FedVTE Course Catalog

101 Courses - Basic level courses
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Analyze
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Collect and Operate
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Investigate
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Operate and Maintain
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Oversee and Govern
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Protect and Defend
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category - Securely Provision

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework can be found at: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development/cyber-security-workforce-framework

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CDM Program Manager Matt House Q&A about the CDM Dashboard version 6 and beyond
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

Webinar – CDM Program Manager Matt House Q & A about the CDM Dashboard version 6 and beyond

Description:

Matt House describes the new capabilities of the CDM Dashboard version ES-6x, including Cyber Hygiene, CDM Enabled Threat Hunting, STIG reporting, FISMA automation and HVA reporting. This video will describe the various capabilities of the CDM Dashboard and how it can provide many benefits to federal agencies.

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding the capabilities of the ES-6x version of the CDM Dashboard, with focus on the FISMA automation, Binding Operating Directives (BOD), HVA reporting, the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, plus much more!

Date: March 2024

Length: 67 minutes

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CDM Program Manager Matt House Q&A about the CDM Dashboard version 6 and beyond
0.3 Hours
 
Micro Learn: Understanding FISMA Automation with the CDM Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

Micro Learn: Understanding FISMA Automation with the CDM Dashboard

Description:

The next evolution of the CDM Agency Dashboard includes FISMA dashboard automation and this course provides agencies with the understanding how CDM data is automated. The FISMA dashboard provides agencies with the insight of FISMA metrics that can be supported using CDM data. The metrics that are CDM automated, agencies can follow the same steps taken by federal analysts shown in this course.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the basic principles of FISMA dashboard automation and the CDM Agency Dashboard
  • How FISMA metrics can used to support CDM data
  • Provide a demonstration of how FISMA Automation functions

Date: April 2024

Length: 20 minutes

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 – Intermediate

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

Category Specialty Area Work Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Understanding FISMA Automation with the CDM Dashboard
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: AWARE 1.5s and the CDM Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

In this video, the updated AWARE 1.5 supplemental overview is described and how it can benefit the federal agencies. Discussion questions include: What are the changes to the scoring algorithm; what are flipping scores; how are scores prioritized; what benchmarks are being accessed.

Date: March 2023

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and MaintainSystems Administration, Systems AnalysisSystem Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and GovernCybersecurity ManagementInformation Systems Security Manager
Oversee and GovernProgram/Project Management and AcquisitionIT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and DefendCyber Defense AnalysisCyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: AWARE 1.5s and the CDM Dashboard
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CDM Dashboard Interface ES-5 Overview
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This CDM Agency Dashboard video will provide a foundation level of knowledge and background that will help end users of the dashboard better understanding the functionality of ES-5 of the CDM Agency Dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Header Section of the CDM Agency Dashboard ES-5
  • Utilize the Tool Bar feature the dashboard
  • Provide an overview of the Query Bar
  • Become familiar with the Time Filter of the dashboard
  • Understand the Navigation Panel and Navigation Drawer features of the dashboard

Date: May 2022

Length: 10 minutes

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CDM Agency Dashboard Interface - Video
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CDM Dashboard version ES-6 Demonstration and Overview
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

Description:

Ms. Judy Baltensperger, Project Manager for the CDM Dashboard at CISA, provides a demonstration of the new capabilities of version ES-6 of the CDM Dashboard. She expands upon the Exploited Vulnerability (KEV) catalog and information provided within the catalog; delivers an overview of the reporting asset capability related to Binding Operational Directives (BOD) 22-01 and 23-01; explains the Agency Inventory Metrics (AIM), and much more!

+ Course Modules/Units
 
CDM Dashboard version ES-6 Demonstration and Overview
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CDM PMO Matt House speaks about the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

CDM PMO Matt House provides an update of ES-6 version of the CDM Dashboard and its capabilities

Description:

Learn about the capabilities of the CDM Dashboard version ES-6. This video will describe the Federal Dashboard, use case scenarios, and how Cross Cluster Searching can provide its many benefits to federal agencies.

Learning Objectives:

Understanding the capabilities of the ES-6 version of the CDM Dashboard, with focus on the FISMA directives, Binding Operating Directives (BOD), Database as a Service, cross cluster searching, Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, plus much more!

