Bitcoin

New Cryptocurrency Regulation is Expected Soon

“Tougher Rules are Coming for bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. Here’s What to Know,” written by David Gura (2021) for NPR, explains that Gary Gensler, the head of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), has a concern about cryptocurrency’s risks.  He intends to enact regulations to protect investors.  Because cryptocurrency markets have developed rapidly, lawmakers have not yet implemented regulation frameworks.  Policymakers are now actively considering what laws to pass.             Even though millions of people actively trade Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and related assets, no clear trading rules or regulations exist.  This lack of regulation creates complications for companies in the … Read more

Cryptojacking

How to Protect Your PC From Cryptojacking

As technology advances, so does our dependence on it. And with COVID-19 encouraging more digital lifestyles, we’re now more reliant on tech than ever before. However, as PC use increases, so does the sophistication of methods used to disguise hacking attempts. On average, a computer is breached every 39 seconds. Private consumers fall victim to identity theft, and commercial users experience the loss of sensitive data. Even blockchain — one of the most secure technologies in the world — is affected. In fact, cryptocurrency-related hacks, known as cryptojacking, may not seem malicious on the surface, but it was listed by us … Read more

Connecticut Cybersecurity

Connecticut Leads The Country With Cybersecurity Initiatives

Connecticut businesses and organizations that have been breached in a cyberattack could be protected from liability if they have adopted and implemented adequate cybersecurity protocols under a new Connecticut law. The new law has been designed to give businesses and organizations an incentive to enhance their digital defenses. While the Connecticut legislature did not succeed in passing their own privacy law like those that were passed in other states, including California, Colorado, and Virginia, the legislature was able to pass the “Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses” – the bill was drafted by the legislature’s Commerce Committee … Read more

cybersecurity stock trends

Cybersecurity Trends Affecting Cybersecurity Stocks in 2021

In 2021 cybersecurity is on everyone’s lips. After all, more and more companies are changing their business model to rely on e-commerce. That’s why companies such as Bulletproof Cyber Security have a broad range of customers, from individual clients to corporations and governments. Because of that, many investors decide to put their money into this particular industry, as they can see significant growth opportunities both now and in the future. Below, you will find information on 4 cybersecurity trends that are currently affecting cybersecurity stocks. You can read more about growing threats of cybercrime, major government investments, cyber warfare and … Read more

Data Breaches

What You Need to Know About Data Breaches

Companies have a responsibility to safeguard the data provided by their customers. When these are compromised through a data breach, it can be significantly costly on their part, and their reputation can rapidly go down the drain. What’s worse is that their customers will become vulnerable to identity theft and other nasty cybercrimes. But what exactly is a data breach, how does it happen, and where does the stolen information go? Let’s dive deeper into this matter. What is a Data Breach? A data breach is an accident where information is forcefully taken or stolen physically or virtually from a … Read more

5 cybersecurity issues you need to be aware of

5 Cybersecurity Issues You Need to be Aware Of

According to Gartner, spending on cybersecurity worldwide is expected to reach $133.7 Billion by 2022. Most cyber threats are motivated by money, but an estimated 25% is a result of espionage. Investing in security staff at the front door is no longer enough. You must know what to protect your company from, especially if you are just now formulating a plan to deal with cybersecurity risk. We will list out five common threats that have the potential to create a significant blow to your business if you are not sufficiently protected.  Ransomware  These may be less frequent but are very … Read more

BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

What is Business Continuity Management?

What Is BCM and How Does it Relate to Cyber Security? Business continuity management is the advanced planning and preparation of a company to continue functioning or quickly resume operations after a disaster has occurred on the premises. It is usually done through continuity management software that is efficient and simplifies the work processes. Such a product also defines potential risks to cybersecurity and physical threats like fire or flood. Managers tend to plan and identify a potential crisis within their company before it happens. They create procedures and plans and test them to validate the functionality. Periodically, these structures … Read more

Coronavirus

Cybercrime rates surge during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cybercrime rates surge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus has influenced almost every area of our lives. It’s mostly visible in business as restrictions make it harder every day for people to do things as they have always have done.  To avoid losing money, they change the ways they operate. Unfortunately, this also means that they face new threats, some of which they aren’t prepared for. During the pandemic, many of us are forced to stay at home. Thus, companies need to allow their employees to work remotely to survive. For many, this is the first time working away from their … Read more

