Cybrary Outpacing Unicorn Startups in Registered User Growth
Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost cyber security massive open online course (MOOC) provider, announced the availability of its Android-based mobile app that allows users with limited Web access – particularly in developing countries – to learn hacking, forensics and other cyber security skills on the go.
“Two of the most notable issues facing the cyber security industry today are the widening gap for skilled professionals and the lack of cyber security education opportunities – both of which are worst in developing countries and other places where Internet access is unreliable or unavailable,” said Ryan Corey, co-founder, Cybrary. “Our mobile app was designed to meet these industry challenges by helping people with limited Web connectivity consume Cybrary’s content. When users are able to get Web access, they can download the cyber security courses they want to watch. When users are offline, they can view their downloaded courses on the Cybrary app, getting the education they need to advance in their careers.”
With more than 40,000 downloads, the Cybrary mobile app is the most popular hacking, forensics and cyber security training app on the market. Cybrary launched in January 2015 and has registered nearly 300,000 users from around the globe, outpacing Unicorn startups in its first 10 months of user growth. Cybrary trained more than 150,000 people in October alone, and is now the world’s largest cyber security community on the Web. The ability to access Cybrary’s courses offline will allow the company to train even more users in developing nations worldwide. Currently, the top developing countries using the Cybrary mobile app include India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Nigeria.
Cybrary provides free online training courses in Computer Hacking and Forensics, Advanced Penetration Testing (advanced hacking), CompTIA Security+, CISSP, Post Exploitation Hacking and many more. Classes are offered for beginners with little to no experience, or seasoned hackers, cyber security professionals and security leadership. Several Cybrary classes also help achieve certifications, like CISSP and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), while other courses, Malware Analysis and Advanced Penetration Testing, are designed to build skill sets.
Cybrary has championed several initiatives in 2015 that meet cyber security workforce challenges, including: building a talent platform designed to meet the demand for skilled cyber security professionals; a pilot program with Women in Technology (WiT) and Cornerstone which utilizes Cybrary’s enterprise training platform to help advance women and girls in the cyber security industry; the creation of an educational training platform that helps K-12 and higher education educators plan, manage, and monitor IT and cyber security curriculum; and an enterprise security training platform that assists organizations in providing and managing courses and training programs for their employees, including end-user security awareness.
In August, Cybrary closed a round of seed funding to help foster community growth and develop additional course content. Cybrary currently offers the most in-demand, cutting-edge training courses in cyber security, with new courses launching monthly.
Founded in 2015, Cybrary is the largest cyber security community on the internet and is helping to advance the cyber security industry by providing anyone, anywhere with free resources to learn and grow in the field. The training from Cybrary is designed to help people build a career in their chosen field, or advance in their current cyber security career. Cybrary provides comprehensive classes with hundreds of topics. Once you complete training, you can search for cyber security jobs globally. Cyber security training should be FREE, and Cybrary makes it that way, forever.