- Website: https://www.cybrary.it/
- Company size (employees): 10 to 49
- Country: United States
- Headquarters Region: North America
In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:
Cybrary has over 50,000 hours of free course content for beginners, all the way through advanced and leadership-level courses available online that are taught by industry subject matter experts.
The platform offers skill assessments, learning, and certification preparation on popular topics such as Ethical Hacking, CompTIA A+, Security+, and CISSP, Web Application Penetration Testing, Secure Coding, NIST 800, Metasploit, while staying current with changes in the industry.
Through its open-source model, Cybrary is actively working to fill the gap between open cyber security and IT positions and experienced practitioners by facilitating the exchange of information on its platform.
In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category
Cybrary is an open-source cyber security and IT learning and certification preparation platform. Its ecosystem of people, companies, content, and technologies converge to create an ever-growing catalog of online courses and experiential tools that provide IT and cyber security learning opportunities to anyone, anywhere, anytime. The Cybrary platform levels the playing field for those who want to advance in or start a cyber security or IT career by providing anyone with access to the tools they need to be competent and confident.
Founded by Ralph Sita and Ryan Corey, both of whom spent many years in the IT and Cyber Security Training Industry, came to realize how poorly positioned the training model was to effect real change in cyber security education. Millions of jobs remained unfilled in the field, and yet proper education and training for those jobs are limited to people who have the means to pay $2,500-$5,000 for a one week class, per topic.
Since January 2015, Cybrary has grown its user base to over 1.2 million and has expanded its catalog to include over 50,000 hours of online video content shared via an open-source model which allows for greater sharing of information.