Cryptocurrency

Avoiding Cyber Threats When Dealing With Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies have caught on in a pretty big way over the course of the last several years. However, there are still plenty of people who haven’t bought in, and some of the common reasons for this concern trust and security. From individuals to financial institutions, to governments, there’s a feeling that the supposed inherent security of cryptocurrencies just isn’t reliable. And even where new and emerging cryptos are concerned, there’s little faith that the kinks have been ironed out. Case in point, Facebook’s long-awaited crypto offering already has a trust problem. All of these concerns are understandable. There are established cybersecurity … Read more

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

More and more companies and private individuals have been looking for better ways to keep their data secure in recent years. No one is truly safe, with huge companies like Facebook, Ticketfly, and T-Mobile suffering from devastating data breaches in 2018. With data breaches happening so frequently, many individuals are understandably worried about exposing their data and suffering from financial loss. Key cybersecurity measures like enabling a firewall, installing antivirus software, and using encryption technology can only do so much against cybercriminals. Hackers have been using more sophisticated software to steal corporate and private data, so you should do everything … Read more

Top Managed IT Service Companies Share Insights Into NortonLifeLock & Avast Merger

NortonLifeLock( one of the global leaders in cyber safety) and Avast (one of the global leaders in digital security and privacy) recently announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a merger worth more than $8 billion.  According to reports, Norton will acquire all shares of Avast and will create a larger cybersecurity firm. ”Great merger. The combination of Avast’s product line with the power of LifeLock personal monitoring is a great combination for the channel”, said Michael Goldstein of LAN Infotech. ”Based on NortonLifeLock’s closing share price of USD 27.20 on July 13, 2021 (being the … Read more

How to secure your computer from any virus threats?

Cybersecurity is critical both for individuals and businesses of all sizes. An increase of the World Wide Web introduced a range of possibilities for the industries, but it also brought new downsides of connectivity. We use internet-connected devices in all aspects of life. People receive tons of spam every day, so they need to infiltrate accounts, and computer viruses wreak havoc on business networks. Viruses and malware could harm our files and steal personal data such as banking details and social security information. We prepare you for security solutions to rely on and protect a computer from viruses (e.g., Norton). … Read more

A Step by Step Guide on how a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment is Performed

A Step by Step Guide on how a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment is Performed

Risk assessment needs to be done frequently for any organization. These risk assessments protect against cybersecurity threats that are happening every day. It is an essential activity that needs to be executed carefully. The following steps can act as a guide to risk assessment. Almost every organization relies on information technology and information systems to complete transactions and conduct daily business. Many risks are introduced during these transactions. These risks need to be examined to ensure that they are mitigated effectively. The cyber risk assessment is used to identify, estimate, and prioritize the risk to an institution’s operations. By providing … Read more

Why hackers love patching

Why hackers love patching

When a company issues a patch to fix security issues the bad guys start salivating.  They know that in many cases they now have the opportunity to take advantages of vulnerabilities that the previously did not know about. Hackers can easily reverse engineer patches. When a patch is released a hacker will first review the published issues that the newly released patch intends to fix.  Many times the hacker can read the publisher’s write up and get a good handle of the severity of the vulnerabilities that are being patched.  If the patch details lead one to believe that the … Read more

CASP vs. CISSP - My Experience

CASP vs. CISSP – My Experience

I decided to take the CASP exam for only one reason… There is only one reason that I initially took the CASP exam instead of the CISSP. I did not make the decision logically.  I did not know the real differences between the tests. I took the CASP test first because I thought it would be easier to pass.  Plain and Simple – I thought that I would have a better chance to pass the CASP than the CISSP.  I heard that the CISSP was one of the most challenging and dreaded tests.  I heard story after story about people … Read more

The Top 20 Cities for CISSPs

The Top 20 Cities for CISSPs

We analyzed the job postings, crunched the data, and determined the actual value of the CISSP certification to list the top 20 US cities for CISSP certification holders. The monetary value of having the CISSP certification is dependent on your job market. If you obtain the CISSP certification and live in a city that has limited CISSP jobs available, then you need to make a choice – move to an area that has more opportunity or accept a salary that is not commensurate with your skills and abilities. Remote work is sometimes a possibility, but many cybersecurity positions require that … Read more

There are 2.9 Million Open Cyber Security Jobs in the US

There are 2.9 Million Open Cyber Security Jobs in the US

Companies are finding it very difficult to hire qualified Cyber Security professionals. Cyber Seek has completed a study that shows that there is a gap of at least 2.9 million cybersecurity jobs.  The most job openings are in Northern Virginia.   Northern Virginia is a hotbed for cyber jobs because of growing areas like Ashburn, VA.  Ashburn is a technology hub that has more fiber optic cable than most places in the world.  Ashburn is filled with technology companies’ non-descript data centers. California is the 2nd state when it comes to the cyber jobs gap.  Silicone Valley, Microsoft, and hundreds of … Read more

What is the Value of Big Data?

