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Kaspersky launches new online cyber security training

By , ITWeb
Africa , 01 Jul 2024
Kaspersky introduces a new online cybersecurity training ‘Windows digital forensics’.
Kaspersky introduces a new online cybersecurity training ‘Windows digital forensics’.

Kaspersky, a global internet security business, has added a new cyber security course on digital forensics to its ever-expanding professional training portfolio.

According to the company, InfoSec professionals may now learn how to discover, process, and analyse digital evidence from seasoned Kaspersky experts.

Explaining the rationale for the training, the company says in 2023, more than one-fifth of cyber-attacks continued for more than a month, causing businesses to emphasize the need for reduced "detection-to-resolution" times.

According to Kaspersky, one of the problems preventing rapid and efficient incident handling is a persistent skills scarcity.

To solve this issue, Kaspersky says it has created a training course that covers one of the most critical aspects of the incident response process, allowing professionals to obtain the necessary skills.

According to Kaspersky, the 'Windows Digital Forensics' course is intended to give learners a basic foundation of digital forensics while also providing them with useful insights and hands-on experience.

Also, it says the training offer the ability to detect digital traces of an attack’s development is one of the most valuable skills for cybersecurity professionals, as attacks can occur even if all prevention measures are in place.

Furthermore, Kaspersky states that participants in this training will learn how to acquire diverse digital evidence, locate traces of malicious operations, and rebuild an incident scenario using timestamps from multiple Windows artifacts.

Participants will also learn how to analyse browser and email histories, and at the end of the course, they will be adept in incident scoping, evidence acquisition, log file analysis, network analysis, creating Indicators of Compromise, and memory forensics, according to Kaspersky.

According to Kaspersky, this training is part of a series of incident response-focused courses that allow specialists to adapt their educational route in this subject. 

It will benefit both companbies trying to improve their incident response teams and individual cyber security specialists looking to improve their technical analytical skills in digital forensics.

The training program was developed by Ayman Shaaban, digital forensics and incident response group manager at Kaspersky.

Shaaban comments: “To achieve cyber-resilience, organisations must be prepared for incidents by managing logs centrally, retaining them for extended periods, and safeguarding them against tampering, malicious access, or accidental loss.

“They also need the ability to conduct forensic investigations promptly when necessary. During this training course, you will get acquainting with digital forensics as an important part of the incident response process and will be equipped with useful knowledge that helps you to swiftly handle, contain, understand and recover from cyber-attacks and effectively minimise their impact in the quickest way possible.”

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