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Kaspersky’s newest cybersec course teaches reverse engineering

  • The latest course added to Kasperky xTraining teaches reverse engineering.
  • Reverse Engineering 101 is an on-demand course employees can complete at their leisure.
  • This course is a precursor to Kaspersky’s Targeted Malware Reverse Engineering course.

The threat landscape is constantly evolving and this means that even the most clued up cybersecurity team needs additional training.

Recognising this, Kaspersky created its Expert Training or xTraining portfolio covering a range of subjects. Now the cybersecurity outfit has announced a new course in Reverse Engineering 101.

“Reverse Engineering 101 by Kaspersky opens the door on the field for reverse engineering , a core skill for those wanting to build a career as a malware analyst or threat hunter,” reads a blurb on the product page.

The firm says that this is a prequel to Targeted Malware Reverse Engineering course. With that having been said, both courses can be completed independently.

Reverse Engineering 101 includes videos and lots of practical work on proprietary code. The on-demand structure of the course is ideal for companies looking to upskill workers without drastically impacting their working hours.

“Reverse-engineering is traditionally regarded as a very difficult skill to master, especially for beginners in the cybersecurity field. We designed this course with the hope of addressing this gap, so that participants would be able to get acquainted with this subject with no prerequisites beyond having some basic software development knowledge,” senior security researcher at Kaspersky, Ivan Kwiatkowski said in a statement.

While reverse engineering can be used to pick apart malware it could also help spot holes that cybercriminals could exploit in proprietary software before it goes live.

“Reverse Engineering 101 contains all the required theory, but at its core aims at providing practical experience first and foremost. We hope it helps many talented individuals join the cybersecurity ecosystem”, Kwiatkowski adds.

The Reverse Engineering 101 course is priced at $890 (~R15 258.25) per learner. This is among the more affordable courses, with all other xTraining models retailing for $1 400 per learner (~R24 020.27).

Kaspersky also has plans to launch a Windows Digital Forensic course but there is no word on when this will launch.

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Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

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