Date: May 2023

Length: 34 minutes

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CDM PMO speaks about version ES-6 of the CDM Dashboard
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CDM PMO speaks about the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

This video explains the features of the current ES-3 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard.

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CDM PMO speaks about ES-3 of the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CISA’s Binding Operative Directive (BOD) 22-01 and the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

In this video, Mr. Dave Otto, the Risk expert of the CDM program, explains the Binding Operational Directive 22-01, the CISA KEV (Known Exploited Vulnerabilities) Catalog, and how agencies can better protect their assets.

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: CISA’s Binding Operative Directive (BOD) 22-01 and the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: Configuration Settings Management (CSM) with the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

This video explains the CSM features of the current ES-3 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard.

Date: October 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Configuration Settings Management (CSM) with the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CSM – Concepts of Configuration
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This video provides an overview of the configuration settings management (CSM) capability and how CSM helps to reduce cyber-attacks in software and hardware assets within the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: CSM – Concepts of Configuration
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: CSM – Understanding Benchmarks and STIGS
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This video discusses the need for standardized benchmarks in the federal government and the use of Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for integration within the CDM solution. A review of DISA’s role, authority, and DISA STIG compliance levels is provided as well.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: CSM – Understanding Benchmarks and STIGS
0.2 Hours
 
Micro Learn: DBaaS
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

The next evolution of the CDM Agency Dashboard is being offered in a cloud-based format, which provides agencies with the same functionality but relieves them from having to manage and continue to fund all of the aspects of an “on-prem” security solution. CISA is making this dashboard tool available in a Dashboard as a Service format, or DBaaS. This video will describe DBaaS and its many benefits to federal agencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic principals of DBaaS and the CDM Agency Dashboard
  • How DBaaS can help minimize agency vulnerabilities
  • Provide a demonstration of how DBaaS works

Date: October 2022

Length: 7 minutes

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: DBaaS - Using the CDM Dashboard as a Service
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: IdAM- Identity and Access Management with the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This 39 minute video is an interview recording of a Mr. Ross Foard, subject matter expert for DHS/CISA, and Identity and Access Management (IAM) . This video provides participants with the essential knowledge of IAM and the CDM Agency Dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand CDM Agency Dashboard basic features and IAM functionality.

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
IAM- Identity and Access Management with the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: System Security Analyst Methodology
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This video presents cybersecurity concepts associated with continuous monitoring of issues that affect networks. A review of workplan concepts, checks and reviews, and mitigation recommendations is also covered.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: System Security Analyst Methodology
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: System Security Analyst Overview
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This video presents an overview of the System Security Analyst role and the six key responsibilities associated with that role. The importance of these six key responsibilities is covered including adherence to agency policy and assessing metrics and data.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: System Security Analyst Overview
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: The AWARE 1.5 Risk Scoring Overview Using the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

In this video, the AWARE 1.5 risk scoring overview is described and how it can benefit the federal agencies.

Date: May 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
The AWARE 1.5 Risk Scoring Overview Using the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.25 Hours
 
Micro Learn: The CDM PMO speaks about CDM Enabled Threat Hunting (CETH) and the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

In this video, Mr. Richard Grabowski, acting CDM PMO, explains CDM Enabled Threat Hunting (CETH) and how CETH benefits the federal agencies. He also discusses how the CDM Dashboard supports the implementation of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: The CDM PMO speaks about CDM Enabled Threat Hunting (CETH) and the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.5 Hours
 
Micro Learn: Understanding AWARE 1.5 and the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This video explains the new AWARE 1.5 scoring and features.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Micro Learn: Understanding AWARE 1.5 and the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.1 Hours
 
API Key Self-Creation
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

Course Title: API Key Self-Creation

Length (mins): 5 minutes

Description: Learn how to create an API key yourself using Kibana.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform the steps to create an API key using Kibana.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Advanced

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
API Key Self-Creation
0.1 Hours
 
Change Number Format with Kibana
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Change Number Format with Kibana

Length (mins): 5 minutes

Description: Kibana allows for custom number formatting. Learn how to display values as whole numbers and not as rounded ones. This MicroLearn demonstrates how to do this by changing general and custom settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Change the number format in Kibana.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Intermediate

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Change Number Format with Kibana
0.1 Hours
 
Create a Dashboard with Existing Visualizations
Skill Level: Advanced 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Create a Dashboard with Existing Visualizations

