Cyber Security vs. Information Security – Is There a Difference?

With prominent cyber security breaches becoming a somewhat regular occurrence, including recent attacks on companies to retrieve credit card data from customers, organizations around the country are, at present, frequently outgunned in the fight to protect their vital information. The problem isn’t bound exclusively to the private sector either; government …

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What Does Information Security Mean and Why Does It Matter?

The Importance of Information Security Of all the pressing challenges facing leaders in business and government today, one stands above the rest: keeping their information secure. With computerized technology integrated into nearly every facet of our lives, this concern is well founded. Securing information is urgent for intelligence agencies, law …

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The Difference Between a Master’s of Information Assurance vs Cybersecurity

From large-scale consumer data breaches to an unprecedented foreign attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, public and private institutions are increasingly being called upon to better secure their data. With so much uncertainty and vulnerability related to data protection, one thing is clear: As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, …

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How to Become DoD 8570 Certified

Information Assurance Certification is a valuable way to boost your career. It is also an essential step to working in highly regulated environments. One of the primary areas where information assurance certifications are essential is the U.S. Department of Defense, where all individuals who have the ability to access DoD …

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