Luis Solari is an Information Security Administrator at VIVA Bolivia with over 16 years of work experience in the field of IT. He has participated in IT consulting projects such as data migration, IT due diligence, ethical hacking, systems audit, formulating and implementing information security policies; systems audit, Sarbanes Oxley audit, revenue assurance, and audit support financial in the main Bolivian companies. Luis has the following IT certifications:

  • ISACA CISA
  • ISACA CRISC
  • EC-Council CEH
  • PECB Certified Trainer for ISO/IEC 27001
  • PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • PECB Certified ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager

He has recently reviewed our ISC2 CISSP course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

Luis Solari Reviewed Our ISC2 CISSP Course

“I have found the ISC2 CISSP course to be very interesting and extremely helpful for beginners who want to pass the certification exam in their first attempt. The study resources in the course will help you have a great learning experience.   

The quizzes provide detailed answers and I am extremely impressed by the Labs. Various interactive components like flashcards, pre-assessments, and post-assessments are added in the course which is based on the ISC2 CISSP certification exam.”

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Thank you, Luis, we are glad to have your honest and valuable feedback on our course. 

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Alexander Irigoyen is a Network Manager at the University of Redlands at the University of Redlands with over 20 years of Network Administrator experience with an emphasis on security. He is in the CompTIA SME Governance Committee & CompTIA SME Technical Advisory Committee (CSTAC) to help in the development of the A+, Network+, Server+, Cloud+, Security+, CySA+, and CASP+ exams. He holds expertise in network design and management; network administration and IT security; firewall management, SOC analysis, and CompTIA exam development. Alexander has held the following IT certifications:

  • CCNA
  • CompTIA A+
  • CCNA Security
  • Microsoft MCSE
  • Microsoft MCSA
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

He has recently reviewed our ISC2 CISSP course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

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“The ISC2 CISSP course and lab by uCertify has a lot of great learning resources including quizzes, videos, practice tests, and flashcards that reinforce the material presented within each lesson plan.    

This course is well suited especially for those already working in the information security industry. This course covers all of the domains within the CISSP exam and provides several tools along the way to measure your performance.”

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Recently, the term “cyber threat” has become more relevant because of the danger it poses to most industries, however, most people don’t know much about cyber threats at all. Let’s go a bit further into the background of cybersecurity and cyber attacks. 

Are you Safe From The Cyber Threats?

What is a cyber threat?

A cyber threat is an act intended to steal data or cause some sort of digital harm. The term is exclusively used to describe information security matters nowadays.

A cyber attack is set up against digital devices using cyberspace. Cyberspace is a virtual space that is becoming a metaphor to help us understand the digital weaponry that intends to harm us. The intent of the attacker, as well as the potential impact, depends upon the severity of the attack. These attacks can be quite serious, potentially threatening lives.

What is the need to protect from cyber threats?

Cyber threats are a very serious issue these days. They can cause electrical blackouts, breaches of national security secrets, theft of valuable, sensitive data like medical records. They can damage phone and computer networks or paralyze systems to steal the data. These threats are getting more serious. The definition of cybersecurity states that cybersecurity risks are present in every organization and aren’t always under IT’s direct control. Organizational leaders are making technology-related choices every day. So we can say that the data security solutions are also increasing with the increased cyber risk.

Types of cybersecurity threats

Cybersecurity threats are mainly divided into three broad categories based on the gain that can be achieved by the attackers:

  • Financial gain
  • Disruption
  • Underground activities (including the theft of patents or state espionage)

Virtually every cyber threat falls into one of these three modes. 

6 common cyber threats

Malware: Software that performs a malicious task on a target device or network comes under the category of malware. Some typical examples are corrupting data or taking over a system.

Phishing: This type of attack involves tricking the email recipient into disclosing confidential information or downloading malware by clicking on a hyperlink in the message.

Data Breaches: A data breach is a theft of data by a malicious actor. Motives for data breaches include crime, defamation, and espionage.

