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How To Earn Your First Paycheck From A Career In Cybersecurity
By: Vijay Maripi
February 22, 2021

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing field where one can earn their paycheck as early as possible once they are profoundly skilled. Most organizations will have a team to protect their data and resources (servers, computer systems, internal networks) from cyber attacks. Within cybersecurity, there are plenty of areas one can specialize in, such as cloud security, network security, forensics, web application ...

Top 4 Cybersecurity Risk Management Certifications
By: Nihad Hassan
February 19, 2021

Cybersecurity threats are an urgent problem that most organizations struggle to handle. Recent statistics show an explosive increase in cyberattacks and data breaches, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adopting the work-from-home model has weakened most organizations' security defenses because employees need to use their devices and home internet connections to remotely access corporate resources. A recent study by Varonis concluded that ...

Unpacking the Interview: Cyber Defense Analyst
By: Matt Choi
February 18, 2021

Unpacking the Interview: Cyber Defense Analyst As cyber threats continue to evolve, companies are searching for skilled professionals to deploy, manage, and maintain security infrastructure at scale. Known as Cyber Defense Analysts, these professionals earn above-average salaries for above-average responsibilities. They’re highly skilled and qualified and possess the ability to think on their feet when faced when critical security challenges. But ...

How to Update Burp Suite in Kali Linux
By: payloadartist
February 18, 2021

While this information might already be available in various online forums or quickly retrieved via searching online, there are certain situations where manual intervention might be needed to update the Burp Suite installation in Kali Linux. Upon opening the Burp Suite application in Kali, there is a persistent alert notification that prompts downloading a new version of Burp Suite. Even ...

DoS vs. DDoS: Which Attack Is More Dangerous And Why?
By: Evan Morris
February 17, 2021

With technological advancements growing rapidly, cyberattacks have also grown dangerously powerful. The reason being, cyberattacks are growing in both quantity and range of technology that can be weaponized. Cybersecurity has become one of the important focal points for organizations with cybercriminals trying out novel technologies to facilitate their dangerous attacks — big or small. Among the popular cyberattacks, the Distributed Denial ...

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Course Review
By: Prasanna Peshkar
February 16, 2021

Setting up an efficient compliance program can be a difficult task. It’s far from simple to know what industry leaders, CISOs, or compliance officers expect to execute to get their business set for the CCPA. This California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) course from Cybrary explores the privacy requirements placed by the CCPA and how students can support their companies to ...

Coming Soon: New Look, New Experience
By: Cybrary Announcement
February 16, 2021

Learn smarter, not harder, with an improved experience At Cybrary, we’re constantly striving to evolve our cybersecurity professional development platform to better meet your needs. Our mission is to put you one step closer to achieving your cybersecurity career goals. We know it’s hard to make time to develop your cybersecurity skills and can be even harder to find the tools ...

Implementing The FSSCC & NIST CSF Cybersecurity Risk And Maturity Assessment
By: S.E. Williams, MDI, MS, Cybersecurity
February 15, 2021

Background The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is an official partnership of financial inter-agency regulatory organizations. An example of the FFIEC members includes, but is not limited to, the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Nation Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). 1 ...

How To Learn Information Technology Skills
By: Hiroshi Keing
February 12, 2021

What are IT skills? The first step is understanding what skills are needed before finding which part we are going to learn. Information Technology skills are sets of abilities that allow us to carry everyday activities using computers, software, Smart devices such as smartphones & tablets, and more. Trinity College of San Sebastián’s definition of technology skills is: “To develop abilities to ...

Business Continuity Planning During The COVID-19 Pandemic
By: Nihad Hassan
February 11, 2021

The element of surprise is often part of an attacker's strategy; therefore, it is not uncommon for a disastrous attack to occur without any warning. For example, it is difficult to predict ransomware or an APT attack. Most incidents are unique, and the organizations must have the proper plans to recover quickly, minimizing downtime. Without a contingency plan, surviving from ...