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CyberSec First Responder™


This course covers network defense and incident response methods, tactics, and procedures that are in alignment with industry frameworks such as NIST 800-61r2 (Computer Security Incident Handling Guide), US-CERT’s National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-41 on Cyber Incident Coordination, NIST 800.171r2 (Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations). It is ideal for candidates who have been tasked with the responsibility of monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing standardized responses to such incidents. The course introduces tools, tactics, and procedures to manage cybersecurity risks, defend cybersecurity assets, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization’s security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and remediate and report incidents as they occur. This course provides a comprehensive methodology for individuals responsible for defending the cybersecurity of their organization. This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-410) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation. Purchase of this course includes the associated exam voucher.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners preparing for or who currently perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. It is ideal for those roles within federal contracting companies and private sector firms whose mission or strategic objectives require the execution of Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) or DoD Information Network (DoDIN) operation and incident handling. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes.In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team—regardless of size, rank, or budget—understand their role in the cyber defense, incident response, and incident handling process.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a systems and network security analysis platform.
Assess cybersecurity risks to the organization.
Analyze the threat landscape.
Analyze various reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
Analyze various attacks on computing and network environments.
Analyze various post-attack techniques.
Assess the organization’s security posture through auditing, vulnerability management, and penetration testing.
Collect cybersecurity intelligence from various network-based and host-based sources
Analyze log data to reveal evidence of threats and incidents.
Perform active asset and network analysis to detect incidents.
Respond to cybersecurity incidents using containment, mitigation, and recovery tactics.
Investigate cybersecurity incidents using forensic analysis techniques

Course Outline:

Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Assess Risk
Mitigate Risk
Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
Analyze Trends Affecting Security Posture
Implement Threat Modeling
Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
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
Assess Command and Control Techniques
Assess Persistence Techniques
Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
Implement Cybersecurity Auditing
Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
Assess Vulnerabilities
Conduct Penetration Testing
Implement Cybersecurity Auditing
Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
Assess Vulnerabilities
Conduct Penetration Testing
Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
Analyze Indicators of Compromise
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Mitigate Incidents
Hand Over Incident Information to a Forensic Investigation
Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

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