The five-year-old company manages an IT learning and certification preparation platform to foster cybersecurity career development. Cybrary launched this monthly program in July to provide free courses to cyber professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and announced in August that it would expand it further. The company reports that learning hours quarter over quarter have increased by 2.5 times, while enrollment in the courses offered monthly has increased by 30 times.
“With the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, the unemployment crisis and the rise in phishing attacks due to COVID-19, now is the perfect time for individuals looking to make a change to get involved in cybersecurity,” said Cybrary cofounder and CEO Ryan Corey in a statement. “By offering our brand new courses along with some of the most popular entry-level certifications, we want to give back by providing real opportunities for those seeking a new career path in cybersecurity.”
Uniquely for this month, Cybrary is not just offering some upskilling courses for cyber job seekers — it’s also offering free courses to help organizations better address cyber attacks, political disinformation and more. This month’s collection of free IT and cybersecurity courses include training and certification opportunities in the likes of CompTIA, phishing and cyber network security.
With difficulty ranging from beginner to expert, courses are split up into various module that help guide learners through. This group of free courses will be available until Dec. 1.
Here are the seven free courses offered by Cybrary this month:
- U.S. Information Privacy
- DFIR Investigations and Witness Testimony
- Executive Vulnerability Management
- CompTIA Security+ *
- Cyber Network Security
- CompTIA Network+ *
The expansion of this free tech course program comes as Cybrary recently released findings from its annual survey on the cybersecurity skills gap. The company found that 68% of cyber professionals who participated in the survey said they invest their own free time outside of work to improve their cyber skills. Check out Cybrary’s podcast for more on these findings.
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