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Become the first line of response against cyber attacks!

Today's security professionals need to be able to proactively access an organization's security posture through vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, in addition to threat detection and response. The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training is different because it teaches a response plan. It goes beyond vulnerability analysis and testing, enforcing a more holistic approach to network security. The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training develops the skills needed to proactively defend against cyber attacks, in addition to the knowledge gained from each accident, so that it never happens again. First Response is becoming a vital part of IT security. Become Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) certified now!

What will you learn in this training?

Increasingly destructive hacking incidents further highlight the enormous demand for qualified security professionals who can protect their organisation's networks. The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training will prepare all security professionals to become the first line of response against cyber attacks. You will be taught to analyse threat, design secure computing and network environments, proactively defend networks, and respond to and investigate cyber security incidents.

The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training will develop the skills you need in the real world. Delivered over 5 days, the Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training utilizes an immersive lab environment, hands-on exercises and a digital learning platform with curriculum-rich content to ensure that you will be equiped with the skills necessary to immediately strengthen your organization's cyber security defences. The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training is designed to:

  • Develop security threat intelligence skills
  • Emphasize penetration testing
  • Tie together different security tactics
  • Allow your organisation to secure its network without having to invest in additional security infrastructure
Training objectives

The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training focuses on developing a systematic process for securing an organization's network by implementing an incidence handling and response plan through threat detection and analysis. You will learn to:

  • Access information security risk in computing and network environments
  • Create an information assurance life cycle process
  • Analyse threats to computing and networks
  • Design and operate secure environments
  • Assess security posture within a risk management framework
  • Collect and analyse cyber security intelligence information
  • Respond and investigate cyber security incidents
  • Audit secure computing and network environments
Target Group

The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) training is ideal for those with 2+ years of experience in IT or information security. The Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) certification is designed for cyber security practitioners who perform job functions related to defending information systems, and for information assurance professionals who perform job functions related to the development, operation, management, and enforcement of security capabilities for systems and networks.




Assessing Information Security Risk

  • Identify the importance of Risk Management
  • Assess Risk
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Integrate documentation into Risk Management

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

Analysing 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



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

Operating secure computing and network environments

  • Implement change management in security operations
  • Implement monitoring in security operations



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

Collecting cyber security intelligence information

  • Deploy a security intelligence collection and analysis platform
  • Collect data information security intelligence sources



Analysing cyber security intelligence information

  • Analyse security intelligence to address incidents
  • Use SIEM tools for analysis

Responding to cyber security incidents

  • Deploy an incident handling and response architecture
  • Perform real-time incident handling tasks
  • Prepare for forensic investigation



Investigating cyber security 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

Auditing secure computing and network environments

  • Deploy a system and processes auditing architecture
  • Prepare for audits
  • Perform audits geared toward the Information Assurance lifecycle

Cyber Security First Responder (CFR) Exam

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IMF Academy is an independent publisher of distance learning courses and organizer of hot topical classroom based trainings. IMF focuses on business information for managers and decision-makers in large and middle-sized companies and non-profit organizations. During the past 20 years, we gained a solid reputation by providing to-the-point and valuable information about topics both critical and of current interest.

Beside of this, we offer a lot of classroom based trainings. Topics vary from subjects in the area of Information Technology, Finance/Tax, Project Management and (IT) Security Management.

Most courses are in the Dutch language; others are published worldwide in the English language. Our courses are mainly edited by specialists working at the large international consultancy organisations like (among many others) PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Atos Origin, IBM Business Consulting Services, Capgemini, EY (Ernst & Young), Sogeti and Transfer Pricing Associates. Our authors and trainers are all leading specialists in their field.
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