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Career Focus Tip #6: Security Careers

1.) Penetration Tester: Otherwise known as the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, these CEH-certified hackers are paid to intentionally circumvent system, network, web or programming security in order to identify vulnerabilities and assist in the strengthening, or hardening of the system. 2.) Forensic Investigator / Incident Handler: The EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) and the […]

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Prevent or control use of USB flash drives

Tiny flash memory drives that fit on a keychain (sometimes called thumb drives) are inexpensive and convenient for transferring files between computers that aren’t on the same network– but they can also present a security risk for your organization. They can be used to bring viruses and unauthorized software in, or to smuggle sensitive information […]

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Cisco report analyzes newest cybercrime tactics

A new report from Cisco Systems, entitled “Email Attacks: This Time It’s Personal,” details a recent change in strategy among cybercriminals. The report is based on responses from 361 IT professionals across 50 countries. “Personalized and targeted attacks are on the rise,” said Tom Gillis, Cisco’s vice president of Security Technology Business Division, according to […]

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