Effective cybersecurity safeguards digital trust, spurs innovation and progress in society, enhances the social responsibility and accountability of organizations, the cumulative effects of which enable economic prosperity and inclusion.
St. Uriel’s vision for cybersecurity education stands on a foundation that encompasses all three of these dimensions:
- Jobs: By 2021, unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million. Cybersecurity is a field of STEM, with an increasing number of job openings and highly competitive salaries. We’re still in the infancy of this sector. Students who enter cybersecurity positions now have significant growth potential. The cybersecurity skills gap – which only continues to grow – has many conflating or interrelating causes, but at the top of the list is cybersecurity education.
- Ethics: With an explicit focus on understanding, preventing, responding to, and recovering from cyber attacks, cybersecurity jobs are designed to keep individuals and organizations safer online. The cybersecurity field operates with an inherent sense of ethical purpose, and professionals in the field make decisions and take actions with this purpose always in mind.
- “Plasticity”: Because online threats are constantly evolving in response to preventive measures and new technologies, the imperative to learn from experience and circumstance is urgent in cybersecurity work. Leaders in the field tout critical thinking skills, curiosity, and inventive thinking as vital attributes for success in the field. Coupled with technical skills, St. Uriel will train the next generation of leading cybersecurity experts.
Cybersecurity is best learned in real time with hands-on practice
One of the biggest drawbacks is that classroom learning is non-interactive. While passive classroom learning has the advantages of lecture notes, concrete conceptual education, and organized learning, it does not challenge the learner as much as active learning. Furthermore, quizzes and exams that measure success in university are not meant to teach, they are meant to test and can’t be equated to hands-on practice.
Active learning, on the other hand, increases critical thinking skills, initiative, and better fits the needs of fluctuating learning styles. Active learning, most importantly, puts knowledge to practice. Labs and simulations are engaging and more effective for internalizing and building confidence in applied knowledge. These are all vital hard and soft skills for being successful in a cybersecurity career.
Cyber Polygon Training – World Economic Forum
Join this project now – it is part of the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust Platform.
Cyber Polygon Overview
Cyber Polygon debuted in June 2019. The training is supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is held with active partners comprising WEF, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), BI.ZONE (St. Uriel’s strategic partner for Cybersecurity), and Sberbank.
It is a large-scale online exercise focusing on joint response to cyberthreats and the improvement of international cooperation to fight cybercrime. The goal of the exercise is to develop the response skills of participating organizations, increase awareness among the spectators and strengthen global collaboration against organized cybercrime.
The Cyber Polygon training is held on an annual basis and, thus far, is unique in its kind as it brings together representatives of public and private organizations from different geographies around the globe. The first training simulated several common types of attacks on the training infrastructures of globally renowned participating companies.
World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust Platform shapes the future of cybersecurity and digital trust. The Centre is leading the global response to address systemic cybersecurity challenges and improve digital trust, to defend innovation and protect institutions, businesses, and individuals. They bring together policy-makers and operational leaders from the highest levels around the world through ongoing collaborative action and partnership across our network comprising business, government, civil society, academic leaders and top cyber experts.
Cyber Polygon Concept Paper
Cyber Polygon Training Details
Bi.Zone Cybersecurity Training Overview
- Malware Analysis Fundamentals (2 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Introduction to Malware Analysis (5 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Reverse Engineering (5 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Non-PE Malware Analysis (5 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Essential Digital Forensics and Incident Response (5 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response (5 days / 4-5 hours per session)
- Malware Analysis Overview
- Red Team Operation
- Web Application Security
- Basic Penetration Testing
St. Uriel & BiZone Cybersecurity Training (Synopsis of each training topic)
Kaspersky Cybersecurity Training Overview
Kaspersky Lab Security Training
- Digital Forensics
- Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering
- Advanced Digital Forensics
- Advanced Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering
- Incident Response
- Efficient Threat Detection with Yara
- KATA Administration
- KATA Security Analyst
Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform (ASAP), Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS) training, Cybersecurity for IT Online