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ABOUT US

Technobeacon Consulting Ltd is a dynamic, specialist provider of Cyber Security and Information Assurance courses. We have been integral in shaping the Cyber Security education landscape in the United Kingdom by the commissioning, developing and introducing high end course materials into this space.

THE COMPANY

Technobeacon Consulting Ltd is an independent specialist Cyber Security training company whose total focus is the provision of specialised courses and appreticeships catering for Cyber Security and Information Assurance professionals.

Cyber Security, IT Security, Information Risk Management, Compliance and Governance training are the cornerstone of our course offerings.

The escalating complexity of Technology and Business needs will always result in companies being exposed to security threats, and most networks will be breached if faced with a sustained attack. The key to minimising the damage hackers do when they inevitably force their way on to corporate networks is to make sure your Cyber Security staff are knowledgeable enough to respond appropriately to minimise the harm Intruders can cause to the Organisation.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to be the best that we can be in providing our clients with the comprehensive knowledge they require to protect their organisation in Cyber world.

OUR REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

Think about us? Take a look yourself in the testimonials below.

Olawest’s training is first class. The visual materials are excellent and easy to follow. Post-training, he was helpful and supportive too. I would definitely recommend.
– Linkedin.

Bamidele is a seasoned cybersecurity professional / trainer. He managed and mentored me at the early stage of my career in Info sec. His depth of knowledge in the field is impeccable. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a career in cybersecurity / Info sec.
– Linkedin.

I attended Olawest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training some years ago and got a role even before the class ended! Olawest and his team were extremely supportive, helpful and always encouraged me. I have no iota of doubt in recommending his Cyber Security training and services to any one interested.
– Linkedin.

TRAINNING

The team has been taking several pre-emptive infrastructure measures to help prepare for significantly increased traffic as a growing number of schools move to fully online courses. We will continue to monitor closely and take any additional steps required to provide a seamless service.

Security Analyst Fast Track Training

This is a technical introductory course to the fast-growing field of Cyber Security. The course will provide hands-on technical exposure to delegates in vulnerability assessments, web application security, security incidents response and management, Azure security, and AWS security.

Security Risk and Compliance Training

Security Risk and Compliance Training Alliance is now offering an industry-leading Security Risk and Compliance Training course. This dynamic instructor-led course covers all known aspects of Security Risk and Compliance Training that exist in the Security Risk and Compliance environment today. This course provides a detailed overview of all Security Risk and Compliance issues, including threats, risk mitigation, node security integrity, confidentiality, best security practices, advanced Security Risk and Compliance Certification and more. The in-depth lab sessions will provide the student with practical, real-world tools for not only recognizing security threats but mitigation and prevention as well.

Objectives

Attend the Security for Security Risk and Compliance salary Professionals course and pass the exam, gaining the certification.

  • Identifying  between security threats and attacks on a Security Risk and Compliance network.
  • Security Risk and Compliance methods, best practices, risk mitigation, and more.
  • All known (to date) cyber-attack vectors on the Security Risk and Compliance.
  • Performing Security Risk and Compliance network security risk analysis.
  • A complete understanding of Security Risk and Compliance inherent security features and risks.
  • An excellent knowledge of best security practices for Security Risk and Compliance System/Network Administrators.
  • Demonstrating appropriate Security Risk and Compliance data safeguarding techniques.

Target Audience

  • Security Risk and Compliance Architects
  • Security Risk and Compliance Developers
  • Application Developers
  • Security Risk and Compliance System Administrators
  • Network Security Architects
  • Cyber Security Experts
  • IT Professionals w/cyber security experience

Day 1: Security Risk and Compliance Certification Fundamentals

Module 1: Fundamental Security Risk and Compliance 

  • Cryptography for the Security Risk and Compliance
  • A Brief Introduction to Security Risk and Compliance
  • Security Risk and Compliance Security Assumptions
  • Limitations of Basic Security Risk and Compliance

Module 2: Consensus in the Security Risk and Compliance

  • Security Risk and Compliance Consensus and Byzantine Generals
  • Introduction to Security Risk and Compliance Consensus Security
  • Proof of Work
  • Proof of Stake
  • Other Security Risk and Compliance Consensus Algorithms

Module 3: Advanced Security Risk and Compliance Security Mechanisms

  • Architectural Security Measures
    • Permissioned Security Risk and Compliance
    • Checkpointing
  • Advanced Cryptographic Solutions
    • Multiparty Signatures
  • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
  • Stealth Addresses
  • Ring Signatures
  • Confidential Transactions

Module 4: Smart Contract Security

  • Introduction to Smart Contracts
  • Smart Contract Security Considerations
  • Smart Contract Code Auditing

Day 2: Security Risk and Compliance Implementations

Module 5: Security Risk and Compliance Risk Assessment

  • Security Risk and Compliance Risk Considerations
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Security Risk and Compliance Architectural Design

Module 6: Basic Security Risk and Compliance

  • User Security
  • Node Security
  • Network Security

Module 7: Security Risk and Compliance for Business

  • Introduction to Ethereum Security
  • Introduction to Hyperledger Security
  • Introduction to Corda Security

Module 8: Securely Implementing Business Security Risk and Compliance

  • Business Operations
  • Data Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Day 3: Known Security Vulnerabilities and Solutions

Module 9: Network-Level Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • 51% Attacks
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Eclipse Attacks
  • Replay Attacks
  • Routing Attacks
  • Sybil Attacks

Module 10: System-Level Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • The Bitcoin Hack
  • The Verge Hack
  • The EOS Vulnerability
  • The Lisk Vulnerability

Module 11: Smart Contract Vulnerabilities and Attacks

  • Reentrancy
  • Access Control
  • Arithmetic
  • Unchecked Return Values
  • Denial of Service
  • Bad Randomness
  • Race Conditions
  • Timestamp Dependence
  • Short Addresses

Module 12: Security of Alternative DLT Architectures

  • Introduction to DAG-Based DLTs
  • Advantages of DAG-Based DLTs
  • Limitations of DAG-Based DLTs

Security Architect Fast Track Training

Security Architect Fast Track Training London The student will be exposed to Security Architect Fast Track's adaptable feature set which allows the developer to design decentralized applications for countless applications. Students will also participate in hands-on programming lab sessions to learn, develop, and advance their skills in Security Architect Fast Track Training London development.

The Security Architect Fast Track Training London is designed for those seeking an in-depth understanding and development experience of the Security Architect Fast Track Training London. Students will participate in approximately 50% programming lab time providing practical experience, enhancing their knowledge and existing skill set. Due to the technical programming lab content covered in this course, it is not recommended for those without programming knowledge and experience.

Objectives

  • An excellent overall understanding of the Security Architect Fast Track Exam architecture and Solidity language.
  • All functional components (including smart contracts) required to develop an Security Architect Fast Track.
  • The understanding of how to instantiate an Security Architect Fast Track Course application on the network.
  • An in-depth understanding of how transactions are created and implemented on an Security Architect Fast Track Exam network.

Target Audience
Target Course Audience Include:

  • Software Engineers
  • Programmers
  • Developers
  • Application Architects

Security Architect Fast Track Exam and Smart Contract Basics Security Architect Fast Track Certification

  • What is Security Architect Fast Track Course and how does it work?
  • Centralized vs. Decentralized vs. Distributed
  • Security Architect Fast Track vs. Databases
  • Bitcoin vs Security Architect Fast Track
  • What are Smart Contracts?
  • How are Smart Contracts used?

Smart Contract Programming Basics

  • Advantages and Drawbacks of Smart Contracts
  • Layer 1 vs. Layer 2
  • High-Level Language vs. Low-Level
  • Languages in Comparison Solidity, Vyper, others
  • Smart Contracts with Solidity
  • The Layout of a Solidity File
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 1)
    • Types of Variables in Solidity
    • Function/Variable Visibility
    • Smart Contract Constructors
    • Setter- and Getter-Functions

Understanding Decentralized Information and Web3

  • Security Architect Fast Track Access structures and Architectures
    • Remote Security Nodes vs. Local Security Nodes
  • Security Access vs. centralized RESTful API
  • Understanding Web3.js API
  • Understanding Transactions and Consensus
  • Private Keys, Public Keys and Signatures
  • Understanding privacy on pubic Security Architect Fast Track
  • Understanding the architecture of KeyStore’s such as MetaMask or MIST
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 2 – Ropsten Test-Ether and MetaMask)
    • Installing and Configuring MetaMask
    • Obtaining Ropsten (or Testnet) Ether
    • Tracing Ether through Block-Explorers
    • Understanding Infura

Basics of Ethereum and the EVM

  • Security Architect Fast Track Denominations
  • Understanding EVM and the ABI Interface
  • Calls vs. Transactions
  • Concurrency and Events
  • Use cases of Events
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 3 Web3JS Operations + Lab 4 Events)
    • Install and Use Ganache
    • Work with Web3.js
    • Work with Infura
    • Define Events
    • Listen and React to Events

