CyberSec First Responder (CFR): Threat Detection and Response

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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. 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.
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).
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.
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.
Evaluate the organization's security posture within a risk management framework.
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.
Assessing Information Security Risk:
Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Assess Risk
Mitigate Risk
Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
Analyzing the Threat Landscape:
Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
Perform Ongoing Threat Research
Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments:
Implement Threat Modeling
Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments:
Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
Assess the Impact of Web-Based 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
Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques:
Assess Command and Control Techniques
Assess Persistence Techniques
Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
Evaluating the Organizationís Security Posture:
Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
Follow Up on Penetration Testing
Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence:
Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
Analyzing Log Data:
Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions
Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis:
Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
Analyze Malware
Analyze Indicators of Compromise
Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents:
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Mitigate Incidents
Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents:
Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation