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Fighting Fire: How MITRE Helps Cybersecurity Teams Stay Cool Under Pressure?
By: Matt Choi
May 27, 2021

Pressure is ramping up for cybersecurity teams. As noted by Forbes, attack volumes increased by 435% in 2020 alone, ransomware cost companies more than $11.5 billion, and at least 125 distinct malware families have now been detected worldwide. The result? It is not a matter of if your business will come under fire. Instead, it is a series of stressful questions: ...

Security Event Log 101: Using Arcsight To Identify When Logs Are Cleared
By: Owen Dubiel
May 26, 2021

One of the telltale signs that you might have a nefarious entity lurking around your network could happen without even knowing it. Some Hacker groups tend to cover their tracks after they perform a payload. One way bad actors can clean up after themselves is by clearing the security event logs for the systems they are working on. Having the ...

Career Paths In A SOC
By: Shimon Brathwaite
May 26, 2021

Security Operation Centers (SOCs) is the central unit that handles all security issues on an organization level. SOCs receive alerts from all the SIEMs and other security monitoring tools that an organization has in place and analyzes those alerts to determine what is going on within the company network. It is a great place to begin your cybersecurity career because ...

Cybersecurity Controls Checklist
By: Charlie Crane
May 25, 2021

Building a robust cybersecurity program often feels like an impossible task. This feeling can be caused by complex enterprise environments, company politics, vendor scaremongering, and jargon-packed marketing material that promises to provide you the silver bullet for the next-gen fileless malware. It doesn't have to be this way. If we boil cybersecurity breaches down and peel away the marketing, we find ...

Explore The Top Four DevOps Tools
By: Nihad Hassan
May 25, 2021

As the world moves steadily to become fully digital, organizations of all sizes and across all industries utilize digital solutions to facilitate work operations and communicate with customers. The rapid pace at which the IT industry advances raises many challenges for organizations, especially when developing IT solutions to enhance digital transformation efforts. DevOps is a set of philosophies, tools, and practices ...

Security Awareness
By: Darcy Kempa
May 24, 2021

One of the best security measures for any organization is to improve employee security awareness. This is because an organization can enhance its cybersecurity team's efforts by educating and engaging all employees. This way, the employees can help reduce risky behavior, report suspicious emails or activities, and improve an organization's cybersecurity posture at little to no, additional cost. Develop Interactive ...

Dependency Confusion - A New Supply Chain Attack Technique
By: payloadartist
May 24, 2021

Supply chain attacks are not new to the industry. They have been used in several high-profile breaches across. Supply chain attacks target less secure parts of an organization's supply chain to breach them. A Brief History of Supply Chain attacks The SolarWinds breach led to the compromise of various government and cybersecurity agencies due to a sophisticated supply chain attack. It ...

How To Become A Software Developer
By: Cami Ragano
May 21, 2021

Software development is an exciting and in-demand career in the IT industry. Many developer roles are available for qualified professionals, and opportunities continue to grow as technology advances. Students will learn to develop, create, maintain, and write or code new (or modify existing) software, applications, or specialized utility programs on this career path. With Cybrary's subject matter expert instructors, virtual ...

Security In The Cloud
By: Makeia Jackson
May 21, 2021

Public cloud usage is accelerating, and as businesses move their infrastructure and services to the cloud, many take advantage of a hybrid or multi-cloud approach. When companies utilize a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy, they decide to use different cloud services from various providers, such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP), to name a few. ...

What is Multicloud?
By: Nihad Hassan
May 20, 2021

As the world rushes to adopt digital transformation in all aspects of life, organizations of all sizes and across all sectors are now leveraging digital solutions to run their operations and increase productivity. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has witnessed a massive shift in adopting the remote work model. Organizations have implemented this model to remain ...