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Global threats fuel cyber defence training

Sponsored Post The global impact of cyber threats on businesses, governments, organisations and individuals around the world is ramping up exponentially, with experts warning that danger is set to dramatically worsen in coming months and years.

The newly published SANS 2022 Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Survey, from the SANS Institute, warns that savvy organisations need to “rapidly gain situational awareness, contextualise vast amounts of shared information, and prioritise remediation of significant threats.”

Thankfully, it is apparent that investment is being increased in cyber defence. Insurance company Hiscox’ Cyber Readiness Report 2022 reveals that average global cyber security spending for organisations that responded to the research report is up 60 percent in 2022 to $5.3m, and has increased by a whopping 250 percent since 2019. And part of this investment hike has been used to increase cyber defence training for infosec professionals.

To help meet this demand SANS is continually developing new courses which identify and analyse significant online attacks and provide the latest tools, strategies and technologies to keep organisations secure.

Cyber Defence. The SEC673: Advanced Information Security Automation with Python course provides advanced techniques for automating information security with Python, and is aimed at those who already familiar with basic Python programming concepts.

DFIR. The FOR528: Ransomware for Incident Responders course provides the hands-on training required for those who may need to respond to ransomware incidents. It looks at Human-Operated Ransomware along with the evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service.

Pen Testing and Red Teaming. The SEC556: IoT Penetration Testing course focuses on the IoT ecosystem, helping you build skills to identify, assess, and exploit basic and complex security mechanisms in IoT devices.

Industrial Control Systems. The ICS418: ICS Security Essentials for Managers course is aimed at leaders responsible for securing critical infrastructure and operational technology environments.

OSINT. The SEC497: Practical Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) course’s goal is to provide practical, real-world tools and techniques to help individuals perform OSINT research safely and effectively.

Cloud. The SEC541: Cloud Security Attacker Techniques, Monitoring, and Threat Detection course focuses on how securely operating cloud infrastructure requires new tools and approaches.

Management. The MGT553: Cyber Incident Management course is designed to help infosec professionals to effectively manage major cyber incidents. It focuses on the non-technical challenges facing leaders in times of extreme pressure, helping them to maximise their effectiveness.

It is clear that, in this never-ending conflict against ever-evolving adversaries, the delivery of up-to-date cyber defence training – from non-technical employees to IT security staff, all the way up to organisations’ security leadership teams – is a critically important weapon.

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