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Traction Watch: Cybrary helps fill gap of 1 million unoccupied cybersecurity jobs

James A. Martin | Aug. 27, 2015
Cybrary is closing the gap in unfilled cybersecurity jobs around the world through open-sourcing training. Putting the information in the hands of everyone from entry-level professionals all the way up to business leaders has helped them gain major traction in this hot IT job market.

In addition, Cybrary will soon announce seed funding, Corey says, but he wasn’t able to disclose details.

According to Corey, Cybrary’s main challenge is "making sure this tool is available to everyone who needs it." For example, getting its courses transcribed into multiple languages to reach a global audience is no small undertaking. The company needs to beef up its B2B sales expertise, too.

Another challenge: Some worry that Cybrary’s free online courses will give hackers the knowledge they need to carry out malicious acts. While Corey admits this could happen, he adds that determined hackers will get access to such information "no matter what we do." At the same time, Cybrary is "putting power in the hands of people to counter act cyber threats," he adds.

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(Example of a Cybrary course. Source: Cybrary)

 

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