What is the Value of Big Data?

Big data is exactly what the name implies. It is a massive amount of data that is overwhelming in volume. Several years ago, big data was almost worthless. It was useless because there was no way to analyze it. Today there is tremendous value in big data. The advances in computer analytic capacity have turned big data into a gold mine for business and governments. Bi-Survey recently surveyed business expectations of how big data is valuable to them. Here are the results: Businesses are using big data to make better strategic decisions and to guide them in their operational processes. … Read more

Get AWS Certified on the Cheap!

Get AWS Certified on the Cheap!

The AWS Cloud Architect certification has recently topped the list of the most valuable IT certifications to hold. Given this, there is a flood of IT professionals who are working on getting this certification under their belt so that they can add it to their resume in the hopes of a nice pay increase! https://cyberexperts.com/aws_cloud_architect_tops_the_latest_salary_survey/ I am working toward earning this prestigious certification. I wanted to find a study program that would prepare me well. Since I work with dozens of folks who already have this and other AWS certifications, I figured that I should ask the experts! Getting AWS … Read more

Why you failed the CISSP exam and how to make sure you pass on the next try!

Why you failed the CISSP exam and how to make sure you pass on the next try!

If you work in the cybersecurity field, then you know that there are only four types of people: People who passed the CISSP exam People who are studying for the CISSP exam People who failed the CISSP exam People who are too fearful of taking the exam Having the CISSP certification is a must if you want to work in particular high-paying and highly rewarding environments. The CISSP exam is a gate. Those that have made it through that gate are often considered the elite in the cybersecurity field. Even if you passed the CISSP exam, likely, you did not … Read more

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CISSP Adapative Exam – What to expect.

The vast majority of current CISSPs took their test in the old format. The test was a grueling 250 question test in which nearly 85% of the testers would take the entire allotted 6 hour exam time. But the exam was modernized at the end of 2017 The CISSP exam is now a “Smart Exam.” Beginning in December of 2017, the CISSP exam was changed to an adaptive format. The official name for this is Computerized Adaptive Exam (CAT). The CISSP is one of the first certification exams to move to this new platform. But the rest will soon follow. … Read more

Kevin Mitnick - The Most Infamous Hacker of All Time

Kevin Mitnick – The Most Infamous Hacker of All Time

The art of hacking has been in development for many years. The heyday of hacking was before the Internet even existed. There are amazing and exciting stories about hackers who hacked for notoriety, money, street cred, and just for personal accomplishment. Before the Internet, there were still many targets for hackers. Hackers reverse engineered casino games like slot machines. Hackers used social engineering and phone systems not only to have access to free long-distance calls but for financial gain. It was during this pre-Internet era that the number one most infamous hacker on our list crafted and honed his skills: … Read more

What to do if your Wordpress Site Gets Hacked

What to do if your WordPress Site Gets Hacked

Some estimates state that 40% of websites use the Content Management System (CMS) known as WordPress. WordPress is one of the easiest ways to get a professional website up and running quickly. But if you don’t keep your site updated, then there is a good chance that you will wake up one day to find that you have malware on your website. Most people find out that their site was hacked when they find out that their browser starts flashing a warning when they try to access the site. For example, if you use Chrome, then the notification will look … Read more

How to pass the CCNA Exam

How to pass the CCNA Exam

If you stumbled upon this article, then you are most likely familiar with what the CCNA exam is. It is a vendor-specific exam that covers the basics of networking. CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. There are now multiple flavors of CCNA exams, including CCNA Security, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Data Center, and many others. Before all of the new flavors of CCNA were introduced, there was the original: CCNA Routing and Switching.  This test was an extremely comprehensive test that covered both basic and advanced topics. At some point the folks at Cisco decided to give the option of … Read more