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Our Training Courses

Take your security skills to the next level

We are dedicated to helping to close the cybersecurity skills gap in New Zealand. Regardless of your role or experience we offer a range of courses to help you develop practical and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Our courses are delivered by experts with real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

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Incident Response

We have partnered with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver its Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) training courses.

Whether you are responsible for establishing or managing a CSIRT or are an incident handler our courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and operate a CSIRT to effectively and efficiently respond to information security incidents.


Creating a Computer Security Incident Response Team

This 1-day course is designed for managers and project leaders who have been tasked with implementing a CSIRT. This course provides a high-level overview of the key issues and decisions that must be addressed when establishing a CSIRT. As part of the course, attendees will develop an action plan that can be used as a starting point in planning and implementing their CSIRT.

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Managing Computer Security Incident Response Teams

This 3-day course provides current and future managers of CSIRTs with a pragmatic view of the issues that they will face in operating an effective team. The course provides insight into the work that CSIRT staff may be expected to handle, an overview of the incident handling process and the types of tools and infrastructure needed to be effective.

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Fundamentals of Incident Handling

This 5-day course is for CSIRT technical personnel with little or no incident handling experience. It provides a basic introduction to the main incident handling tasks and critical thinking skills that will help an incident handler perform their job. This course is recommended to those new to incident handling work.

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Advanced Incident Handling

This 5-day course, designed for CSIRT technical personnel with several months of incident handling experience, addresses techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats and attacks that are targeted at a variety of operating systems and architectures. Building on the methods and tools discussed in the Fundamentals of Incident Handling course, this course provides guidance that incident handlers can use in responding to system compromises at the privileged (root or administrator) level. Through interactive instruction, facilitated discussions, and group exercises, instructors help participants identify and analyse a set of events and then propose appropriate response strategies.

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