A piece of advice for anyone that is studying IT or CyberSecurity.

Real-world practice, along with your education and certificates, is extremely important to your growth in this industry. However, many employers will ask for experience, even though it is very clear you have just completed or are continuing your education. One of the best ways to gain experience, as well as give back to your community, is to find a non-profit organization (NPO) that needs help with their internal infrastructure and security posture. Most NPOs suffer from a lack of skilled resources. Due to the financial constraints and a lack of employees, the outcome is that only so much can be done. This introduces difficulties in properly securing the NPO's assets and responding to events in a timely fashion. Compounding this unfortunate state is that a lot of charities are run by volunteers or people who are working part-time. This means NPO's have a lot of people who are coming in…

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Phishing: What you should know!

Here are a few ways to stay as safe as possible when receiving phishing emails. 1.  Know the red flags. The most common types of scams will target you through fake emails (a technique known as phishing), text messages (SMSishing or smishing) voice calls (vishing), letters or even someone who shows up at your front door unexpectedly. No matter which technique the criminal uses these are the common things they try: Pressure you to send money Threaten you with law enforcement action Tell you to purchase gift cards and provide codes as a form of payment Ask you to cash a check for them or send money via wire transfer Ask you to deposit a check that overpays for something you're selling, and then send the difference elsewhere 2. Don’t provide account or personal information via email or text. Your bank will never email, or text and ask for this…

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Safety First This Holiday Season!

Holidays are fast approaching, which means online shopping and scams are going to be on the rise. Here are a few ways to stay as safe as possible. 1.  Know the red flags. The most common types of scams will target you through fake emails (a technique known as phishing), text messages (SMSishing or smishing) voice calls (vishing), letters or even someone who shows up at your front door unexpectedly. No matter which technique the criminal uses these are the common things they try: Pressure you to send money Threaten you with law enforcement action Tell you to purchase gift cards and provide codes as a form of payment Ask you to cash a check for them or send money via wire transfer Ask you to deposit a check that overpays for something you're selling, and then send the difference elsewhere 2. Don’t provide account or personal information via email…

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Critical Path Security is excited to announce that our CTO, Patrick Kelley, will be speaking at Milner’s Tech Fest in Raleigh, NC!

Featured Solutions & Services include: Physical Security Systems – Learn how solutions such as Access Controls & Video Surveillance can simplify your operations and enhance situational awareness. Managed IT & Security – Is your business' network secure and operating at optimal efficiency? Copiers & MFPs – Discover ways to increase efficiency and lower document output costs. Business Phone Systems – See how Unified Communications is changing the way we communicate. Document Management – Capture paper documents smarter and faster – put your information to work. Special Guest Speaker Patrick Kelley, CISSP, C|EH, ITIL We are excited to announce Patrick Kelley as the day’s Keynote Speaker. With more than 20 years of experience in the Information Management and Security field, Patrick has spoken on panels with members from the FBI, CIA, NSA, and is a reoccurring guest on 11 Alive and NBC News. His presentation, Cyberzoology: Protecting Your Organization From New Breeds Of…

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