Kaspersky launches cyber capacity building programme

christian wiediger WkfDrhxDMC8 unsplashKaspersky is advancing its global transparency initiative with the launch of a cyber capacity building programme and virtual availability of its transparency centre services

The dedicated training programme provides knowledge of product safety assessment to companies, governmental organisations and academic institutions in need of IT infrastructure security assessment skills. Remote admission to the transparency centres of the company enables continuous access to information on its internal security practices and technologies.

With rapidly increasing digitisation, a robust IT infrastructure is vital for the smooth integration and running of different software and hardware platforms, as well as operational efficiency.

At the same time, the IT infrastructure of an organisation can be subject to different risks related to cybersecurity, making cyber-resilience crucial.

Various components of the IT infrastructure can be compromised as part of global supply chains and/or critical infrastructure networks, causing harm to public security as well as economic and social wellbeing. Fortunately, there are ways in which organisations can evaluate and ensure that these elements are safe and integral.

Oleg Abdurashitov, head of public affairs at Kaspersky, said, “Since opening our transparency centres, we have developed wide practice of product security evaluation, and we see that just communicating a company’s readiness to provide its source code for a review is not enough.

“It requires a certain level of specific IT security knowledge from our partners to carry out an assessment and to have a full experience of what is being offered within the transparency policy. Our cyber capacity building programme will allow organisations, both businesses and government, as well as academic institutions, to develop skills for proper security assessments of the products they use and thus help enhance cyber-resilience of their own networks.”

The programme requires basic knowledge of the software development lifecycle, programming, and information security. The training will provide organisations with an introduction to product security evaluation and threat modelling, as well as source code review and vulnerability management.

Taking part in the programme pilot will be free of charge and will be launched first for government organisations and academia in Q3, 2020. Later this year the training will be available for business organisations.

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