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What Are The Best Entry Level Cybersecurity Jobs?
By: Divya Bora
December 15, 2021

WHAT IS CYBERSECURITY? Cybersecurity is the practice or process of protecting or defending networks, systems, and programs from any malicious digital attacks performed by hackers. These malicious digital attacks are also known as cyber-attacks. The various types of cybersecurity used for organizational safety are: Network Security Comprises securing the organization's computer networks from hackers, attackers, or malicious files used for unauthorized intrusion. Tracking ...

Introduction To CEH And PenTest+ Certifications: Similarities And Key Differences
By: Nihad Hassan
December 14, 2021

The advancement of computer technology and the proliferation of the internet worldwide were associated with an equal increase in cyberattacks. To cope with the digital revolution, criminals worldwide have shifted their criminal activities from the physical world into cyberspace. According to Cyber Security Ventures, by 2025, the global damage caused by cybercrime is expected to reach 10.05 trillion USD. Today, global ...

Why Is CCNA Certification Important?
By: Prasanna Peshkar
December 13, 2021

Proficient certifications are crucial in the IT world, where practiced abilities and techniques are needed. Because job roles demand more than work expertise, the applicant is thoroughly trained and can address the latest technologies. One of these certifications is CCNA. This post is all about why CCNA certification is great. What is CCNA? CCNA is Cisco certified network associate. It ...

Offensive Security Training
By: Cybrary Staff
December 13, 2021

Offensive Security training: How long does it take to prepare for the OSCP exam? How long it takes to prepare for the OSCP exam depends on many factors. Here are some of the top learning options to consider. Summary: *Preparing for the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) exam requires extensive training, preferably in a lab environment using the same tools as those ...

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 ...