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CFR | Cybersec First Responder


This course covers network defense and incident response methods, tactics, and procedures that are in alignment with industry frameworks such as NIST 800-61r2 (Computer Security Incident Handling Guide), US-CERT’s National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-41 on Cyber Incident Coordination, NIST 800.171r2 (Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations).

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, defend cybersecurity assets, 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 to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-410) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

In addition, this course and subsequent certification (CFR-410) meet all requirements for personnel
requiring DoD directive 8570.01-M position certification baselines:

CSSP Analyst
CSSP Infrastructure Support
CSSP Incident Responder
CSSP Auditor
Course Objectives

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

• Assess cybersecurity risks to the organization.
• Analyze the threat landscape.
• Analyze various reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
• Analyze various attacks on computing and network environments.
• Analyze various post-attack techniques.
• Assess the organization’s security posture through auditing, vulnerability management, and
penetration testing.
• Collect cybersecurity intelligence from various network-based and host-based sources.

• Analyze log data to reveal evidence of threats and incidents.
• Perform active asset and network analysis to detect incidents.
• Respond to cybersecurity incidents using containment, mitigation, and recovery tactics.
• Investigate cybersecurity incidents using forensic analysis techniques.


Target Student

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 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 budgetunderstand 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
• 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

Our Instructors

All of our instructors are certified and experienced in the certifications they teach.

We hold a view that anyone who instructs others should have at least once walked in their shoes.


James Horne

CEH | CHFI | CFR | Cybersafe | CySA | Pentest+ |

Course Content

Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Topic B: Assess Risk
Topic C: Mitigate Risk
Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Topic A: Classify Threats
Topic B: Analyze Trends Affecting Security Posture

Topic A: Implement Threat Modeling
Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering

Topic A: Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
Topic B: Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks
Topic C: Assess the Impact of Malware
Topic D: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
Topic E: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
Topic F: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
Topic G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security

Topic A: Assess Command and Control Techniques
Topic B: Assess Persistence Techniques
Topic C: Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
Topic D: Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
Topic E: Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques

Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Auditing
Topic B: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
Topic C: Assess Vulnerabilities
Topic D: Conduct Penetration Testing

Topic A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Topic B: Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
Topic C: Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources

Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
Topic C: Analyze Indicators of Compromise

Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Topic B: Mitigate Incidents
Topic C: Hand Over Incident Information to a Forensic Investigation

Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

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  • 09:00 am - 16:30 pm
  • Live instruction virtual class
  • Courseware + Exam included
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