Hey, So What's New With You?

By Zach Young

It's easy these days to get too busy with life in general, or waiting in line for the new Star Wars movie, and forget to connect with old friends and colleagues. In that spirit, and because I don't have a tent that could hold up to 16 days of queuing in Minnesota, I wanted to tell you what's been happening with us! We've been busy writing new content, filming and releasing new courses, and preparing for our 6-month-long ice fishing season (dontcha know). Fishing Shack

Fun fact; we actually have entire cities that pop up on the ice each year, and they are so established that stores follow suit and mail is delivered on a daily basis. Have you seen Grumpy Old Men? That's it. There's even a Grumpy Old Men festival each year, with ice fishing and ice shack contests. Why? We tend not to ask that question when trying to stay warm & entertained during the arctic freeze.

Hey look, Paul Bunyan! Speaking of freezing (prepare to have your mind blown by this segue), personal security on your computer has always been a top priority for users. No one wants to deal with a slow computer, infected with various viruses and malware, so we do everything we can to protect ourselves from that unfortunate situation; though, attackers have larger and more valuable game in mind these days.

 As more and more embarrassing headlines continue to pop up, everyone from small business owners to fortune 500 companies are looking for the perfect way to protect their user's confidential information. Allow me to introduce our brand new "Security" library! Queue the music! LearnNowOnline has just released a Security library, full of the training you'll need to effectively protect your company and applications from the tech world's evildoers. Among other things, this library includes 3 robust OWASP training courses: OWASP: Forgery and PhishingOWASP: Threats and Session SecurityOWASP: Misconfiguration and Data Encryption The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a global nonprofit organization devoted to improving security for web applications.

The Top 10 Project, first created by OWASP in 2003, is among its most popular and widely known tools. The Top 10 Project is a lineup of the 10 leading web application security risks affecting users and companies worldwide; illustrating each vulnerability, as well as recommending examples and approaches to avert them. LearnNowOnline's OWASP courses will turn you into a Jedi master of security (too many Star Wars references?), covering the full Top 10 Project list. Hot off the press, and also part of our new Security library, are 4 fantastic courses on Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH): CEH: Intro to Ethical HackingCEH: Operating Systems and HackingCEH: Threats and System HackingCEH: Malware and Social Engineering

Looking for more?  Stay tuned as many more security courses are in the works and coming soon!

Well, that there's about all the time I have for today. Time to sharpen up my crampons and ready the sled. See you on the lake? You betcha!

Zach Young

Zach Young manages the LearnNowOnline customer support department. In addition to making strange but surprisingly delicious smoothies, Zach divides his time between the LearnNowOnline recording studio, providing sales demos for new and existing clients, and ensuring that each customer is taken care of. In his spare time, Zach enjoys globetrotting with his wife, playing and recording music, and attempting to get the required 1.21 gigawatts for Doc Brown’s DeLorean.

This blog entry was originally posted December 30, 2015 by Zach Young

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