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How To Get An Entry Level Cybersecurity Job
By: Shimon Brathwaite
February 16, 2022

cybersecurity header Breaking into an industry is the most challenging part of having a successful career, and this all begins with getting the right entry-level job. Unfortunately, only around 53% of college graduates work in their field upon graduation. This shows that getting that first job is a challenge for many people, even after investing 4-5 years and accumulating thousands of ...

How To Succeed In Cybersecurity (Podcast)
By: Cybrary Staff
February 15, 2022

Building a career in cybersecurity: 4 key drivers for success Cybersecurity skills are in huge demand, and the barriers to entry are high. Here is an overview of what it takes to build a successful career in the field. Summary: Cybersecurity skills are in enormous and constantly growing demand, but getting into the field has not always been easy. The barriers ...

What is Polkit and Why Is There Urgency To Mitigate?
By: Cybrary Staff
February 14, 2022

What Is Polkit? Polkit (formerly PolicyKit) is an application-level toolkit for managing access privileges in UNIX/LINUX-based systems. Polkit defines the security policies needed to handle unprivileged and privileged processes communications. Consider it a central command center for governing the decision-making processes regarding allowing unprivileged applications to take advantage of privilege operations. Unlike sudo, which gives full root permission for the ...

How To Retain Professionals In A Competitive Job Market
By: Shimon Brathwaite
February 11, 2022

Cybersecurity is one of the hottest industries in technology, with an almost zero percent unemployment rate. This means that skilled cybersecurity professionals can find new jobs fairly easily, making it difficult for management to retain their best employees. Cybersecurity has one of the highest burnout rates in industries, with 51% of incident responders and security professionals reporting extreme stress or ...

Research Skills For Cybersecurity Professionals
By: Nihad Hassan
February 10, 2022

As digital transformation continues its rapid move to occupy all aspects of life and business, the volume of digital data generated from daily activities in the digital sphere is increasing at an unprecedented rate. According to bigdataldn, the volume of big data created daily reached 2.5 quintillion bytes in 2020. Furthermore, this number is expected to intensify to reach 175 ...

An Introduction To CCNA (Courses by individuals)
By: Cybrary Staff
February 9, 2022

How becoming a Cisco Certified Networking Associate can jumpstart a career in IT As one of the most prevalent entry-level IT certifications globally, there are good reasons for earning Cisco’s CCNA certification. Summary: With the global adoption of Cisco’s products and services, IT professionals who can demonstrate competence in deploying and managing various technologies are growing in demand. The Cisco Certified Networking ...

Threats On A Home Network And The Importance Of VPNs
By: Shimon Brathwaite
February 7, 2022

header If you have Wifi capabilities at home, then you have a home network. Home networks consist of devices connected to our routers, such as smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles, and smart devices. A home network provides you with many conveniences, but it can also present an opportunity for hacks. Unlike corporations that invest large sums of money in securing their networks, ...

How to ensure certifications meet job requirements
By: Cybrary Staff
February 4, 2022

There are now dozens of widely recognized certifications aligning with a myriad of job areas in cybersecurity and information technology (IT), from regulatory compliance to networking. Although none of these certifications are legally mandated, that does not mean they are not important. In fact, professional certifications have come to play a vital role in the constantly evolving threat landscape, where ...

Aligning Cyber Skills With The MITRE Framework: An Introduction
By: Cybrary Staff
February 4, 2022

How to align cyber skills with the MITRE ATT&CK Framework By encompassing the full lifecycle of cyberattacks, the MITRE ATT&CK framework helps security teams take an offensive stance in protecting their organizations. Summary: From conducting initial reconnaissance to compromising targets, the MITRE ATT&CK framework encompasses the entire lifecycle of cyberattacks. By aligning cybersecurity training with the framework, organizations can better protect themselves ...

Top Five IT Risk Management Software
By: Nihad Hassan
February 4, 2022

The continual advance in digital technologies has transformed most organizations' business processes to become digital. The introduction of IT solutions to businesses has brought many advantages, such as increased efficiency and productivity, improved customers engagement, reduced cost, open new markets, and facilities collaboration with third-parties vendors, to name only a few. Despite the great benefits of applying digital technology, its ...