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

SOC Analyst. SOC Specialist. SOC Engineer. SOC Manager. If anyone enters these titles into Indeed, LinkedIn, Career Builder, or any other primary job search website, individuals will get thousands of results for Security Operation Center (SOC) positions all over the country. One issue is that the majority of these positions' skillset requirements vary vastly from job to job. Those wanting ...

End User Email Security

By: Ravi Raj
May 21, 2020
Using emails as an attack vector remains the most popular method for getting into a network. Despite all the efforts and large percentage of IT budgets being spent in protecting the systems, companies are breached day in and day out. Daily, we hear of small to large corporations, even critical infrastructures, being breached. One might think that IT has them ...

What is DoD 8140?

By: Jenna Crawford
May 21, 2020
The Department of Defense Directive 8140 (DoD 8140), also known as the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program or Cybersecurity Workforce Improvement Program, was designed based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. This directive is an update and expansion of the previous DoD Directive 8570. DoD 8140 outlines the necessary training ...

The Importance of Asset Security

By: Hiroshi Keing
May 20, 2020
What is Asset Security? Asset Security Fundamentals is a set of techniques and tools to allow organizational assets, confidentiality, integrity, and availability whenever it's used. As a security professional or IT manager, this course teaches us to develop fundamental skills, facilitating the attendees' professional growth in cybersecurity, IT, or management. The topics explored include: A) Using corporate investment protection for ...

Can I Learn IoT On My Own?

By: Michael Cunningham
May 20, 2020
Can I learn IoT alone? Learning is never alone. From the time you are born, you are learning. Those first steps you took were unaided, and your parents and grandparents helped show you what balance is. You naturally moved your feet and built up those muscles you needed to take that first step. Learning is the same in everyday life. ...

"Introduction to Excel" Course Review

By: S.E. Williams
May 19, 2020
Cybrary is offering an Introduction to Excel course by instructor Milan Cetic. This course can help information technology professionals, as every IT person will need a robust tool to conduct analysis, tracking, and reporting. In this course, you will learn the basic features of the program and how to use them to create nearly any type of tool ...
The first time I heard the SCADA acronym, it was associated with the Stuxnet worm that was discovered in 2010. If you haven’t heard about Stuxnet, it was a cyber worm that struck and crippled an Iranian nuclear facility that contained centrifuges used to manufacture weapons-grade uranium 1 . The system targeted by Stuxnet was a Supervisory Control and Data ...
Outline Get the concept of how the attack works Set up the environment Make the target clear Start the process Wait for the target to establish a connection to an insecure network The username and the password are captured automatically and displayed on the console How does the attack work? In a computer network, ARP poisoning is a technique where ...

DevSecOps: What Are We Defending?

By: Phillip Kulp, Ph.D
May 18, 2020
Over the coming weeks, Cybrary will be posting a series of blogs that correspond with the newly released course, DevSecOps Fundamentals. This post is the second in a series that covers core principles to assist in the automation of a secure pipeline. The series of blog posts will follow the agenda: Securing the Development Cycle [[read ...

Is Cloud Computing Certification Worth It?

By: Tatianna Harris
May 15, 2020
For students looking to start a career as a developer, it’s easy to feel inundated with certification options. It can also feel challenging to know which certifications will best help your career and which will give you the most useful and marketable skills. When it comes to cloud computing, students may be wondering if earning a cloud computing certification ...