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Cybrary’s Open Blog is a user contributed cybersecurity knowledge base that brings together content highlighting the latest tools, exploits, technologies and insights in the industry.

Meet the Cybrary Threat Intelligence Group (CTIG)
By: Cybrary Staff
May 26, 2022

What is CTIG? The Cybrary Threat Intelligence Group, also known as CTIG, is a team of world-class cybersecurity professionals, analysts, and engineers. The goal of this group is to help our customers in defending themselves against known and emerging threats via our courses, virtual labs, and practice tests. Why does Cybrary have a Threat Intelligence Group? The formation of ...

What Cybersecurity Certifications Can Mean for Your Business
By: Cybrary Staff
May 26, 2022

Cybersecurity certifications are an effective way for IT professionals to demonstrate their motivation, dedication, and technical knowledge of a specific topic, platform, or vendor. However, preparation for attaining certification costs time and money. There are fees for training and exam costs, as well as the time it takes to complete courses and take the certification exams. Additionally, some certifications require ...

Monday Mix-in: New Challenges, Labs, and Certification Prep
By: Sara Faradji
May 23, 2022

Hi Cybrary fans! We're back with another week of new content. Time to get motivated to enhance your hands-on skills, train your teams, and maximize your creative potential! The Cybrary Podcast How does the hacker of all trades, Fredrik Alexandersson (aka STÖK), take the time to learn new skills, design sustainable fashion, and connect with a growing social media community? Follow STÖK down ...

Meet David Maynor & Chloé Messdaghi - Cybrary New Hire Q&A
By: Cybrary Staff
May 23, 2022

The Cybrary team is excited to announce two experienced cybersecurity leaders have joined the team to advance our mission to equip professionals at all stages of their careers with the skills to succeed against ever-evolving cyber threats. David Maynor joins us as the head of our new Cybrary Threat Intelligence Group (CTIG), and Chloé Messdaghi is our new Chief Impact ...

Cybersecurity Certifications and Their Role in Staff Retention
By: Cybrary Staff
May 19, 2022

The Great Resignation is well underway. In November 2021 alone, more than 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in search of opportunities with greater growth potential and new career paths. For the cybersecurity market — already facing a significant skills deficit — this ongoing resignation has created even more opportunities for talented staff. According to the [U.S. Bureau of Labor ...

Monday Mix-in: How to Checkmate Ransomware
By: Sara Faradji
May 16, 2022

Hi Cybrary fans! Don't get fooled by phishing emails or any other ransomware gang tricks! 🥷 This week's new content empowers you to stay in the know about all the latest cybersecurity threats and predictions. The Cybrary Podcast As threat actor groups like FIN7 take advantage of expanded networks, security weaknesses, and human trust, it's more important than ever to keep up with ...

Paying Your Employees to Develop Their Careers
By: Cybrary Staff
May 12, 2022

Pay to Stay: Why it Makes Sense to Pay Your IT Staff to Develop Their Careers With skill gaps widening and IT professionals in high demand, companies are focused on retaining the staff they have for as long as possible. It makes sense: Recent survey data found that 72 percent of U.S. technology workers are considering leaving their current job ...

Reduce Risk: How to combat threats through cybersecurity development - Q&A
By: Tatianna Harris
May 11, 2022

On May 5, 2022, Global CISO of Teleperformance, Jeff Schilling, joined Cybrary's CEO, Kevin Hanes, for a Fireside Chat discussing threat actors and the importance of cybersecurity development in mitigating risks. Below are some of the atendee questions recieved during the live event, and the answers from Jeff and Kevin. To get all the answers and information from the live ...

Monday Mix-in: Remote Access, Password Cracking, and Ransomware
By: Sara Faradji
May 9, 2022

Hi Cybrary fans! It's a good week for Linux users to dive into our brand-new courses. Plus, we're celebrating World Password Day with everyone's favorite Black Badge-winning password cracker. 🥷 New Courses: The wait is over! Take our newest CVE Series course on CVE-2022-00543–the Redis flaw allowing adversaries to escape the Lua sandbox, remotely access a system, and start executing arbitrary commands on ...

Welcome to the Era of Vendor Supply Chain Pipeline Attacks
By: Owen Dubiel
May 6, 2022

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) are an industry standard for effectively tagging and identifying vulnerabilities in the wild. In this article, we will plan to cover some of the most devastating CVEs from the past year. More specifically, we will focus on a new trend that threat actors have been targeting: the vendor supply chain. A standard attack vector that ...