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Straightforward Security Configuration Protects Sensitive Data From Data Theft

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 4:15:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cyber Security

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Technology evolves at break-neck speed today, and the ways our information can be compromised also continues to evolve. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is now more important than ever before to ensure all aspects of our lives are protected from dangers formerly consider only an Internet problem.

Keeping passwords, personal data, financial information and other sensitive details of our lives secure from unauthorized access has been a top priority for businesses for many years. Only recently, individuals have had to worry about keeping their personal data protected themselves.

Most people know that passwords should never be shared and properly protected computing devices must be kept safe from hackers who plant malware, viruses and other threats. We all know that best practices are recommended, but there is so much information out there it is easy to get lost – especially if you aren't tech-savvy.

It is tempting to ignore data security. After all, billions of personal data snippets have already been siphoned off. Social security numbers, credit card data, personal addresses, phone numbers, passwords and many other data sets have been stolen in recent years. How do we even know if we are struggling to protect data that is already for sale on the dark web? Worse, how can we even hope to protect our data when cyber criminals seem to always be one step ahead of the good guys?

Abandoning cyber security is not an option. Even though the picture may seem bleak, there are simple ways to protect your personal data that can be very effective. You may need to change your perception of what goes into protecting your personal information.

Think of it this way: You have to be defensive. Instead of trying to prevent attacks, you have to approach security as though you are protecting yourself from an unavoidable attack. When you assume you are a target, and AI-enhanced attacks can target almost everyone at the same time, you stop trying to avoid injuries and start planning how you will stop the attack and recovery quickly with less long-term damage.

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Cyber-Security Program - A Boon to Students

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2019 3:46:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cyber Security

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It is critical for organizations to keep a watchful eye on employees' skills and capabilities. Well-trained, well-equipped employees are often the front line defense against internal and external security threats.

A stable workplace includes ongoing education and it training for key personnel to update skills and techniques necessary to compete and prosper. Internal cybersecurity programs play a crucial role in shaping an organization's financial health and wellness.

Protecting a company's data, whether that company is a financial entity, a health sector organization, a government agency or even an HR department managing personal data gathered from employee files, is very important in today's environment. If exploited by an unauthorized intruder, a hacker or evil actor that gains access to a network or system, the compromised data could put the whole organization at risk. A successful breach that involves a left-behind virus could also potentially expose vendors and investors who access infected programs.

Reducing risks is one reason cyber-security equipment and software was developed. Simply installing security software is not enough though. To protect company assets and stakeholders, business leaders must invest time and money building an exceptional computer security team. Providing the proper training and professional development, or hiring talent that has the correct education and certifications to demonstrate proficiency, are the only ways to maintain an edge to edge barrier against cyber attacks and unauthorized invasion.

People who want to enter the field of Cyber-Security with computer school programs can start a career path by taking basic IT Training classes that lead to in-demand skills and industry certifications employers trust and value.

Here's a look at what to expect from vocational training in IT security.

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Cloud Computing — The Next Big Thing In Computer School Training Programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2019 2:32:42 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cloud Technologies

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The concept of cloud computing has been around for more than a half century, long before vocational computer school training programs were offered online. The actual term is believed to have been used for the first time in 2006 when Google CEO Eric Schmidt first brought the topic up during a conference. In recent years, adoption rates have increased, and investors have shown a willingness to fund new research and development. And, most IT training students today learn at least basic terminology and functionality of cloud computing software and security no matter what computer school program they enroll in.

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Cisco Certifications and Your Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2018 10:00:49 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Computer & Network Administration

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Cisco Certifications and Your Career

A career in IT could be a game changer for your family's financial future. There is a great demand for employees with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a wide variety of businesses IT departments. Furthermore, there has been a call to increase the amount of women in the IT field.

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What You Need To Know About CompTIA

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2018 10:00:26 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Career Training Blog, Career Spot, Cloud Technologies, Computer & Network Administration

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What You Need To Know About CompTIA

Back in the 1980s, IT certifications were issued by particular manufacturers and were only truly relevant to their specific systems. While there was some overlap between the certifications, IT workers still had to be certified separately for Dell, Compaq, IBM, Macintosh, and so on.

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5 Ways Certification Can Boost Your IT Career

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 10:00:23 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Job Search, Information Technology, Accelerated Programs, Career Services, Career Spot, CCI News, Computer & Network Administration, Linux Certification

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Information technology (IT) is a dynamic industry and a great place to start building a vibrant, exciting, and long-lasting career. Since technology changes so quickly, there is a great need for a highly motivated workforce willing to keep up with the changes in the industry. If you're looking to make a new start in your career and are willing to learn, you will quickly rise through the ranks in any IT department in any company.

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Security Threats that All IT Staff Should Know About

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2018 10:00:47 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Career Spot, CCI News, Cloud Technologies, Computer & Network Administration

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As more of our lives become connected to the internet, threats to our private data and computer systems increase.

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How to Listen and Learn from Customers and Patients

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2018 10:00:39 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Medical and Healthcare, Business & Accounting, Career Spot

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Interacting with other people is a necessary part of life, no matter how much we'd like to avoid it. Too often, we all have conversations where we concentrate on the information we want to convey rather than what the other person is talking about.

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Flying Taxis? The future looks smart with the Internet of Things

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 2:33:53 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, CCI News, Cloud Technologies, Computer & Network Administration, Linux Certification

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The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the latest buzzwords in IT, but their potential impact on our life and our careers is huge. The rise of 'smart' infrastructure in our homes, workplaces, and cities is undeniable, but what do these buzz words actually mean and what difference will they make to the future of IT careers?

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Demand for IT skills drives salary increases in Dallas

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 1:25:17 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Career Spot, CCI News

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Dallas skylineDallas is facing a rise in IT professional salaries, and candidates with networking and storage skills are currently in high-demand. These findings from the annual Dice Tech Salary Survey, released on March 28, confirms the outlook is good for those with a flexible skill set.

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