CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response

To defend against constant threats, cybersecurity professionals require a well-rounded understanding of the tools, processes, and strategies employed when protecting an information system. CFR moves beyond topic-specific training, developing the skills needed to protect information systems before, during, and after an attack.

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A Cyber First Responder is just that: the first line of response against cyber-attacks that can cost an organization valuable time and money. The CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response course, or CFR, will prepare security professionals to become the first line of response against cyber-attacks by taking a holistic approach to preparing security professionals to analyze threats, secure networks, handle incidents, and utilize other critical security skills to protect their organization.

This course is designed for students who are seeking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance training. It also prepares students to take the CyberSec First Responder certification exam.

CFR has been officially approved for CEU credits for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA CASP.

Exam Number: CFR-110

Instructor: Mike Vasquez

Real Class Example

Skills Learned

  • Develops skills needed to assess information security risk in computing and network environments
  • Emphasizes the importance of creating an information assurance lifecycle process
  • Dedicated to analyzing threats to computing and network environments
  • Focuses on the secure design of computing and network environments
  • Covers the operation of secure computing and network environments
  • Identifes the importance of assessing the security posture within a risk management framework
  • Develops skills to proactively identify vulnerabilities through penetration testing
  • Focuses on the collection of cybersecurity intelligence information
  • Learning objectives include responding to cybersecurity incidents
  • Emphasizes the investigation of cybersecurity incidents to enhance network security
  • Develops skills to audit secure computing and network environments

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is designed for information assurance professionals who perform job functions related to the development, operation, management, and enforcement of security capabilities for systems and networks, students who are seeking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance training, and/or students preparing to take the CyberSec First Responder certification exam.

Prerequisites

CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response is ideal for those with 2+ years of experience in IT or information security. CompTIA Network+ or Security+ certification is recommended.

Course Outline

Module 1: Assessing Information Security Risk

  • Identify the importance of Risk Management
  • Assess Risk
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Integrate documentation into Risk Management

Module 2: Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process

  • Evaluate information assurance lifecycle models
  • Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifestyle
  • Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations

Module 3: Analyzing Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  • Identify Threat Analysis Models
  • Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
  • Assess the Impact of Systems Hacking Attacks
  • Assess the Impact of Malware
  • Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
  • Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
  • Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
  • Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security

Module 4: Designing Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Information Security Architecture Design Principles
  • Design Access Control Mechanisms
  • Design Cryptographic Security Controls
  • Design Application Security
  • Design Computing Systems Security
  • Design Network Security

Module 5: Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Implement Change Management in Security Operations
  • Implement Monitoring in Security Operations

Module 6: Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework

  • Deploy a Vulnerability Management Platform
  • Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
  • Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
  • Follow Up on Penetration Testing

Module 7: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information

  • Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
  • Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources

Module 8: Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information

  • Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
  • Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Module 9: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

  • Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
  • Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
  • Prepare for Forensic Investigation

Module 10: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  • Create a Forensic Investigation Plan
  • Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
  • Identify the Who, Why, and How of an Incident
  • Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

Module 11: Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Deploy a Systems and Processes Auditing Architecture
  • Prepare for Audits
  • Perform Audits Geared toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle

Hands-On Labs

– Integrating Documentation into Risk Management
– Implementing a Threat Analysis Model
– Examining Reconnaissance Incidents
– Assessing the Impact of Systems Hacking Attacks
– Assessing the Impact of Malware
– Assessing the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
– Assessing the Impact of DoS Incidents
– Assessing the Impact of Threats to Mobile Devices
– Designing Cryptographic Security Controls
– Designing Application Security
– Implementing Monitoring in Security Operation
– Deploying a Vulnerability Management Platform
– Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
– Conducting Penetration Testing on Network Assets
– Collecting and Analyzing Security Intelligence
– Collecting Security Intelligence Data
– Capturing and Analyzing Baseline Data
– Analyzing Security Intelligence
– Incorporating SIEMs into Security Intelligence Analysis
– Developing an Incident Response System
– Collecting Electronic Evidence
– Analyzing Forensic Evidence
– Preparing for an Audit
– Performing Audits