CFR, CyberSec First Responder (CFR-310)

Kursa ilgums, akadēmiskās stundas:40
Kursa cena, EUR (bez PVN):1900,00


Datums, laiksVietaValoda
28.septembris - 2.oktobris, 2020 (9:00-16:15) RĪGA, Tallinas iela 4Latviski


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Course Target:

This course covers network defense and incident response methods, tactics, and procedures are taught in alignment with industry frameworks such as NIST 800-61 r.2 (Computer Security Incident Handling), US-CERT’s NCISP (National Cyber Incident Response Plan), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 on Cyber Incident Coordination Policy. 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, 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 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 who 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.

This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation. 

After course students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various threats and classify threat profile
  • Explain the purpose and use of attack tools and technique
  • Explain the purpose and use of post exploitation tools and tactic
  • Explain the purpose and use of social engineering tactic
  • Given a scenario, perform ongoing threat landscape research and use data to prepare for incident
  • Explain the purpose and characteristics of various data source
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate tools to analyze log
  • Given a scenario, use regular expressions to parse log files and locate meaningful data
  • Given a scenario, use Windows tools to analyze incidents
  • Given a scenario, use Linux-based tools to analyze incidents
  • Summarize methods and tools used for malware analysis
  • Given a scenario, analyze common indicators of potential compromise
  • Explain the importance of best practices in preparation for incident response
  • Given a scenario, execute incident response process
  • Explain the importance of concepts that are unique to forensic analysis
  • Explain general mitigation methods and devices


To ensure your success in this course you should have the following requirements:

  • At least two years (recommended) of experience or education in computer network security technology, or a related field.  
  • The ability or curiosity to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management.  
  • 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.  
  • General 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.  
  • Foundation-level skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments. Entry-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.  
  • General or practical knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.

Course materials:

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class. 

Certtification exam:

CFR-310, CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response.

Course outline:

Lesson 1: Assessment of Information Security Risks  

Topic A: The Importance of Risk Management  

Topic B: Assess Risk  

Topic C: Mitigate Risk  

Topic D: Integrating Documentation into Risk Management  

Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape  

Topic A: Classify Threats and Threat Profiles  

Topic B: Perform Ongoing Threat Research  

Lesson 3: Computing and Network Environments: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats

Topic A: Implementation of Threat Modeling  

Topic B: Reconnaissance: Assessing the Impact

Topic C: Social Engineering: Assessing the Impact

Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments  

Topic A: System Hacking Attacks: Assessing the Impact

Topic B: Web-Based Attacks: Assessing the Impact

Topic C: Malware: Assessing the Impact  

Topic D: Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks: Assessing the Impact

Topic E: DoS Incidents: Assessing the Impact

Topic F: Threats to Mobile Security: Assessing the Impact

Topic G: Threats to Cloud Security: Assessing the Impact

Lesson 5: Examining Post-Attack Techniques  

Topic A: Examine Command and Control Techniques  

Topic B: Examine Persistence Techniques  

Topic C: Examine Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques 

Topic D: Examine Data Exfiltration Techniques  

Topic E: Examine Anti-Forensics Techniques  

Lesson 6: Manage Vulnerabilities in the Organization  

Topic A: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan  

Topic B: Examine Common Vulnerabilities  

Topic C: Conduct Vulnerability Scans  

Lesson 7: Evaluate Security by Implementing Penetration Testing 

Topic A: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets 

Topic B: Follow Up on Penetration Testing  

Lesson 8: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence  

Topic A: Deployment of a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform  

Topic B: Data Collection from Network-Based Intelligence Sources 

Topic C: Data Collection from Host-Based Intelligence Sources  

Lesson 9: Analyze Log Data  

Topic A: Common Tools to Analyze Logs  

Topic B: SIEM Tools for Analysis  

Lesson 10: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis  

Topic A: Analyze Incidents using Windows-Based Tools  

Topic B: Analyze Incidents using Linux-Based Tools  

Topic C: Analyze Malware  

Topic D: Analyze Indicators of Compromise  

Lesson 11: Response to Cybersecurity Incidents  

Topic A: Deployment of Incident Handling and Response Architecture  

Topic B: Containment and Mitigation of Incidents  

Topic C: Preparation for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT  

Lesson 12: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents  

Topic A: Use a Forensic Investigation Plan  

Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence  

Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation  

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310)

Appendix B: Regular Expressions  

Appendix C: Security Resources  

Appendix D: U.S. Department of Defense Operational Security Practices