Kaspersky launches online Incident Response training course

As IT teams are struggling to tackle cyber attacks, Kaspersky has launched a new Incident Response training course to ramp up skills

Kaspersky, global cybersecurity and digital privacy company,  has announced the launch of a new Windows Incident Response training course. 

Operating in 200 countries, the company has around 400 million users, and is helping 240,000 corporate clients. The course will offer in-house cybersecurity teams and InfoSec professionals an opportunity to expand their analytical skills in the incident response domain, especially in the midst of a ransomware attack. 

According to a Kaspersky survey conducted among senior non-IT management and business owners, 77% of firms in the U.S. can’t handle a ransomware attack alone or with the help of regular IT service providers despite 75% of respondents agreeing there is a high possibility of these attacks on their organisation. 

“Incident Response capabilities require specialised skills to verify and handle threats in a timely manner, as well as to minimise the damage from an incident,” said Kai Schuricht, senior incident response specialist at Kaspersky. “Since no one is immune to a cyberattack, and it becomes increasingly more difficult to prevent a security perimeter penetration, remediation and the knowledge and experience of how to respond are more in demand than ever before.”

Identifying and responding to cyber incidents 

Throughout the course, Ayman Shaaban, digital forensics and incident response manager and Kai Schuricht, senior incident response specialist, will take people through incident detection using the example of a real-life REvil ransomware case.

The Windows Incident Response training was developed by experts from the company’s Global Emergency Response Team (GERT) with more than 12-years of experience in the field. The self-guided training course includes 40 video lessons and 100 hours of virtual lab time for hands-on learning. The estimated training duration is 15 hours, but participants will have six months of access to the platform to finish the training.

According to the company, by the end of the course, IT security practitioners will know how to identify and respond to a cyber-incident and will be able to differentiate APTs from other threats. In addition, they will also be able to study various attack techniques including a targeted attack anatomy through the Cyber Kill Chain.

“Responding to complex incidents and uncovering attack steps is a huge challenge for InfoSec experts,” adds Ayman Shaaban, Digital Forensic and Incident Response Manager at Kaspersky. “Within this new course we’ve concentrated GERT knowledge gained from handling security incidents for Kaspersky customers around the globe. Our aim is not only to provide extensive theory around the subject, but to provide real applied skills through end-to-end ransomware case investigation.”

 

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