STARTING YOUR BUSINESS AS A CYBERSECURITY CONSULTANT

Starting your business as a cybersecurity consultant is an important decision to make when you consider that your income will be based on how much effort you put into your client’s business. Gone will be the days when no matter how much effort you were putting into your job, you…

Cybersecurity Myths

When it comes to securing your most valuable asset there is nothing worse than having the wrong perception of what threats you can receive or ignoring the risks of exposing the vulnerabilities of your assets. It doesn’t matter if it’s your wallet which you have with you all the time,…

Why Use a VPS for Security Research

The term VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. I.T. Professionals pioneered the use of VPS mostly for running corporate applications. Basically, a VPS requires one server. You install a virtual manager application on this server and begin creating one or more VPS in it. You can create as many VPS…

Cybersecurity Researchers Dilemma

Our current cyber environment is the product of the decisions we have made as cybersecurity professionals. As cybersecurity professionals that we are, our main job is not only to protect and secure the data and the assets that create such data but to oversee the profession and to influence people…

HOW TO SETUP YOUR OWN CYBERSECURITY LAB

The importance of having the best tools In this post, I will discuss how to setup your own cybersecurity lab with the equipment setup that I have based on a system that has worked for me all these years. You can find all of my recommended tools in my “Recommended…

HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS

When I was given the challenge to manage a division of IT, I said “Yes” without flinching. The challenge was to manage a division that was growing exponentially due to the number of new employees the company was hiring while creating and promoting a culture of cybersecurity awareness. My job…

WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF CYBERSECURITY

Every society has a set of rules and norms where every single member of such society is expected to follow. I remember as a kid in Chicago when every morning I was told to do the Pledge of Allegiance right before my first class. Later on, I was indoctrinated into…

WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED FOR CYBERSECURITY

There are two perspectives on the question “What Skills Are Needed For Cybersecurity” depending on who you ask. If you ask a company that hires cybersecurity professionals, they can come up with a list of requirements based on what they need, not based on what the professional requires. On the other…

THE FUTURE OF CYBERSECURITY

The future of cybersecurity as a profession is tightly integrated to the existing and emerging technologies and how it’s being used. There are many challenges ahead of us. From the policy perspective, we have the legacy governmental and regulatory policies that are being amended and updated in a reactive and…

Should I Get a Cybersecurity Degree or Certification

In my article “What is Cybersecurity?” I discuss how cybersecurity came to be, where its etymology came from and which specialties contributed to this. In this post, I’ll be discussing what many people tend to ask me and others in this field “do I require a Cybersecurity Degree or Certification?”. For…