Multinational cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has launched a new Windows Incident Response training course to help organisations deal with cyberthreats.
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.
“For 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, Kaspersky has expanded its online expert training portfolio. 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 company said in a press release.
By the end of the course, Kaspersky says IT security practitioners will know how to identify and respond to a cyber incident and will be able to differentiate APTs from other threats, as well as studying various attack techniques and a targeted attack anatomy through the Cyber Kill Chain. “Participants will master evidence acquisition, all phases of incident detection, log file analysis, network analysis and the creation of IoCs, and also get introduced to memory forensics”.
Also, students will be granted access to a simulated virtual working environment with all the necessary tools, including ELK stack, PowerShell, Suricata, YARA, and more, to practice IR techniques.
“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,” adds Kai Schuricht, Senior Incident Response Specialist at Kaspersky.
“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,” said Ayman Shaaban, Digital Forensic and Incident Response Manager at Kaspersky.