The Ultimate Guide to IT Certifications


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


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


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


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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Migrating Oracle to PostgreSQL

Considering migrating away from Oracle? Learn why PostgreSQL is the right move.

Who Needs CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification?


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


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


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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Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation.

The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire

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A visualization of the Internet made using network routing data. Image: Barrett Lyon, Imagine being able to disconnect or redirect Internet traffic destined for some of the world’s biggest companies — just by spoofing an email.

The Modern Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

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One of the more common ways cybercriminals cash out access to bank accounts involves draining the victim’s funds via Zelle , a “peer-to-peer” (P2P) payment service used by many financial institutions that allows customers to quickly send cash to friends and family.

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‘Trojan Source’ Bug Threatens the Security of All Code

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Virtually all compilers — programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code — are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce targeted vulnerabilities into any software without being detected, new research released today warns.

SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

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Most of us have probably heard the term “smishing” — which is a portmanteau for traditional ph ishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information.

Video Game Streamer 'Twitch' Confirms Massive Data Breach

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Reports: Platform's Entire Source Code Compromised in 125GB Leak Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch, which focuses on video games and e-sports broadcasts, reportedly suffered a massive data breach, which the company vaguely confirmed via Twitter.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp?

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Facebook and its sister properties Instagram and WhatsApp are suffering from ongoing, global outages.

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Ransomware Attack on Israeli Medical Center Raises Alarm

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Government Authorities Issue Advisories Following Hospital Attack Government authorities in Israel are warning healthcare sector entities in the country of potential cyberattacks after a ransomware attack this week on Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in the city of Hadera.

Memo to Ransomware Victims: Seeking Help May Save You Money

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Flaw in DarkSide and BlackMatter Enabled Security Firm to Decrypt Files for Free While ransomware might be today's top cybercrime boogeyman, attackers aren't infallible.

Ransomware: Average Ransom Payment Stays Steady at $140,000

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Big Game Hunting Is Out and 'Mid Game Hunting' Is In, Coveware Warns When a business, government agency or other organization hit by ransomware opted to pay a ransom to its attacker in Q3, the average payment was $140,000, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

GUEST ESSAY: Securely managing access controls is vital to preserving the privacy of healthcare data

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There’s no doubt, the increasing use of telemedicine, the explosion of health-based cloud apps, and innovative medical IoT devices are improving the patient care experience. Related: Hackers relentlessly target healthcare providers.

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Enterprise Backups Are Becoming Targets for Cybercriminals

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VMware’s Tom Kellermann on Defending Against Ransomware Attacks In ransomware attacks, cybercriminals attack through the backups because they know that security practitioners rely on backups to save themselves after a ransomware attack.

CISA Leader Backs 24-Hour Timeline for Incident Reporting

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Executive Director Wales Cites Colonial Pipeline's Rapid Notification to Customers A top leader of the U.S.

Data Breach Reports Rise as Supply Chain Attacks Surge

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US Breach Notification Transparency Declining, Identity Theft Resource Center Warns The number of breach reports filed by U.S. organizations looks set to break records, as breaches tied to phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks keep surging, the Identity Theft Resource Center warns.

Open Source is Quickly—and Rightfully— Becoming Enterprise’s First Choice

Open source is not just a community, it’s a movement. And while its popularity has, of course, existed for decades, its accelerating growth in today’s enterprise is unmistakable. Find out why enterprises are going all-in on their open source strategy.

FIN12 Ransomware Attacks Aggressively Targeting Healthcare

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Trojan Source: Invisible Vulnerabilities in Most Code

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This Flaw Could Lead to an Attack Like SolarWinds Two researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a vulnerability that affects most computer code compilers and many software development environments, according to a new research paper.

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Nobelium Makes Russia Leader in Cyberattacks

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Microsoft: 58% of Attacks Reported Worldwide Originated From Russia Microsoft, in its annual threat review report, Digital Defense, says 58% of cyberattacks worldwide over the past year originated in Russia. And 92% of the Russia-based threat activity came from the nation-state threat group Nobeliu

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Tech CEO Pleads to Wire Fraud in IP Address Scheme

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The CEO of a South Carolina technology firm has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud in connection with an elaborate network of phony companies set up to obtain more than 735,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from the nonprofit organization that leases the digital real estate to entities in North America.

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Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenges in Cybersecurity

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New File-Locking Malware With No Known Decryptor Found

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DSCI: Ransomware Alkhal Likely Spread Via Phishing, Malicious URLs The Data Security Council of India has issued an advisory about newly discovered ransomware Alkhal, which uses a strong encryption tool and has no known decryptor to recover lost data. The ransomware was likely discovered on Oct.

FTC: Health App, Device Makers Must Report Breaches

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But Does the 'Policy Statement' Warning Overstep the Intention of the Rule?


Ransomware Evolves: Affiliates Set to Wield Greater Power

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Operators Left Exposed After Overreaching, Says McAfee Enterprise’s John Fokker How is the ransomware ecosystem set to evolve?

Understanding Open Source Business Models for the C-Suite

Choosing software to bake into your architecture is a long-term decision and it is important to understand all the implications of your choice. Learn three key areas that should be considered when evaluating a particular open source project.

Thingiverse Breach: 50,000 3D Printers Could Have Been Hijacked

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OAuth Tokens Exposed But Now Have Been Revoked A former employee of MakerBot says a data breach affecting that company's Thingiverse 3D printing repository website is far more expansive than what the company is acknowledging.

Hacker Claims Details of 45 Million Argentinians Stolen

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@AnibalLeaks Says Entire Database for Sale on Hacking Forum A cybercriminal known as cfk on popular hacking forums and @AnibalLeaks on Twitter claims to have stolen a database consisting of 45 million records of Argentina's National Registry of Persons, or ReNaPer.

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FBI Issues Alert on Hive Ransomware

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Uptick in Hive Ransomware Activity Spotted The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week.

Microsoft Will Mitigate Brute-Force Bug in Azure AD

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Microsoft Sparred with SecureWorks Over Impact But Relents Microsoft has indicated it will make changes to reduce the risk around what a security vendor says is a vulnerability that lets attackers run brute-force credential attacks against Azure Active Directory.

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5 Reasons Why Choosing Apache Cassandra® Is Planning for a Multi-Cloud Future

Discover the reasons why choosing Apache Cassandra as a primary data store ensures that any future migrations to a different cloud provider or adoption of true multi-cloud are simple and easy.