CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response

Vendor: Cybersecurity
Course Code: WGAC-GEN-PSS-CYBERSECFR
Course Outline

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 analyse 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 defence.

This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210) 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 fulfil 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 Defence and affiliated information systems and networks.

Prerequisites & Audience

To ensure your success in this course, you should have the following requirements:

  • At least two years (recommended) 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 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 virtual private networks (VPNs).

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses or by passing the relevant exams:

  • CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-901 and 220-902)
  • CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006)
  • CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-401)
Course Objectives

In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a systems and network security analysis platform.

You will:

  • Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
  • Analyse the cybersecurity threat landscape.
  • Analyse reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
  • Analyse attacks on computing and network environments.
  • Analyse post-attack techniques on computing and network environments.
  • Evaluate the organization's security posture within a risk management framework.
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence.
  • Analyse data collected from security and event logs.
  • Perform active analysis on assets and networks.
  • Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Investigate cybersecurity incidents.
Course Topics

Course Content

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: Analysing the Threat Landscape

Topic A: Classify Threats and Threat Profiles

Topic B: Perform Ongoing Threat Research

Lesson 3: Analysing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

Topic A: Implement Threat Modelling

Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents

Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering

Lesson 4: Analysing 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: Analysing 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: Evaluating the Organization’s Security Posture

Topic A: Conduct Vulnerability Assessments

Topic B: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets

Topic C: Follow Up on Penetration Testing

Lesson 7: 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 8: Analysing Log Data

Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyse Logs

Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Topic C: Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions

Lesson 9: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

Topic A: Analyse Incidents with Windows-Based Tools

Topic B: Analyse Incidents with Linux-Based Tools

Topic C: Analyse Malware

Topic D: Analyse Indicators of Compromise

Lesson 10: 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 11: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan

Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyse Electronic Evidence

Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210)

Appendix B: List of Security Resources

Appendix C: U.S. Department of Defence Operational Security Practices

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Classroom Dates

Start Date End Date Location Language Status Price Learning Credits
Available in classroom and online. 25 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 Crawley,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run €2,553.09
Available in classroom and online. 02 Oct 2017 06 Oct 2017 Houten,
Netherlands
en Guaranteed to Run €3,000.00

Virtual Classroom

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Language Status Price Learning Credits
Available in classroom and online. 25 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 9:00 AM
UTC+01
5:00 PM
UTC+01
en Guaranteed to Run €2,553.09
02 Oct 2017 06 Oct 2017 9:30 AM
UTC+02
5:00 PM
UTC+02
en Guaranteed to Run €3,000.00

On Site Training

This course is available as an onsite, closed course and can be delivered at your premises. This may be a cost effective option where you have a group of delegates who require the same training. Additionally, it has the benefit that course content can be tailored to the needs of your organisation.

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