Category Archives: Cyber Security

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 you choose which one is right for you? The primary factors in deciding which security certification to pursue should all be tied to specific career goals, the job market you’re wanting to be in, and your personal goals.

According to the most recent salary and job data, there are five certifications worth your time and effort. They are: Continue reading 5 Security Certifications That Will Boost Your IT Career

What is Security Awareness Training?

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You’ve heard the term. Security awareness training, also known as end-user security awareness training, is steadily growing as an industry standard for companies. But, what is it exactly? And, why does it matter?

Security awareness training is the official company proctored process for educating employees about computer security. This includes policies, procedures, and hands-on training on best practices for utilizing company technology and exercising due diligence on the company network. It’s pretty important. According to IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, 25% of all security breaches are caused by employees. And, you’re losing time and money because of it.

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What to Do When Security Threats Come From the Cloud

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The cloud has been hailed as the savior of 21st-century businesses. Not only is it possible to build a company from the ground up using only cloud-based services, but taking advantage of the cloud allows a company to save time, money, and other valuable resources, helping small businesses get bigger, faster. To many entrepreneurs, the cloud is a digital miracle.

However, the cloud is fallible. Before moving to the cloud ― or before tragedy strikes from the cloud ― business leaders must learn about the potential threats of working with the cloud and what they can do to ensure the safety of their organizations.

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