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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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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

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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Home Depot Settles 2014 Breach Lawsuit for $17.5 Million

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Home Supply Retailer Must Also Implement Several Cybersecurity Protocols The Home Depot reached a $17.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a 2014 data breach that compromised the payment card data of 40 million of the retailer's customers.

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GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

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Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting employees at GoDaddy , the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Ticketmaster Fined $1.7 Million for Data Security Failures

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Following Alerts of Potential Fraud, Ticketmaster Took 9 Weeks to Spot Big Breach Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.

Data of 27 Million Texas Drivers Compromised in Breach

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Misconfigured Database Might Have Led to Data Breach, Security Experts Say An unauthorized person appears to have gained entry to insurance software firm Vertafore and compromised the driver's license information of over 27 million Texas citizens.

Microsoft Warns of Office 365 Phishing Attacks

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Fraudsters Using Evasive Techniques to Bypass Secure Email Gateways Microsoft's Security Intelligence team is warning users of the Office 365 suite about an ongoing phishing campaign that appears to be harvesting victims' credentials.

How a Game Developer Leaked 46 Million Accounts

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WildWorks Data Breach Shows Danger of Sharing Sensitive Keys Over Chat Chat and collaboration software tools such as Slack are critical for software development teams.

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Today’s organizations are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing, finding, and leveraging their information. This eBook discusses a newly discovered information discipline and is filled to the brim with helpful information.

Grelos Skimmer Variant Co-Opts Magecart Infrastructure

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Researchers: Skimmer Compromised Website of Boom! Mobile In October Researchers have identified a fresh variant of the Grelos skimmer that has co-opted the infrastructure that MageCart uses for its own skimming attacks against e-commerce sites, according to RiskIQ.

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Marriott Hit With $24 Million GDPR Privacy Fine Over Breach

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Privacy Regulator in UK Cautions Organizations to Conduct Thorough Due Diligence Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8

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Chinese Hackers Exploit Zerologon Flaw for Cyberespionage

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Researchers: 'Cicada' Campaign Targeting Japanese Companies The Chinese hacking group "Cicada" is exploiting the critical Zerologon vulnerability in Windows Server as part of a cyberespionage campaign that's mainly targeting Japanese companies' locations around the world, according to the security firm Symantec.

Biden Reveals Picks to Head DHS, Intelligence

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President-Elect Taps Former Obama Administration Officials President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced that two former Obama-era officials are his nominees to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Director of National Intelligence

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!

Probing Marriott's Mega-Breach: 9 Cybersecurity Takeaways

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DOJ Seizes $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Linked to Silk Road

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Prosecutors Says Stolen Cryptocurrency Tied to Mysterious Digital Wallet The U.S. Justice Department is looking to seize more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin that investigators have linked to the notorious Silk Road darknet marketplace.

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The Dark Side of AI: Previewing Criminal Uses

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Threats Include Social Engineering, Insider Trading, Face-Seeking Assassin Drones "Has anyone witnessed any examples of criminals abusing artificial intelligence?" That's a question security firms have been raising.

Ransomware Knocks Out Voter Database in Georgia

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Report: Hall County Continuing to Restore Systems An Oct. 7 ransomware attack targeted a database used to verify voter signatures in Georgia, and the database is still not fully functional. The DoppelPaymer gang has taken credit for the attack

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

From St. Louis to France, Ransomware Victim List Expands

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Among the Causes: Hit Against Managed.com Website Hosting Giant Ransomware continues to pummel many types of organizations, recently including South Korea's E-Land retail group, French newspaper Paris-Normandie and a Georgia county school system.

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Banking Trojan Can Spy on Over 150 Financial Apps

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Kaspersky: Ghimob Malware Started in Brazil But Is Spreading A recently uncovered banking Trojan targeting Android devices can spy on over 150 apps, including those of banks, cryptocurrency exchanges and fintech firms, as a way to gather credentials and other data, according to an analysis by security firm Kaspersky.

Chinese Hacking Group Rebounds With Fresh Malware

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Researchers: TA416 Ramping Up Phishing Emails Targeting Diplomatic Missions A Chinese advanced persistent threat group has recently begun ramping up its activities with a new phishing campaign leveraging updated malware that's targeting diplomatic missions around the world to collect data and monitor communications, according to Proofpoint.

FTC Settlement With Zoom Sets Security Requirements

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Agency Requires Comprehensive Security Program As part of a settlement of allegations that Zoom "engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users," 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.

Tom Kellermann: Post-Election Security Analysis

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Cybersecurity Strategist Warns of Pre-Inauguration Nation-State Strikes The good news: U.S. election security measures seem to have worked. The bad news: Disinformation and misinformation campaigns continue.

IRS Domain Spoofed in Fraud Campaign

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Researchers Say Scammers Use Social Engineering Strategies A recently uncovered phishing campaign is using a spoofed U.S.

Bill Looks to Close Federal Cybersecurity Loopholes

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Lawmakers Want to Restrict Agencies From Postponing Security Measures Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.,

Biden's Cybersecurity Mission: Regain Momentum

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Experts Say Cybersecurity Will Be a Higher Priority Cybersecurity is poised to become a higher White House priority when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. And he's expected to renew key international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks

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.

Ransomware Group Turns to Facebook Ads

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It’s bad enough that many ransomware gangs now have blogs where they publish data stolen from companies that refuse to make an extortion payment. Now, one crime group has started using hacked Facebook accounts to run ads publicly pressuring their ransomware victims into paying up.

Updated Trickbot Malware Is More Resilient

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Researchers Find 2 Fresh Versions Following Takedown Efforts The gang operating Trickbot is continuing its activities despite recent takedown efforts, rolling out two updates that make the malware more difficult to kill, according to the security firm Bitdefender

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

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An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve “notifications,” browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user’s mobile or desktop device.

Fraudsters Target Cryptocurrency Platforms Through GoDaddy

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GoDaddy Employees Reportedly Tricked by Social Engineering Techniques Last week, fraudsters targeted two cryptocurrency platforms by accessing domains managed by GoDaddy, according to notices published by the victimized firms.

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Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.