0P3N Blog

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.

By: Prasanna Peshkar
December 10, 2021

Many people who have just started their cybersecurity journey or proficient IT professionals want to obtain different certifications, such as the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification and the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Many people attempt to obtain both certificates consecutively to accelerate their progression in cybersecurity. Yet, there is a discrepancy amongst the newcomers or ...

Offensive Security Certs
By: Cybrary Staff
December 9, 2021

Are Offensive Security certifications worth it? Pursuing an Offensive Security certification can open up lucrative career opportunities in the fast-growing penetration testing and proactive security fields. Summary: Becoming an Offensive Security Certified Professional demonstrates competence in the fields of penetration testing. As organizations take an increasingly proactive approach in protecting their critical assets against a constantly growing threat of cyberattacks, earning the ...

Tools For Network Monitoring
By: Shimon Brathwaite
December 9, 2021

Network monitoring is an important aspect of securing a computer network. After you've set up all of your company's security controls, you still need to watch your network for any signs of intrusion or suspicious activity. You can't expect your controls to stop everyone from getting through, so your next defense line is finding those who do get through and ...

Can I Learn Ethical Hacking On My Own?
By: Cybrary Staff
December 9, 2021

Ethical hacking refers to the act of hacking into an organization's system or network legally (i.e., with permission) to identify weaknesses or vulnerabilities that malicious hackers could exploit. Using ethical hacking allows information security professionals to test a company's system and network protections by breaking into those systems using the same tools and techniques that cybercriminals employ. Once vulnerabilities are ...

Top Reasons To Select A Career In Cybersecurity
By: Nihad Hassan
December 8, 2021

As the world continues its rapid movements towards digitalization, cyber threats are accelerating as well. During the previous two years, the world has witnessed a tremendous boost in cybercrime, enforced by the increased number of homeworkers because of the global pandemic. The new working model, the massive increase in IoT devices, and the acceleration of cloud adoption will undoubtedly lead ...

Interview Questions For CCNA
By: Vijay Maripi
December 6, 2021

Overview of CCNA A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a certification exam offered by Cisco. Candidates with CCNA certification will have access to new jobs in a competitive networking area. The abilities and expertise will propel the career to the pinnacle of networking in the IT profession. CCNA is a constantly changing sector that requires students and professionals to ...

What Jobs Can I Get After Taking An Ethical Hacking Course?
By: Cybrary Staff
December 3, 2021

Cybercriminals are smart, resourceful, and creative. They can commit crimes easily using the Internet, never even getting close to their victims. As a result, organizations need to hire information security professionals who are just as smart, resourceful, and creative as the bad guys and know the techniques and tools that cybercriminals use. Ethical hackers are the solution that organizations are ...

Benefits Of OSCP
By: Cybrary Staff
December 3, 2021

What are the benefits of OSCP? The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification validates one’s ability to conduct advanced penetration testing on corporate networks. Summary: Passing the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) exam demonstrates the certificate holder’s competence in advanced penetration testing skills. With proactive cyber defense now top-of-mind for today’s business leaders, this widely-recognized accreditation will open the door to ...

How Much Does The CompTIA Network+ Exam Cost?
By: Cybrary Staff
December 2, 2021

The Network+ certification is an essential credential for all IT and cybersecurity professionals. It is awarded by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a training and certifying organization that focuses on the unification and communication of the global technology community. The Network+ certification is just one of many credentials that CompTIA offers to IT professionals to prove that they have ...

Software Defined Networking (SDN)
By: Nihad Hassan
December 1, 2021

Digital technologies provide numerous benefits for their adopters, such as increasing efficiencies and reducing operational costs. Integrating digital technology into all business areas is known as Digital Transformation, and it has gained immense popularity. To adopt Digital Transformation, an organization needs to foster its automation capabilities. Having a robust computer network is essential for leveraging the benefits of adopting modern computing ...