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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.

Big Data Hadoop Certification: Elevating Company Performance
By: michaelwarne
October 14, 2017

Big Data Hadoop has always been effective in helping organizations make decisions that are based on the comprehensive analysis for variables and data sets instead of simply taking up a sampling of data or an offbeat incident.  The Big Data Hadoop certification comes with the ability to process a large range of data sets that help businesses gain more ...

DDoS MON - A DDoS Lookup Tool with Data Drive Insights
By: Sean Mancini
October 13, 2017

In my day to day Job, I have been responsible for mitigating DDoS attacks and making sure that they are detected in a timely manner. The company I work for has an awesome platform to mitigate DDoS attacks which has an alert system and analytics, but I came across a public tool that you can enter an IP or domain ...

Message of Appreciation Reflects the Mission of Cybrary
By: ginasilvertree
October 13, 2017

Recently, one of the founders of Cybrary received the following message:"Ralph, I just learned that you are [one of the] founder[s] of Cybrary and I want to thank you so much for bringing so much value. I have 0 dollars and I am struggling financially, so I am not able to pay for courses. The fact that the courses ...

UNM4SK3D: Kaspersky, Equifax, and Microsoft
By: Olivia
October 13, 2017

#spies Spies spying on spies? A recent article from the New York Times describes Israeli intelligence officers visibility into Kaspersky's network in 2015 where they witnessed Russian government hackers hacking US government hackers.  This may sound like the complicated plot of a Hollywood movie, but the story that's unfolding is real. And very ...

Fighting for Survival in the Age of Cybercrime
By: Olivia
October 12, 2017

This week, Cybrary's COO Kathie Miley spoke on two panels at the ISSA International Conference in San Diego. On the 'Global Shortage on Cyber Security Workforce: An Analysis of a Complex Issue' panel, Kathie tackled the tough issue of how employers can train and retain their employees on critical skills, sharing statistics from Cybrary's latest Community Survey.According ...

Tutorial: Windows 7 "GodMode" Trick
By: Bmsr256
October 11, 2017

I don't know if many of you know about this trick, but it was hidden in Windows 7 and may be present on recent versions of Windows. It enables “GodMode,” a term devised by the Microsoft development team, which provides a single place to access all Windows settings without needing to browse options and folders in the ...

How Much More Needs to be Compromised?
By: njbaker7
October 10, 2017

Just how many more data breaches or ransomware takeovers will it take until organization’s take information assurance AKA cyber security seriously? I know for a fact that we are nowhere near this end goal of data protection. If you have to blame a single technician for not patching a server that leads to a compromise, you need ...

UNM4SK3D: FBI, Equifax, and Net Neutrality
By: Olivia
October 6, 2017

#iphone Judge Tanya Chutkan for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the FBI does not have to release the details about how much it paid and who was hired to unlock the San Bernadino terrorist’s iPhone 5C in 2016. You may recall the tragic San Bernadino incident ...

Convert MBOX to PDF with Attachments to Print MBOX Emails
By: stevesmith27
October 5, 2017

There are several situations where we need to batch convert MBOX to PDF format. In order to export MBOX to PDF format, users must need to go with the third party software i.e. MBOX to PDF converter. This enables users to access their MBOX data in PDF format to save MBOX emails in PDF format. In today’s ...

Updated Security+ Exam: SY0-501
By: Olivia
October 4, 2017

This post was reviewed/updated February 2019. Today, October 4, 2017, an updated version of the CompTIA Security+ exam was released primarily to partners, courseware developers, and instructors. The new code for this exam is SY0-501.That being said, CompTIA indicates that they will start their public marketing effort and release the exam to the public ...