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

What is the best IT certification to have?

What is the best IT certification to have?

A picture is worth a thousand words. There are a ton of IT certifications but the monster of all certifications is the Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) Certification by ISC2. There are a number of reasons that the CISSP is one of the most sought after and highly acclaimed certifications in the IT industry. First, the CISSP exam is very difficult to pass. The pass rate usually hovers right around 50%. The difficulty of the test means that the folks who are able to pass really know their stuff. The test is mind bending and even people who are highly … 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

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