CyberSec First Responder Certification Training

Level: Intermediate
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This CyberSec First Responder Certification course from CertNexus takes a holistic approach to prepare IT Professionals to analyze threats, secure networks, and utilize critical problem-solving skillsets to protect an organization from threats. Focusing on the key areas of detect, analyze and respond, attendees will gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to recover from attacks and thwart potential future threats.

It also prepares you for the new CFR-310 exam and is accredited by ANSI which is a requirement for DoD 8570.

Key Features of this CyberSec First Responder Certification Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Exam Voucher included with course

You Will Learn How To:

  • Effectively identify malicious activities involving computing systems.
  • Assess information security risks in network environments.
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence to prepare for assessments.
  • Develop the skills needed to cut the lag time between when a breach occurs and when it is detected.
  • Assess the risks and vulnerabilities to perform analysis and determine the scope in an immersive hands-on environment.
  • Effectively protect critical information systems before, during, and after an attack.
  • Analyze post-attack techniques and apply skills to respond proactively.

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  • 5-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Note: This course runs for 5 Days

  • Apr 4 - 8 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Jul 11 - 15 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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CyberSec First Responder Training Information

  • Who Should Attend

    CyberSec First Responder Certification is designed for professionals with 3-5 years working in a computing environment and who desire, or are required, to protect critical information systems.

CyberSec First Responder Training Outline

  • 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: Analyzing the Threat Landscape

    • Topic A: Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
    • Topic B: Perform Ongoing Threat Research
  • Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

    • Topic A: Implement Threat Modeling
    • Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
    • Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
  • Lesson 4: Analyzing 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: Analyzing 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: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization

    • Topic A: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
    • Topic B: Assess Common Vulnerabilities
    • Topic C: Conduct Vulnerability Scans
  • Lesson 7: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security

    • Topic A: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
    • Topic B: Follow Up on Penetration Testing
  • Lesson 8: 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 9: Analyzing Log Data

    • Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
    • Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
  • Lesson 10: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

    • Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
    • Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
    • Topic C: Analyze Malware
    • Topic D: Analyze Indicators of Compromise
  • Lesson 11: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

    • Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
    • Topic B: Contain and Mitigate Incidents
    • Topic C: Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
  • Lesson 12: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

    • Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
    • Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
    • Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

    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 Defence Operational Security Practices

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CyberSec First Responder Certification Training FAQs

  • Is this CyberSec First Responder certification currently listed on the approved certifications on DoD 8570?

    Yes, it is currently approved for CSSP Auditor, CSSP Incident Responder, CSSP Infrastructure Support, CSSP Analyst. The certification is also accredited by ANSI which is a requirement for DOD 8570.

  • Do I need to have any previous cyber security experience?

    Yes, 3-5 years of experience working in an IT environment and familiarity with networks, systems, administration, etc.

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