Blog Category: Cybersecurity

How to Become a Cyber Security Analyst: Requirements & Job Description

Cyber security analysts are digital protectors. They ward off hackers, preserve consumer information and otherwise ensure that confidential data stays, well, confidential. In a world that’s becoming increasingly reliant on digital structures, their work has never been more crucial — or in-demand. Cyber security is a high-growth industry that offers nearly endless opportunities for advancement.…

Is a Degree in Cyber Security Worth It? Pros, Cons and Alternatives to Consider

Self-Study As with most everything in the digital realm, cyber security can be learned independently. The internet is well-stuffed with tutorials, videos, classes (many for free) and communities. It’s possible, albeit difficult, to patch together a cyber security education from those disparate resources. The benefits are clear. You learn what you want when you want,…

15 Companies Hiring Cybersecurity Analysts in 2021

Congrats, you’ve finally done it! You’ve walked the stage to earn your IT degree or graduated from a cybersecurity boot camp and polished your professional portfolio to shining perfection. You’re ready for an entry-level position in the industry — but where will you find your first job? Are the companies hiring cybersecurity analysts looking for…

Online Safety During COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

The pandemic has dramatically exacerbated the risks that older adults encounter online. Faced with the prospect of needing to socially distance long-term, sequestered elders have begun reaching out to friends and family through social media, video chatting and other digital means of connection.  But as older adults’ tech reliance rises, so too does their potential…

Top Cyber Threats of the Year: How to Protect Yourself or Your Business

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Any time a device uses the Internet, it is exposed to the possibility of a cyberattack. These attacks occur in a variety of ways, from data breaches, ransomware and internal attacks to data leakage, impersonation attacks and leveraging social engineering by exploiting human emotion. As more and more insights are derived from data, businesses carry…

Cybersecurity in Education: What Teachers, Parents and Students Should Know

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From July to August, 2020, Microsoft’s Global Threat Activity Tracker detected more than 8 million malware incidents — with education being the most affected industry. As a result of the recent rush to adopt e-learning, the field has been exposed to an increase in cyberattacks; cybercriminals are finding opportunities to defraud schools, steal sensitive information…

How to Get Into Cybersecurity Without a Degree

As it turns out, it’s not uncommon to get into cybersecurity by transferring from another field — even those the average layperson wouldn’t automatically associate with tech.  As Deborah Hurley, professor of cybersecurity at Brown University, once commented on the matter, “Sometimes it’s perceived that the only way of entering cybersecurity is through the technical…

The Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity? Cybersecurity refers to the practice of safeguarding systems, computers and data from digital attacks. These attacks often involve attempts to breach, modify or damage the target’s computer system, resulting in interruption or downtime for services, theft of confidential or proprietary data and exposure of personal information. The field of cybersecurity is ever…

9 In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills You Need in 2021

A list of essential cybersecurity skills
Cybersecurity is undeniably cool. Hacking — and its prevention — has earned an unassailable place in our pop culture lexicon. Countless popular TV shows, movies and podcasts (think Mr. Robot, Swordfish, Hackable and ReplyAll) have dedicated hours of narrative and documentary storytelling towards analyzing and depicting cybercrime. In reality, though, hacking is often far less…