Trojans: Trojan is a type of malware that enters a target system looking like one of them.

Ransomware: This involves encrypting data on the target system and demanding ransom in exchange for letting users have access to the data again. A recent example of this is locking down the entire city of Atlanta’s municipal government data in 2018.

Denial of Service attack or Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS): Where an attacker takes over many(perhaps thousands) of devices and uses them to invoke the functions of a target system.

Now, let’s discuss the safety measures that an organization or individual should take.

As shown in previous paragraphs, cyber threats are one of the greatest dangers to any organization or business. Organizations are taking serious actions to make themselves safe and secure. One step they are taking is hiring highly skilled cybersecurity professionals as shown by recent surveys.

So, if you want to start your career in this field, you should really consider adding a cybersecurity certification to your resume. There are various cybersecurity certs available in the market, including CISSP, CySA+, CCSP, and more. 

uCertify offers various comprehensive courses to help you prepare for these certification exams. We are a leading provider of online courses and ensure the best learning resources for IT certification prep.

In this article, we will discuss the top IT certifications that you can add to your resume this year. The list goes from cloud computing, cybersecurity, and networking to project management. Cloud, Machine Learning, AI, and project management were among the top five most desired certifications last year. These certifications will continue to dominate in 2020 as well. Approximately 80% of IT professionals say that certifications are useful for their careers. The tricky part is deciding which area to focus on. This article will help you choose the right certification for you. Let’s have a look at the most demanded and highly paid IT certifications along with the average salary earned by these certs. We will discuss a few of them here.

Top 5 IT Certifications For 2020
  1. Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCPA): USD 139,529
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP): USD 135,798
  3. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM): USD 135,441
  4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate: USD 132,840
  5. AWS Certified Developer/Associate: USD 130,369
  6. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure: USD 121,288
  7. ITIL® Foundation: USD 120,566
  8. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): USD 118,412
  9. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC): USD 117,395
  10. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): USD 116,900

Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCPA)

This certification helps you gain an understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform(GCP) so that you can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to stimulate business applications. The certification assesses a candidate’s ability to analyzing and optimizing technology and business processes; managing and implementing cloud architecture and ensuring solution and operations reliability.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

This PMI PMP certification demonstrates that the certified professional possesses the project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. As the demand for skilled project managers increases practitioners who hold the PMP certification are well-positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

This certification will help you learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. The certification will help you:

  • Expand your career opportunities by adopting Agile practices
  • Demonstrate your attainment of core Scrum knowledge
  • Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the role
  • Engage with Agile practitioners committed to continuous improvement

AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate

This certification is designed for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience in designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

AWS Certified Developer/Associate

This certification is for individuals who perform roles in development and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application. This also demonstrates an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.

So, are you excited about earning these IT certifications and adding value to your career? Start your prep today with uCertify – an award-winning, e-learning platform that offers comprehensive courses that will help you prepare for these cert exams with its learning resources.

Mark Richard Mosqueda is currently working as a Senior Network Security Engineer at Daimler South East Asia Pte. Ltd. and has more than 4 years of experience in the field of network security. His field of expertise includes firewalls, WAN, network design, routing, troubleshooting, TCP/IP, and more. Mark holds various IT certifications including:  

  • Cisco CCNA CyberOps
  • Licensed Electronics Engineer
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing and Switching
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILF)

He has recently reviewed our ISC2 CISSP course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

Mark Richard Mosqueda Reviewed uCertify ISC2 CISSP Course

The uCertify CISSP course is one of the best courses I ever had. I loved how they manage to perform a pre-assessment test for learners to quickly gauge which domain they need to work on or to focus on. The User-Interface between the user and the site is astonishing and very easy to use.

The content is very straight-forward and easy to understand as there are subtitles and scripts as well. Overall, I would recommend this course to those who wanted to look for CISSP materials not only for exam takers but for actual application on the job. 

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