CCI Training Center
Career training Blog

DALLAS: (972) 597-8788 or ARLINGTON: (817) 587-9976

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Under attack: identifying and preventing cyber security breaches

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2017 12:51:29 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Computer & Network Administration, Cyber Security

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

The internet is dark and full of horrors. Three very different types of cyber attack have made the news this month, highlighting the importance of security for those working in IT.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts