ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

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Additional information on this training program can be found here.

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Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, December 5 thru Friday, December 8

LOCATION:
Konsultek Office
2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

For More Info.

Additional information on this training program can be found here.

Register Here

Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, October 17 thru Friday, October 20

LOCATION:
Konsultek Office
2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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June 2017 ForeScout CounterACT Training

On January 3rd, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by konweb

ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

For More Info.

Additional information on this training program can be found here.

Register Here

Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, June 13 thru Friday, June 16

LOCATION:
Konsultek Office
2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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April 2017 ForeScout CounterACT Training

On January 3rd, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by konweb

ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

For More Info.

Additional information on this training program can be found here.

Register Here

Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, April 18 thru Friday, April 21

LOCATION:
Konsultek Office
2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

For More Info.

Additional information on this training program can be found here.

Register Here

Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, February 21 thru Friday, February 24

LOCATION:
Konsultek Office
2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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A Harris poll conducted on behalf of Dashlane, a password management company, reveals “nearly four in ten Americans (39%) would sacrifice sex for one year if it meant they never had to worry about being hacked, having their identity stolen, or their accounts breached.”

That just goes to show you how fearful your friends, family members, employees and customers are of being compromised by cyber criminals and hackers.

And, as the poll also gleaned “Sex isn’t the only thing people would give up to save on cybersecurity headaches. Four in 10 people (41%) would rather give up their favorite food for a month than go through the password reset process for all their online accounts.”

Security is MORE than Passwords

Hats off to Dashlane for provocatively elevating cyber security and identity theft to the mainstream. However, even for an individual, secure passwords are not a stand-alone defense. And, when you get to the organization level where a robust security needs to be able to effectively prevent breaches and data loss from multiple threat vectors, secure passwords are certainly important but of limited value.

Preventing losses from Phishing, spear phishing, watering holes, zero days etc. etc. requires a far more robust approach and that is where Konsultek comes in. Our customized security plans and outsourced security solutions can protect organizations of all sizes from threats of all types.

Pick up the phone and give us a call. Our team of security experts is eager to hear your story! Oh, and don’t worry, giving up sex is NOT a requirement for a secure network!

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According to a story in the Denver Post last week 60% of small businesses that suffer a cyber-attack go out of business within six months! That figure comes courtesy of the U.S’ National Cyber Security Alliance.

And what if you are fortunate enough to stay in business?

Well, according to the Ponemon Institute the average cost of post hack recovery for a small business stands at $690,000 while the place that figure north of $1 Million for medium sized companies.

As we have reported on this blog numerous times, cyber criminals are targeting small and medium sized businesses more frequently because they represent a more lucrative target than individuals while being far easier, on average, to penetrate and exploit.

IBM reports that 62% of all attacks are focused on small businesses which amounts to a staggering 4,000 attacks PER DAY!

Preventive Measures Your Small Business Should Be Taking

1. Create a cyber-crime awareness culture! Most breaches begin with some sort of human (employee) action. Training on the fundamentals of cyber-security and creating a culture where employees are comfortable questioning the validity of emails, phone calls and even visitors can go a long way.

2. Have a business continuity and cyber response plan. If something does go wrong that is the WRONG time to try to figure out how you will respond!

3. Keep all software, hardware and systems up to date.

4. Question all emails, links, websites and if you have any doubt DON’T OPEN IT! Maintain a healthy level of suspicion!

5. Protect your network and any and all devices that connect to the Internet. As the massive East Coast DDOS attack proved, even innocuous things such as printers, scanners and DVRs can be exploited.

6. Scan before you open anything on a USB! We’ve all heard the stories (I hope so at least :) ) of an employee plug in in a USB he found lying around the office only to infect the entire system.

7. Consider cyber insurance – What is more likely -your office burning down or your business being hacked? You have insurance against fires, don’t you?

8. See #1 above and make sure that every employee understands that it cyber-security is everyone’s responsibility.

9. Encrypt your most sensitive files. That way, in the event of a breach you are still protected.

Sound Overwhelming? Let Konsultek Manage it All!

At Konsultek we understand the cyber-security is not your organization’s primary focus! That is why more and more frequently, smaller organizations just like yours are outsourcing the entire operation to us. No more steep capital investments! No more trying to hire security experts you can’t afford! Just 1 simple monthly bill and we take care of EVERYTHING!

Sound too good to be true? It really isn’t! Just give us a call and learn how you can have the experts focus on your security while you focus on growing your business!

 

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In April we reported that hacking and cybercrime organizations are increasingly focused on delivering a better customer service experience as a means of increasing customer acquisition and driving revenues.

Now, according to “The Business of Hacking” business white paper from HP we learn that the darkside’s efforts at developing a more professional business do not stop there.

Maturity and Growth Require Greater Resources

Much like any other small business that experiences success, as cybercrime enterprises grow, so does the need for more varied and professional resources. A single hacker operating out of a basement apartment does not require much in the way HR, accounting, customer service, marketing, training and disaster recovery. However, a multi-million dollar cybercrime empire does and the CEOs of these organizations face similar choices and challenges to their above board tech company peers.  Invest to grow? Outsource?

And of course, they have a couple of additional challenges and resource needs surrounding cashflow/money laundering and law enforcement avoidance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: HP The Business of Hacking White Paper

More Business, Less Tech

Excluding hactivist organizations, nation states and others who engage in hacking for fun or fame, increases in the size and maturity of business minded cybercrime organizations naturally begins to shift the focus of these enterprises from their original tech exploit kernel towards profitability, sustainability and growth. Perhaps one day budding MBA students will be squaring off over a Harvard Business School case study about how a cybercrime organization should best proceed in an ever more competitive market?!

How Can This Help Your Organization?

Understanding that “for profit” cybercriminals are, well, profit driven, means that their decisions about whom to attack and how much effort to expend on an attack are driven by weighing potential payouts against potential risk and resource consumption.

This means that everything your organization can do to decrease the value of your information (encryption, for example), and increase the amount of time and resources required to gain access lowers your attractiveness as a potential target. As your attractiveness decreases your likelihood of being targeted decreases and the lion’s share of hackers will move along to more fertile prospects.

How Can Konsultek Help?

At Konsultek we understand how to employ the right mix of technologies and processes to make your organization not only appear less attractive to cybercriminals but also become less attractive by hardening your defenses and bolstering your breach recognition and response capabilities.

In essence, by bringing in Konsultek you free up your own resources that can be better used to drive profits while we deal with keeping the darkside at bay. Sound like a plan? Then give us a call today!

 

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ForeScout CounterACT Training

Learn the practical real-world skills you need to properly configure, protect and maintain ForeScout CounterACT.

Konsultek consistently ranks as one of the top ForeScout resellers in the nation. Our instructors are experienced ForeScout security experts and will bring you the knowledge you need to maximize your ForeScout investment.

Highlights

Lab Focused | Training in a real network environment

Certified Professionals | Service engineers with real world experience implementing and troubleshooting ForeScout CounterACT

Hands-On | Learn the best practices for configuring, deploying and maintaining CounterACT

Flexible Scheduling | Onsite training provides a private learning experience for your team with discussions centering on your unique needs.

For More Info.

Additional information on this training program can be found here.

Register Here

Event Details

DATES: Tuesday, December 13 thru Friday, December 16, 2016

LOCATION:
Randall Point Executive Center
2250 Point Boulevard, 4th Floor
Elgin, IL 60123

WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop Capable of Connecting via RDP

COST:
$3,500 per person

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