The Melissa Virus, also known as W97M/Melissa or simply Melissa, remains one of the most notorious computer viruses in history. First identified in 1999, it rapidly spread across the globe, causing significant disruptions and prompting a robust response from the cybersecurity industry. Let’s delve into the origins of the Melissa Virus, its mode of transmission, and how the cybersecurity community addressed this unprecedented threat.
In the late 90s, a groundbreaking technology emerged that would forever change the way we consume and share digital media: peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. At the forefront of this revolution was Napster, a file-sharing platform that reshaped the music industry and ignited a wave of controversy. Let’s delve into the rise of P2P file sharing, review the pivotal role Napster played in popularizing it, and examine the controversies it sparked.
Project management has become increasingly important in today's fast-paced, ever-changing business landscape. Employers want project management professionals who can effectively direct projects, deliver results, and drive growth. One of the best ways to demonstrate your expertise and credibility as a project manager is to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an exam sponsored by the organization named ISACA. Passing this exam is one of the requirements for becoming a CISA. The exam is guiling. You need to answer 150 questions in four hours or less. The questions are not very long; so just over a minute a half per question should be quite sufficient—that is, if you can grasp the meaning of a question on the fly. The problem is not that you’ll have only a minute and a half to read a question. The problem is that a minute and a half is all you are going to get for coming up with the correct answer. Sounds easy?—Think again! ISACA doesn’t publish any information about the candidates’ success rates, but a rumor has it that only one half of the candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.
Cloud computing has revolutionized the modern Information Technology (IT) universe. In addition to all the good things that it brought us, cloud computing has also opened a brand new Pandora’s box of cybersecurity threats. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is a white-hat IT specialist whose job is to keep those threats at bay. One of the tasks on your way to becoming a CCSP is passing the certification exam sponsored by the organization named International Information System Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)2.