Problems With Anti-Virus Software and Alternative Solutions

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Anti-Virus software is the layman’s solution to cybersecurity. Functioning as a first line of defense, Anti-Virus software works to prevent, detect, and remove malware from your computer. However, Anti-Virus software is not a cure all solution. In fact, IMB Knowledge Center published a piece on the limitations of Anti-Virus protection. In the article, they cite … Read more

The Importance of Protected Digital Assets

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Frankie Wallace, ,

Digital Assets

A significant number of your digital assets, whether personal or professional, are now digital in this current age. The transfer of business practices, records, and even storefronts from a mostly physical world to a digital plain has developed rapidly over the last couple decades. Because of this, we are increasingly concerned about the security of … Read more

Password Safety: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Good Password

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Password guesses on a notepad. First two are bad passwords and the third one is a more complex password.

Password security is the most basic and ubiquitous form of cybersecurity. Every single account created online has a password attached to it. They predate the internet by hundreds of years and to this day, they remain the most reliable form of user authentication. So why does everybody choose such terrible passwords? What Makes a Password … Read more

What are the Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools?

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Julia Sowells, ,

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 6 Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools Computer forensics is of much relevance in today’s world. Though forensic analysis refers to searching and analyzing information to aid the process of finding evidence for a trial, computer forensic analysis is specially focused on detecting malware. A computer forensic analysis tools help detect unknown, malicious threats across devices … Read more

Identity of Things: IoT Security

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Tricia A. Howard, ,

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It is no secret that IoT Security (or lack thereof) has taken the industry by storm – and with good reason. Thanks to a couple of newsworthy incidents involving the (in)famous Internet of Things, most organizations are rethinking their overall IoT security posture. However, that is a daunting task to master. With such a variety … Read more

What is the difference between firewall hardware and firewall software?

Author(s):

Sydney Brackins, Executive Coordinator, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Firewall Hardware and Firewall Software appearing as a cage in front of a blurred out man typing on his computer.

Firewall safety is essential to the security of your computer. Firewalls appear in both a hardware and software format. Both formats provide a different set of benefits to the safety of a network. However, using them in conjunction with one another is the smartest route to take. This article will give a brief explanation on … Read more

Industry Certifications and How to go About Getting Them

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Tailor Tolliver, ,

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What are the best certifications to get when entering the field of Cybersecurity? Newcomers ask me this question. Often I find myself recommending my personal favorites.  However, not everyone may require the same certifications as someone else. Cybersecurity is a vast umbrella and there are so many different titles one can acquire while pursuing this … Read more

What is a Firewall and How Does it Work?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cords plugging into a system firewall

Firewalls have essentially been around since the beginning of the internet. A firewall is a network device designed to protect your system by monitoring and controlling information traffic based on a preset list of rules to ensure security. Firewalls establish a barrier of protection between a trusted network and a foreign network. They are one … Read more

Public WiFi: What is the Risk?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

WiFi is a lot like water. It is available almost everywhere and probably should be free. Unfortunately, a lot of times it is not safe to drink free water. Water that is sourced from a stream might be dirty, and unless you have a water purification system, it is not a good idea to drink … Read more