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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.

How $15 Million Can Help Close the Security Skills Gap
By: ryan c
November 13, 2019

This blog is by authors: Ryan Corey, Co-Founder and Ralph Sita, Co-Founder, Cybrary The ever-expanding cyber threat landscape and never-ending shortage of cybersecurity skills make for a perfect storm across all industries. What has helped to counter this perfect storm is the subscription economy, where IT and security professionals can take online vocational training on a continual, ...

Should You Outsource Cybersecurity or Keep It In-House
By: faith.mcgregor85@gmail.com
November 11, 2019

The diversity and sophistication of cyberattacks keep growing, posing threats for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Given that, it’s not surprising at all that the global cybersecurity market is expected to reach 300 billion by 2024 1 . To avoid becoming victims of online threats, businesses need to invest in a solid cybersecurity strategy. This leads to two major ...

A Beginner's Guide to Java Samples and SDKs on Azure
By: chenshemtov
November 8, 2019

Azure offers remote access to enterprise-grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Azure’s data centers are spread across 54 regions, and its infrastructure is hybrid-ready, backed by over 90 compliance certifications, and provides a built-in backup 1 module. This article provides a review ...

Mobile security: Why It’s Important and Mistakes to Avoid
By: twinkle.k.1927
November 6, 2019

The world is going mobile, and there is every reason to be mobile.At a time when everything is moving at a break-neck speed, we need to be on our toes, and thanks to mobile devices, we have got everything on our fingertips.The rise in mobile devices is a blessing for us. Still, at the same time, cybercriminals and hackers ...

A Persistent Trojan Downloader for Android OS
By: Solene Gabellec
November 4, 2019

This blog is by Knogin blog. Reposted with permission. A new security threat has emerged, this time for Android OS, making mobile security researchers scratch their heads for the past few months, the malware is called xHelper.The malware has already infected more than 45,000 Android devices in just the last six months and is continuing to ...

Threat Report - FuxSocy Ransomware
By: Solene Gabellec
November 1, 2019

This blog is by Knogin blog. Reposted with permission. Summary  Researchers from MalwareHunterTeam have spotted a new variant of ransomware called FuxSocy; this malware impersonates the known Cerber ransomware. It operates by encrypting the data you have on the computer, changes the file, and its extension to a random one; then, it demands a ransom ...

CyberSecurity Quick Guide for Students
By: Solene Gabellec
October 25, 2019

This blog was originally posted on Knogin blog by author Anna Codina. Reposted with permission. (By the way! If you'd like to keep a hard copy of this guide, you can also download the Ultimate Cybersecurity Quick Guide for Students for ease of use.)   Different Ways You Could be Compromised ...

Our World in Transition and Our Future Demands
By: SLWelty
October 23, 2019

This blog was originally posted on Cisco Security Blog by author John Stewart. Reposted with permission. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and for me, it’s a time to reflect on where we’ve been and how far we’ve come, study the trends and challenges we face today, and look ahead to the next generation of ...

Practical Security: A Story About Patch Management
By: David Balaban
October 20, 2019

Probably, all SOC (security operations center) analysts are dreaming of seeing their detecting rules identify and block the sophisticated techniques of pro-government APT groups, and investigations lead to the discovery of exploits that use zero-day vulnerabilities. Start FREE Virtualization Management Course >> Unfortunately (or fortunately), the majority of incidents are much less romantic: ...

5 Useful Methods of Using a Double TCP-to-Reverse-SSH Tunnel
By: Chang Tan Lister
October 16, 2019

Throughout the day, I had some infuriating internet outages that forced me to create persistent ssh tunnels with autossh (Linux only), so I can get my tunneled connection back when Cox goes back up. We are covering 5 different ways to use a double TCP-to-Reverse-SSH tunnel productively:   Remote Access To A Linux Machine at Home ...