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6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

Guest Author: Shawn Stugart, Technical Instructor

The September 2017 Equifax breach is shaping up not only to be one of the largest in history (143 million private records exposed, or about 44 percent of US adults) but also the most potentially damaging since the data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. In combination, this personally identifiable information could be used by identity thieves to open new lines of credit, apply for loans, file fraudulent tax returns, and more.

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

According to Microsoft, "Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money." Similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure can be an extremely attractive service for any size business.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

What is a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator?

What is a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator?

Computer Investigation techniques are being used by police, government, and corporate entities globally, and many of them turn to EC-Council for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator CHFI Certification Program. Computer Security and Computer investigations are changing terms. More tools are invented daily for conducting Computer Investigations, be it computer crime, digital forensics, computer investigations, or even standard computer data recovery,

The tools and techniques covered in EC-Council’s CHFI program will prepare individuals to conduct computer investigations using groundbreaking digital forensics technologies.

The Importance of End-User Security Awareness

The Importance of End-User Security Awareness

A single email can lead to a multi-million dollar breach in seconds, and the employee responsible may not even be aware of their mistake. The problem lies in the fact that too few employees know of the dangers of social engineering, much less how to detect it.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Course

The CompTIA Security+ Security Certification Course

Security+ training provides an excellent introduction to the security field and is typically a better entry point than jumping right into an advanced security program. With Security+, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge that you can build on, which will help you advance your career in the months and years to come.

Linux Frequently Asked Questions

Linux Frequently Asked Questions

What is Linux?

Linux is an operating system installed on a computer. It is equivalent to Microsoft’s Windows Server or Apple’s Mac OSX. It can be used on an end-user’s workstation (ie. The receptionist or CEO’s computer) but is more commonly found as a server platform. It can host database services, web sites, file and print services, DNS, etc. Linux is particularly well known for being very flexible, very stable and very modular. This allows for a great many different deployment options.

How to Get the Most from Your Online Learning

How to Get the Most from Your Online Learning

So you’ve just signed up for your first OLL (Online LIVE) course from New Horizons and you’re wondering what to expect and how to get the most out of it—and your boss needs to know you’ll get your money’s worth. Plan to commit the same amount of time for online training as you would for traditional classroom training. That way, you will be able to get the most out of your class, so you can truly enjoy it!

8 Ways to Become a Better Learner

8 Ways to Become a Better Learner

Are you attending an online course soon? Are you interested in finding ways to become a more effective learner? If you are like many of my students, your time is extremely limited, so it is important to get the most educational value out of your available time.

8 Steps to Accomplish Your 2017 Learning Goals

8 Steps to Accomplish Your 2017 Learning Goals

It's a brand new year, and many of us are looking for ways to upgrade our skills. Several of my past students were changing careers or trying to upgrade skills in particular areas. Their general approach was always this: Attend a course, understand the exam objectives, and then pass this test. This approach, although very logical, may be a bit oversimplified. So what do you really need to accomplish your professional goals for the new year?