CyberSec First Responder Training

CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response training is a five-day course designed for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting and defending information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills, such as protection, detection, investigation, reaction, response, and auditing capabilities, necessary to provide for the restoration of those information systems in a cybersecurity context.

The course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a computer security incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces strategies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, design and operate secure computing and networking environments, assess and audit the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. The course also covers closely related information assurance topics such as auditing and forensics to provide a sound basis for a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.

This course is also designed to assist students in preparing for the CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response (Exam CFR-210) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

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Threat Detection and Response

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official courseware
  • Remote lab access


To ensure success in this course, participants should meet the following requirements:
  • At least two years (recommended) of experience in computer network security technology or a related field
  • Knowledge of information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management
  • Foundational knowledge of the common operating systems for computing environments
  • Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments, including, but not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms
  • Foundational knowledge of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching
  • Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments, including, but not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Course Content

In this course, you will develop, operate, manage, and enforce security capabilities for systems and networks.
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 secure computing and network environments.
  • Operate secure computing and network environments.
  • Assess the security posture within a risk management framework.
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence information.
  • Analyze collected intelligence to define actionable response.
  • Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Investigate cybersecurity incidents.
  • Audit secure computing and network environments.

Course 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: Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process

  • Topic A: Evaluate Information Assurance Lifecycle Models
  • Topic B: Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifecycle
  • Topic C: Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations

Lesson 3: Analyzing Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  • Topic A: Identify Threat Analysis Models
  • Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
  • Topic C: Assess the Impact of Systems Hacking Attacks
  • Topic D: Assess the Impact of Malware
  • Topic E: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
  • Topic F: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
  • Topic G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
  • Topic H: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security

Lesson 4: Designing Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Topic A: Information Security Architecture Design Principles
  • Topic B: Design Access Control Mechanisms
  • Topic C: Design Cryptographic Security Controls
  • Topic D: Design Application Security
  • Topic E: Design Computing Systems Security
  • Topic F: Design Network Security

Lesson 5: Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Topic A: Implement Change Management in Security Operations
  • Topic B: Implement Monitoring in Security Operations

Lesson 6: Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework

  • Topic A: Deploy a Vulnerability Management Platform
  • Topic B: Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
  • Topic C: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
  • Topic D: Follow Up on Penetration Testing

Lesson 7: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information

  • Topic A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
  • Topic B: Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources

Lesson 8: Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information

  • Topic A: Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
  • Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Lesson 9: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

  • Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
  • Topic B: Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
  • Topic C: Prepare for Forensic Investigation

Lesson 10: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  • Topic A: Create a Forensic Investigation Plan
  • Topic B: Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
  • Topic C: Identify the Who, Why, and How of an Incident
  • Topic D: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

Lesson 11: Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments

  • Topic A: Deploy a Systems and Processes Auditing Architecture
  • Topic B: Prepare for Audits
  • Topic C: Perform Audits Geared Toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle

Appendix A: List of Security Resources

Receive CompTIA CEU and GIAC CPE Credits!

CFR-210 instructor-led training courses are pre-approved for CompTIA CEU credits (1 credit per training hour) on the A+, Network+, Security+, and CASP certifications. In addition, the CFR-210 certification qualifies as 20 CEUs for A+, 30 CEUs for Network+ and Cloud+, and 50 CEUs for Security+.

Beyond CompTIA, GIAC CPE participants can use CFR cyber security training courses and CFR cyber security certification exams to apply for additional credit within the GIAC CPE program.