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What are the Best CyberSecurity Certifications in 2021? (List of the Top 10)

Looking for an objective list of the top 10 best cybersecurity certifications in 2021? You have found it! We asked thousands of cyber security professionals to rank their favourite cyber security courses. See the results below! NOTE: We have negotiated discounts for two of the courses listed below – CEH and CCISO. About the Top …

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CISM vs CISSP – What is the difference?

There are many cyber security certifications, but two of the most recognized are the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager). What most people want to know, however, is “which one is better?” In this blog post, we will answer that, along with other questions like “which one costs more?”, …

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Stuck at home? Level up with online cyber security certifications

Stuck at home during the lockdown? Use this time to ‘Level Up’ with our top 3 online cyber security certifications

With ‘half of humanity under lockdown‘, it is likely that you are reading this from your home, or wherever it is that you are isolating yourself. This is an unprecedented and hugely distressing time for many of us, especially for those of us who have lost any friends or family as a result of COVID-19. For …

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5G cyber security

Enough of the politics. Technologically speaking, should Western governments permit Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks?

For months, the mainstream media has been reporting about the supposed security threat posted by Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks. However, these news reports often gloss over the technical side of things. They talk about ‘backdoors’ and ‘security risks’, but at no point do they actually explain how Huawei would ‘steal’ information, or how, technologically …

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The 5 biggest Cyber Security stories of 2019

2019, like every other year in recent times, has been rammed full of cyber security attacks. For most people, these are scary times. However, if there is a silver-lining to this cloud, then it’s for cyber security professionals. The one positive from all of these attacks is that cyber security specialists are needed. Here’s a …

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Quantum computing and the threat to to information security

Introduction – what is quantum computing? This has been defined as technology that: “makes direct use of distinctively quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data.” (Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/quantum_computer.htm) How does quantum computing work? In order to understand quantum computers, it helps to first understand ‘traditional’ computers. The computer or phone …

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The Top 5 Cyber Security News Stories this Month (March, 2019)

This post aims to give you a quick update about the top 5 cyber security news stories which have happened in March, 2019. 1. The Facebook DNS attack Anyone who still uses Facebook will know that the service (for many users, but not all) was temporarily down for several hours earlier this month. This was …

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The Top 5 Sites to Stay Informed about Cyber Security Threats

As an information security professional, we know that you’re usually the one that your colleagues, managers, or shareholders rely on to have an up-to-date understanding of the current threats out there, and advice for how to avoid them. This blog post aims to list the top 5 sites which help you do this. What are …

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