The CyberSec First Responder (CFR) class is designed primarily for IT professionals and ensures individuals have the high-stakes skills needed to serve their organizations before, during, and after a security breach. The training course was developed to help prepare IT professionals for their CFR-210 certification and focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context – including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes.
This class uses a wide variety of cybersecurity tools including Tenable Nessus, Kali Linux, Wireshark, Snort, Microsoft Process Explorer, Splunk and several other open source tools.
When it comes to cyber security, it’s no longer a question of if, but when. Cyber security threat detection and response is a critical skillset for todays IT professional. Are you ready to protect your organization?
This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization’s security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.
This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210) certification examination. Students can also use this course to prepare for the CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst+ (Exam CS0-001) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation. In addition, this course can help students who are looking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance (IA) training. This program is designed for personnel performing IA functions, establishing IA policies, and implementing security measures and procedures for the Department of Defense and affiliated information systems and networks.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team-everyone from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officer-understand their role in these security processes.
To ensure your success in this course, you should meet the following requirements:
- At least two years (recommended) of experience in computer network security technology or a related field.
- The ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management.
- Foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments.
- Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms.
- Foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
- Foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.
- Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs.
Certifications, Exams, and Continuing Education
- CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210)
- CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (Exam CS0-001)
In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a systems and network security analysis platform.
- Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
- Analyze the cybersecurity threat landscape.
- Analyze reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
- Analyze attacks on computing and network environments.
- Analyze post-attack techniques on computing and network environments.
- Implement a vulnerability management program.
- Evaluate the organization’s security through penetration testing.
- Collect cybersecurity intelligence.
- Analyze data collected from security and event logs.
- Perform active analysis on assets and networks.
- Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
- Investigate cybersecurity incidents.
- Address security issues with the organization’s technology architecture.
Cyber course outline
- Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk
- Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
- Topic B: Assess Risk
- Topic C: Mitigate Risk
- Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
- Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape
- Topic A: Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
- Topic B: Perform Ongoing Threat Research
- Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
- Topic A: Implement Threat Modeling
- Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
- Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
- Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
- Topic A: Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
- Topic B: Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks
- Topic C: Assess the Impact of Malware
- Topic D: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
- Topic E: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
- Topic F: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
- Topic G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security
- Lesson 5: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
- Topic A: Assess Command and Control Techniques
- Topic B: Assess Persistence Techniques
- Topic C: Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
- Topic D: Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
- Topic E: Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
- Lesson 6: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization
- Topic A: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
- Topic B: Assess Common Vulnerabilities
- Topic C: Conduct Vulnerability Scans
- Lesson 7: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security
- Topic A: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
- Topic B: Follow Up on Penetration Testing
- Lesson 8: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
- Topic A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
- Topic B: Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
- Topic C: Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
- Lesson 9: Analyzing Log Data
- Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
- Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
- Topic C: Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions
- Lesson 10: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
- Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
- Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
- Topic C: Analyze Malware
- Topic D: Analyze Indicators of Compromise
- Lesson 11: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
- Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
- Topic B: Mitigate Incidents
- Topic C: Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
- Lesson 12: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
- Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
- Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
- Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
- Lesson 13: Addressing Security Architecture Issues
- Topic A: Remediate Identity and Access Management Issues
- Topic B: Implement Security During the SDLC
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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.