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How To Build An Effective Cybersecurity Team And Its Importance To Organizations
By: Nihad Hassan
March 17, 2022

Digital transformation is moving quickly and reshaping how businesses work and interact with customers and other third-parties partners. The increased dependence on digital solutions to conduct most work operations has brought numerous advantages to businesses, such as better scalability, reducing costs, and facilitating remote work; however, it also comes with a price. Cyberattacks have become commonplace today, and hackers are ...

Kickstart Your Career In IT With A CompTIA ITF+ Certification
By: Divya Bora
March 16, 2022

IT Fundamentals header CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is a certification exam created and carefully designed by CompTIA that tests the applicant (advanced users and entry-level IT professionals) on basic IT knowledge and skills. This exam also assesses their safety and prevention knowledge in the computer field, which is a perfect start for candidates considering an IT career and planning to follow ...

What Should Employees and Managers Know About Spear Phishing Attachment
By: Prasanna Peshkar
March 15, 2022

In the past few years, many users have heard about phishing emails. This is a vicious bogus email asserting to arrive in the email box from a person or a firm; usually a bank or credit card firm. Phishing emails from people generally profess substantial monetary prizes if a user gives his bank details. The proclamation to be from a ...

Protecting Applications From Within: Why Conventional App Security Practices Are Not Enough
By: Evan Morris
March 14, 2022

article header There are several things app developers do to make sure the code they write is almost bug-free and secure. However, it is not possible to create a flawless and vulnerability-free code. In his book Code Complete, renowned software engineering expert Steve McConnell states there are about 15–50 errors per 1000 lines of delivered code. According to statistics from the [National ...

Windows Security Fundamentals In A Corporate Environment
By: Shimon Brathwaite
March 11, 2022

windows header Windows is one of the most commonly used operating systems on the planet, with as much as 65% of laptops users in the United States and 77% of users globally owning a windows machine. Regardless of which company you work for, there is a good chance that someone at your company will have windows installed on their computer. Because ...

Cyberwarfare: Evolution & Impact on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
By: Nubion Thomas-Kennedy
March 10, 2022

What Can Cyber Practitioners Do in the United States to Prepare? Today, our world is more connected through technological infrastructure that has revolutionized the way in which individuals, organizations, and governments carry out their day-to-day activities. While this evolution has enhanced our lives economically and socially, it has also altered the definition of warfare. Russia has been employing cyber tactics ...

8 Leadership Skills Every Cybersecurity Professional Must Have
By: Nihad Hassan
March 8, 2022

Cybersecurity has become a big concern for organizations worldwide. The accelerated shift to cloud solutions, the increased number of IoT devices, and the expansion of supply chain networks have increased organizations' cyberattack surface and made them vulnerable to different cyber threats. Nowadays, most organizations have their security teams to respond to their needs, while the small ones outsource their IT ...

Communicating Security Effectively To Executive Management
By: Elviraluke Napwora
March 7, 2022

With the increased growth in information security incidents and technology risk management, the need to engage the non-IT executive team in this conversation is becoming increasingly important. Cybersecurity is an organizational effort, and the various stakeholders involved need to understand the role they can play in protecting the business; for the executive team, their buy-in to the security solutions presented ...

What Makes A Cross-Functional Incident Response Team Effective?
By: Shimon Brathwaite
March 4, 2022

A cross-functional team/multidisciplinary team consists of people with different functional expertise who work together for a common objective. This is a very important aspect of having a balanced incident response team. As a hiring manager, you must budget wisely and hire people with the proper skill sets. Otherwise, your ability to perform investigations and resolve security incidents will become more ...

Enterprise Project Management: Elements, Implementation, Methodologies and Benefits
By: Divya Bora
March 3, 2022

eM header Enterprise Project Management(EPM) is the disciplined practice of managing projects simultaneously on an organizational level. It comprises implementing processes and strategies to streamline and enhance project management effectiveness on a large scale. Enterprise project management is a course designed to make readers deeply understand it. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF EPM Enterprise project management comprises the following seven elements: elements of EPM __1. Risk ...