This blog features an interview of Alpine Security’s CEO, Christian Espinosa, on medical device security by Caroline Cornell, originally posted at classaction.com. Medical devices have largely been neglected from a cybersecurity perspective. Many of these devices run legacy operating systems, are full of vulnerabilities, and were not intended to be connected to hospital networks.
Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is one of the hottest jobs in tech today. What other career lets you pretend you're in The Matrix, working your way into systems like a top-level hacker, all without breaking any laws. Oh, and you're getting paid for it.With a real-world penetration testing job, though, you're not just playing at hacking into systems. You actually are hacking into systems, and your employer's very existence may depend on your ability to do it.
You've probably seen leetspeak, also known as 1337 or “l33t,” somewhere on the Internet or in a movie about computer hacking. It's essentially regular English, but with more hacker slang and with certain letters changed to numbers. In this blog, we cover the history of leetspeak and how it applies to you.
Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is an ethical hacking tactic that helps companies protect themselves. Penetration testers try to break into clients' digital systems to find weaknesses before a black hat hacker does. This is a growing field as companies seek to prevent the high profile data breaches that have happened in recent years. The top penetration testing certifications can help you get into this field.
Penetration testing has been around since human beings first began trying to understand their enemies' thought processes. Ancient armies all over the world conducted mock battles and games to figure out how other armies might undermine their strategies or get around their forces. This continued for centuries upon centuries until, inevitably, the tech world got in on the act.
Hacked medical devices could be the next big security nightmare. There are currently between 10 and 15 connected devices per hospital bed in the United States, many of which are vulnerable to attack.
Organizational leaders must understand that comprehensive, risk-based decisions are vital to balancing the force multiplying effects of information systems with the risk of those systems being inherently vulnerable to exploitation. If you want to prevent or reduce the likelihood of an attack, you have to risk management strategy: how your organization will frame, assess, respond to and monitor risk over time.
If you are looking for the best cybersecurity career path this article has everything you need. We explain the best post graduation steps you need to take to get your foot in the door with major cybersecurity companies.
If you run a business that manages sensitive data, you've got to be concerned with your cybersecurity. In this article, we'll break down the 8 most common types of cyber attacks and how to stop them.
Whether you want to get an entry-level cybersecurity position or you just want to enhance the skills you already have, here is a list of the top 5 cybersecurity certifications employers are looking for.
As a healthcare facility who deals with a lot of sensitive information, you have to make sure you're HIPAA compliant. In this article, you'll find a compliance checklist that'll help you cover all your bases and are HIPAA compliant.
In our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. If you are considering trying to break into this field of work, then read our handy guide on how to get into cyber security.
A great way to get ahead in a cybersecurity career is to secure a credential. One of the most popular is the CompTIA Security+ certification. Don't be intimidated by the thought of the test! There are ways to prepare and it is actually a very approachable credential for a beginning professional. Here are the answers to a few FAQ's that candidates often have.
One of the most widely accepted and highly regarded accreditations is the CompTIA Security+ Certification. From financial benefits to career pathways to instant industry recognition, the CompTIA Security+ Certification is the smart choice for anyone who is serious about getting ahead. Here are ten reasons why the CompTIA+ Training is worth serious consideration.
Several years ago, the DoD passed a regulation, DoD 8570, which stated that all Information Assurance (IA) personnel were required by law to be compliant. Certification is necessary to work with this data, whether that be DoD staff, contractors, or partners.
GDPR will affect any business that has access to, or has the ability to process, personal data of any EU resident. In other words, if your business sells small kitchen tools online, and you sell to European customers, your data collection and privacy practices will be impacted by GDPR. This regulation will become mandatory for any company that deals in Europe, regardless if the business is located inside or outside the European Union. GDPR is slated to go into effect on May 25, 2018.
Web applications are the critical systems of many networks. They store, process, and transmit data. They are also vulnerable to hackers who can find vulnerabilities. So, the question becomes how secure is your network? And how comprehensively has it been tested?
Audits are necessary to determine whether or not an individual, company, or organization is meeting the requirements of a specific set of regulations or controls. Since certain regulations can impose steep financial penalties or other negative sanctions for non-compliance on both organizations and employees, it is extremely beneficial for organizations to routinely have compliance requirements verified and conduct audits to ensure continued compliance.
If you’re looking to break into the cybersecurity profession, you have two different potential career paths facing you. You can either enroll in a college degree program, or complete cybersecurity certifications. This article will walk you through both options so that you can determine which path is better suited to your career goals.
There are pioneers in every profession, and computer hacking is no exception. In fact, because literally, anybody with the right tech setup can launch their hacking career, the stories of famous hackers are often less glamorous than most people might expect.