Solidity Advanced: Modifiers, Mappings, Structs and Inheritance

  • Understanding Functions, Mappings and Structs
  • When to use Modifiers
  • Libraries vs. Inheritance
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 5 Modifiers, 6 Mappings and Structs, Lab 7 Inheritance)
    • Understand and use Modifiers
    • Add Mappings and Structs
    • Use Inheritance to increase auditability

Understanding Deployment and Costs Security Architect Fast Track Certification

  • Understand Development and Deployment Cycles
  • Understanding Solidity Compilation and Deployment
  • Gas and Gas-Costs
  • Upgradeability and Data Migration Techniques
  • Understand the moving Parts: Compiler, Security Architect, API, KeyStore
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 8 Deployment, Lab 9 Tie it together)
    • Changing from strings to bytes (save gas)
    • Deploy using Ropsten Test-Ether
    • Understand the difference when using a real Security Architect
    • Use a fully functioning distributed Application

Mining, Proof of Work vs. Proof of Authority

  • What is Mining in PoW?
    • How blocks are generated
    • PoW vs. PoA (vs. PoS)
  • Understanding Go-Security Architect Fast Track or Ganache/TestRPC for local development
  • Understanding Private Security Architect Fast Track vs. Public Security Architect Fast Track
    • LAB TASKS (Lab 10 Mining)
    • Installing and using Ganache
    • Installing and using Go-Security Architect Fast Track
    • Connecting to Ganache/Go-Security Architect Fast Track from Remix and Web3.js
    • Interact with the Security Architect Fast Track from HTML/JS

Current Problems, Solutions, Outlook, Serenity Security Architect Fast Track Certification

  • Security Architect Fast Track Now and Security Architect Fast Track Future
  • Where we are at with Security Architect Fast Track
    • Homestead
    • PoW
  • Where Security Architect Fast Track is heading to
    • Serenity
    • PoS + PoW to PoS
    • Sharding
  • Recommended Newsletters/Groups

Working in Teams, Testing and Versioning

  • Understanding what Truffle is
  • Comparison to Embark
  • How Manage Code for Teams
  • Understanding Migrations
  • Understanding Unit-Testing with Truffle
  • LAB TASKS (Lab 11 Truffle setup, Lab 12 Truffle Unit Testing)
    • Download and Setup Truffle
    • Adapt the standard Truffle-Project
    • Write A Unit Test

IPFS and distributed File-Storage

  • What is IPFS
  • Comparison between IPFS, FileCoin, Swarm, Sia, Storj
  • LAB TASK (Lab 13 – IPFS)
    • Install and work with IPFS
    • Upload and retrieve a fully decentralized file

Bonus Section: Compilation

  • LAB TASK (Lab 14 – Compilation)
    • Compile a Solidity File with a command-line compiler

Labs:

Lab 0 – Understanding Components

  • In this Lab we discuss the components used, where to get them and how to install them.

Lab 1 – Variables

  • In this Lab you will get to know Remix and run simple Smart Contracts

Lab 2 – Ropsten and MetaMask

  • In Lab you will get Ether from the Ropsten or Rinkeby Testnet and trace the Ethers on their way to the browser-plugin MetaMask.

Lab 3 – Web3.JS Operations

  • During this Lab you will understand what Web3.JS is and how it is used to retrieve Information.

Lab 4 – Events

  • Here you will learn a classic use-case for events to overcome concurrent workflow issues

Lab 5 – Modifiers

  • In this Lab we will work with modifiers

Lab 6 – Mappings and Structs

  • Mappings and Structs are powerful data-structures which you will learn in this Lab

Lab 5 – Modifiers

  • In this Lab we will work with modifiers

Lab 7 – Inheritance

  • When using Solidity it’s good to keep things clear and small to be able to audit it. In this Lab we discuss Inheritance

Lab 8 – Gas-Costs and Deployment

  • In this Lab you will learn how to optimize the smart contract, deploy the contract and what to pay attention to in practice.

Lab 9 – Final DApp, Tie it Together

  • We put all the components together and work with the final distributed Application.

Lab 10 – Mining

  • During this lab you will see the difference of mining in a proof of authority consensus network and a proof or work network.

Lab 11 – Truffle Setup

  • This Lab will teach how Truffle can be used to work in teams and with code locally. We will install and adapt the truffle default workflow.

Lab 12 – Truffle Unit Tests

  • In this Lab we will do one of the most important steps during Contract Development: Create Unit-Tests for our Smart Contract

Lab 13 – IPFS

  • During this Lab you will create a fully decentralized file-storage which will store files on IPFS and pointers on Security Architect Fast Track

Bonus Lab – Solidity Compilation

  • In this Lab you will learn how to manually compile a solidity file with the command line solidity compiler

Cloud Security Training

This instructor-led virtual Cloud Security Training course is designed for developers and administrators who want to take a comprehensive deep dive on Cloud Security.

