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Strengthening Your Weakest Link to Improve Your Cyber Security

Strengthening Your Weakest Link to Improve Your Cyber Security

Posted on 26 May 2016 at 09:41
By: Jason Carrerio Some of the best cybersecurity professionals were hired to help secure the company’s network. Significant funds have been spent to deploy some of the best security intelligence technology. But what is in place to protect the company from its users; potentially the weakest link in a company’s chain of security defense? Users of a company’s network consist of employees,...
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10 Top Certificates to Open Doors in Your Security Career

10 Top Certificates to Open Doors in Your Security Career

Posted on 24 May 2016 at 09:14
By: Sara Akkaya   Combining work experience with the right certificates can open doors in a security career. With so many certificates available in this profession, it can be challenging to choose the best certificate to advance a career.   The cybersecurity industry is forecasting a shortage of seasoned professionals. Selecting the best certifications can help propel a...
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The Secret to Becoming a Successful Independent Security Consultant

The Secret to Becoming a Successful Independent Security Consultant

Posted on 19 May 2016 at 09:06
By: Sara Akkaya   Do you dream of having the freedom of setting your own hours and being your own boss while doing work you are passionate about? Do you wonder what it would be like to successfully set yourself up as an independent security consultant?   What is the secret to this success? The reality is it takes self-discipline, drive and focus to build a successful...
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Severe OpenSSL Issues, Again? How Will the Future Look for OpenSSL

Severe OpenSSL Issues, Again? How Will the Future Look for OpenSSL

Posted on 17 May 2016 at 09:31
By: Jason Carreiro OpenSSL had released a security alert earlier this month to fix two high-severity issues. This is one of the several high-severity alerts issued over the last few years. Not only were large corporations hit with these issues, their customers were impacted as well. What will this mean for the future of OpenSSL?   OpenSSL is a popular library used to create Secure...
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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Safer, More Secure Network

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Safer, More Secure Network

Posted on 11 May 2016 at 13:22
By: Sara Akkaya   Spring is that time of year when we declutter our closets and scrub windows to let the light in for those upcoming bright sunny days. An organization’s network is no different. It is a time to review, assess and purge any unwanted digital junk to help secure the network environment. Here are some spring cleaning tips to get you started.   Update Software on...
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Managing Curve Balls and Other Unexpected Security Threats

Managing Curve Balls and Other Unexpected Security Threats

Posted on 10 May 2016 at 09:24
By: Jason Carreiro   We are always curious about the latest trends in security threats. It creates concern and worries about whether enough is being done to protect the business. Security threats will always be evolving. Businesses want to be prepared for the next curve ball coming their way. Cyber criminals will learn from their mistakes and try to come back harder. What can be done?...
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Top 11 Tips to Secure Your Email Server

Top 11 Tips to Secure Your Email Server

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 09:34
By: Yves Lacombe 1. Configure Mail Relay Options to Prevent Open Relay It’s important to configure the mail relay parameter to be restrictive. All mail servers have this option to specify which domains or IP addresses will act as a relay. Misconfiguration of this option can result in spammers using the mail server and network resources as a gateway to spam others. The end result could be...
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20 Networking Tips and Tricks for Windows Sysadmins

20 Networking Tips and Tricks for Windows Sysadmins

Posted on 03 May 2016 at 09:55
By: Yves Lacombe   We all wish we could be a little bit more efficient or perhaps get our work done just a little bit faster. The list below offers some tips and tricks to help make a sysadmin’s life a little easier. By no means is this an exhaustive list. The goal is to share some tidbits of information so sysadmins can squeeze a little more time out of their day. Here are 20...
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5 Social Engineering Accidents Waiting to Happen

5 Social Engineering Accidents Waiting to Happen

Posted on 28 April 2016 at 09:17
By: George Stamatakos   Social engineering is the act of manipulating others to get them to break a security process or divulge confidential information. This is something that hackers are really good at it. They are prime at taking advantage of the good-naturedness and trusting tendencies of people to create a security breach within an organization or to get them to compromise their...
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Hook, Line and Sinker:  Snagging Victims Phishing

Hook, Line and Sinker: Snagging Victims Phishing

Posted on 26 April 2016 at 10:27
By: Jason Carreiro This tax season, the IRS has seen a surge of 400% in phishing emails and malware. Businesses beware, tax season is the most popular time for cybercriminals to push their phishing scams.   These criminals impersonate the IRS in emails hoping to gain personal and financial information from corporations. They try to encourage the recipient of the phishing scam to...
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