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CertMag’s holiday reading recommendations

It’s cold outside and your brain is getting ready to throw itself into park and check out for the year. Your body is quickly following suit with the hibernation status in “on” mode. If you are …

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The curious, contentious relationship between entertainment and IT

A while back, I wrote about my favorite movies that *don't* completely screw up their depictions of information technology (IT). You can read that piece over at GoCertify. Today, I'm thinking ...

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Happy Halloween! Take CertMag's spooky cybersecurity quiz

Happy Halloween! Do you know what's scarier than ghosts or goblins? Hackers and malware, that's what. Halloween, it just so happens is also the last day of ...

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The pending death of ink-and-paper certifications

The demise of paper has been predicted many times over the past few decades in several different venues. Since the 1970s, people have suggested that computers ...

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Happy Labor Day from CertMag

Like many other workers in the United States, the members of the CertMag team are enjoying a day off from work in observance of Labor Day. We will return to our normal schedule and activities ...

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A Fourth of July Salute to the U.S. Founding Fathers

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Certification Magazine and CertMag.com. Because we're based in the United States, our offices are closed in observance of Independence Day. ...

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Real cybersecurity is not as easy as Hollywood makes it look

"I'll just synchronize these firewall settings and bypass the encryption and we'll be inside the system in a few seconds." Words like these cause cybersecurity professionals ...

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Tackling the problem of getting women into STEM careers

Tech skills will be required in 80 percent of all jobs in the next decade, yet women in technology have been declining since 1991. At the current rate of decline ...

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The wonderful wizard of OS: Linux looms large in IT circles

Recently, I had the opportunity to edit an instructor guide on Linux security for a college courseware package. I've heard of Linux, of course ...

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