Changing industries is a very difficult task in today's world. I have been working as a web designer and developer (back and front end development) for over 15 years now. I am currently trying to move industries into cyber security with the ultimate goal to be part of an incident response or problem management team that handles security related incidents. One problem I have is that I hold some of my certifications (A+, Nwtwork+,ITIL 2011 Foundations) and I'll be obtaining my Security+ in the next 2 weeks, though I think many hiring managers only see my past experience as a developer and they drop my application as they feel like I'm looking for a development job.
If anyone out there knows of a good place for freelance work in the IT world I would be appreciative if you could share.
Anyone in the IT or Cyber Security field,can tell me how to spot job scams? I am in the IT field and major in Digital Forensics but I am not an expert in Cyber Security yet. That is the field that I am trying to get in. Also can you get job scam on this site? I am just wondering because couple of weeks ago on August 4, I was contact by a person on here through the message saying send my resume to this person. He said look him up on google hangout. I was curious and when search for that person, there were no such user under that name. I don't if it was smart of me to send him saying there no users under that name. He responded saying send my resume to him. The person didn't ask for money but I don't know if that company or person is real or not. Are there any other traits that are job scams. I know the common one is asking for money or wiring money.
Phishing Scams Amid Corona
The hackers have started leveraging corona-virus for their own gains. They are scamming millions of innocent people who aren't aware of these fake email and website scams and are losing their hard earned money to these ruthless hackers.
The most common types of phishing scams related to corona-virus are following.
Fake pandemic map websites that will try to inject you with malware and viruses which might corrupt your windows or hard-drives. These are then used to blackmail the users.
Phishing websites posing as authoritarian websites for covid 19 fooling people into providing important information. This results in selling information or compromising user privacy by hacking their accounts.
Email Scams claiming they have found the cure to the virus asking you to click links which install spyware in your systems.
The best defense against these scams is awareness. Without awareness, you won't even consider it a threat and thus, you'll give in. Other than that, using VPNs to browse the internet protects your online activities against the hackers as it hides your IP and makes you anonymous and untraceable. Here are some of the best and most secure VPNs you can use to protect your identity.
By using a VPN, you will be alerted every time you are about to enter a malicious site or receive an email with a spyware. Thus, it will do the detection for you and you will be protected from such attacks.
Remember how in childhood, you parents used to tell you to not accept candies from strangers? That applies online as well. No one loves you that much that they will out of the blue offer you a plane ticket or a $100K without any reason.
So you should stop trusting everything you see on the internet and be aware that they are after your money and your data as staying conscious is the only way to beat them and stay safe online.
Looking for a job in Bonita Springs, / Naples, FL
Hello, I am looking for a job in the Bonita Springs / Naples, Florida area. I am a IT student working on my Bachelor's in Information and Cyber Security right now. I have finished my Associates degree in Network Systems Administration. I can't seem to get a break on a job in my new field without experience. How can I get experience if no one will hire me and give me a chance?