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Important CySA+ Course Information
Requirements IT Security Professionals must have 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience at the level of Network+ or Security+ Recommended Experience It is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course: Knowledge of basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers) Understanding of TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools Network attack strategies and defences Knowledge of the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products Network- and host-based security technologies and practices Standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies Exam Information Course tuition includes an exam voucher. The exam is offered through Pearson Vue. Certification Information
CySA+ Course Outline
1.0 Threat and Vulnerability Management 2.0 Software and Systems Security 2.1 Given a scenario, apply security solutions for infrastructure management. Cloud vs. on-premises Asset management Segmentation Physical Virtual Jumpbox System isolation Air gap Network architecture Physical Software-define Virtual private cloud (VPC) Virtual private network (VPN) Serverless Change management Virtualization Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Containerization Identity and access management Privilege management Multifactor authentication (MFA) Single sign-on (SSO) Federation Role-based Attribute-based Mandatory Manual review Cloud access security broker (CASB) Honeypot Monitoring and logging Encryption Certificate management Active defence 2.2 Explain software assurance best practices. Platforms Mobile Web application Client/server Embedded System-on-chip (SoC) Firmware Software development life cycle (SDLC) integration DevSecOps Software assessment methods User acceptance testing Stress test application Security regression testing Code review Secure coding best practices Input validation Output encoding Session management Authentication Data protection Parameterized queries Static analysis tools Dynamic analysis tools Formal methods for verification of critical software Service-oriented architecture Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Representational State Transfer (REST) Microservices 2.3 Explain hardware assurance best practices. Hardware root of trust Trusted platform module (TPM) Hardware security module (HSM) eFuse Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Trusted foundry Secure processing Trusted execution Secure enclave Processor security extensions Atomic execution Anti-tamper Self-encrypting drive Trusted firmware updates Measured boot and attestation Bus encryption 3.0 Security Operations and Monitoring 3.1 Given a scenario, analyze data as part of security monitoring activities. Heuristics Trend analysis Endpoint Malware Reverse engineering Memory System and application behavior Known-good behavior Anomalous behavior Exploit techniques File system User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) Network Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and domain name system (DNS) analysis Domain generation algorithm Flow analysis Packet and protocol analysis Malware Log review Event logs Syslog Firewall logs Web application firewall (WAF) Proxy Intrusion detection system (IDS)/ Intrusion prevention system (IPS) Impact analysis Organization impact vs. localized impact Immediate vs. total Security information and event management (SIEM) review Rule writing Known-bad Internet protocol (IP) Dashboard Query writing String search Script Piping E-mail analysis Malicious payload Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Phishing Forwarding Digital signature E-mail signature block Embedded links Impersonation Header 3.2 Given a scenario, implement configuration changes to existing controls to improve security. Permissions Whitelisting Blacklisting Firewall Intrusion prevention system (IPS) rules Data loss prevention (DLP) Endpoint detection and response (EDR) Network access control (NAC) Sinkholing Malware signatures Sandboxing Port security 3.3 Explain the importance of proactive threat hunting Establishing a hypothesis Profiling threat actors and activities Threat hunting tactics Executable process analysis Reducing the attack surface area Bundling critical assets Attack vectors Integrated intelligence Improving detection capabilities 3.4 Compare and contrast automation concepts and technologies. Workflow orchestration Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Scripting Application programming interface (API) integration Automated malware signature creation Data enrichment Threat feed combination Machine learning Use of automation protocols and standards Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Continuous integration Continuous deployment/delivery 4.0 Incident Response 4.1 Explain the importance of the incident response process. Communication plan Limiting communication to trusted parties Disclosing based on regulatory/ legislative requirements Preventing inadvertent release of information Using a secure method of communication Reporting requirements Response coordination with relevant entities Legal Human resources Public relations Internal and external Law enforcement Senior leadership Regulatory bodies Factors contributing to data criticality Personally identifiable information (PII) Personal health information (PHI) Sensitive personal information (SPI) High value asset Financial information Intellectual property Corporate information 4.2 Given a scenario, apply the appropriate incident response procedure. Preparation Training Testing Documentation of procedures Detection and analysis Characteristics contributing to severity level classification Downtime Recovery time Data integrity Economic System process criticality Reverse engineering Data correlation Containment Eradication and recovery Vulnerability mitigation Sanitization Reconstruction/reimaging Secure disposal Patching Restoration of permissions Reconstitution of resources Restoration of capabilities and services Verification of logging/ communication to security monitoring Post-incident activities Evidence retention Lessons learned report Change control process Incident response plan update Incident summary report IoC generation Monitoring 4.3 Given an incident, analyze potential indicators of compromise. Network-related Bandwidth consumption Beaconing Irregular peer-to-peer communication Rogue device on the network Scan/sweep Unusual traffic spike Common protocol over non-standard port Host-related Processor consumption Memory consumption Drive capacity consumption Unauthorized software Malicious process Unauthorized change Unauthorized privilege Data exfiltration Abnormal OS process behavior File system change or anomaly Registry change or anomaly Unauthorized scheduled task Application-related Anomalous activity Introduction of new accounts Unexpected output Unexpected outbound communication Service interruption Application log 4.4 Given a scenario, utilize basic digital forensics techniques. Network Endpoint Mobile Cloud Virtualization Legal hold Procedures Hashing Carving Data acquisition 5.0 Compliance and Assessment 5.1 Understand the importance of data privacy and protection. Privacy vs. security Non-technical controls Classification Ownership Retention Data types Retention standards Confidentiality Legal requirements Data sovereignty Data minimization Purpose limitation Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) Technical controls Encryption Data loss prevention (DLP) Data masking Deidentification Tokenization Digital rights management (DRM) ? Watermarking Geographic access requirements Access controls 5.2 Given a scenario, apply security concepts in support of organizational risk mitigation. Business impact analysis Risk identification process Risk calculation Communication of risk factors Risk prioritization Security controls - Engineering tradeoffs Systems assessment Documented compensating controls Training and exercises Red team Blue team White team Tabletop exercise Supply chain assessment Vendor due diligence Hardware source authenticity 5.3 Explain the importance of frameworks, policies, procedures, and controls. Frameworks Policies and procedures Code of conduct/ethics Acceptable use policy (AUP) Password policy Data ownership Data retention Account management Continuous monitoring Work product retention Category Managerial Operational Technical Control type Preventative Detective Corrective Deterrent Compensating Physical Audits and assessments
CySA+ Training FAQs
What is CompTIA CySA+ certification?
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certfication. It applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to help prevent, detect and combat cyber threats.
How do I earn CompTIA CySA+ certification?
To earn this certification, you must take and pass CompTIA exam CS0-002.
How do I take the CySA+ exam (CS0-002)?
Course tuition includes an exam voucher. The exam is offered through Pearson Vue.
How do I maintain my CompTIA CySA+ certification?
You must earn 60 CompTIA CEUs over a three-year period to maintain CySA+ certification. Maintain your CompTIA certification with CEU-approved training.