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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Cybrary is helping to educate and strengthen the knowledge of cybersecurity professionals by providing free cybersecurity training classes to anyone anywhere, whether they are just starting out on a cybersecurity career or they are an experienced professional. The company believes that cybersecurity education is a right for those who wish to pursue it, not a privilege. Cybersecurity training can be as much as $5,000 for a one-week class. Providing free education eliminates financial barriers, allowing anyone to learn from and engage with the cybersecurity community.
• Cybrary plays an active role in combating the increasing global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing four times faster than the overall IT job market, and 12 times faster than the total labor market. Currently, there are more than a million open job postings for cybersecurity positions around the world. 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 help eradicate the cybersecurity talent shortage.
• Cybrary is making companies around the world more secure. Cybrary created and offers an End User Security Awareness training course, available to any company, which addresses business continuity, incident response, secure coding, and much more. Cybrary’s End User Security Awareness training course helps organizations mitigate the primary threat that their networks and data protection strategy face, their employee’s usage. This course equips company employees with best practices surrounding organizational security and data protection. Both conceptual and procedural lessons are implemented so that employees are aware of security threats and trained on how to react to them.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

Founded in January, 2015, Cybrary is the world’s first and only no-cost cybersecurity massive open online course (MOOC) provider. Cybrary’s mission is to provide anyone, anywhere with free resources to learn and grow in cybersecurity; its training is designed to help people start a career in the field, or advance in their current cybersecurity position. Since launching, Cybrary has become the largest cybersecurity community on the Internet with more than 300,000 users from more than 160 countries, outpacing Github, Twitter, Tumblr, and other Unicorn startups in its first 10 months of user growth. Among Cybrary’s many achievements are: the building a talent-jobs platform designed to meet the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals; a pilot program with Women in Technology and Cornerstone which utilizes Cybrary’s enterprise training platform to help advance women and girls in the cybersecurity industry; the creation of an educational training platform that helps K-12 and higher education educators plan, manage, and monitor IT and cybersecurity 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. Cybrary also launched a mobile app that allows users with limited Web access in developing countries to learn cybersecurity skills on the go. It continues to be one of the most popular cybersecurity training apps on the market. Last August, Cybrary closed a round of seed funding with to help foster community growth and develop additional course content. Cybrary continues to train an average of 125,000 people per month on the most in-demand, cutting-edge training courses in cybersecurity, and more than 1,500 new users joining the MOOC each day.

39 Responses to “Cybrary”

  1. solomon mensah on January 20, 2016

    they are the best in cybersecurity

  2. logomachicus on January 21, 2016

    great site

  3. well…what can i say. i mean, Cyberary speaks for itself which is why its been nominated, i think they deserve the award. We’re waiting for them to bring it then we can celebrate. And again with or without the award, they are the best in Cybersecurity Education.

  4. Ajmal cs on January 21, 2016

    The Best

  5. Okechukwu on January 21, 2016

    I really love the site. Finding a site that offers security training with no cost at all. They even encourage you to invite your friends and family. That’s really awesome.

  6. GIDEON AMEGAVIE on January 21, 2016

    The idea behind Cybrary is superb, making cyber education free and accessible to the general public is really amazing.
    I just love you guys, great idea, good concept and above all perfect timing. Thumbs up for you champs.

  7. TheRapture on January 21, 2016

    This site is by far the best place I have ever seen to learn IT-related anything! I have recommended it to every person I know who wants to learn more about Information Technology. Please keep up the great work guys!

  8. Joe Coughlan on January 21, 2016

    Cybrary helps you untangle the steps in Cyber Security training , certification and career planning

  9. EKWURUIBE Marshal Nnamdi on January 21, 2016

    cybrary is the best free cyber security provider…. this is a dream come true.. it has taken care of my cyber security expenses and the education are world class.. thanks to cybrary. i love u

  10. nasir zakka on January 21, 2016

    The best of the best when it comes to cyber security.

  11. nasir Zakka on January 21, 2016

    It helps you understand the steps in Cyber security and gives you the chance to teach others what you know about security. I have learn a lot from them. Thanks guys.

  12. Wai Yan Phyo on January 21, 2016

    This site support greatly to upgrade my knowledge about IT security and they deserve to win this title! I really love this site and thanks forever for providing the great leaning experience to us for free!

  13. Prateek Jain on January 21, 2016

    My vote is for Cybrary. I have been using it quite regularly

  14. Kelvin Johnson on January 22, 2016

    Cybrary has been the best in what they do. Providing the best IT learning for free, remediating for those who have the zeal to venture into the field but don’t have the necessary resource. I recommend them for this award.

  15. Christopher Grindle on January 22, 2016

    Good stuff, glad I found them

  16. opio peter lugai on January 22, 2016

    Cybrary deserve my vote. This is the time to show my loyalty. We need to rally more friends to vote

  17. Dalibor on January 22, 2016

    cybrayit it is a great resource ,especially in transition countries such as Croatia
    so i am thankful that it

  18. Rob Lang on January 22, 2016 is great site for learning & brushing up on IT Security. Kudos on being Free…

  19. Jonathan on January 23, 2016

    The best and free among cyber security platforms. My vote is for cybrary. Its d best initiative I have ever come across in the I.T education and I.T jobs creation.

  20. coodyscoops on January 23, 2016

    The fact that they provide so much for IT pros in all levels for free is invaluable. Can you imagine to get quality content we have to pay some ridiculous fee or resort to risky file hosting… They legitimately care to help people advance their knowledge and this is displayed through the site and the videos… I cannot thank them enough…

  21. Barnabas Masanja on January 23, 2016

    Thank you Cybrary, all the Subject Matter Experts and the whole Cybrary community for the free education on Cyber Security, Computer Networks etc….

    Cybrary is one of the greatest MOOC providers of all time. They offer free training on certifications such as CCNA, CISSP, CISA, CASP, PMP and so much more. What can a learner ask more?

    “Sharing knowledge is one way of being an immortal”

    Thank you Cybrary.

  22. Joe Medlin on January 24, 2016

    If not for Cybrary, I would not be nearly certified and on my way to a great job in my dream field. After many hurtles, I have found a way to get where I need to be, even though I don’t have a lot of money. Cybrary is THE BEST in cyber security education, and they have earned a special place in my heart.

  23. Daiman willden on January 25, 2016

    Superbly put together and great support. Content is just brilliant and so educational in real world and exam basis. What a discovery coming across the site, it will serve me for the next 5 years without missing a beat.

  24. Vladimir Vetokhin on January 25, 2016

    I agree with previous writers.
    Cybrary Team really make a great evolution step in IT- and IT Sec- life.
    I want to tell them a Sincere Thanks for their perfect initiative!
    And +1 mln to Karma for all members of this team and for project in common.))

    Thank You, Cybrary!

  25. p4nd0ra on January 26, 2016

    You deserve it, well done!

  26. Ramon Balboa on January 27, 2016

    Many, many thanks Cybrary! Keep up the excellent work!

  27. Sethos on January 28, 2016

    I’ve enjoyed the site and found it very informative and educational. I’m happy to see they are nominated for this award, it is well deserved!

  28. SeneiKsan on January 28, 2016

    What you guys are doing is an excellent service to your fellow man. Fantastic idea. I pledge my support and gratitude for this community.

  29. Have loved and have been using it to get some certs under my belt. I would highly recommend it.

  30. Matthew on January 29, 2016

    Cybrary is doing for Cybersecurity and IT what the Khan Academy is doing for Mathew and Sciences.

    • Matthew on January 29, 2016

      Appologies for the typo. An autocorrect got past me.
      Cybrary is doing for Cybersecurity and IT what the Khan Academy is doing for Math and Sciences.


    I have a B.S degree in Network Security, and I’m still learning from Cybrary. Many sites out there for security teach the theories of securities, the vulnerabilities, the differences between Virus/worms/Logic Bombs..etc.

    What they DON’T teach is the HOW, Whether it is how to do it yourself to learn the behavior…or more importantly the HOW on stopping it from happening to you. This is where excels.

    They teach the HOW but at the same time are realistic in how long it will take you to master a particular skill, they aren’t saying you’re qualified to be a Pentester or such after taking one of their courses, but what they are doing is showing you what a Pentester ACTUALLY does. To be well-rounded you need both the theory, and the application. is filling in the latter at least in their security videos.

  32. Helen Colbridge on February 1, 2016

    The videos on this site are so well thought out.
    The instructors are clearly very knowledgeable.
    The site is easy to use and even has different levels to suit peoples needs.
    I have learnt so much from Cybrary

    Definitely recommend Cybrary to anyone interested in computers/networks/security

  33. NAVENDU SHEKHAR on February 2, 2016

    Good stuff, glad I found them

  34. Christopher Vella on February 2, 2016

    There are growing concerns that there will be a shortage of skilled people in the Cyber/Information Security field and that thousands of security positions worldwide will remain unfilled for years to come due to this. In my opinion, this may be due to the fact that classroom or online courses and industry examinations/certifications (CISSP, CISM, CEH, GIAC…) are way too expensive for most people (assuming you are paying it yourself and not your company). With Cybrary, free cyber and information security training is now a reality for many (I am doing the CISSP videos and they’re excellent!). I now wish there was something similar for certifications although with Cybray you can get certificates for completing their training courses.

  35. Brendan Kennedy on February 5, 2016

    Cybrary is a game changer and is the new standard for Cyber SME’s to gain their training. I recommend it to all my clients in the Fed Gov, SLED and commercial verticals.

  36. Cherie Moya Nash on February 5, 2016

    Cybrary is the best of the best.

  37. Shay Williams on February 12, 2016

    #TeamCybrary. 2nd 2′ None!!! I am finally achieving my dreams…It has never been this better. Kudos #MyCybrary…

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