Length (mins): 4 minutes

Description: This MicroLearn demonstrates how to create a dashboard and quickly add existing visualizations to the dashboard. Before beginning, please read the following restrictions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a new dashboard with existing visualizations.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Intermediate

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Create a Dashboard with Existing Visualizations
0.1 Hours
 
Create a Visualization with Lens
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Create a Visualization with Lens

Length (mins): 4 minutes

Description: Kibana's Lens feature makes it easy to create visualizations. This MicroLearn demonstrates how to create a simple graph using the Lens feature.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a line graph using Lens.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Intermediate

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Create a Visualization with Lens
0.05 Hours
 
Dashboard Navigation – An Introduction
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Dashboard Navigation – An Introduction

Length (mins): 2 minutes

Description: Finding data that’s meaningful to you shouldn’t be challenging. Following these four easy steps will allow you to navigate seamlessly through the CDM Dashboard to find exactly what you are looking for.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to navigate the CDM Dashboard.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Dashboard Navigation – An Introduction
0.05 Hours
 
Federal Benchmark Subscores
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Federal Benchmark Subscores

Length (mins): 3 minutes

Description: This MicroLearn is a demonstration of how to view Federal Benchmark metrics. These metrics consist of Averages, Maximum Values, and Minimum Values. Metrics are derived from Agency Dashboard data reported to the Federal Dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • View the Federal Benchmarks used in the CDM Dashboard.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Federal Benchmark Subscores
0.1 Hours
 
FireEye Reporting – Search for the Latest CVE Data from FireEye
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: FireEye Reporting – Search for the Latest CVE Data from FireEye

Length (mins): 4 minutes

Description: This MicroLearn teaches you how to search and view the latest FireEye enriched NIST CVE reference data shared by the Federal Dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Retrieve the NIST CVE data that is enriched by FireEye.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
FireEye Reporting – Search for the Latest CVE Data from FireEye
0.05 Hours
 
Interface Overview – Discover, Dashboard, and Visualize
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Interface Overview – Discover, Dashboard, and Visualize

Length (mins): 2 minutes

Description: This MicroLearning introduces three important Kibana interface tools: Discover, Dashboard, and Visualize.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Discover, Dashboard, and Visualize areas of the CDM Dashboard.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Interface Overview – Discover, Dashboard, and Visualize
0.05 Hours
 
Manual Filtering (Add Filter) – Filter by Critical Severity
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Manual Filtering (Add Filter) – Filter by Critical Severity

Length (mins): 2 minutes

Description: Add filters to display only those documents that contain a particular value in a field. You can also create negative filters that exclude documents that contain the specified field value.

  • Perform the steps to create a negative filter, also known as filter out.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Manual Filtering (Add Filter) – Filter by Critical Severity
0.05 Hours
 
Manual Filtering – Adding Multiple Filters on One Dashboard
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Manual Filtering – Adding Multiple Filters on One Dashboard

Length (mins): 2:30 minutes

Description: Add filters to display only those documents that contain a particular value in a field. In this MicroLearn, you will learn how to add multiple filters to the same dashboard.

  • Add multiple filters to a dashboard.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Manual Filtering – Adding Multiple Filters on One Dashboard
0.05 Hours
 
Search Function – Search for Mac Machines
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Search Function – Search for Mac Machines

Length (mins): 2 minutes

Description: In this MicroLearn, you will perform a Free Text Search – a search performed on all fields. The KQL Search bar allows you to search the indices that match the current index pattern. You will learn how to enter search criteria in the query bar and why to avoid Elastic's Global Search Bar.

  • Create a filter using the KQL Search bar to locate Mac end points.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Search Function – Search for Mac Machines
0.05 Hours
 
STIG Dictionary Filter Sort and View Details
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: STIG Dictionary Filter Sort and View Details

Length (mins): 3:30 minutes

Description: This MicroLearn demonstrates how to use Kibana's Discover feature to Filter, Sort, and View STIG information. This tutorial begins with the Discover feature within the CDM Agency Dashboard space. The steps used in this tutorial are the same for the CDM Federal Dashboard.

  • Locate STIG information in the CDM Agency or Federal Dashboard using Kibana's Discover feature.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
STIG Dictionary Filter Sort and View Details
0.1 Hours
 
The Data Dictionary
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: The Data Dictionary

Length (mins): 5 minutes

Description: This MicroLearn demonstrates how to view the CDM Dashboard's Data Dictionary to lookup field descriptions and view the fields that compose a data view using the Discover tool.

