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Kick Off Cybersecurity Month with These 15 Free Tutorials and Guides

  • 1 yr ago

Security breaches happen every day, and, if it hasn’t already, one very well could happen to you or your organization. Did you know that 95% of breaches are caused by human error? Cyberattacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and we all need to do our part to help prevent or minimize them. From the help desk to the security operations center (SOC), cybersecurity is everyone’s job.

Luckily for you, CompTIA has a wealth of free resources to help you start learning. We have gathered a collection of our favorite articles to help you build your cybersecurity skills. From the dark web to penetration testing, discover new things and refresh your cybersecurity knowledge. Check out the resources below and read at your own (cyber) risk.

15 Free Cybersecurity Resources

Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

Learn about different types of cybersecurity threats, why cyberattacks happen and who they target. Learn how to  identify why cybersecurity is important and more importantly, why it’s everyone’s job.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework: The IT Pro Toolbox

Understand the five core functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

What Is the Dark Web?  A Brief Primer

The dark web normally pertains to scary thoughts and sinister searches. Don’t worry, it’s not all that bad. There are many ways an IT pro can use the dark web for good. Learn more about the good, the bad and the ugly within the dark web.

What Is a DDoS Attack and How Does It Work?

According to InfoSecurity Magazine, about 2.9 million DDoS attacks occurred in Q1 of 2021, with an increase of 31% over the same period in 2020. There are multiple DDoS attack strategies, learn how you can utilize them and stop these attacks.

5 Simple Ways to Become PCI-DSS Compliant

Follow these five steps to guard customer data, avoid reputational damage and future-proof your organization.

Penetration Testing Automation: An Essential Skill

Will automated pen testing replace us humans? Understanding how to use automation in penetration testing can help you stop breaches.

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