CyberSecurity First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
This course is designed for information assurance professionals who perform job functions related to the development, operation, management, and enforcement of security capabilities for systems and networks.
This course is also designed for students who are seeking 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:
Recommended at least 2 years 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 common concepts for network environments, (e.g. routing and switching).
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 VPNs.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following courses or by passing the relevant exams:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
In this course, you will develop, operate, manage, and enforce security capabilities for systems and networks.
In this course you will:
- Assess information security risk in computing and network environments
- Create an information assurance lifecycle process
- Analyze threats to computing and network environments
- Design and operate secure computing and network environments
- Assess the security posture within a risk management framework
- Collect cybersecurity intelligence information
- Respond to and investigate cybersecurity incidents
- Audit secure computing and network environments
Topic A: Assessing Information Security Risk
Topic B: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Identify the strategic value of risk management in the context of information assurance.
Topic C: Assess Risk
Compare risk assessment methodologies and delineate guidelines to use them in assessing risk.
Topic D: Mitigate Risk
Translate risk assessment into specific strategies for mitigation.
Topic E:Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
Implement sound documentation for your risk management strategy.
Topic F: Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process
Evaluate Information Assurance Lifecycle Models
Evaluate the different information assurance lifecycle models.
Topic G: Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifecycle
Align information security operations to the information assurance lifecycle.
Topic H: Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations
Plan information assurance programs within the context of compliance requirements.
Topic I: Analyzing Threats to Computing and Network Environments
Identify Threat Analysis Models
Identify threat analysis models.
Topic J: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
Assess the impact of reconnaissance incidents.
Topic K: Assess the Impact of Systems Hacking Attacks
Assess the impact of system hacking attacks.
Topic L: Assess the Impact of Malware
Assess the impact of malware.
Topic M: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
Assess the impact of hijacking and impersonation attacks.
Topic N: Assess the Impact of Denial of Service Incidents
Assess the impact of denial of service incidents.
Topic O: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Infrastructure
Assess the impact of threats to mobile infrastructure.
Topic P: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Infrastructures
Assess the impact of threats to cloud infrastructures.
Topic Q: Designing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Information Security Architecture Design Principles
Identify and compare strategies for security architecture design.
Topic R: Design Access Control Mechanisms
Develop policies, standards, and procedures that define who users are, what they can do, which resources and information they can access, and what operations they can perform on a system.
Topic S: Design Cryptographic Security Controls
Develop design guidelines for protection of information using cryptographic techniques.
Topic T: Design Application Security
Develop design guidelines for protection of application environments.
Topic U: Design Computing Systems Security
Develop design guidelines for protection of computing environments.
Topic V: Design Network Security
Develop design guidelines for protection of network environments.
Topic W:Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments
Implement Change Management in Security Operations
Implement change management practices in security operations.
Topic X: Implement Monitoring in Security Operations
Implement monitoring practices in security operations.
Topic Y: Test and Evaluate Information Assurance Architectures
Test the strength of information assurance architectures that have been put in place.
Topic Z: Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework
Deploy a Vulnerability Assessment and Management Platform
Design and implement a system to conduct vulnerability assessments.
Topic AA: Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
Analyze collected information to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation.
Topic AB: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
Conduct authorized penetration tests as a tool for vulnerability and security posture assessment.
Topic AC: Analyze and Report Penetration Test Results
Analyze and report the results of a penetration test, and make mitigation recommendations.
Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Design and implement a system of cybersecurity intelligence collection and analysis.
Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources
Collect data from the disparate sources of security intelligence.
Establish Baselines and Make Sense of Collected Data
Establish baselines and make sense of collected data.
Topic AD: Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
Analyze security events by identifying symptoms and causes, and determine threat/risk levels.
Topic AE: Incorporate Security Intelligence and Event Management
Incorporate a security intelligence and event management system into the analysis process.
Topic AF: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Design and implement a system to respond to urgent situations by mitigating immediate and potential threats.
Topic AG: Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
Work within the incident response team to implement incident-handling methods.
Topic AH: Prepare for Forensic Investigation
Prepare to move from the incident response phase to the post-mortem forensic investigation phase.
Topic AI: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
Create a Forensics Investigation Plan
Create a plan for performing forensic investigations after incidents occur.
Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
Collect electronic evidence in a secure manner to prevent tampering or compromise.
Identify the Who, Why, and How of an Incident
Using electronic evidence gathered, identify the source of an incident, how it was carried out, and the motives involved.
Topic AJ: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
Implement measures to follow up on an investigation, including documenting the incident, preparing legal action, drafting lessons-learned reports, and more.
Topic AK:Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Deploy a Systems and Processes Auditing Architecture
Design and implement an audit methodology that considers assets in the context of risk management, compliance regulations, and IT governance.
Topic AL: Maintain a Deployable Audit Toolkit
Select and use an integrated set of tools to audit computing and network environments.
Topic AM: Perform Audits Geared Toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle
Implement audit methods in the context of an organization’s information assurance systems.
Course Length: 5 Days
On-site training available