Description

The CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response (CFR) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that 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.
This course prepares learners to take the CyberSec First Responder certification exam.

Objectives

In this course, learner develops, operates, manages, and enforces security capabilities for systems and networks. Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Assess information security risk in computing and network environments
  • Create an information assurance lifecycle process
  • Analyze threats to computing and network environments
  • Design secure computing and network environments
  • Operate secure computing and network environments
  • Assess the security posture within a risk management framework
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence information
  • Respond to cybersecurity incidents
  • Investigate cybersecurity incidents
  • Audit secure computing and network environments

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Assessing Information Security Risk
    • Identify the Importance of Risk Management
    • Assess Risk
    • Mitigate Risk
    • Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
  • Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process
    • Evaluate Information Assurance Lifecycle Models
    • Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifecycle
    • Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations
  • 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 Denial of Service Incidents
    • Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Infrastructure
    • Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Infrastructures
  • 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
  • Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments
    • Implement Change Management in Security Operations
    • Implement Monitoring in Security Operations
    • Test and Evaluate Information Assurance Architectures
  • Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework
    • Deploy a Vulnerability Assessment and Management Platform
    • Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
    • Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
    • Analyze and Report Penetration Test Results
  • Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
    • Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
    • Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources
    • Establish Baselines and Make Sense of Collected Data
  • Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
    • Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
    • Incorporate Security Intelligence and Event Management
  • Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
    • Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
    • Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
    • Prepare for Forensic Investigation
  • Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
    • Create a Forensics Investigation Plan
    • Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
    • Identify the Who, Why, and How of an Incident
    • Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
  • Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments
    • Deploy a Systems and Processes Auditing Architecture
    • Maintain a Deployable Audit Toolkit
    • Perform Audits Geared Toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • At least two years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field
  • Recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management
  • Operate at a foundational level 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
  • Operate at a foundational level some of common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching
  • 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 virtual private networks (VPNs)