We cover cloud Security services for AWS and Azure.

CONSULTANCY

Our team has taken several pro-active measures so we can continue to support our clients as many more businesses work remotely. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take any additional steps required to provide a seamless service.

The Qualys Policy Compliance scan runs through 4 principal phases:

  1. determine if the target is responsive (i.e. "alive"); there is little point in spending time on a target that is not reachable over the network or even switched on;
  2. perform a limited scan to determine if we have the access needed to perform a Compliance Scan;
  3. retrieve the Operating System type from the target; this is matched against the Technologies for which will have Controls;
  4. retrieve data points for all Controls of a given Technology.

It is worth noting that by default the Qualys Policy Compliance scan will retrieve data for all Controls - regardless of what, if any, a Policy might specify. It is only later, during the reporting phase, that data points for Controls are evaluated against Policies that the user defined.

Below is a flow-chart that illustrates the steps the scan engine goes through. Please click to enlarge.

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We conduct internal and external penetration tests  for clients to ascertain their security posture and comply with security frameworks such as PCI DSS, Cyber Essentials, and ISO 27001.

Conducting business on the Internet has become an essential requirement for almost every organization. However, those web applications are exposed to near-constant bombardment from entities looking to exploit vulnerabilities for malicious purposes. A frequent, in-depth security review of those applications is necessary to ensure that your critical assets are protected.

What Makes Our Testing Unique?

  • Automation is Only the First Step : We do extensive manual testing to find high-impact vulnerabilities that scanning tools can’t find. The results of our assessments are actionable and the remediation path is straightforward.
  • Security Consultants are Practicing Software Developers : Our security consultants are trained and experienced developers with in-depth knowledge of the software development lifecycle and secure development strategies to develop, assess and remediate application source code.
  • You’re Not Left Alone to Fix the Problem : As developers, we are equipped to team with clients to weigh risks and interpret the results of scans, and if needed, help with the remediation process.

Overview

If your website has been hacked recently, review the recommended steps below to recover a hacked website and prevent future hacks.

Recovering from an attack

  • Request details about the hack from your hosting provider including how they believe the site was hacked.
  • Request your hosting provider remove the malicious content placed on your website.
  • Resolve site warnings in Google Webmaster Tools and resubmit your site for Google’s review once the hack has been resolved.

Preventing and mitigating the risks of a future hack

To reduce the probability of future hack, take the following actions:

Always update your Content Management System (CMS)

If you’re using WordPress, for example, ensure you’re on the most recent version of WordPress. CMS platforms push out updates to address known vulnerabilities. Always upgrade to the latest version when it becomes available.

Ensure your plugins are updated

If you’re using plugins or extensions on your website or CMS, keep them updated.

Activate Cloudflare’s Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Customers on a paid Cloudflare plan can activate the WAF to challenge or block known malicious behavior.

Secure your admin login

Many hacks are due to brute force attacks on login pages. Review services like Rublon or Jetpack to help secure your site from attacks designed to target CMS platforms like WordPress.

Backup your site

If your site becomes hacked, avoid losing valid content by using a service like CodeGuard to restore your site from a backup.

We are working towards providing Basic Cyber Essentials certification, IASME Governance standard certification, and Cyber Essentials Plus certification for our clients in the UK.

 

Managing vulnerabilities involves a wide array of security testing, including both dynamic and static source code analysis. So what is the difference between static code analysis and dynamic code analysis? Is one method preferred over another in terms of security and performance?

Static and dynamic code analyses are performed during source code reviews. Static code analysis is done without executing any of the code; dynamic code analysis relies on studying how the code behaves during execution.

 

Planning for a successful DSS compliance audit

Regardless of where you fall in the merchant level definitions, completing your own thorough compliance checks in advance of a DSS compliance audit can save you both time and money.   The PCI Security Standards Council has defined a comprehensive set of standards to enhance the security of cardholder data, at the center of which is the PCI DSS. Level 1 and 2 merchants are required to demonstrate DSS compliance with a QSA report (RoC), while Level 2-4 merchants must complete the self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ).  However, the requirements can be confusing, which is why we developed the CyberSheath PCI Readiness Assessment.

The Solution

CyberSheath’s PCI Readiness Assessment establishes baseline security controls in your business operations to ensure that compliance is achieved as efficiently as possible. Not only does this improve your cybersecurity and increase the likelihood of a successful audit, but it also helps to lower security admin and spending, enabling you to spend more on actual defense.

