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Cyber Security Degrees or Certifications?


Hey friends,

This week has been an interesting one to say the least. On a personal front, my youngest son, Rowan has been feeling under the weather. He's 1 years old so everything becomes a big deal when he gets upset simply due to the fact that he's not feeling well and working through the aches and pains is difficulty for kids that young. However, as always I know he's going to push through and be back up and walking around the house in no time.

On a more professional note, it's been an interesting time in the world of cyber security. As you've probably seen, ransomeware attacks are taking over more corporations in the United States and the most recent of ransomeware strains is called DARKSIDE Ransomeware. This ransomeware is unique for a couple of reasons:
1) This is ransomeware as a service (RaaS), which means that the developers of DARKSIDE ransomeware have developed a 'tool' or a service that can be used by criminals to attack their victims. How does this benefit DARKSIDE? Well, they take a 25 percent cut for ransoms less than $500,000 and a 10 percent cut for ones exceeding $5 million.
There is a lot of interesting literature out on the web regarding this ransomeware, and if you are a blue-teamer like me, I recommend you go out there and educate yourself.

On another professional note, I've managed to kick the YouTube channel back into full gear now that I've gotten most of my things packed up and have settled into the new house. This week, I found myself focusing a lot on the topic of cyber security degrees and the how they compare in value to certifications.
I'll be the first to come out and say that I am a fan of getting a college degree, only because I believe that not having a college degree can cause some issues for job seekers in you are limited with your options. If you'd like to learn more about my thoughts, consider checking out my new videos on YouTube.

🎬 This Week's Videos

🤤 My Favorite Things

  1. Application - It's not surprise that working a full time job while starting a YouTube channel and teaching isn't time consuming and dare I say busy. That being said, I'm always looking for productivity applications I can leverage to help me juggle my workloads. This week, I've really become fond of this application called Notion. Notion is not only a note taking app, but a game changer when it comes to collaboration, tracking deadlines in your calendar and so much more.

So my question for you this week is, where are you in your career? Are you a student in college or a professional pursuing your next certification? I want to hear from you!