To get a IT degree or not

To get a IT degree or not

So should you get a IT degree to pursue a career in information or cyber security?

 

This question comes up often and I will tell give you my personal opinion here.  As someone who has an advanced degree I am qualified to answer this question. From what I have seen working in the Information security field, Some employers like to see degrees and some employers do not put that much weight behind having a college degree. 

I would say that government agencies put a lot more weight behind having a degree when compared to private sectors organizations. Government agencies uses your education level to determine which jobs you are qualified to apply for. 

I am all for getting education but do not break the bank to get it. I would say that it’s a great idea to get a IT degree either in Information technology or computer science. A degree in computer science come lead to multiple career paths in the Information or cyber security field. 

If you decide to pursue a IT degree, I would start with a 2 year degree from a local community college first in order to save money. If you desire a 4 yr degree I would say look in state for a program and pursue it. There is no need to pursue a IT degree at a for profit college and rack a ton of student loan debt. 

There is my opinion on the topic of whether or not to pursue a IT degree to pursue a career in the information or cyber security field. 


Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention


Data Loss Prevention

What does data loss mean?

This can occur when your data is either been corrupted or loss. This can happen multiple ways like stolen by means of a malicious actor. Data loss can happen if you suddenly experience hardware failure, software error or as the result of human action.

How do you prevent data loss?

There are several ways you can prevent data loss within your organization. The number one thing you can do to prevent data loss is to make sure you regularly backup your data.

2) Set recovery point objectives – Creating a backup process is setting your RPO, as this establishes the time period in which transactions might be lost from an IT service due to a major incident.

3) Patch and update systems – Patching is something else that should be a crucial part of any business’s data loss prevention policy, regardless of whether you’re a small business with a handful of computers or an enterprise with a sprawling network of different machines. 

4) Know when to upgrade systems – As a business owner, you must understand that nothing last forever and must be upgraded. You’ll need to upgrade systems and software before they get to the point of becoming unstable due to age.

Four simple steps will keep your business from losing data! Please reach out to me for assistance.

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