Threat Combat trains 313 students in Cyber Forensics: Calls for more cyber forensic professionals

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Threat Combat trains 313 students in Cyber Forensics: Calls for more cyber forensic professionals

In a very comprehensive 3 days virtual skills training that left a lasting imprint on 313 eager minds, Threat Combat recently concluded a very insightful training program in the arts of Memory/Malware Forensics. This wasn’t just a training program; it was a journey into the cyber realms, meticulously crafted by Threat Combat’s expert team for the cybersecurity enthusiasts and professionals of Ghana.

The first part of the training concluded in December. This part involved the theoretical aspect of the course. After which participants were given resources and materials to set-up and prepare for the second part in January.

The second part was a fully practical training. Students were training on standard forensic investigative approach to tackle cyber incident responses involving Malware analysis and subsequently Memory forensics. Several use cases and real-world examples were used to train participants.

Threat Combat trains 313 students in Cyber Forensics: Calls for more cyber forensic professionals

After the second part of the training, participants were left on their own to carry out forensic investigations based on what have been taught and produce reports. Participants were supervised during their projects to make sure students understood what they were doing.

Team lead of the Threat Combat team, Mr Daniel Kwaku Ntiamoah Addai, expressed his satisfaction with the training and encourage students and professionals to look at career areas in Cyber security, Cyber incident response and digital forensics as it has become and global need and a very well-paying career field.

In his comments, he stated “Threat Combat’s Cyber Forensics experts designed a curriculum that isn’t just about learning; it’s about gaining the prowess to dissect cyber threats at their core”.

Why Memory/Malware?

In the ever-evolving world of cyber threats, Memory/Malware Forensics emerges as the unsung hero. This training isn’t just about acquiring knowledge; it’s a strategic move to equip participants with the skills needed to combat the most sophisticated cyber adversaries. The goal is clear: empower individuals to not just respond but proactively defend against the relentless wave of cyber threats.

From Conferences to Classrooms

Threat Combat’s influence extends beyond training rooms; it resonates in the corridors of in-person and virtual conferences, connecting professionals and students to the heartbeat of cybersecurity innovations. The recent training program is a testament to Threat Combat’s commitment to elevating cyber discussions from conference halls to intimate classrooms, where hands-on learning thrives.

Digital Crimes in Ghana: A Growing Threat

Digital crimes, encompassing cyberattacks and online fraud, pose an escalating threat to Ghana’s rapidly advancing digital landscape. With the surge in technological adoption, the risk of cyber threats has intensified, targeting individuals, businesses, and even critical sectors like banking.

Why Ghana Needs Cyber Forensics Professionals:

  1. Mitigating Cyber Threats: The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats necessitate a robust response. Cyber forensics professionals play a pivotal role in identifying, investigating, and mitigating digital crimes, safeguarding both individuals and organizations.
  2. Compliance with Cybersecurity Regulations: Ghana’s Cybersecurity Act of 2020 and the Bank of Ghana’s Cyber/Information Security Directive of 2018 underscore the importance of securing digital assets. Cyber forensics professionals are vital in ensuring compliance with these regulations, protecting sensitive information and maintaining the integrity of financial systems.
  3. Enhancing Incident Response: In the event of a cyber incident, swift and effective response is critical. Cyber forensics experts possess the skills to conduct thorough investigations, trace the origins of attacks, and provide invaluable insights to enhance incident response strategies.

In essence, the rise in digital crimes necessitates a proactive approach, and the expertise of cyber forensics professionals is pivotal for securing Ghana’s digital ecosystem in alignment with regulatory frameworks.

Forging Tomorrow

But Threat Combat isn’t merely content with the status quo. It’s on the brink of signing two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with distinguished institutions. These MoUs aren’t just ink on paper; they’re pathways to revolutionizing cyber forensics education in Ghana. Imagine the impact: certified cyber defenders emerging from these institutions, armed with Threat Combat’s expertise.

As Threat Combat celebrates the success of its recent training, the vision for the future is painted with bold strokes:

  1. Expanding Horizons: Threat Combat envisions reaching every corner of society, democratizing cyber knowledge and making it accessible to a broader audience.
  2. Global Recognition: The organization aspires to elevate Ghana to a global hub for cyber forensics excellence, attracting the attention and collaboration of cybersecurity professionals worldwide.
  3. Innovation Prowess: Investments in research and development are doubling, ensuring Threat Combat’s programs remain at the forefront of cybersecurity education.
  4. Community Resonance: A vibrant community of cybersecurity enthusiasts is taking shape, fostering a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and knowledge exchange.

In the words of Threat Combat’s visionary leader, Daniel Addai, this journey is a collective endeavour. “We’re not just training individuals; we’re nurturing a community at the frontline of cyber defence. Together, we sow the seeds of a secure digital future.”

“We’re not just training individuals; we’re nurturing a community at the frontline of cyber defence. Together, we sow the seeds of a secure digital future.”

As Threat Combat stands at the crossroads of reflection and anticipation, it extends a hand to stakeholders—inviting them to fortify the foundations of cybersecurity education and collectively shape a resilient and secure digital landscape.

This isn’t just a conclusion; it’s a prelude to the next chapter in Threat Combat’s cyber saga—a chapter waiting to be written with the ink of innovation, collaboration, and cyber excellence.

By: Daniel Kwaku Ntiamoah Addai,
Cyber forensics, Fraud Investigation and Audit
Team Lead at Threat Combat
[email protected]

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