Continue reading Who Needs CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification? → The post Who Needs CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification?

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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.

5 Security Certifications That Will Boost Your IT Career

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If you have been on the fence about whether or not a security certification would benefit your IT career, the short answer is – yes. Putting in the time and effort to earn an in-demand certification can significantly boost your salary. Also, it may open doors to a wealth of new opportunities. So, how do … Continue reading 5 Security Certifications That Will Boost Your IT Career → The post 5 Security Certifications That Will Boost Your IT Career appeared first on ITProTV Blog.

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Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

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The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies.

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Cyber Incidents Disrupt More Schools

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Districts in Connecticut, Florida Among the Latest Targets The start of classroom instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of cyber incidents to disrupt schools this fall.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

3 Iranian Hackers Charged With Targeting US Satellite Firms

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DOJ: Hackers Used Social Engineering Techniques, Spear Phishing Three Iranian hackers have been charged in connection with using social engineering and phishing techniques to steal data and intellectual property from U.S. satellite and aerospace companies, according to the Justice Department.

CISA: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Agencies

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Groups Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies

Morgan Stanley Hit With $5 Million Data Breach Suit

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Poor Procedures for Discarding Old Equipment Led to Breach, Lawsuit Alleges A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian APT Group

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FBI Releases Advisory on Previously Undisclosed Iranian Malware The U.S.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Blackbaud Ransomware Victim Count Climbing

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Health Data Breach Tally Shows Impact of Vendor Breach The May ransomware attack on cloud-based fundraising database management vendor Blackbaud continues to rack up victims in the healthcare sector. Here's the latest tally

Bye-Bye Bitcoins: Empire Darknet Market 'Exit Scams'

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Darknet Market Is the Latest to See Administrators Steal Users' Cryptocurrency Message to anyone who placed or fulfilled an order via the world's largest darknet market, Empire, in recent weeks: Say bye-bye to your cryptocurrency.

Medical Records Exposed via GitHub Leaks

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Report: 9 Leaks Account for Exposure of PHI for at Least 150,000 Patients Never store hardcoded credentials in code uploaded to public-facing GitHub repositories, and make sure none of your business associates are doing that.

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Does This Exposed Chinese Database Pose a Security Threat?

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ISMG View: Unless There's More To It, Database Appears to be Scraped Public Data A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of multiple media reports, warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Iranian Hackers Using LinkedIn, WhatsApp to Target Victims

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Charming Kitten' Threat Group Continues Impersonating Journalists "Charming Kitten," a hacking group with ties to Iran, is now using LinkedIn and WhatsApp messages to contact potential victims and persuade them to visit a phishing page, according to ClearSky.

Senators Demand More Details on VA Breach

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Lawmakers Say 17,000 Healthcare Providers Affected; VA Disputes Claim Several Senate Democrats are demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about cybersecurity practices after a breach that the VA says exposed data on 46,000 veterans, but which the senators claim also apparently affected 17,000 healthcare providers.

Ransomware Attack at Hospital Leads to Patient's Death

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Attack Reportedly Was Intended to Hit University A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.

Iranian Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities

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CISA Alert Says 'Pioneer Kitten' Group Targeting U.S. Businesses, Agencies The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Breach of COVID-19 Test Data Undermines Pandemic Response

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Human Error' Results in 18,000 Individuals' Test Results Being Exposed in Wales What's one of the worst things that can happen during a pandemic? The answer is anything that gives people less reason to trust in their public health system to handle the crisis.

Hackers Use Cloud Monitoring Tool to Install Cryptominers

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Reports: TeamTNT Using Weave Scope Tool to Target Cloud Platforms TeamTNT, a recently uncovered hacking group, is weaponizing Weave Scope, a legitimate cloud monitoring tool, to help install cryptominers in cloud environments, according to reports from Intezer and Microsoft

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Why Darknet Markets Persist

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Ease of Use and Few Alternatives Keep Bringing Users Back Empire is the latest darknet market to "exit scam," meaning administrators ran away with users' cryptocurrency, leaving the market to fail.

Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

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Check Point Researchers Identify Increases in DDoS Attacks, Other Threats Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. DDoS attacks have surged in the U.S., while European institutions have been hit by ransomware

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

AlphaBay Moderator Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

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Bryan Herrell Settled Disputes for the Darknet Marketplace The former moderator of the now-defunct AlphaBay darknet marketplace has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal racketeering charge, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

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Another Twitter Hack: This Time, India's Modi Targeted

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Account Associated With Prime Minister Hacked for Apparent Fraud Scam Twitter is investigating the hacking of an account associated with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an apparent cryptocurrency scam, according to news reports.

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Dunkin' Data Breach Settlement Paves the Way for More Suits

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Donut Shop Company Agrees to Issue Refunds, Pay Fines Dunkin' Brands' settlement with the New York state attorney general of a lawsuit tied to a 5-year-old data breach affecting its Perks rewards cardholders could open the door to suits by other states - as well as customers

Russia-Backed Hackers Try to Harvest Office 365 Credentials

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Microsoft Offers More Details on Group's Efforts to Target US Election Campaigns Microsoft is providing additional details about how a hacking group affiliated with Russian military intelligence is attempting to harvest Office 365 credentials associated with election campaigns in the U.S. and U.K.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

99 Ransomware Problems - and a Decryptor Ain't One

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Criminals Keep Finding New Ways to Make Ransomware Victims Pay With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one.

Malware-Wielding Extortionists Target Tesla: 8 Takeaways

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How Many Organizations' Threat Models Feature Russian Criminals Bribing Insiders?

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US Election Hack Attacks Traced to Russia, China, Iran

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Microsoft: Democratic and Republican Campaigns Targeted; Most Attacks Blocked Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S.

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Court Dismisses Privacy Case Against Google, Medical Center

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But Judge Opens the Door to Filing an Amended Complaint A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against Google and the University of Chicago Medicine involving complex privacy and other issues related to the use of patients' de-identified electronic health record data.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.