Cybersecurity is definitely one of the higher paying technology fields, according to ziprecruiter in the united states the average cybersecurity salary is anywhere from $82,936 – $125,664 depending on which state you are in. This is around 2-2.5 times the national average and in addition to high pay cybersecurity also offers some of the most diverse ways of making money. You can make good money as a standard employee, freelancer, entrepreneur or as an investor.
While GitHub is a great place for sharing code, it’s also a common place for people to accidentally leak company secrets. The problem is when developer’s post code to GitHub they can unintentionally post company information that is hidden within that code, including but not limited to IP addresses, domain names, passwords, usernames, emails and access keys.
CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures and it is a unique number assigned to a specific computer vulnerability. When someone refers to a CVE, they are referring to a security vulnerability that has been assigned a CVE number that acts as a unique identifier for that vulnerability. Most security advisories will mention at least 1 CVE, sometimes multiple CVEs when they are giving the breakdown of a new vulnerability. CVEs are assigned by a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA).
Being a growth hacker is very different from being a traditional computer hacker. While a computer hacker focuses on breaking into computer systems for the benefit of themselves or their clients, a growth hacker is more of a marketing function. A growth hacker is someone that specializes in the growth of the company, looking for new and creative ways to generate traffic, sales leads, growing a company’s brand etc. If you’re a startup founder, work for a small business or interested in working for a small business knowing how to grow a business is an extremely valuable skillset and it can be a lot of fun to help build something from the ground up.
Getting traffic to your website is one of the many challenges that a business will face when it is first starting out. If you have a lot of money you can take the shortcut and essentially pay for traffic to your website through paid ads, but this can get costly and once you stop paying the traffic will stop flowing. The second method is to generate organic traffic through the content on your website. This type of traffic takes longer to build but it will generate lasting and sustainable traffic to your website.
Whether you’re an independent person or a company, a blog is a good way to start building your brand. It’s one of the best ways for generating organic traffic, which means you won’t have to continuously pay to get leads. It also helps to establish yourself as an authority/expert in cybersecurity. The downside is that it takes a lot of time to build a significant amount of traffic. It can take anywhere from 1-3 years to get a really good following, there are exceptions but generally this is how it will take to start seeing tens of thousands in monthly traffic if you’re not already an established brand.
Blog posts are a good way to drive organic traffic to your website. People are always googling things and trying to find answers. If you can create a good piece of content that answers their questions it establishes trust and it establishes you as an authority with that person. This can be very valuable if you’re trying to sell a product or a service. If you’re someone that has never written a blog post before it can be difficult to write a concise piece of work, that’s both professional and engaging. This article will give you some tips that you can use to write an effective blog post and help you start generating traffic to your website.
If you’re someone that accepts a lot of emails from people you don’t know you should be wary of downloading something that may contain malware. If you ever look into your spam folder you will see a lot of those emails try to get you to either download an attachment or visit a link. Email attachments are one of the main ways that people try to trick people into downloading viruses onto their machine and some of them can be very convincing. This guide will give you 7 ways you can tell if a file attachment is a computer virus.
Can you stop bad bots with words and pictures? If you use them in the way of challenges, you just might.
For those that don’t know, we’re talking about CAPTCHA, a little challenge involving writing the right words or picking the right pictures to prove that you’re a human – and not a bot.
There’s more to it than pictures and phrases, though. CAPTCHA is more complex than it sounds. Unfortunately, as complex as it is, it might not be enough to stop the latest bots.
Before we determine if CAPTCHA is worth the trouble, we need to understand what it is.
WordPress is one the most popular platforms for creating websites, WordPress supports roughly 40% of all websites on the internet and that makes it one of the most targeted websites for hackers. It’s common for websites to get hacked due to poorly designed plugins, themes or just out of date software. In response to this many companies have developed plugins for WordPress that help people to protect their websites from getting hacked. This list highlights some of the best security plugins that you can use to protect your website.