Ransomware

Posted filed under CompTIA Security+.

Ransomware CompTIA Sec+ Objectives 1.1 Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Ransomware variants have been observed for several years and often attempt to extort money from victims by displaying an on-screen alert. Typically, these alerts state… Read more »

Multi-factor authentication

Posted filed under CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+.

Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA or MFA) CompTIA Security+ Objective 4.1 and CompTIA Network+ Objective 4.2 What is two-factor or multi-factor authentication (2FA or MFA)? Multifactor authentication ensures that a user is who they say they are. The more factors are used to determine the identity of a person, the greater the reliability of the authenticity…. Read more »

Phishing

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Phishing What is Phishing and How to Detect Phishing Attacks? Part of CompTIA Security+ Objectives 1.2 Phishing is an email scam designed that appears to be from a legitimate company and ask you to provide sensitive information. Cybercriminals use phishing to attempt to obtain sensitive information such as credit card details and login credentials, by… Read more »

Benefits of CompTIA Security+ Certification for Cyber Security Professionals

Posted filed under ABOUT IT, CompTIA Security+, Sec+.

One of the fastest growing areas of the enterprise is cybersecurity. Every year, more attacks are carried out meaning more of the IT budget is allocated for bolstering security, ultimately leading to the need to hire more cybersecurity experts to protect the organization.   According to cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, which recently published a casebook with takeaways and insights… Read more »

CompTIA Sec+ | Microsoft MTA Security: Types of Wireless Attacks Part 2

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The Types of Wireless Attacks Part 2 CompTIA Security+ Objective 1.2 WPS Attacks Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows users to configure a wireless network without typing in the passphrase. Instead, users can configure devices by pressing buttons or by entering a short personal identification number (PIN). For example, a user can configure a new wireless… Read more »

CompTIA Sec+ | Microsoft MTA Security: Types of Wireless Attacks

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The Types of Wireless Attacks Part 1 CompTIA Security+ Objective 1.2 Replay Attacks A replay attack occurs when an attacker copies a stream of messages between two parties and replays the stream to one or more of the parties. Unless mitigated, the computers subject to the attack process the stream as legitimate messages, resulting in a range… Read more »

CompTIA and Immersive Labs Issue A Pen Test Challenge

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CompTIA and Immersive Labs are challenging cybersecurity professionals in the United States and United Kingdom to test their penetration testing skills this month. The two organizations launched the pen test challenge on the opening day of RSA® Conference 2019. “Penetration testing, if done right, is a proven and valuable activity that all organizations should engage… Read more »

CompTIA Sec+ | Microsoft MTA Security: Most Common Application/Service Attacks Part 2

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   The nature of cyberattacks is constantly in flux, always evolving to keep pace with the times. Hacking of websites, theft of credit card information and other personal information has become an almost daily occurrence, along with illegal remittances via Internet banking. Recent years have witnessed the accelerating dissemination of new technologies such as IoT… Read more »