  • Use the Discover tool to view field definitions.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
The Data Dictionary
0.05 Hours
 
The KQL Search Bar – An Introduction to Field Level Searches
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: The KQL Search Bar – An Introduction to Field Level Searches

Length (mins): 5 minutes

Description: The Kibana Query Language (KQL) makes it easy to find the fields and syntax for your Elasticsearch query. Learn more about data fields and field level searches in this MicroLearn.

  • Write a query using KQL.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
The KQL Search Bar – An Introduction to Field Level Searches
0.05 Hours
 
Time Filter – Show ‘Absolute’ Dates
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Time Filter – Show ‘Absolute’ Dates

Length (mins): 1:30 minutes

Description: Learn how to filter for time in the CDM Dashboard using the Absolute feature. Use the Absolute tab in the Show Dates dropdown menu to choose a specific date range. By default, the time filter on the CDM Dashboard is set to the last 30 Days.

  • Locate and select absolute date ranges.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Time Filter – Show ‘Absolute’ Dates
0.05 Hours
 
Time Filter – ‘Commonly Used’ Feature
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Time Filter – ‘Commonly Used’ Feature

Length (mins): 1:30 minutes

Description: By default, the time filter on the CDM Dashboard is set to the last 30 Days. Learn how to use the time filter to change the date range to meet your data analysis needs. The time filter is a powerful tool with a multitude of features. This MicroLearn focuses on how to filter for time within the Commonly Used date feature.

  • Locate and select the Commonly Used date ranges.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Time Filter – ‘Commonly Used’ Feature
0.05 Hours
 
Trend Chart Filtering
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Trend Chart Filtering - Filtering for Time

Length (mins): 1 minute

Description: It is possible to change the Time Range from within a Trending Chart without using the Time Filter. Learn how in this MicroLearn.

  • Change the data range in a Trend graph without using the Time Filter.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Trend Chart Filtering - Filtering for Time
0.05 Hours
 
Using Multiple Filter Types
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Course Title: Using Multiple Filter Types

Length (mins): 2:30 minutes

Description: There are a multitude of ways to filter data in Kibana. This MicroLearn walks you through four variations in one dashboard experience.

  • Apply four different methods of applying filters in Kibana.

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Level: Beginner

Alignment to NICE Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Using Multiple Filter Types
1 Hour
 
Incident Response Training: Preventing DNS Infrastructure Tampering (IR106)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

The Domain Name System, commonly known as DNS, is often referred to as the “phone book” of the Internet. Every time we access the Internet to visit our favorite websites, we depend on DNS infrastructure to securely route us to our intended destinations. While this shared infrastructure is incredibly useful, it also presents a rich attack surface. Threat actors have the ability to shut down websites and online services, replace legitimate website content with threats or extortion attempts, or even route traffic to a carbon copy of a legitimate website to steal information entered by users. This recorded webinar provides an organizational perspective and is accessible to a general audience including managers, business leaders, and technical specialists.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Common attacks and vulnerabilities: Learn how to identify a potential attack on DNS infrastructure.
  • CISA guidance: CISA provides information on best practices to reduce the likelihood and impact of a successful DNS attack.
  • Case studies: Examine the methods and impacts of real-life cyberattacks, and how the targets responded and recovered.
  • Knowledge checks: The course provides knowledge checks throughout the presentation to reinforce key concepts and takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Incident Response Training: Preventing DNS Infrastructure Tampering (IR 106) - Video
0.35 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Indicators of Compromise
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Indicators of Compromise

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Intrusion Detection Systems
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Intrusion Detection Systems

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Incident Response
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Incident Response

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Packet Level Analysis
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Packet Level Analysis

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Analyst: Vulnerability Assessments
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Analyst role. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Vulnerability Assessments

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Incident Response
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Incident Response

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Network Access Controls
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Network Access Controls

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.3 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Network Device Hardening
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Network Device Hardening

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
0.5 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Securing Communications
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Securing Communications

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
0.2 Hours
 
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist: Securing Wifi
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

The following skills are mapped to the NICE Framework’s Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist. This course is made up of demonstrations of subject matter experts going through a guided lab for each skill. To perform these same steps on the virtual machines shown in the demonstration, please go to Practice | Gameboard (cisa.gov) and create a login to access the lab guide and environment.

