Category Archives: IT and Computer Security

CompTIA CASP Certification Training

The CASP exam has gone live and is now available for those interested in the certification.  I would rate this as a somewhat difficult test.  CompTIA is looking for ten years experience in network administration including at least five years … Continue reading

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ISC2 to Update the CISSP Certification in 2012

If you have been working toward your CISSP certification you will want to note that the CISSP exam will be revised on January 1st 2012 and the SSCP exam will be revised February 1st 2012.  There will still be ten domains but … Continue reading

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CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner – Beta Exam Results

CompTIA has wrapped up the beta exam for the Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).  The beta was 92 questions and test candidates were given 135 minutes to complete it which works out to about 1 ½ minutes per question.  This may … Continue reading

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Three Years Later – Agent.btz Worm Still a Threat

Three years after a devastating breach of U.S. military networks new versions of the malware, known as agent.btz, is still considered a threat. While it’s widely believed that the Russians or Chinese may have created this worm to spy on … Continue reading

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One Congressman, One Tweet, Big Problems

Hacking social network sites is nothing new, yet political junkies have been Tweeting over an odd story about New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. It goes something like this: Over the weekend, Weiner’s Twitter account posted a photo addressed to a young … Continue reading

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CASP Exam Tips

CompTIA has updated the requirements for the CASP exam. They have added some equipment and vendor specific products. The CASP exam is going to cover a lot of advanced security topics.  Exam candidates will need to have basic knowledge of … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing offers many benefits, but, it also changes the security equation. Historically, companies kept critical data behind firewalls.  Cloud computing is having a huge impact on the de-perimiterization of network boundaries.  It’s a game changer in that assets are … Continue reading

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Should Anti-virus be Mandatory – South Korea Thinks So!

South Korea is now contemplating a new law that would require computer users to have anti-virus installed on their computers.  The law is called the “Zombie PC Prevention Bill.”  The South Korea law would 1.    Impose a statutory duty on … Continue reading

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Security+ SY0-301 2011 Certification Update

2011 starts a new year for CompTIA and Security+.  CompTIA certifications will no longer be awarded for a lifetime.  Starting in 2011, all CompTIA certification exams will be valid for three years from the date the test candidate passes the … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Malware Continues To Spread

While Android users may have previously felt secure, attacks against these devices continue to grow.  A new Android Trojan known as Geinimi  is quickly spreading in China. Security researchers have reverse engineered the malicious code and discovered that Geinimi has … Continue reading

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