10 Certifications Every IT Pro Needs To Have For 2014

[singlepic id=867 w=320 h=240 float=right]With a difficult job market continuing in 2014, Certifications are a must for IT employment and here are the Certifications to have this coming year: 1.  MCSA: Windows 2012 Server This certification provides the information on how to install, maintain, and manage the Windows 2012 Server Operating System.  Windows Server powers many of the worlds’ largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server [...]

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Hack the Hackers? Companies Itching To Go On Cyber Offense

Training Needed To Stop Hackers From Accessing Information Fatigued by a relentless onslaught from hackers, Corporate America is mulling a more aggressive and reactive approach to powerful cyber evildoers. Offensive counterstrikes are likely illegal in today’s murky legal structure, but some security professionals are calling for at least a more proactive stance that utilizes measures like disinformation campaigns, honey pots and intelligence gathering. All of this is aimed at squashing cyber attacks that can generate millions of dollars in damages and lost [...]

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Cyber threat is Pre 9/11 moment

The United States must beef up its cyber defenses or suffer as it did on September 11, 2001 for failing to see the warning signs ahead of that devastating terrorist attack, the Secretary of Defense told a group of business leaders in New York Thursday night. Calling it a “pre-9/11 moment,” Leon Panetta said he is particularly worried about a significant escalation of attacks. In a speech aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier, Panetta reminded the Business Executives for National Security about [...]

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Consistent Global IT Industry Security Policies Necessary?

[singlepic id=884 w=320 h=240 float=right]These 12 recommendations outline a cooperative approach between government and industry, with an eye toward leaving industry free to innovate and compete without being burdened by overly specific government regulation. Government has a critical role to play in cybersecurity and a partnership with industry is necessary. Although the private sector produces the hardware and software and operates the systems that make up the global cyber infrastructure, many elements of cyber risk are out industry’s hands. Although it [...]

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Retiring FBI official says current cybersecurity strategy ‘unsustainable’

[singlepic id=836 w=320 h=240 float=right]A retiring top deputy at the FBI has given a blunt assessment of public and private efforts to combat cyberattacks on corporate targets: “We’re not winning.” Shawn Henry, the FBI’s executive assistant director in charge of cybersecurity, told the Wall Street Journal that the government and private companies aren’t up to the task of defending sensitive data from would-be hackers. He called the current approach to the problem “unsustainable,” because criminals can easily outsmart the defenses [...]

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