Our unique approach to PCI DSS compliance stems from our Measure Once, Comply Many™ ethos, which aims to guarantee compliance as a natural consequence of secure day-to-day operations.

What does a PCI Readiness Assessment involve?

A successful PCI Readiness Assessment entails an in-depth review of your existing infrastructure, applications, and policies. Activities include:

  • Target scanning to identify targets of interest.
  • Port scanning to identify services on each target.
  • Version scanning to fingerprint the services and OS.
  • Vulnerability scanning of targeted hosts.
  • Application scanning for vulnerabilities at the application level.
  • Automated and manual penetration testing.
  • Review of existing policies and procedures.
  • Documentation of gap analysis against PCI DSS requirements.
  • Readiness report documenting assessment findings and suggested remediations.
  • A detailed plan of remedial actions and milestones with deliverables.

Remediation of Assessment Findings

Should your PCI Readiness Assessment identify areas of vulnerability or deficiency in your security operations, CyberSheath engineers will work with your team to develop a remediation plan according to your available resources.

Areas of focus include:

  • Project management.
  • Device configuration.
  • Design, building, deployment, and testing of new or updated systems.
  • Development of new policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Training for in-house staff.
  • Process validation.
  • Policy generation.
  • Documented step-by-step instructions.

We support clients with pre-ISO 27001 certification readiness assessments.

Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are closely related practices that support an organization's ability to remain operational after an adverse event.

Resiliency has become the watchword for organizations facing an array of threats, from natural disasters to the latest round of cyberattacks.

In this climate, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) has a higher profile than ever before. Every organization, from small operations to the largest enterprises, is increasingly dependent on digital technologies to generate revenue, provide services and support customers who always expect applications and data to be available.

"Mission-critical data has no time for down time," said Christophe Bertrand, a senior analyst who covers data protection for Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a market research firm in Milford, Mass. "Even for non-critical data, people have very little tolerance."

Disruption isn't just an inconvenience for customers. A fire, flood, ransomware attack or other malady can rack up financial losses, damage the corporate brand and, in the worst-case scenario, shutter a business permanently. About a third of the respondents to Uptime Institute's 2019 Global Data Center Survey reported having "business impacts" linked to some form of infrastructure in the past year. A bit more than 10% of the respondents said their most recent outage resulted in $1 million-plus in direct and indirect costs.

"These outages increasingly span multiple data centers, and best practices dictate comprehensive and ongoing resiliency reviews of all company-owned and third-party digital infrastructure," according to Uptime Institute, a Seattle-based data center standards organization.

Why is BCDR important?

The role of BCDR is to minimize the effects of outages and disruptions on business operations. BCDR practices enable an organization to get back on its feet after problems occur, reduce the risk of data loss and reputational harm, and improve operations while decreasing the chance of emergencies.

Some businesses might have a head start on BCDR. DR is an established function in many IT departments with respect to individual systems. However, BCDR is broader than IT, encompassing a range of considerations -- including crisis management, employee safety and alternative work locations.

A holistic BCDR approach requires thorough planning and preparation. BCDR professionals can help an organization create a strategy for achieving resiliency. Developing such a strategy is a complex process that involves conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk analysis as well as developing BCDR plans, tests, exercises and training.

Planning documents, the cornerstone of an effective BCDR strategy, also help with resource management, providing information such as employee contact lists, emergency contact lists, vendor lists, instructions for performing tests, equipment lists, and technical diagrams of systems and networks.

BCDR expert and consultant Paul Kirvan noted several other reasons for the importance of BCDR planning:

  • Results of the BIA identify opportunities for process improvement and ways the organization can use technology better.
  • Information in the plan serves as an alternate source of documentation.
  • The plan provides a single source of key contact information.
  • The plan serves as a reference document for use in product planning and design, service design and delivery, and other activities.

Our Security Architecture Review & Design services, we work with clients to review their existing on-prem and cloud architectures for security gaps and provide advice to enhance the security of their network and system architecture.

 

We use our extensive experience to guide our clients in selecting the most optimal security solution for their on-prem and cloud infrastructure.

Do you feel stagnancy in your career growth, struggling to find a new job or switch careers? A career coach (career counselor or consultant), mentor, recruitment consultant or headhunter can help. A career coach, mentor or recruitment consultant support, motivate and provide encouragement. They listen to detect thoughts, feelings, and aspirations related to career decision-making. They also ask questions and provide feedback on clients’ strengths, insecurities, concerns, areas of need and career-related obstacles. They help clients develop goals and achieve a higher level of performance and satisfaction.

We help clients run phishing campaigns to improve security awareness of staff and third-parties.

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