Experience, Certifications, or Degrees – What Matters Most? Part 3

We live in a society that places an unwarranted importance on college education. If you are in a STEM education track, a college degree may be worthwhile.  If you are in Business Administration, probably less so.  The world is awash in business administration and MBA candidates who can’t find jobs in their field, and are working in sales, retail, and food service jobs instead.  If you are looking to Liberal Arts ...

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Experience, Certifications, or Degrees – What Matters Most? Part 1

Are you looking to break into a career in Information Technology or Cybersecurity?  I have been working as an instructor in this field for several years, and I have trained many people, and helped them study for professional certifications so they could do just that.

There is a huge demand for IT and cybersecurity workers, and many job openings go unfilled for long periods of time.  But getting in the door for ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed ...

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Most Popular Passwords and PINs for 2019

If you are using one of these passwords or PINs to “secure” your computer, smartphone, or online accounts you are in danger of having your digital life cracked and compromised.  The passwords have been cracked, are on sale on the Dark Web, and will be the FIRST passwords tried by an attacker.  If you are using one of these, please change it now.

The ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad

Original release date: January 6, 2020

Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic of ...

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