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 CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310) 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.
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.
In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform, you will also :
• 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.
Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk
Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape
Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
Lesson 5: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
Lesson 6: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization
Lesson 7: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security
Lesson 8: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
Lesson 9: Analyzing Log Data
Lesson 10: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
Lesson 11: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
Lesson 12: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310)
Appendix B: Regular Expressions
Appendix C: Security Resources
Appendix D: U.S. Department of Defense Operational Security Practices