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Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Moving to the cloud is becoming less of an option for many companies and more of a necessity. According to a 2021 survey by O’Reilly, 48% of the surveyed organizations intend to move to the cloud within one year. But is it worth it? Cloud computing comes with cost savings, improved customer insight, increased collaboration, disaster recovery, and quality control. On the flip side, this modern form of computing comes with downsides such as…

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Basic Components of a Wireless Network

Wireless networks serve as a better alternative to traditional cable networks. Today, wireless networks are crucial for enabling mobility, allowing smart devices such as mobile phones, tablets, IoT devices, and desktop computers to access the internet. However, a few basic components need to be in place for all this to work. These components include a wireless router, wireless access points (WAP), client/wireless adaptors (NICs), wireless bridge/repeater, and wireless controller. Here’s a breakdown of each.…

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A Complete Guide to Securing a Job in Data Science

Data Science jobs are in high demand in the US and worldwide. While no current certification is required, data scientist and data analyst positions pay very well, with more than 36,000 positions available in the US for these two roles alone. Today, we’ll look at the data science job market, the educational background required, and some valuable tips on how to find a job in this high-paying and in-demand career. What Is Data Science?…

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The Best Recommended Tools for Penetration Testing

A penetration tester’s job is to seek out, test, and identify network or systems vulnerabilities. Pen tests are usually carried out by an ethical hacker, security consultant, or security operations center (SOC) teams. Pen testers need the latest penetration testing tools to identify network or security weaknesses to protect and prevent cyberattacks. We’ve prepared an overview of the best penetration testing tools for your cybersecurity toolkit, what they test, and the benefits and differences…

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SOC Analyst Interview: Common Questions

A Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst plays a critical role in today’s digital-first business world. Faced with growing cybersecurity threats, employers compete intensely to hire and pay the best-qualified candidates. And, they ask challenging questions to make sure they hire the best IT experts. We’ll show you how to prepare for a future SOC Analyst interview, what questions you can expect, and what you need to land a new next-level cybersecurity career opportunity. How…

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Cybersecurity Certificate?

With growing concern worldwide for the security of digital assets and increased activity by threat actors and fraudsters, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. Let’s look at the recognized types of cybersecurity certification, what training and career opportunities are available, what employers are looking for, and how long it takes to get your cybersecurity certificate. Cybersecurity Career Opportunities Over the next five years, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the cost of global cybercrime will grow from…

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How Can Beginners Learn to Code?

For many people who have never coded before, the world of programming seems like a strange and complicated one. However, it doesn’t have to be. In many cases, coding can be simple. Learning how to code shouldn’t be more complex than it has to be. For a beginner to learn how to code, they just need to figure out the rules of the language and how to apply them. Yet learning those rules and…

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The Different Types of Penetration Testing Explained

Penetration testing is a critical element in a company’s cybersecurity plan. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), penetration testing (also known as pen testing) is a method of testing an application or enterprise’s security system for potential vulnerabilities. Pen testing is typically done by professionals referred to as “white hat” hackers. They are the opposite of “black hat” hackers, which are the malicious users who exploit these vulnerabilities for personal…

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When Did Cloud Computing Start?

Cloud computing is part of the modern history of computing. Today, many companies globally utilize cloud computing to distribute data services and information. Cloud computing offers enterprises lower storage and processing power costs than ever before. It might be challenging to pin down when cloud computing started for those of us who haven’t been around since the dawn of modern computing. Some sources state that we’d have to go back to the origins of…

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What is Machine Learning in Data Science?

Imagine a world where machines can automatically learn from their mistakes. It might seem like science fiction, but humanity has already developed machine learning capability. Machine learning is a form of automation that gives an AI agent the ability to learn based on a preferred outcome. The best way to think of machine learning is as an artificial intelligence agent that gets closer to its goal after each try. Like humans, these machine learning…

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