Cyber ‘First Responders' Digital Forensics Class Headed to Des Moines July 24

POSTED on July 15, 2019 IN BrightWise

Cybersecurity first responders are pressured to react quickly to data breaches to minimize potentially massive losses. As if that isn't enough, they are also called on to preserve as much digital evidence as possible during those first critical minutes after a breach is detected.

(Des Moines, Iowa – July 15, 2019) – Cybersecurity first responders are pressured to react quickly to data breaches to minimize potentially massive losses. As if that isn’t enough, they are also called on to preserve as much digital evidence as possible during those first critical minutes after a breach is detected.

Team members who wear a cyber first responder hat vary widely by organization. In one company, it may be the head of IT; in another, a member of the help desk team.

To better prepare cyber first responders, cybersecurity firm LMG Security, in partnership with Des Moines-based BrightWise, is hosting an intensive, one-day course taught by recognized digital forensics experts, Sherri Davidoff and Matt Durrin. The course will teach fundamentals of incident response and digital forensic acquisition, including incident planning, detection and communications, as well as chain-of-custody and evidence preservation basics. Through an incident response tabletop exercise and three hands-on labs, attendees will learn how to create a forensic image, preserve volatile memory and capture network traffic, each of which plays a key role in preserving digital evidence of a data breach.

Course participants will also receive a set of downloadable digital forensics tools, a lab workbook, sample incident response policies and an operating system command line cheat sheet.

“Digital forensics training is critical for cybersecurity professionals, as well as any technical staff that may need to identify and respond to a breach,” said Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security and BrightWise. “Hackers innovate every day. It’s no longer a matter of if you will be breached, but when. From phishing to fileless attacks, criminals are bypassing perimeter and antivirus defenses. Training your cyber first responders can dramatically reduce your losses and enable your organization to resume normal operations weeks or even months sooner.”

Davidoff, a pioneer in the cybersecurity industry, has 19 years of experience spanning several areas of cyber defense and incident recovery, including digital forensic examinations, penetration testing and security awareness. Davidoff is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN). She is CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, as well as a noted cybersecurity speaker, trainer and author. Durrin is a cybersecurity consultant and trainer. He specializes in incident response, ransomware cases, cryptojacking and banking trojans, and he currently leads LMG Security’s research and development team.

Participants must register online by July 22, 2019, at https://LMGsecurity.com/event/cyber-first-responder-1-day-class-desmoines-ia/

Cyber First Responder Class
Wednesday, July 24th, 8:30am to 5:30pm
BrightWise
7745 Office Plaza Drive N, Suite 170
West Des Moines, IA 50266

About LMG Security


LMG Security is an internationally recognized cybersecurity consulting, research and education firm, specializing in penetration testing, compliance, digital forensics, and training. Whether you need a quick technical assessment or customized, long-term cybersecurity guidance, they deliver practical results that make sense for you. Over the years, their research and publications have helped to define best practices in cybersecurity and digital forensics. To find out more information, visit LMGsecurity.com, or follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About BrightWise

BrightWise was formed as a collaboration between Affiliates Management Company and LMG Security. The firm, led by CEO Sherri Davidoff, an MIT graduate turned “hacker for good,” helps organizations engage, educate and empower employees on how to deal with cybersecurity threats. Online training courses for front-line associates provide meaningful content to raise threat and vulnerability awareness while also engaging employees to become their organizations’ first line of defense against cyberthreats. To learn more, visit bright-wise.com or follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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