5 Biggest Healthcare Data Breaches

The number of healthcare cybersecurity breaches is on the rise with tens of millions affected in larger breaches, but hackers may target even regional insurers, smaller healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and individual physician’s offices. These breaches put medical facilities, insurers, and practitioners in the hot seat because they are liable for the security of the information they gather. 

Cheating Cybersecurity Certification Exams

Cybersecurity certification exams are not easy to pass. According to Concise-courses.com, 70% of surveyed CISSP test-takers reported that the CISSP exam is "difficult." As such, some individuals seeking credentials in the field of cybersecurity have looked for ways to cheat their way into certification. 

Hacker Hat Colors: An Inside Look at the Hacking Ecosystem

In the world of hackers, there are both good and bad. There are also some that are somewhere in-between on the spectrum. When you look at the entire rainbow of hacker hat colors, you will find that there are many variations at work in the modern world of technology.   

10 Hacker Movies You Should Watch: What Hollywood Gets Right

In selecting the top 10 hacker movies for our list, we had some internal discussion (because as techies, we’re obviously the best ones to judge), and came up with these as the must-see films.

History of Cybersecurity Certifications

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world. Job seekers, career switchers, and hiring managers alike need a fast but rigorous way to qualify candidates for jobs. Certifications prepare cybersecurity specialists for jobs and help companies determine which candidates are best qualified for their open positions.

Do Script Kiddies Carry Out Most Cyber Attacks?

Over the decades, cybercrime has evolved, branching out into many strains. There are black hat hackers - (the criminally motivated). crackers, (those breaking into systems to steal information), hacktivists, (infiltrators of computer systems to use them as platforms for public movements), and script kiddies, defined by WiseGeek.com as "teenagers who use readily available tools written by experienced hackers to deface websites or break into computer systems, usually done for peer recognition and attention."

7 Top Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals

To be best prepared to enter or promote your role in the cybersecurity job market, it’s a good idea to explore the certifications available, including the top seven which will prepare you for specific roles, including: CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CAP, CEH, CHFI, CISM, and CASP.

What is the Origin of the Word “Cyber”?

Many assume that “cyber” is a portmanteau derived from other words, but it’s not. Here’s a look at where the word cyber came from, the evolution of its usage, and a glimpse at the debate among the technical community on what it means and how to phrase it. 

Spot and Stop Phishing Emails

Email is such a seamless part of everyday life that it is easy to take for granted just how vulnerable anyone can be to a well-crafted effort to steal your identity or confidential financial information. One of the most effective methods used by hackers is phishing, which entails trying to trick you into clicking on a link or attachment in an email.

Top 5 Cybersecurity Breaches of All Time

We look at five of the worst cybersecurity breaches of all time. There are many ways to rank the largest cybersecurity breaches. We chose to highlight those that affected the most records, triggered the highest dollar impact, was repeated, was an inside job, and the most egregious. 

7 Hardest Cybersecurity Certifications

Certifications can be the most cost-effective way to boost your credentials no matter where you are in your career. Some cybersecurity certifications are fairly straightforward, but others can provide you with a real challenge.We ranked the seven hardest cybersecurity certifications based on required experience, exam duration, exam requirements, and prerequisites needed to earn the certificate as well as the pay it can offer.

Who Needs Pen Testing? 3 Industries that Rely on It

Penetration testing - sometimes called white-hat hacking - is how companies manage risk, increase business continuity, and protect clients from data breaches. In highly regulated industries such as healthcare, banking, and service industries, it also helps companies stay compliant. SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI DSS are three of the main regulations that require penetration testing.

7 Hottest Cybersecurity Jobs for 2018

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States (and really, around the world). If you’re looking at making it your career, you need to know what cybersecurity jobs are the hottest up-and-comers in 2018.We created a point system in which we assigned value to each job based on pay, growth rate, career options, coolness factor, and experience required. Here are our topic picks.

Why Aren’t More Women in Cybersecurity?

When it comes to the numbers of women in cybersecurity, we’ve got good news and bad news.The good news is that women are well represented in on-screen hacker dramas. Nomi in Sense8, Chen Lien in Blackhat, and Lisbeth Salandar in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all portray tech-savvy female hackers to their legions of fans around the world.

Two Keys to Stopping Cyber Attacks 

Protecting your agency or company from cyber crime is critical to keeping your business running smoothly and profitably in the digital age.

What are two of the most likely areas of vulnerability in your cyber defense strategy

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: A Concise Guide

One of today’s most in-demand and lucrative fields, cybersecurity (or infosec, as it’s sometimes called) can let you protect key data, undermine international espionage, catch cyber criminals, and stay on the front lines of technology. Plus, you can earn a top-performer’s salary and enjoy a range of interesting career opportunities. Let’s take a look at what cybersecurity is, the state of the infosec job market, cybersecurity across industries, careers in the field, and educational opportunities to help you get started.