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What is a Cybersecurity Capture the Flag?

Cybersecurity competitions are interesting events that are becoming more popular in the cybersecurity community. One common event type is a “Capture the Flag” (also referred to as CTF) competition, which are available both online and in-person in many areas.  In this article, I’ll explain what a capture the flag competition is, and why you need […]

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How Do Cybersecurity Companies Make Money?

Cybersecurity companies represent a type of business that has become vastly more prominent since the turn of the century, due to the massive increase in data and computer use and the hacking and cybersecurity attacks that those computer systems have attracted.  Many people, especially those interested in a cybersecurity career, wonder how cybersecurity companies actually […]

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Is the CompTIA Linux+ Worth It?

If you are new to Linux and want to know how hard it will be to learn, I recommend reading the article How Hard Is It To Learn Linux first, to get a better understanding on the best ways to study this operating system. Certifications are very popular in the cyber security field, and there […]

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How Hard is it to Learn Linux?

Linux is a diverse open source operating system that has gained in popularity for its variety of uses and flavors (flavors refers to the different deployment versions of Linux). Many companies use Linux in their servers, firewalls and intrusion detection systems, among many other uses, so it has become more of a staple than ever […]

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How to Pass the CompTIA Security+

Obtaining the CompTIA Security+ certification is an excellent way to build your knowledge of information security and show employers that you have an understanding of basic cyber security concepts.  But what about studying and preparing for the exam? What is the best way to prepare for and pass the Security+ exam?  The best way to […]

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