CyberSecurity Academy announces course on harnessing dark web intelligence

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Training in harnessing dark web intelligence will help organizations of all sizes increase security.

Businesses, government and universities are all vulnerable to cybercrime threats – no one is immune. In addition to traditional intelligence sources, we should all tap into what the dark web offers. »

— Steve Hailey – President/CEO CyberSecurity Academy

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, June 13, 2022 / — Cybersecurity Academy, a leading provider of custom digital forensics and cybersecurity services, today announced that it will be offering its Harnessing Dark Web Intelligence training course live and online this month and 10 scholarships to remunerated studies will be granted to Ukrainian participants. Steve Hailey, President and CEO of CyberSecurity Academy, confirmed today that he is working with leaders from Ukraine’s cybersecurity community to vet participants. For more information on the upcoming course, see

“In addition to cyberattacks and infections with destructive data-erasing malware, we are seeing far more disinformation and disinformation campaigns targeting Ukraine than before the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” Hailey said. “Chat and activity on the surface and dark web, IRC, Telegram and intelligence gathered from malicious actors and groups via covert communication channels confirms this. There are countless people helping Ukraine in so many ways, we are all doing what we can. The upcoming training will contribute to an ongoing effort to disrupt the spread of misinformation and misinformation that targets the Ukrainian government and military.

The terms threat actor, malicious actor, and malicious actor are terms used to describe a person or group who is wholly or partially responsible for an action that negatively impacts or has the potential to negatively impact a company’s assets or cybersecurity. ‘an organization. Computer users, both at work and at home, can become threat actors when they unwittingly fall victim to phishing attacks and other types of fraud. For example, cybercriminals who gain access to computers through phishing attacks can then use the compromised systems as conduits to an organization or perhaps to launch attacks against other entities.

“Ukrainian cybersecurity experts and volunteers around the world are doing a fantastic job both offensively and defensively to support Ukrainian cyber operations,” said Michael Andrew, vice president of training and analytics services for the CyberSecurity Academy. “When we (CyberSecurity Academy) learned that General Paul Nakasone had confirmed that the United States Cyber ​​Command was assisting Ukraine with its cyber operations, we wanted to do even more to help.”

The CyberSecurity Academy stresses that intelligence is the most powerful weapon organizations have against the ever-growing number of cybercriminals and malicious actors. Having the right intelligence allows for smarter, faster decision-making and provides decision-makers with the ability to cut through the sea of ​​misinformation, hyperbole and rhetoric.

“Cybercrime is now an industry supported by organized crime and nation states that are subsidized by ransomware victims,” ​​said Cory Quinn of Quinntech Investigations. Ransomware as a service (RaaS) is now commonplace and allows cybercriminals and unsophisticated malicious actors to cause enormous damage. The expertise now required to profit from cybercrime is little more than knowing how to point and click. Valuable information can be gleaned from the dark web if you know where to go. Knowing how to safely collect actionable information from the dark web and other sources covered in the Harnessing the Intelligence of the Dark Web course is part of being proactive in cybersecurity.

Since 1997, CyberSecurity Academy professionals have provided digital forensics, cybersecurity consulting, and training services to a variety of clients worldwide. Company owners Steve Hailey and Mike Andrew are internationally renowned digital forensics and cybersecurity professionals and were the first to deliver digital forensics training to judges of the Federal Supreme Court of the United Arab Emirates. , an equivalent of the United States Supreme Court. Hailey and Andrew have both served as cyberterrorism experts for DHS and FEMA sponsored programs and have trained DoD personnel to protect some of the world’s most targeted information systems. They both developed and are currently instructors for Cyber ​​Defense and Digital Forensics programs at Edmonds College in Washington State, often offering their students the opportunity to work on real digital forensic cases, conduct security audits, and perform penetration testing for various organizations. Edmonds College students used the college’s clean room to perform data recovery for families from the Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, which occurred in the north -western Washington State in 2014. Recognized as a “Center of Excellence” for Cyber ​​Defense Education by the DHS and NSA, students from around the world attend Edmonds College to study for their degrees in cyber defense and digital forensics. For more information on Edmonds College, please see

Quinntech Investigations has been providing investigative and security services to organizations, government officials and other public figures around the world since 1996. Owner and Principal Investigator Cory Quinn trained with Blackwater (now Academi), secret service and military special forces agents. . The “High Threat Protection Military Movement Team” he served with in Baghdad flew 183 combat missions in 9 months with no loss of life to the team or those they were protecting. The wide variety of services offered by Quinntech Investigations and its team of experts include counterintelligence services such as electronic bug scans, counter-surveillance technical inspections, and TSCM advice for businesses, government agencies, and organizations. ‘army.

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