Firm offers classes for hacker detectives

School will offer training for hacking investigators

Computer security consultancy company Foundstone announced Thursday classes designed to train IT professionals in the art of investigating incidents of malicious hacking.

The new training will cover four major areas: "Incident Detection", "Tracking Backdoor and Privilege Escalation Attacks", "Incident Investigation", and "Evidence Collection".

President of Foundstone Stuart McClure believes that the new classes will offer vital help to network administrators in tracking down even the most advanced malicious computer attackers. "Hackers and insiders have a growing number of tools for stealing information, performing unlawful and unauthorised activity, and covering their tracks," comments McClure. "Security professionals are often overwhelmed, causing attacks to be ignored or mistakenly diagnosed as network problems. Our class will teach how to identify even the most well hidden attacks."

Network security is becoming increasingly important for IT professionals. With more and more at stake for companies, the security industry is undergoing a boom, and Lloyds of London recently launched a hacking insurance service.

Foundstone is a consultancy and training company that draws on expertise from various groups including Ernst & Young, KPMG, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Black World Defence Contractors, and the United States Air Force.

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