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Spam vs. Phishing: Definitions, Overview & Examples

9 Červenec, 2018 - 15:23

Introduction Spam is usually defined as unsolicited commercial e-mail, often from someone trying to sell something. Spammers are not generally trying to get sensitive information from you, although they may try to elicit personal information to add to their database for future spam attempts. According to Statista, spam messages account for 48.16 percent of email […]

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Who Should Pay for IT Security Training? The Employer vs. Employee Debate

9 Červenec, 2018 - 14:16

Keeping abreast of the latest certifications in information technology is not easy, and there always seems to be updated revisions and new concepts to learn. This leaves many IT professionals on a continual certification track, endlessly studying for examinations and planning ahead for the next training course. All of this comes at a price, though, […]

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5 Benefits of Paying for an Employee’s Professional Certification

6 Červenec, 2018 - 23:02

Introduction There are many reasons an employee may want professional certification: personal sense of achievement, an increase in salary or status, promotion, or specialized expertise with a view to career development. But it’s not just the employee that benefits from professional certification. Employers can profit too, and more than many think they will. Let’s look […]

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How to Get Your Employer to Pay for Your IT Security Training — 10 Steps

6 Červenec, 2018 - 22:52

Introduction “Who’s paying for this?” It’s an age-old question, and while it didn’t start with information technology, it certainly seems to be one of the most common questions amongst IT professionals trying to keep up-to-date. In this list, we will highlight 10 steps that will assist you in getting your boss to help foot the […]

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How Spikeball Dropped Their Phishing Susceptibility Rate by 30% In 6 Months

6 Červenec, 2018 - 16:18

Headquartered in Chicago, the team at Spikeball Inc. is on a mission to build the next great American sport. If you haven’t heard of Spikeball™, it’s a four-player game the company describes on its website as “if volleyball and foursquare had a baby.” Spikeball Inc. is a startup in every sense. With employees located all […]

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BabaYaga and the Rise of Malware-Destroying Malware

3 Červenec, 2018 - 22:01

1. Introduction The team working behind Wordfence (a security plugin for WordPress websites) discovered a new type of malware called BabaYaga. It bears the name of a mythical Slavic creature and appears to be created by Russian hackers. An important feature of BabaYaga is that it is a self-updating malware. More specifically, it accesses a […]

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BSides Vancouver: 2018 Walkthrough

3 Červenec, 2018 - 21:45

In this article, we will learn to solve a Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge which was posted on VulnHub by “Abatchy.” This CTF is a part of BSides Vancouver series as per the information given on the VulnHub website. According to the information given in the description by the author of the challenge, this is […]

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Can you spot the phishing scams in 3 of our most popular templates?

3 Červenec, 2018 - 19:47

In a Webroot study of 600 IT decision makers, phishing attacks leapfrog from the number three spot in 2017 to the number one breach concern among organizations. Although 100 percent of those surveyed train employees on cybersecurity best practices, that number drops by half when asked if their program framework was continuous. As reports of […]

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How Arkansas Securities Department Created a Culture of Increased Security Awareness with SecurityIQ

2 Červenec, 2018 - 22:51

The Arkansas Securities Department in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a small agency with a big responsibility. It’s charged with implementing and overseeing a variety of important financial service regulations in the State of Arkansas, including the Arkansas Securities Act, Arkansas Fair Mortgage Lending Act and the Arkansas Money Services Act. IT Application Systems Supervisor Tyler […]

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AWS Security Monitoring Checklist

2 Červenec, 2018 - 22:25

Since every organization is moving towards cloud, the roles and responsibilities of in-house security teams have increased a lot. Due to lack of complete ownership, security teams do not have visibility and control of the underlying/leased infrastructure. In this article, we will examine the security checklist for AWS which every security team should keep an […]

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All about SamSam Ransomware

2 Červenec, 2018 - 21:39

Ransomware: Perhaps Today’s No.1 Security Threat Threatening and Risky for you and fruitful for hackers, ransomware has taken over as today’s no. 1 security threat. Attacks related to ransomware have increased over the past few years and will continue as it gets more destructive as the time passes. The question arises what is ransomware and […]

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CSSLP Certification: An Overview

2 Červenec, 2018 - 21:20

According to Gartner, an information technology (IT) research and consultancy company, “over 70% of breaches of security vulnerabilities exist at the application level.” This is because security is often not the first thought in the mind of software developers and vulnerabilities and exploitable holes might be present for a while before patches are finally issued. […]

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Five Techniques to Bypass Office 365 Protections Used in Real Phishing Campaigns

2 Červenec, 2018 - 18:47

In the last couple of years, crooks devised several techniques to bypass anti-phishing filters, let’s analyze them to understand the way threat actors used them to bypass Office 365 protections. ZeroFont phishing attack can bypass Office 365 protections According to cloud security firm Avanan, Cybercriminals are using a new technique that involves manipulating font sizes […]

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CompTIA PenTest+: A New Certification Option

2 Červenec, 2018 - 18:26

So, you want to be a pen-tester, a.k.a. white-hat hacker. Penetration testers protect an IT infrastructure from malicious hackers by simulating real-world attacks to identify possible entry points for beaches, weaknesses in systems and organizational structures, deficiencies in policies and training. They aim to ensure an organization takes preventive, corrective, and protective measures to safeguard […]

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Detecting Data Breaches with Honeywords

2 Červenec, 2018 - 16:50

Introduction Data breaches and security issues related to information leakage are a subject that has been making headlines in recent times. When a data breach happens, cybercriminals obtain information associated with a person or a large group of people. Data exposed by crooks is considered sensitive and often corresponds to personal emails, usernames, and password […]

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Pentester’s Guide to IoT Penetration Testing

2 Červenec, 2018 - 16:35

IoT penetration testing specifics from a certified ethical hacker with 5+ years of experience. With the growing risk to IoT security, penetration testing vendors face multiple queries from companies and individuals, who want their IoT environment to be tested against potential cyber-attacks. Usually, security service providers don’t have specialists in IoT penetration testing, so it […]

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GCIH Certification Overview

2 Červenec, 2018 - 14:48

The GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) is one of the most prestigious certs for IT professionals who are starting their journey into the world of Incident Handling, and even for seasoned employees as well. This article provides an overview of the GCIH Certification, its objectives, exam style and other relevant details. Exam Style The GCIH […]

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Video Tutorial – Paraben E3 Platform and Mobile Phone Forensics

29 Červen, 2018 - 18:50

Transcription Chris S., InfoSec Institute: Hello and welcome to today’s weekly video from Infosec Institute. This week we’ll be doing something a little bit different. we’ve been talking about career paths and security awareness and today we’ll be doing a demonstration for you. In today’s video. Amber Schroeder, CEO and founder of Paraben Corporation will […]

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CGEIT Domain 1: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT

29 Červen, 2018 - 17:46

Introduction Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT is the subject of the first domain of the ISACA’s Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) exam and constitutes 25% of the overall objectives of the exam. The main objective of this domain is to define, establish, and manage an IT governance framework in alignment […]

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Security+: Disaster Recovery Security

28 Červen, 2018 - 18:49

Introduction The Security+ certification exam is one of the most important certifications anyone in the technology industry can obtain. The Security+ certification validates that you have established the core knowledge and baseline skills to perform security functions in a professional technology environment. The Security+ certification exam covers many aspects of security like risk management, risk […]

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