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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 ...

What Programming Language Should I Learn For Cybersecurity
By: Joshua Elijah
May 11, 2020

Cybersecurity & Programming! Do they even relate? Programming causes panic to many people at first sight of humongous lines of code even to perform a straightforward task such as printing “Hello, world!” on the screen. But the moment you start your career as a cybersecurity professional, you realize that it offers a wide range of specializations. What is mostly overlooked ...

"401 Access Denied" New Podcast Launched
By: Shelby Welty
May 11, 2020

Thycotic and Cybrary have partnered to launch the new podcast "401 Access Denied", where world-class cyber security experts discuss the latest threats, Current Global Security Challenges and Share Advice in bi-weekly, interactive forum. Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, including 25 of the Fortune 100, today announced the launch of 401 Access ...

Agile Project Management: Course Review
By: Sheane Jayne
May 8, 2020

In every project, the common end-goal is to produce or create value for the organization. What kind of value you may ask? One that creates a beneficial business impact by giving clients what they want or by providing them with the right solutions to meet their current needs. One of the many courses that Cybrary recently rolled out recently ...

Cloud Certification and the Workforce
By: Doug Bonderud
May 8, 2020

Cloud Certification: Why Does it Matter for Your Workforce? Cloud computing has changed the future of IT. Research firm Gartner points to the “death of the data center” 1 over the next five years as companies make the shift from on-premises solutions to cloud-based initiatives, while DevOps highlights the rise of multicloud, multipurpose deployments capable of delivering both specific ...

What Jobs Can I Get With A Microsoft Certification?
By: Matt Choi
May 7, 2020

Earning a Microsoft Certification can help you land a new job and set your career on your desired path. Some may think that a Microsoft certification is only useful in the IT world or in roles where someone works with Excel. But, professionals with a Microsoft Certification excel in a variety of industries across all levels. What Jobs Can ...