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April 18th, 2018

Training for UN Delegations in Cybersecurity Results in Kudelski Security and UNITAR Partnership

Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division within the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and cybersecurity specialist, is partnering with UNITAR, the training and research institute of the United Nations, to provide cyber awareness and open source intelligence trainings (OSINT) to United Nations Member States and the diplomatic community.

The number of major breaches continues to rise globally, driven by range of cyber threats ranging from phishing attacks and advanced malware, to advanced tactics from nation state hackers. More than 75 percent of organizations experienced phishing attacks in 2017, according to industry sources, highlighting the need for increased end user awareness and breach remediation, as well as detailed forensics capabilities within law enforcement organizations.

The OSINT course designed by Kudelski Security delivered through the UNITAR partnership to UN delegations will help authorities understand the opportunities and threats and provide them the understanding to leverage the Internet and social media channels to uncover information relevant to their investigations. The courses cover tools and techniques to teach authorities what to look for and how to read the digital footprints bad actors leave behind.

Martin Dion, VP of EMEA Delivery at Kudelski Security, said that in today’s environment, organizations need to maximize their ability to prevent and respond in the event of malicious activity. Should the worst occur, Kudelski Security also works with authorities to ensure they can investigate.”

Philippe Aubert, Associate Program Officer at UNITAR, added that with the collaboration of Kudelski Security’s intelligence experts, the participants discover the full potential offered by the cyberspace.