The Next Big Thing in Biometric Authentication: Ephemeral Biometrics

A device like a FitBit may soon greatly improve user authentication. The key to this will be ephemeral biometrics. We talk about biometric authentication in some of Learning Tree’s cyber security courses, including the System and Network Security Introduction course and the CompTIA Security+ test-prep course. But how are ephemeral biometrics different? Biometrics Today Biometric authentication […]
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10 Internet of Things Security Vulnerabilities

If the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is anything to go by, 2017 will be a major year for the Internet of Things (IoT). Unfortunately, it’s also going to a bumper year for cyber security exploits—including novel, and potentially catastrophic, attacks. As such devices come of age we are going to start seeing them everywhere. […]
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SharePoint Security Best Practices

Yes, you can have security and performance! Microsoft has long used the same “object oriented” approach to security within its various “object namespaces”. SharePoint is no different. And Microsoft does have some SharePoint Security Best Practices you may want to consider. Objects and Security Ah… what is an “object namespace” you ask? The Microsoft platform […]
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3 Ways Lists Can Help You Prepare For the CompTIA Security+ Exam

After teaching Learning Tree’s CompTIA Security+ exam preparation course I don’t know how many times, I am more convinced than ever that, at most, about one person out of every twenty is ready to take the test on the morning after the last day of the course. Even those uncommon people benefit from the review […]
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5 Big Data Security Challenges

As interest in big data has exploded, organizations have rushed to grab competitive advantage by deploying analytics pipelines that exploit this newly available resource. Many projects have been set up in a “skunkworks” environment, often by data science teams. While this has accelerated the time to market for new features, it has created a potential […]
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