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The cyber security specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, theft or destruction. This includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against the harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.

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The New York State Cybersecurity Conference is held most years in Albany, New York. This year, like last, it was held in the Egg conference center in Nelson Rockefeller Plaza. This was the 21st annual conference. Here are some of my reflections ...
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Great overview of the conference. Thanks for sharing this. Endorsed!
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Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech
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Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech

This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

Ransomware
Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts a victim's data and makes it unusable until the victim pays the attacker a ransom fee in Bitcoin. Ransomware uses cryptography technology. Attackers decrypt the files only if the victims pays the bitcoin amount within a certain period of time.
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Thanks for sharing.

Ransomware attacks are becoming problematic for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The best and the most important mitigation techniques is to maintain secure backups and educate your employees.

Ways to Address Ransomware Attacks in Today’s Security Landscape:
https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-ways-to-address-ransomware-attacks-in-todays-security-landscape/

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks:
http://expert-advice.org/security/ways-to-protect-yourself-from-ransomware-attack/
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SIEM must examine concepts of normality and abnormality traffic/data flow patterns. SIEM need to constitute use of adaptive intelligence. Companies need to evaluate SIEM products based on their own objectives to determine the product that best meet their needs.
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THREAT RISK TABLET
Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time. We are fearful of what we do not know. Taking an extra step to self discover though we are not an expert is worthwhile to better focus and assess the cyber threat. Find out more in this article.
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Technology has revolutionized how we create, share and comment on information. So does that mean that there are new ethical standards for information within the digital age? Read on to find out!
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RISK approach
A conventional approach to security to just put in best of the breed security control is not enough. This will be a part of the series to get the RIGHT security in place and first off is to make sure proper risk assessment approach is adopted. Security need not be complex.
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Playing the Triage Game
The intent of this article is not to tell you what solution to use (you know it better) or make a big bang change to your current regime (you are well aware of), but to share how the regime can be better and effective in streamlining the multiple patch implementation.
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In computing, Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing are used to assess systems in light of the organization's security posture, but they have different purposes.
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An Incident response plan is an organized approach to addressing and managing an incident. The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs.
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Cloud computing is a model of provisioning IT services. By combining many servers into one large pool and providing virtual machines from that resource pool, it provides IT services that let customers acquire resources at any time and get rid of them the instant they are no longer needed.
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Managing Security Policy in a Changing Environment
Managing Security Policy in a Changing Environment

The enterprise network environment is evolving rapidly as companies extend their physical data centers to embrace cloud computing and software-defined networking. This new reality means that the challenge of managing the security policy is much more dynamic and complex.

Stay Alert. Act fast.
To share tips on how to stay ALERT and avoid being the next victim - at least not due to your own poor cyber habits and hygiene!
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3D - The RIGHT Security
You do not need to be a security expert to make the RIGHT security. You just need some 3D guidance, to help lay out an action plan to secure your business operations. It does not happen overnight. You just need to start now and do the first thing right!
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Btan,

Exvellent, succint article! Thanks!
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Thomas, thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated.
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This article explores how the implementation of threat intelligence into an Industrial Control System (ICS) and SCADA environment can help to fortify the defense in depth strategy.
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An overview of cyber security, cyber crime, and personal protection against hackers. Includes a brief summary of the Equifax breach and why everyone should be aware of it. Other subjects include: how cyber security has failed to advance with technology, what hackers may target, more.
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What we learned in Webroot's webinar on multi-vector protection.
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In this article, WatchGuard's Director of Security Strategy and Research Teri Radichel, takes a look at insider threats, the risk they can pose to your organization, and the best ways to defend against them.
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With the rising number of cyber attacks in recent years, keeping your personal data safe has become more important than ever. The tips outlined in this article will help you keep your identitfy safe.
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In this blog we highlight approaches to managed security as a service. We also look into ConnectWise’s value in aiding MSPs’ security management and indicate why critical alerting is a necessary integration.
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Email attacks are the most common methods for initiating ransomware and phishing scams. Attackers want you to open an infected attachment or click a malicious link, and unwittingly download malware to your machine. Here are 7 ways you can stay safe.
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Increase Security & Decrease Risk with NSPM Tools
Increase Security & Decrease Risk with NSPM Tools

Analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reveals significant benefits to enterprises when using Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) solutions, while organizations without, experienced issues including non standard security policies and failed cloud migrations

When it comes to security, close monitoring is a must. According to WhiteHat Security annual report, a substantial number of all web applications are vulnerable always. Monitis offers a new product - fully-featured Website security monitoring and protection.
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Cyber Crime
While it may be true that the internet is a place of possibilities, it is also a hostile environment lurking with many dangers. By clicking on the wrong link, trusting the wrong person or using a weak password, you are virtually inviting hackers to access all your sensitive information.
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Smart phones, smart watches, Bluetooth-connected devices—the IoT is all around us. In this article, we take a look at the security implications of our highly connected world.
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Most MSPs worth their salt are already offering cybersecurity to their customers. But cybersecurity as a service is wide encompassing and can mean many things.  So where are MSPs falling in this spectrum?
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Data breaches are on the rise, and companies are preparing by boosting their cybersecurity budgets. According to the Cybersecurity Market Report, worldwide spending on cybersecurity is predicted to exceed $1 trillion for the five year period from 2017-2021, making this year a great time to enter the information security game. 

Whether you’re just starting your career in tech or are a seasoned veteran looking to argue for a salary boost, continuing your tech education has many benefits. Getting the latest and most in-demand certification is a great way to stay current and add weight to your resume. 

Here are a few of the most sought after security certifications for 2017:

1CompTIA Security+

The Security+, while technically an entry level certification, signifies a broad range of knowledge and expertise in multiple security-related disciplines. CompTIA certifications are vendor neutral and well respected in the tech community. 

Experience needed for success: About 2 years 
Cost: $320
Test Format: Multiple choice and performance-based
Training: CompTIA Security+ Training by StormWind Studios


2. CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
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One of the biggest threats in the cyber realm pertains to advanced persistent threats (APTs). This paper is a compare and contrast of Russian and Chinese APT's.
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Cyber SecuritySponsored by jamf

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The cyber security specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, theft or destruction. This includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against the harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.