CyberSec First Responder (CFR)

Course Overview

In this course, you will understand, assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform. You will: 

  • Compare 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 

Who Should Attend?

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. 


To ensure your success in this course, you should meet 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 Outlines

  • The Importance of Risk Management 
  • Assess Risk 
  • Mitigate Risk  
  • Integrating Documentation into Risk Management 

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