CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response

Overview

Logical Operations is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the CyberSec First Responder (CFR-210) cyber security certification program as DoD Directive 8570 compliant. CFR is now an approved Baseline Certification for the CSSP Analyst and CSSP Incident Responder categories, and verifies the skills necessary to perform these job functions.

The CyberSec First Responder (CFR) certification from Logical Operations is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners, and it validates that individuals have the high-stakes skills needed to serve their organizations before, during, and after a security breach. The training course developed to help prepare IT professionals for their CFR-210 certification 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.

Audience Profile

Ideal for those with 2+ years of experience in IT or information security, CFR prepares cyber security professionals for performing numerous tasks within an organization. From developing secure networks to identifying breaches in real time, CFR equips professionals with the skills they need to keep the hackers out.

Learning Objectives

Below are the course objectives for the CFR 210 training program:

• Assess information security risk in computing and network environments
• Create an information assurance lifecycle process
• Analyze threats to computing and network environments
• Design secure computing and network environments
• Operate secure computing and network environments
• Assess the security posture within a risk management framework
• Collect cybersecurity intelligence information
• Respond to cybersecurity incidents
• Investigate cybersecurity incidents
• Audit secure computing and network environment

Course Outline

Lesson 1 : Assessing Information Security Risk
Topic A : Identify the Importance of Risk Management
• Identify the strategic value of risk management in the context of information assurance.
Topic B : Assess Risk
• Compare risk assessment methodologies and delineate guidelines to use them in assessing risk.
Topic C : Mitigate Risk
• Translate risk assessment into specific strategies for mitigation.
Topic D : Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
• Implement sound documentation for your risk management strategy.

Lesson 2 : Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process
Topic A : Evaluate Information Assurance Lifecycle Models
• Evaluate the different information assurance lifecycle models.
Topic B : Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifecycle
• Align information security operations to the information assurance lifecycle.
Topic C : Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations
• Plan information assurance programs within the context of compliance requirements.

Lesson 3 : Analyzing Threats to Computing and Network Environments
Topic A : Identify Threat Analysis Models
• Identify threat analysis models.
Topic B : Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
• Assess the impact of reconnaissance incidents.
Topic C : Assess the Impact of Systems Hacking Attacks
• Assess the impact of system hacking attacks.
Topic D : Assess the Impact of Malware
• Assess the impact of malware.
Topic E : Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
• Assess the impact of hijacking and impersonation attacks.
Topic F : Assess the Impact of Denial of Service Incidents
• Assess the impact of denial of service incidents.
Topic G : Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Infrastructure
• Assess the impact of threats to mobile infrastructure.
Topic H : Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Infrastructures
• Assess the impact of threats to cloud infrastructures.

Lesson 4 : Designing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Topic A : Information Security Architecture Design Principles
• Identify and compare strategies for security architecture design.
Topic B : 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 C : Design Cryptographic Security Controls
• Develop design guidelines for protection of information using cryptographic techniques.
Topic D : Design Application Security
• Develop design guidelines for protection of application environments.
Topic E : Design Computing Systems Security
• Develop design guidelines for protection of computing environments.
Topic F : Design Network Security
• Develop design guidelines for protection of network environments.

Lesson 5 : Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments
Topic A : Implement Change Management in Security Operations
• Implement change management practices in security operations.
Topic B : Implement Monitoring in Security Operations
• Implement monitoring practices in security operations.
Topic C : Test and Evaluate Information Assurance Architectures
• Test the strength of information assurance architectures that have been put in place.

Lesson 6 : Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework
Topic A : Deploy a Vulnerability Assessment and Management Platform
• Design and implement a system to conduct vulnerability assessments.
Topic B : Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
• Analyze collected information to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation.
Topic C : Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
• Conduct authorized penetration tests as a tool for vulnerability and security posture assessment.
Topic D : Analyze and Report Penetration Test Results
• Analyze and report the results of a penetration test, and make mitigation recommendations.

Lesson 7 : Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Topic A : Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
• Design and implement a system of cybersecurity intelligence collection and analysis.
Topic B : Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources
• Collect data from the disparate sources of security intelligence.
Topic C : Establish Baselines and Make Sense of Collected Data
• Establish baselines and make sense of collected data.

Lesson 8 : Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Topic A : Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
• Analyze security events by identifying symptoms and causes, and determine threat/risk levels.
Topic B : Incorporate Security Intelligence and Event Management
• Incorporate a security intelligence and event management system into the analysis process.

Lesson 9 : Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
Topic A : Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
• Design and implement a system to respond to urgent situations by mitigating immediate and potential threats.
Topic B : Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
• Work within the incident response team to implement incident-handling methods.
Topic C : Prepare for Forensic Investigation
• Prepare to move from the incident response phase to the post-mortem forensic investigation phase.

Lesson 10 : Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
Topic A : Create a Forensics Investigation Plan
• Create a plan for performing forensic investigations after incidents occur.
Topic B : Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
• Collect electronic evidence in a secure manner to prevent tampering or compromise.
Topic C : 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 D : 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.

Lesson 11 : Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Topic A : 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 B : Maintain a Deployable Audit Toolkit
• Select and use an integrated set of tools to audit computing and network environments.
Topic C : Perform Audits Geared Toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle
• Implement audit methods in the context of an organization’s information assurance systems.

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