Category Archives: Training and Education

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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The New CompTIA CASP Certification

Later this year, CompTIA will be releasing the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification.   It is time for this certification. It’s targeted directly at individuals that have worked in security for a number of years in “hands-on” security.  We are … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Risks for Online Users

Did you know that a report by Sophos in 2009 found that a malicious web site is detected about every 5 seconds? Since then, the pace has only increased.  Internet users must implement basic protections to stay safe while surfing … 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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Wikileaks Exposure Points to Bigger Data Security Problems in 2011

I was in DC recently and was looking at some WWII memorabilia that was used during the 1940’s to reinforce the importance of information security. While there were no modern computers, cell phones, or even Internet during this time, the … Continue reading

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CISSP Study Tips – Movies with CISSP Exam Concepts

Studying for and passing the CISSP exam is not an easy task.  It requires a combination of CISSP training, reviewing, studying, and practice tests.  Many test candidates invest in a good study guide such as the CISSP Exam Cram by … Continue reading

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CompTIA Ready’s an Upgrade to the Cyber Security Foundations Cert: Security+ SY0-301

If you’ve been putting off obtaining your Security+ certification and are not going to attempt the exam before December 31, 2010, you may want to wait until the new version of Security+ SY0-301 is released.  CompTIA is planning the new … Continue reading

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How Effective Study Skills can help you Achieve your CISSP Certification

Since not everyone studies in the same manner, what works for one person may not work for someone else.  If you are looking to obtain your CISSP, CISA, CISM CEH, or really any IT security certification you will need to … Continue reading

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CompTIA’s moving beyond cyber security foundations to develop an advanced IT security certification

While CompTIA is widely known for their foundational coverage of networking and security, they are now developing a more advanced security certification, the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).   While this advanced security certification is still in the development phase, what is … Continue reading

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IT Security Certifications and the Importance of Continued Security Training

One of greatest challenges that America is facing today is to help its adults gain marketable IT security skills and postsecondary training credentials the workforce will need to ensure continued prosperity for our country in the 21st century global economy. … Continue reading

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