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QA launches cyber training lab

QA has launched a Cyber Lab, which it says is designed to enable organisations to learn and practice how to defend themselves against a simulated cyber-attack.


QA states that the 20-seat facility, based in the heart of London, allows cross business teams and IT security staff to simulate and react to a real life threat in a secure physical environment. It has been designed to facilitate practical hands-on learning for organisations sending teams to rehearse incident response, conduct digital forensic investigations, create ‘offensive defences’ and undertake security operations as well as practice crisis media management. 


Richard Beck, head of cyber security at QA, commented, “Every day, every department in every organisation is at risk of a cyber-attack.  This situation is exacerbated by an unprecedented shortage of teams with the right skills to help defend corporate data. We’ve invested over £150,000 in building this unique training facility which will allow our customers to learn in an environment like no other.”


“In cyber warfare everyone has a role, no matter what their function in the business.  This is mirrored in our training.  Everyone has a role to play when it comes to defending the organisation, from the communications and marketing teams to the PEN testers.  It embraces emotional as well as technical training to provide the closest experience an organisation can provide next to the real thing.”




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