Over a dozen cutting-edge cybersecurity companies—including ZeroFOX, Talos, Tripwire, AlienVault, and other major players—have partnered with Cybrary to provide their educational and thought leadership content to what is now the largest cybersecurity community on the Web.
Greenbelt-based Cybrary is the world’s first and only no-cost massive open online course provider for cybersecurity. Launched in 2015, the company’s vision is to build a collaborative platform where people and companies come together in an open source learning environment.
Cybrary currently boasts over 80,000 users taking classes, 60 million minutes of learning delivered each month, and 1200 news users a day. They are now in the top 18,000 websites in the United States and the second largest media website in the cybersecurity industry.
Through Cybrary’s Channels Platform, Cybrary is helping leading cybersecurity companies to educate their market and the students take away a fuller learning experience from it. Users can follow companies just as you would a Facebook or Twitter page.
“Cybrary is delivering classes to the full spectrum of cybersecurity professionals,” said Ryan Corey, co-founder of Cybrary. “The concept behind Cybrary Channels is to give cybersecurity companies a presence in the learning path of our students. These companies are the ones innovating new technologies and their content provides a practical, real-world approach to the concepts that the students are learning.”
Cybrary recently made a number of changes to make the product easier to use. Over the past several months, they have improved their course delivery product, resulting in a significant uptick in new users. Changes have included a better flow between lessons, clearer recommended study material, and clarification on how studentscan earn a certificate of completion in a class.
Additionally, the company has added progress tracking so that students can determine at any given time how much of a class they have completed. This includes mechanisms to show where the users left off so that they can easily jump right back in.
Cybrary has also launched Cybrary Open, which allows users to contribute content. The company does not vet the content for technical quality; rather, they allow the community to decide on the quality of the content.
“What we are seeing is some of our sharpest users are contributing tutorials, breakdowns and analyses of technology—you name it,” said Corey. “It is really taking off, and we are getting amazing content from our users."
By creating a collaborative environment for students, a wide range of cybersecurity professionals, and companies, Cybrary is playing a vital role in actively combating the increasing global shortage of cyber security professionals.
“By removing training costs and building the world’s largest community of cybersecurity talent, Cybrary will increase the supply side of the jobs market, bring employers and talent together, and ultimately eradicate the cybersecurity talent shortage,” said Corey.