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How Social Media Posts Can Lead to Identity Theft

Scrolling through Facebook the other day I saw meme “Comment below if you remember your childhood phone number.” I honestly don’t remember whether or not I answered, but I shouldn’t have if I did. When I teach Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction, I talk about the idea of “information leakage”. That is where […]

How to Use Affinity Diagrams to Bring Order to Chaos

One critical aspect of brainstorming and other idea-gathering processes is that one must not judge the ideas as they are presented. After that gathering phase, though, the ideas are useless if no patterns or relationships can be discovered. One good solution for that is the Affinity Diagram. The process was identified in the 1960s by […]

Taking a Live Online Class: Keys to Success

Online vs. Live Classes Taking a live online class is just like taking a live class, except when it isn’t. Live online classes are usually referred to in the training industry as “virtual instructor-led training” or VILT. Likewise, classroom style training is called “live instructor-led training” or LILT. That ‘V’ can make a big difference. […]

The Seriousness of the Cyber Security Staffing Shortage

If you are interested in a cybersecurity job, now may be a great time to get one. Whether it is a new job, a change in position, or adding a new skill to your existing job, cyber security skills are in demand. They are in demand right now, and they will be for the foreseeable […]

Biometrics and Privacy

I’ve written before on biometrics. If you’ve read those posts, you’ll know that I like biometrics in general. But earlier this year, a new wrinkle popped up in the field: people are accusing Facebook of capturing biometric information without users’ consent. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs say that Facebook is capturing “faceprints.” I don’t […]

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