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

Is Security Awareness Training a Worthy Investment?
By: ryan c
June 2, 2015

Over the past few years, the news has been full of stories detailing how large corporations put the security information of tens of thousands of their clients at risk. More times than not, these risks came as the result of low-level employees doing things to compromise the cyber security of large multi-million-dollar corporations. In an effort to combat security breaches, ...

Useful Tools for Security Professionals
By: klowe
May 28, 2015

Threat intelligence company Recorded Future has just released a daily email service that will deliver up-to-date information on the latest threat indicators for IT and cyber security professionals. The service, called the Cyber Daily, is a free newsletter that will include the top five results in each category for trending technical indicators that Recorded Future has analyzed over ...

What Enterprise End User Security Awareness Effectiveness Requires
By: klowe
May 22, 2015

The end user security awareness industry has taken off substantially in the last several years. As more and more organizations are breached and embarrassed publicly due to end user negligence or malevolence, the mass adoption of "we need to do something about this" has spread rampantly. What we previously believed to be a problem reserved for major corporations, we ...

Create a Culture of Cyber Security Learning in Your Organization
By: ryan c
May 15, 2015

Cybrary's initiative is to make cyber security learning free and open for everyone, everywhere. This basically means, we want to provide the opportunity to learn to those who either want to begin a career in the field, or for those who want to advance within their current IT or cyber security job. In order to reach this goal, we need ...

Summarizing The Five Phases of Penetration Testing
By: ryan c
May 6, 2015

In the ethical hacker class on our website, the course begins by recapping the five phases of penetration testing . Essentially, the five phases of pen testing is a module that summarizes what the rest of the ethical hacker class is going to look like. The five phases refer to each primary step in the process of ...

Add some swagger to your Profile
By: CybrarySupport
April 24, 2015

Show off Your Achievements Use Cybrary often? Completed several courses? Show off what you've worked so hard for! Now that you have earned the cred make sure to share your achievement! Our L337 Emblem is available below along with a code snippet to help you better display it on your site or signature. ...

Coding and Cyber Security, Hand-in-Hand, Yet Different
By: ryan c
April 21, 2015

We often get asked by our Members, if we plan on offering coding classes. The short answer is no, and typically, what we do, is refer people to sites like Codecademy and Code Fellows . Those companies specialize in coding / programming training, and have capabilities to do that type of training much better than we do. Our focus ...

Password Cracking: How to Do It
By: klowe
April 20, 2015

  In order to get into a secured system, you'll have to first break in---and a lot of times, the first step in doing so requires cracking a password. Contrary to popular belief, password cracking doesn't actually require a lot of heavy-lifting. Instead of spending hours at a computer screen trying your hand at thousands of random combinations, the ...

The Starting Point of all Major Public Hacks: Footprinting
By: ryan c
April 20, 2015

Want to Know How and Where All Major Data Breaches Begin? With all of the publicity major corporate data breaches receive, we often get caught up in the outcomes. What happened, how many people were impacted and in what ways, who was responsible, etc. In the 2014 Sony Pictures hack, personal data about employees and corporate ...

Start Learning Mobile Penetration Testing and the Smartphone Pentest Framework
By: ryan c
April 16, 2015

The Smartphone Pentest Framework (SPF) in Kali Linux is an increasingly useful tool, initially developed by Georgia Weidman. The 5 part tutorial for how to use the SPF is part of the Advanced Penetration Testing class, which of course is free, just like all of our classes. For Cybrary Members who have a solid foundation in penetration testing, ...