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DevSecOps: What Are We Defending?
By: Phillip Kulp, Ph.D
May 18, 2020

Over the coming weeks, Cybrary will be posting a series of blogs that correspond with the newly released course, DevSecOps Fundamentals. This post is the second in a series that covers core principles to assist in the automation of a secure pipeline. The series of blog posts will follow the agenda: Securing the Development Cycle [[read previous ...

Is Cloud Computing Certification Worth It?
By: Tatianna Harris
May 15, 2020

For students looking to start a career as a developer, it’s easy to feel inundated with certification options. It can also feel challenging to know which certifications will best help your career and which will give you the most useful and marketable skills. When it comes to cloud computing, students may be wondering if earning a cloud computing certification is ...

How Strong is Your Least Privilege Program?
By: Thycotic
May 15, 2020

This blog post is brought to you by Thycotic * Our new co-published report with Cybrary explores least privilege strategies and why companies need to make it a priority. Most organizations struggle with complexity and user complaints when implementing a least privilege security strategy 67% say least privilege is either a top or urgent priority for their ...

Cybrary Scholars Program Recipients Announced
By: Shelby Welty
May 14, 2020

Cybersecurity Professionals Impacted By COVID-19 Awarded Learning Resources and Mentorship to Further Career Development With the launch of the Cybrary Scholars Program last month in response to the current health crisis and resulting economic impacts, we sought to offer a glimpse of hope to those impacted by COVID-19 and who seek careers in the Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity fields. ...

Cloud vs. Fog Computing: What Should You Choose For Your Business Infrastructure?
By: Teboub Islem
May 13, 2020

Nowadays, many enterprises rely on deploying their solutions on Cloud. The Cloud is a set of data centers that can be geographically dispersed. Clouds provide many services which can be distinguished by the following three points: Software as a Service (SAAS): consists of deploying a software (ex: an application) directly reachable from the Internet. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): consists ...

Is CompTIA Certification Worth It?
By: John Nguyen
May 13, 2020

Certifications from CompTIA like A+, Network+, and Security+, are among the most popular credentials that are sought after by students who are just beginning their IT career. As the leading provider of IT certification programs, CompTIA also has more advanced certifications available for IT professionals who are farther along their career paths. Despite the popularity, you may still be wondering ...

Big Security in a Small Business World: 10 myth busters for SMB cybersecurity
By: J. Wolfgang Goerlich
May 13, 2020

This blog was originally posted on Cisco Security Blog by author J. Wolfgang Goerlich. Reposted with permission. We’re announcing our newest Cybersecurity Series report, “Big Security in a Small Business World”, which looks into how small to medium-sized organizations are embracing cybersecurity to grow their businesses. We’re releasing this report during a challenging time in our lives. We know and understand SMBs ...

How to Develop Enterprise Security Leadership in the Modern Era
By: Tatianna Harris
May 13, 2020

In the wake of the current world situation, people, teams, and organizations are looking to leadership for guidance and instruction, now more than ever. One important aspect to understand about enterprise leadership is knowing that the main focus is on outcomes and working on behalf of the organization. Dr. Edward Amoroso, former CSO at AT&T and current CEO of ...

The Phishing Tale
By: Unnati Guha
May 12, 2020

Long ago, fishermen used fishnets for catching fish. These nets would catch every fish that would swim through it. A little later, they started using spear-like weapons to aim at the desired kind of fish. This allowed them to select the type of fish species they wanted to catch. And then, they went on to catch big fish like whales ...

Cyber Criminology Classifications and Countermeasures
By: Nafeel Ahmed
May 12, 2020

What is cybercrime? A crime that involves using a computer and a network is classified as cybercrime, and people who commit these crimes are called cybercriminals. A cybercriminal can target individuals by targeting their property, the person himself, harming their mental health, and can even cause damage to governments. Anyone using a computer and a network can be targeted. What ...