How We Are Staying Up to Date in the IT World

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Technology is always changing. Old trends become obsolete, new trends emerge, and hackers continue to become more sophisticated. It’s important that your IT team stays up to date on what’s happening in the IT world, so they can ensure you have the proper technology to avoid cyber attacks and threats.

At In Time Tec, we are always encouraging our employees to expand their knowledge, build their expertise, and contribute to their growth while becoming leaders. 

Here is a closer look at the specific content that our IT team stays up to date on:

Our IT director recently finished a certification for Cybersecurity Analyst through CompTia. This IT workforce certification applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring. 

The following are sites that we regularly use to stay informed on current threats and how to identify and defend against them:

otx.alienvault.com (requires a free subscription) Grants access to over 19 million threat indicators contributed daily, allows collaboration with over 100,000 global participants to investigate emerging threats in the wild, identifies if your endpoints have been compromised in major cyber attacks, and synchronizes OTX threat intelligence with your other security products using the OTX DirectConnect API. 

Exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com (requires a free subscription) A cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform that enables users to rapidly research the latest global security threats, aggregate actionable intelligence, consult with experts and collaborate with peers. IBM X-Force Exchange, supported by human- and machine- generated intelligence, leverages the scale of IBM X-Force to help users stay ahead of emerging threats.

Bleepingcomputer.com An information security and technology news publication created in 2004 by Lawrence Abrams. Millions of visitors come to BleepingComputer.com every month to learn about the latest security threats, technology news, ways to stay protected online, and how to use their computers more efficiently.

Krebsonsecurity.com A top source for investigative reporting on cybercrime and Internet security. Much of Brian Krebs’ knowledge about computers and Internet security comes from having cultivated regular and direct access to some of the smartest and most clueful geeks on the planet.