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Academic Program Delivers Malware Reverse Engineering Tools and Training

A company in the security segment has opened up a new academic program to provide training to students and faculty in colleges and universities in security incidence response. CounterTack will specifically train students on reverse engineering of malware using Responder PRO, its tool for performing reverse-engineering, forensics and other malware analysis.

One institution that has piloted the program is Kingston University in London. "Cyberattacks are having a very real and damaging impact on government and private sector entities," said Dimitris Tsapsinos, an associate professor who leads the cybersecurity program at Kingston, in a press release. "It is vital that our students graduate with the tools they need to recognize and remediate attacks as they increase in magnitude and impact. Our goal is to use industry-leading technology to introduce students to the tools they'll be using upon graduation."

The offer, which includes access to online training and the tool, is intended to provide students with practical experience using professional-grade applications. "As universities add cybersecurity programs to their IT curricula, students can't rely on textbooks; they need familiarity with industry-accepted tools and practical training to succeed in the fast-paced cybersecurity environment," added company CEO Neal Creighton.

Sign-up to obtain the licenses and training access is available on the CounterTack Web site.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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