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Ethical Hacking: Understanding the Basics
Ethical Hacking: Understanding the Basics

Ethical Hacking: Understanding the Basics Cybercrime continues to grow at an astounding and devastating rate; more than 93% of organizations in the healthcare field alone experienced a data breach in the past few years (Sobers, 2021). While most people with any degree of tech acumen are familiar with criminal hackers, fewer are familiar with the…

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The Biggest Botnet Attacks to Date
The Biggest Botnet Attacks to Date 

A Chronological Look at the Biggest Botnet Attacks of the 21st Century A botnet attack is a specific type of attack in which a malicious hacker gains control over a series of computers. These computers are then directed by the attacker to launch massive-scale cyberattacks like Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. This results in harm to…

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What Are Sniffing Attacks, and How Can You Protect Yourself? 

What Are Sniffing Attacks, and How Can They Be Prevented? The technique of capturing all data packets traveling through a network using a software application or hardware device is known as network sniffing (Mitchell, 2021). Ethical hackers can use sniffing to gain tremendous insights into the workings of a network and the behavior of its…

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what is session hijacking
What Is Session Hijacking, and How Can It Be Prevented?

What Is Session Hijacking, and How Can It Be Prevented? Session hijacking is a technique used by hackers to gain access to a target’s computer or online accounts. In a session hijacking attack, a hacker takes control of a user’s browsing session to gain access to their personal information and passwords. This article will explain…

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Cybersecurity Skills for 2022
The Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills for 2022 and Beyond

The Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills for 2022 and Beyond If you’ve been interested in becoming a cybersecurity professional, you may be asking the following questions: How can you add value to an organization’s security strategy? Which forensic tools are most effective against cybersecurity threats? What is the best career path for an aspiring ethical hacker?…

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What is ethical hacking
What Is Ethical Hacking? Getting Started as an Ethical Hacker

What Is Ethical Hacking? Getting Started as an Ethical Hacker Malicious cyberattack rates continue to increase worldwide, with 2021 breaking all previous records for zero-day hacking events (O’Neill, 2021). Hackers are not just getting better at breaking into systems and overcoming network security; they can also access systems in less time than ever before. So…

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Types of social engineering attacks
Understanding and Preventing Social Engineering Attacks

Understanding and Preventing Social Engineering Attacks According to PurpleSec (2021), 98% of cyberattacks rely on social engineering. The same report indicates that new employees are the most susceptible: 60% of IT professionals cited recent hires as at high risk of falling for social engineering tactics. Social engineering attacks use deception, coercion, or other interpersonal methods…

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Skills needed to become an ethical hacker
Understanding the Skills Needed to Become an Ethical Hacker

Understanding the Skills Needed to Become an Ethical Hacker As technology advances, so does the need for more robust cybersecurity. Organizations of all sizes are vulnerable to attacks, and to combat these threats, they require employees with the right skill set. If you’re interested in advancing your career as a cybersecurity professional, there’s no better…

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Guide to vulnerability analysis
Vulnerability Analysis 101: Everything You Need to Know

Vulnerability Analysis 101: Everything You Need to Know Malicious hackers are continually looking for ways to access organizations’ networks and systems to get their hands on valuable company data. In 2020, the FBI reportedly received more than 2,000 internet crime complaints per day (Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2020). Luckily, while malicious hackers are finding ways to…

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