CyberSecurity First Responder: Threat Detection and Response

Target Student

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.

Prerequisites

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+

 

Course Objectives

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

Tuition: $2,499