20 May Kaspersky launches online ransomware response training course
Cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has announced the launch of a new Windows Incident Response training course.
The new 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. The entire course can be completed online anywhere in the world.
The course also comes as a recent global Kaspersky survey conducted among senior non-IT management and business owners found that 73% of firms can’t handle a ransomware attack alone or with the help of regular IT service providers. The recent global study by Kaspersky titled “How do business executives perceive ransomware threat?” confirmed that most firms (73% globally) will have to seek the help of external incident response providers in the event of a ransomware attack. This is despite the fact that 66% of global respondents consider there to be a high possibility of these attacks on their organisation.
Kaspersky has expanded its online training portfolio to support companies looking to improve the expertise of their in-house digital forensics and incident response teams, as well as for IT security practitioners looking to upgrade relevant skills.
The Windows Incident Response training has been developed by experts from the company’s Global Emergency Response Team (GERT) with more than 12-years of experience in the field.
During the course, which is heavily focused on practical skills, Ayman Shaaban, Digital Forensics and Incident Response Manager and Kai Schuricht, Senior Incident Response Specialist, will take students through incident detection using the example of a real-life REvil ransomware case. 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.
Kai Schuricht, Senior Incident Response Specialist at Kaspersky, said: “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. 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.”
Ayman Shaaban, Digital Forensic and Incident Response Manager at Kaspersky, commented: “Responding to complex incidents and uncovering attack steps is a huge challenge for InfoSec experts. Within this new course we’ve concentrated GERT knowledge gained from handling security incidents for Kaspersky customers around the globe. Our aim was not only to provide extensive theory around the subject, but to also provide real applied skills through end-to-end ransomware case investigation.”