7Safe Security Training Spectrum broadened for 2010


10 December 2009

7Safe’s Jens Kirschner, Lead Training Manager writes:

7Safe has built a strong reputation over the years as a provider of security training, specifically training for standards compliance, ethical hacking/pen testing andcomputer forensics – the natural range, given the consulting and forensic outsourcing services 7Safe offer as a company.

In the second half of 2009 7Safe’s brand-new Certified Mac OS X Forensic Specialist (CMFS) was released, which delegates unanimously agreed delivers content for immediate, day-to-day investigative use. It deviates from other offers on Mac Forensics in that it aims at training delegates in using traditional Windows-based forensic environments for Mac investigations – an aim clearly met according to delegate feedback. 2010 will see the first Mac Forensics course in March, which will see further enhancement over the course that was previously run with great success.

The other new arrivals are somewhat of a deviation from our pen testing offering, as they are courses that take a specific interest in securing web applications and Oracle database systems, respectively. The Secure Coding for Web Developers course takes the approach that web applications can be written such that they withstand attack – but it requires developers to start taking countermeasures into the original design and implementation decisions. The Oracle Database Security Training course familiarises Oracle administrators with a large variety of security issues and countermeasures.

These new arrivals stand beside the already broad spectrum of training courses 7Safe offers.

While the original computer forensics training offer was a single course, the first half of 2009 saw the final release of a series of courses: Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner (CFIP) is a baseline computer forensics training course dealing with everything from procedure and methodology to file system details and digital data concepts. Computer Security Incident Specialist (CSIS) takes a credit card  breach as the investigation scenario within which both the principles and practical methods of server investigations and incident response are taught. Certified Malware Investigator (CMI) presents delegates with advanced methods, including the use of virtualisation and network simulation to observe malware behaviour.

7Safe’s ethical hacking training courses consist of the Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) and Certified Security Testing Professional (CSTP), which offer in-depth background knowledge about hacking methodology and techniques as well as densely packed practical exercises which help delegates turn merely theoretical exposure into actual hands-on experience. The Certified Wireless Security Analyst (CWSA) course was relaunched in 2009 using all new practical exercises, up to date methods and tools and covers all things wireless from the very basic security measures to full-blown 802.1X authentication and RADIUS.

In addition to the technical training courses, compliance-training provided by 7Safe ranges from PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Implementation and the Certified ISO27001 Implementation Practitioner (CIIP) to the ISO27001 Lead Auditor course.

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