Vagner Silva has more than 15 years of experience in the field of information technology and security. His field of expertise includes designing, projecting, quoting, auditing, recommending, and implementing security tools such as SIEM, anti-spam, firewalls, IPS, NAC, WAF, content filter, DLP, vulnerabilities manager, and many more. Vagner is a Systems Engineer at Grupo Mtel. He is also knowledgeable in networking, information security, Linux, and more. He holds the following certifications:

  • CCNA Security
  • CCNP Security
  • ITIL Foundation 
  • Green IT Citizen
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cobit Foundation 4.1
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • HP ATP – ArcSight Security V1
  • Microsoft Certified Professional 
  • Information Security Foundation
  • Cisco Certified Systems Instructor
  • IT Service Management Foundation
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

Vagner Silva Reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ Course

I had a chance to review the uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course and labs and was impressed by the way the course is presented that even a beginner can accomplish their goal of passing the certification in one attempt.

The uCertify provides interactive learning resources such as flashcards, quizzes, and hands-on lab that mirror the real exam. I recommend this course to all the professionals who want to pass the CompTIA CS0-001 exam in their first attempt.”

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Julius Alcantara is an Information Security Analyst at DXC Technology. He has more than 13 years of work experience in this field. He is skilled in troubleshooting, technical support, virtualization, IT operations, incident management, cloud computing, mobile technology, and office administration. Julius has earned the following IT certifications:

  • CB Response Advanced Analyst
  • CB Defense Certified Associate Analyst
  • CB Response Certified Associate Consultant
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops)

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

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“The chapters and lessons are completely in line with the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam objectives. The quizzes at the end of the chapters also reinforce you to understand the materials and simulate the actual exam environment. 

The key elements provided in the lab give hands-on experience on the actual concepts that can be applied to real-world scenarios as a Cyber Security Analyst. I strongly recommend this course for all aspiring IT professionals.”

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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.

Peter Kanu Letsoalo is currently working as an Emergency Dispatcher at Working on Fire. He has more than 3 years of experience as a completed dispatcher. Peter has IT Technician certificates in resolving customer complaints, answering inquiries, and providing resources to the landowners looking for a call center. He is skilled in threat hunting, mobile, and Windows forensics; web application, penetration testing, reverse engineering, and malware research. His working area includes building in security during the development stages of software systems, networks, and data centers.  

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

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“The uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course and lab are great learning resources for the CS0-001 exam. Every chapter has quizzes in the end so you can check what you have learned so far. 

The pre-assessment and post-assessments are also amazingly created and give you a better perspective of the exam. I am glad that I took this course and I recommend it to anyone preparing for the CySA+ CS0-001 exam.”

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Sumit Shrestha is an IT Specialist with 5+ years of experience in information technology and computer systems. He has a wide range of knowledge in network technology, software engineering, advanced database, web development, and operating system software. He has completed the Honorary Bachelor’s Degree in Computing and Information Systems from UWL and BA (Business Accountant) from CIMA. He has experience working with tools and technologies such as SQL, HTML 5, Windows, Linux Java, C, Unix, MySQL, and JavaScript. Sumit has earned the following IT certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Microsoft Certified professional

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

Happy To Share Sumit Shreshtha’s Review on Our CompTIA CySA+ Cert Guide

“The uCertify CompTIA CySA+ cert guide provides the best study material for exam prep. The course is strictly based on CySA+ CS0-001 exam objectives while the lab provides hands-on learning and is easy to understand.

The uCertify CySA+ course and lab are very interactive and contain very detailed information of all the exam domains. The lecturer did justice to the exam domains with its comprehensive learning resources.”

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