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CyberSec First Responder (CFR)

Course Overview

Cybersecurity professionals require a well-rounded understanding of the tools, processes, and strategies that can be employed to defend their information systems from constantly evolving threats. CyberSec First Responder (CFR) is a comprehensive certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.

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 cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyse cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defence.

This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CyberSec First Responder certification examination (exam CFR-310). What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation. The CFR exam is accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.

This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defence 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 teameveryone from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officerunderstand their role in these security processes.

Course Duration

5 Days / 35 Hours

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk

  • Identify the Importance of Risk Management
  • Assess Risk
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape

  • Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
  • Perform Ongoing Threat Research

Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  • Implement Threat Modeling
  • Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
  • Assess the Impact of Social Engineering

Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments

  • 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

Lesson 5: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

  • Assess Command and Control Techniques
  • Assess Persistence Techniques
  • Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
  • Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
  • Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 6: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization

  • Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
  • Assess Common Vulnerabilities
  • Conduct Vulnerability Scans

Lesson 7: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security

  • Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
  • Follow Up on Penetration Testing

Lesson 8: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence

  • Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
  • Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
  • Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources

Lesson 9: Analyzing Log Data

  • Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
  • Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Lab Activities:

  • Lab 01: Implementing a Threat Assessment Model
  • Lab 02: Examining Reconnaissance Incidents
  • Lab 03: Assessing the Impact of System Hijacking Attempts
  • Lab 04: Assessing the Impact of Malware
  • Lab 05: Assessing the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation attacks
  • Lab 06: Assessing the Impact of DoS Incidents
  • Lab 07: Assessing the Impact of Threats to Mobile Devices
  • Lab 08: Designing Cryptographic Security Controls
  • Lab 09: Designing Application Security
  • Lab 10: Implementing Monitoring in Security Operations
  • Lab 11: Deploying a Vulnerability Management Platform
  • Lab 12: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Lab 13: Conducting Penetration Testing on Network Assets
  • Lab 14: Collecting and Analyzing Security Intelligence
  • Lab 15: Collecting Security Intelligence Data
  • Lab 16: Capturing and Analyzing Baseline Data
  • Lab 17: Analyzing Security Intelligence
  • Lab 18: Incorporating SIEMS into Security Intelligence Analysis
  • Lab 19: Developing an Incidence Response System
  • Lab 20: Securely Collecting Electronic Evidence
  • Lab 21: Analyzing Forensic Evidence
  • Lab 22: Preparing for an Audit
  • Lab 23: Performing Audits

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

This course will prepare you to sit for CyberSec First Responder certification examination (exam CFR-310). Upon passing the exam, you will receive CyberSec First Responder (CFR) certification from Logical Operations.

Course Objectives

This course will enable you to:

  • Assess information security risk in computing and network environments
  • Analyse the cybersecurity threat landscape
  • Analyse reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments
  • Analyse attacks on computing and network environments
  • Analyse post-attack techniques on computing and network environments
  • Implement a vulnerability management program
  • Evaluate the organization's security through penetration testing
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence
  • Analyse data collected from security and event logs
  • Perform active analysis on assets and networks
  • Respond to cybersecurity incidents
  • Investigate cybersecurity incidents


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

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

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1: 25


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