CyberSec First Responder (CFR) Certification Training
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This 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.
At least two years (recommended) 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 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. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
OVERVIEW and OBjectives
In this course, you will develop, operate, manage, and enforce security capabilities for systems and networks:
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.
Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk
Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
Lesson 2: Creating an Information Assurance Lifecycle Process
Evaluate Information Assurance Lifecycle Models
Align Information Security Operations to the Information Assurance Lifecycle
Align Information Assurance and Compliance Regulations
Lesson 3: Analyzing Threats to Computing and Network Environments
Identify Threat Analysis Models
Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
Assess the Impact of Systems Hacking 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
Lesson 4: Designing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Information Security Architecture Design Principles
Design Access Control Mechanisms
Design Cryptographic Security Controls
Design Application Security
Design Computing Systems Security
Design Network Security
Lesson 5: Operating Secure Computing and Network Environments
Implement Change Management in Security Operations
Implement Monitoring in Security Operations
Lesson 6: Assessing the Security Posture Within a Risk Management Framework
Deploy a Vulnerability Management Platform
Conduct Vulnerability Assessments
Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
Follow Up on Penetration Testing
Lesson 7: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Collect Data from Security Intelligence Sources
Lesson 8: Analyzing Cybersecurity Intelligence Information
Analyze Security Intelligence to Address Incidents
Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
Lesson 9: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Perform Real-Time Incident Handling Tasks
Prepare for Forensic Investigation
Lesson 10: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
Create a Forensic Investigation Plan
Securely Collect Electronic Evidence
Identify the Who, Why, and How of an Incident
Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
Lesson 11: Auditing Secure Computing and Network Environments
Deploy a Systems and Processes Auditing Architecture
Prepare for Audits
Perform Audits Geared Toward the Information Assurance Lifecycle
Course includes one (1) Exam Voucher ($300 value) for the CFR Exam.
Description: This exam is is designed for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting and defending information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. The exam focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the restoration of those information systems in a cybersecurity context including protection, detection, investigation, reaction, response, and auditing capabilities.
Number of Questions: 100
Type of Questions: Multiple Choice/Multiple Response/True-False
Length of Test: 120 Minutes
Continuing Education Credits
Our CFR course is offered less than 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis at our O'Fallon, Illinois training facility, located at:
7 Eagle Center, O'Fallon, IL 62269
We also offer private onsite courses, at your location. We love to travel and will gladly send a trainer to your location. Please Contact Us for more information.
Live, Instructor-Led Training with a dynamic trainer that is a CFR-certified cybersecurity professional. Instructors have real-world experience with the material covered in the CFR course.
This course is delivered in a "hybrid" format, where we have both In-Person and Live Online attendees. This provides a fun, interactive environment where In-Person and Live Online students can easily interact both with each other and the instructor. When you register for the course, you can choose which delivery option works best for you: