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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.

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, ...

Classes That Help You Build a Cyber Security Career
By: ryan c
March 12, 2015

This post will begin by assuming you have a baseline skill set in information technology. Generally, in order to begin your career in Cyber Security, you would need some fundamental skills. Often, in the IT training industry, baseline skills include topics covered in the CompTIA A+ class and the Network+ class . If you don’t have that ...

Please Help Cybrary's Kickstarter Campaign
By: ryan c
March 6, 2015

The first month and a half here at Cybrary have been really fun. So far, we are hearing from our Members that they appreciate what we are doing. I have spoken on this blog before about why we believe so firmly, that the opportunity to learn should be free and open to anyone, anywhere, for free, forever.We have found that ...

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By: SLWelty
February 13, 2015

What do Security Engineers do? Working in the information security realm comes with a lot of advantages. With nearly everything having a digital component these days, the career opportunities in this industry are plentiful. As we continue to rely on the internet, networks, and systems to help manage everything from our online shopping to confidential information, it makes ...

Red Team Vs Blue Team Review
By: Admin Anthony
February 10, 2015

What is Red Team & Blue Team? At its core, there are two main players in any cybersecurity or penetration testing event. While the terminologies for the two sides vary (Hackers vs. Defenders, ‘Bad Guys’ vs ‘Good Guys’, etc.) one of the most commonly used titles is Red Team and Blue Team. To put it simply the “Red Team” ...

Education is Too Limited, but Change is On Its Way
By: ryan c
February 6, 2015

Hopefully, with the support of our Members, Cybrary can be successful. Why? Because the education system both domestically here in the USA, and internationally, is flawed, badly.Education is far too limited. If one is not born into a family that highly values education, or a situation where they are not given the access that some others have, then one can ...

Everyone Deserves the Opportunity to Learn
By: ryan c
January 27, 2015

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson MandelaFor too long IT & Cyber Security education has been reserved for those who have the money to pay highly inflated prices. In the growing technological world, the need for that knowledge is at an all-time high. As you know by now, we ...

 The Liberation of IT & Cyber Security Training Begins
By: CybrarySupport
January 15, 2015

My Fellow Cybrary Members,We sincerely want to thank you for joining the revolution to liberate IT and cyber security training , for everyone, everywhere. The support you are providing will change the very landscape of the industry forever. I am posting this blog to both thank you, as well as give you some updates and tips about the site. Earning Points ...