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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Pentesting 101: Human OSINT

When gathering initial information, penetration testers need to focus on an organization’s human element.

In the last article, Hisomeru covered the technical aspects of Open Source Intelligence or OSINT. OSINT traditionally comes in two different forms, Technical and Human. For penetration tests, it is equally important to know the human aspect of the target network just as well as knowing the technical aspects.

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Cyber Criminals Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Pandemic

Malware and phishing attacks during a global pandemic emphasize the need for trained cyber security professionals

The staggering number of new COVID-19 cases reported every day are one reminder that the world is facing massive upheaval. With an unprecedented amount of the workforce resigned to home offices and IT teams struggling to monitor activities of their co-workers, the coronavirus has also turned into a boon for cyber criminals.

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A Message from eLearnSecurity Leadership

(This was originally emailed to all students and clients on March 23, 2020)

To our valued students and clients,

By now you’ve received countless emails from organizations worldwide, sharing support during this time and outlining a plan to move forward. The experience has been overwhelming both on- and off-line.

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The Legal Ramifications of Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Gathering

IT teams that access dark forums for cyber security intelligence are urged to use caution and practice transparency

While dark markets and the dark web can provide valuable information for cyber security professionals, organizations and individuals need to follow laws and regulations and maintain open lines of communication with law enforcement to avoid major investigative scrutiny.

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eLearnSecurity’s Threat Hunting Professional Webinar is Coming

Learn more about updates to our Threat Hunting Professional Course and Watch a Live Lab Demo

eLearnSecurity will release a new version of Threat Hunting Professionals (THPv2) during a live webinar on March 24th. During the one hour webinar, course creators Dimitrios Bougioukas and Slavi Parpulov will discuss the essentials of threat hunting and outline course updates that address the modern threat landscape.

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Five Skills That Will Boost Your Pentesting Career

Finding your cyber security dream job starts with the proper training pathway.

Penetration testing is a fulfilling and lucrative position within the cyber security industry. Otherwise known as ethical hackers, pentesters work with companies to exploit weaknesses in their network, systems, and applications to ultimately create a safer online environment.

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