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Is CompTIA Linux+ Worth It? 09/25/2021

Is CompTIA Linux+ Worth It?

https://www.comptia.org/blog/is-linux-plus-worth-it?

Is CompTIA Linux+ Worth It? Is CompTIA Linux+ worth it? What is involved in the Linux+ certification? CompTIA explains why the Linux+ certification is worth it, including jobs, salaries and benefits.

09/06/2021

Ready to take CompTIA exams?

Labor Day Sale on all CompTIA Vouchers.

30% off on all vouchers and NO discount codes needed.

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09/01/2021

We are proud to announce that Netsectap is now CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partner! This enable us to further help our aspiring Cyber Security Professional students.

NetSecTap Open House - Ox Brewery Ashburn, VA - 7-22-2021 07/25/2021

Thank you all to our students, partners, and friends who attended our first Open House for the year 2021! We appreciate each and every one of you! We are elated and truly grateful!

We also would like to thank Mary of Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, VA for the warm hospitality! What a great facility to host an event! The support staff was awesome and super friendly! Moving on forward, we will host all our events at this facility! Great beer, great atmosphere, dope vibe, so relaxing!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=netsectap&set=a.4252937121488629

Photos from Netsectap's post 07/25/2021

Photos from Netsectap's post

Hack the Box Curling 01/27/2021

Hack the Box Curling


Our write up on HTB’s retired box “Curling”

https://link.medium.com/PiF1uhqZndb

Hack the Box Curling My write-up on HTB’s retired machine “Curling”.

Stolen Payment Card Trafficking Mastermind Pleads Guilty 01/28/2020

Stolen Payment Card Trafficking Mastermind Pleads Guilty

https://bit.ly/37ANvm5

Stolen Payment Card Trafficking Mastermind Pleads Guilty Aleksey Burkov, who was extradited from Israel to the U.S. in November, plead guilty this week to several federal charges related to his site

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up — Krebs on Security 12/19/2019

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up — Krebs on Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/ransomware-gangs-now-outing-victim-businesses-that-dont-pay-up/

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up — Krebs on Security As if the scourge of ransomware wasn’t bad enough already: Several prominent purveyors of ransomware have signaled they plan to start publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to pay up. To make matters worse, one ransomware gang has now created a public Web site identifying recent victim com...

Lies and Security Clearances: How Could This Happen? 12/11/2019

Lies and Security Clearances: How Could This Happen?

https://blog.clearedjobs.net/lies-and-security-clearances-how-could-this-happen/

Lies and Security Clearances: How Could This Happen? Recently in the headlines, a story of a high-ranking government employee was found to have made exaggerated claims about her professional career. It seems that this person had “souped up” her credentials both inside and outside the federal government to... ...

Work & Life: Finding the Balance 10/22/2019

Work & Life: Finding the Balance

https://www.strayer.edu/buzz/work-life-finding-balance

Work & Life: Finding the Balance In a world where we’re connected 24/7 to work and school, balance can seem impossible. When you’re trying to juggle priorities at work and school assignments due weekly, all while managing your family, it can seem like there isn’t enough time to do it all. So how do you find balance in the cha...

A Ransomware Tale: Mayor Describes City's Decisions 09/07/2019

A Ransomware Tale: Mayor Describes City's Decisions

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/ransomware-tale-mayor-describes-citys-decisions-a-13033

A Ransomware Tale: Mayor Describes City's Decisions The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, took the unusual step this week of holding a press conference to describe a recent ransomware attack and explain why the

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp. — Krebs on Security 08/12/2019

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp. — Krebs on Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/sec-investigating-data-leak-at-first-american-financial-corp/

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp. — Krebs on Security The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals going back to 2003, KrebsOnSecurity has l...

06/27/2019

Meetup

Join us at Decoding Cyber Security: Leveraging Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

http://meetu.ps/e/GRBC9/w4VFb/a http://meetu.ps/e/GRBC9/w4VFb/a

Meetup

Cloudflare Criticizes Verizon Over Internet Outage 06/27/2019

Cloudflare Criticizes Verizon Over Internet Outage

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/blogs/cloudflare-criticizes-verizon-over-internet-outage-p-2760

Cloudflare Criticizes Verizon Over Internet Outage Cloudflare was unsparing in its criticism of Verizon over a BGP snafu that hampered 15 percent of its global traffic, as well as traffic of Amazon and Google. Verizon's error underscores that much heavy lifting remains to make critical internet infrastructure secure.

05/11/2019

If you want a real-life experience based cybersecurity training, our Road to Security Engineer is for you. We are tired of retail cybersecurity training. Our wholistic approach will guide you to become a Security Engineer and cover all the necessary skills and hands-on training to help you reach your goal.

https://netsectap.com/road-to-security-engineer/

Photos from Netsectap's post 04/06/2019

Intro and Design AWS Environments

03/18/2019

Do you want to learn how to build your own cybersecurity lab from scratch? This includes everything, hardware specs, purchase, unboxing, cabling of your server, obtaining and installing vmware esxi, baseline configuration and more. Most of all, NOT IN A BORING WAY!

Check this out!
https://netsectap.com/season-1-desperate-house-lab-building-your-home-lab-using-vmware-esxi-from-scratch/

Netsectap added a Shop on Website button to their Page. 03/18/2019

Netsectap added a Shop on Website button to their Page.

Netsectap added a Shop on Website button to their Page.

