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CyberSec First Responder

Course Details

Name CyberSec First Responder
Virtual Classroom
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£2688.00 +vat
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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. The course introduces strategies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools to manage cyber security 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 defence.

Delegates will be provided with a CyberSec First Responder PearsonVue exam voucher upon successful completion of the five-day course.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for cyber security practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting and defending 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 restoration of those information systems in a cybersecurity context including protection, detection, investigation, reaction, response, and auditing capabilities.

Receive CompTIA CEU and GIAC CPE Credits!

This instructor-led training course has been officially approved for CompTIA CEU credits (1 credit per training hour) on the A+, Network+, Security+, and CASP certifications (credit for the CFR-210 exam is still pending). Additionally, CompTIA CEU and GIAC CPE participants can use CFR cyber security training courses and CFR cyber security certification exams to apply for additional credit with either CompTIA or GIAC.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • 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 cyber security intelligence information.
  • Analyze collected intelligence to define actionable response.
  • Respond to cyber security incidents.
  • Investigate cyber security incidents.
  • Audit secure computing and network environments.


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

  • 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).

We recommend that delegates have taken the QASECFUND Security Fundamentals prior to attending this course.

Course Content

Module 1: Assessing Information Security Risk

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

Module 2: Analysing the Threat Landscape

  •   Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
  •   Perform Ongoing Threat Research

Module 3: Analysing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

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

Lesson 4: Analysing 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

Module 5: Analysing 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

Module 6: Evaluating the Organization’s Security Posture

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

Module 7: 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

Module 8: Analysing Log Data

  •   Use Common Tools to Analyse Logs
  •   Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
  •   Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions

Module 9: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

  •   Analyse Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
  •   Analyse Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
  •   Analyse Malware
  •   Analyse Indicators of Compromise

Module 10: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

  •   Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
  •   Mitigate Incidents
  •   Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT

Module 11: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  •   Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
  •   Securely Collect and Analyse Electronic Evidence
  •   Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

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What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

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We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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