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Risk Management: The Uncertainty in Information
By: themindandbeauty
June 1, 2017

  We often use the word “uncertainty” to refer to a doubtful thought because there is a lack of information about what will or will not happen in the future so, we often use uncertainty and risk together. For example, when someone says “I am uncertain what grade I am going to get in the ...

How HR Fits in Cyber Security
By: themindandbeauty
May 31, 2017

Just because most of us work in the cyber security industry and have to abide by other security rules doesn't mean we are immune from HR violations. We must conform to our company's or organization's HR rules or we could risk being terminated. Human Resources does not just deal with sexual harassment, it deals with much more ...

WikiLeaks - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!
By: mysticman2k
May 31, 2017

Wikileaks – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly! So just to start off – I’ll let you know that I’m a full supporter of the work and the activists that produce the public information provided by WikiLeaks. I have a lot of respect for the likes of Julian Assange and Edward ...

Which Security Certification is Right for You: CSA+ vs. CEH
By: Olivia
May 30, 2017

Many are drawn to the Cybrary site by a desire to learn security skills and extend their IT background into the cyber security industry, as jobs in this field are in high demand and can offer an exciting and rewarding career.The confusion arises when IT professionals are unsure of where to start in order to reach their end goal ...

What Holds the Hacker's Heart? NetCat
By: Mr. Sirja
May 30, 2017

Hello, Cybrarians!Do you know what NetCat is?  We can say NetCat is the heart of the Hacker, Pentesters and Security ninjas. Well, it first surfaced in 1995 and it is one of the most popular and very lightweight Network Security Tools.Netcat lets computers transfer data with each other via TCP & UDP protocols.We'll learn some basic uses ...

Cyber Reality Crime Alert: Newly Identified Virus (NIV) Prevention
By: gangsters
May 29, 2017

According to reliable sources and research, and relevant case studies, it is ensured that there is a new virus that has appeared in cyberspace. It's a newly identified virus (NIV). It enters into a device through an internet connection with any type of contents and data. But normally, NIV doesn't harm the devices or systems ...

Lesson 1- Let's Learn Python!
By: jumb01
May 28, 2017

This series is going to teach you the concepts, and functions of the Python programming language, it will help you build an understanding of the language. Gradually we will base the series on security related issues, with the focus of ethical hacking and penetration testing. :~$ whoami Aslam Admani That's me!Well, why Python you ask? ...

History of Project Management
By: themindandbeauty
May 27, 2017

  An Introduction It is construction which we consider a general term handling the art and science of to configuring material or immaterial objects, systems or organizations and it is typically done on location for a known owner (Halpin, Daniel W.; Senior, Bolivar A., 2010) starting with planning, diagram, and fund to ...

UNM4SK3D: NSA, China, and Spotify
By: Olivia
May 26, 2017

#wannacry (again).  Break out the tissues, this report will make you 'WannaCry' some more. Following the most massive ransomware campaign, there were multiple warnings against subsequent attacks and hackers using the NSA exploits to their advantage. Those warnings were correct, but the reality is even more severe. As a refresher, WannaCry "exploited a ...

Why is the IoT a Threat to Internet Security?
By: Sean Mancini
May 26, 2017

The new wave of the internet is among us. We are now in the era of the “Internet of things," (IoT) sensors and devices that connect to the internet from your home IP.  Does your fridge have a computer component that tells you the weather? What about a fridge that can connect to your mobile phone ...