Dow Jones Data Exposed on Public Server 03/02/2019

Dow Jones Data Exposed on Public Server

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/dow-jones-data-exposed-on-public-server-a-12058

Dow Jones Data Exposed on Public Server An “authorized third party” exposed a Dow Jones database with more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and individuals on a public server without

Wendy's Reaches $50 Million Breach Settlement With Banks 02/21/2019

Wendy's Reaches $50 Million Breach Settlement With Banks

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/wendys-reaches-50-million-breach-settlement-banks-a-12032

Wendy's Reaches $50 Million Breach Settlement With Banks Fast-food giant Wendy's has reached a $50 million settlement agreement with financial institutions that sued after attackers planted RAM-scraping malware on

Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security 02/13/2019

Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/02/patch-tuesday-february-2019-edition/

Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security Microsoft on Tuesday issued a bevy of patches to correct at least 70 distinct security vulnerabilities in Windows and software designed to interact with various flavors of the operating system. This month’s patch batch tackles some notable threats to enterprises — including multiple flaws that w...

Beginner to Intermediate Linux 02/04/2019

Beginner to Intermediate Linux

http://meetu.ps/e/GmyZt/w4VFb/f

Beginner to Intermediate Linux Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM: Enhancing your career? Wanted to be more marketable?Improve or renew your Linux skills?Train with us! 5 hours of hand-on class that will go through begging to intermediate

How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security — Krebs on Security 02/02/2019

How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security — Krebs on Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/how-the-u-s-govt-shutdown-harms-security/

How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security — Krebs on Security The ongoing partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews with federal law enforcement investigators and a report issued this week by a group representing the interests of FBI agents. Even if lawmakers move forwar...

Shutdown hits government websites as certificates begin to expire 01/14/2019

Shutdown hits government websites as certificates begin to expire

Dozens of U.S. government websites have been rendered either insecure or inaccessible during the ongoing U.S. federal shutdown. These sites include sensitive government payment portals and remote access services, affecting the likes of NASA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/01/14/shutdown-hits-government-websites-as-certificates-begin-to-expire/

Shutdown hits government websites as certificates begin to expire The US government shutdown is affecting more than just physical sites like national parks and monuments.

SplashData's Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2018 | TeamsID - Password Manager for Teams 12/21/2018

SplashData's Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2018 | TeamsID - Password Manager for Teams

https://www.teamsid.com/splashdatas-top-100-worst-passwords-of-2018

SplashData's Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2018 | TeamsID - Password Manager for Teams LOS GATOS, CA (DECEMBER 13, 2018) – Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year. After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable...

Cybercriminals Are Controlling Malware Through Twitter Memes 12/19/2018

Cybercriminals Are Controlling Malware Through Twitter Memes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/12/18/cybercriminals-hide-malware-commands-twitter-memes/

Cybercriminals Are Controlling Malware Through Twitter Memes They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Apparently that makes pictures a handy way for criminal hackers to communicate with malware.

12/07/2018

Asian stock market takes a tumble after the arrest of Huawei CFO

https://thehustle.co/daily?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hero

Atwater man uses Fortnite among other apps to sexually exploit children 12/05/2018

Atwater man uses Fortnite among other apps to sexually exploit children


https://abc30.com/atwater-man-uses-fortnite-among-other-apps-to-sexually-exploit-children/4831584/

Atwater man uses Fortnite among other apps to sexually exploit children Federal agents are seeing these predators going to great lengths to entice their victims. They are logging onto games like Fortnite or apps like Musically and befriending them- only to make criminal requests. But they are also offering big perks.

102,000 PH passports, credit cards affected in Cathay Pacific data breach: NPC 11/11/2018

102,000 PH passports, credit cards affected in Cathay Pacific data breach: NPC

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/10/18/102000-ph-passports-credit-cards-affected-in-cathay-pacific-data-breach-ntc

102,000 PH passports, credit cards affected in Cathay Pacific data breach: NPC MANILA - Data from some 102,000 Filipino passports and credit cards are among those affected in the massive data breach that hit Cathay Pacific earlier this year, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said in an order made public Saturday.

Android WARNING: Dangerous Google Play Store apps discovered which can STEAL your money 11/05/2018

Android WARNING: Dangerous Google Play Store apps discovered which can STEAL your money

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1039984/Android-warning-Google-Play-Store-apps-internet-banking-malware

Android WARNING: Dangerous Google Play Store apps discovered which can STEAL your money ANDROID fans have been put on alert about dozens of dangerous apps found on the Google Play Store which can steal your money.

Australian Cryptocurrency Theft Highlights Security Mistakes 10/30/2018

Australian Cryptocurrency Theft Highlights Security Mistakes

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/australian-cryptocurrency-theft-highlights-security-mistakes-a-11643

Australian Cryptocurrency Theft Highlights Security Mistakes Australian police have charged a woman in the theft of AU$450,000 (US$318,000) worth of the virtual currency XRP, also known as Ripple, in one of the largest

Yahoo Class Action Settlement: A $50 Million-Plus Sting 10/26/2018

Yahoo Class Action Settlement: A $50 Million-Plus Sting

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/yahoo-class-action-settlement-50-million-plus-sting-a-11635

Yahoo Class Action Settlement: A $50 Million-Plus Sting A proposed agreement that would settle a class action suit against Yahoo over devastating data breaches could see the company pay as much as $85 million. That adds

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