  • Securing Wifi

This is a basic level course.

Date: 2023

This course is aligned to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
8.5 Hours
 
Network Forensics Section 101 (NFS 101)
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

Network Forensics Section 101 (NFS 101)

Prerequisite(s): None

Course Setting: Online, self-paced

Length: 8.5 hours

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Audience: Network Forensic Section (NFS) Analysts and others assigned by management

Description:

The NFS 101 course aims to establish a baseline understanding of the NFS mission, goals, structure, and deployment kits. The course identifies components of a deployment kit and provides an overview of the pre-deployment, onsite, and remote functions of the kit. It also discusses the NFS process for artifacts and data collection, as well as the basic analysis of artifacts and data.

By the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  1. State the NFS mission, goals, and structure.
  2. Identify components of a deployment kit.
  3. Describe the pre-deployment, onsite, and remote functions of the kit.
  4. Discuss the NFS process for collecting artifacts and data.
  5. Discuss the NFS process for basic analysis of artifacts and data.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2:Kit Components
Module 3: Kit Deployment
Module 4: Data Collection & Analysis
Module 5: Conclusion
10 Hours
 
Network Forensics Section 201 (NFS 201)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

Network Forensics Section 201 (NFS 201)

Prerequisite(s): NFS 101

Course Setting: Online, self-paced

Length: 10 hours

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Audience: New/current NFS analysts assigned to Threat Hunting

Description:

The NFS 201 course immerses the learner into a scenario as a new analyst who is tasked with analyzing artifacts and data for malicious activity in a Splunk threat emulation environment. This training also encompasses a self-paced module hosted on CISA's Virtual Learning Portal (VLP) where they must move between the threat emulation environment on the TEN and the self-paced module on the VLP to complete the training.

By the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Identify servers on a network based on network traffic.
  2. Investigate indicators of compromise for vulnerabilities in a client’s network.
  3. Perform analysis of collected data to identify possible threats to client assets.
  4. Reconstruct a malicious attack or activity based on available network traffic and artifacts.

Assessment:

Trainees will need to complete an end-of-course assessment with 100% accuracy. Upon successful completion trainees will be granted 1.0 CEUs.

+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Network Forensics Section 201
Module 2: IP Address Identification Entry
Module 3: Network Map Unlocked
Module 4: The Challenge Realm
Module 5: Conclusion
2 Hours
 
Data Analytics Using the CDM Dashboard
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

Data Analytics Using the CDM Dashboard

Description:

This two-hour self-paced course takes your experience using the CDM Dashboard and Kibana to the next level. Tailored for advanced Dashboard users, this eLearning consists of nine modules with hands-on activities that will boost your skills. Learn how to apply Kibana and the CDM Dashboard in real-world scenarios to become a pro at data visualization and analysis.

Objectives:

  • Describe how data sources correspond to data targets in the CDM Dashboard Ecosystem.
  • Explain how data views (previously known as index patterns) are used within the CDM Dashboard Ecosystem.
  • Explain the purpose and create, modify, and share spaces, dashboards, visualizations, searches, and objects.
  • Use the discover tool and best search practices.
  • Apply knowledge of the CDM Dashboard Ecosystem and Kibana to use cases.
CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Data Sources
Module 3: Data Views
Module 4: Discover
Module 5: Visualizations
Module 6: Dashboards
Module 7: Saving Queries and Searches
Module 8: Saved Objects
Module 9: Assessment
2 Hours
 
BIRT Refresher Course
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

BIRT Refresher Course

Prerequisite(s): BIRT

Course Setting: Online, self-paced

Length: 2 hours

Training Purpose: Maintain Incident Response Qualification (IRQ)

Audience: Threat Hunting (TH) Staff participating in hunt and incident response engagements; detailees assigned to TH participating in hunt and IR engagements

Description:

The purpose of the Basic Incident Response Training (BIRT) is to provide TH Staff a baseline of knowledge and skills regarding processes, procedures, resources, and tools used for onsite IR functions. TH Staff maintain their IRQ by completing the annual BIRT Refresher Course presenting updates to IR processes and procedures. TH Staff are required to complete the BIRT Refresher annually.

Assessment:

TH Staff will need to complete an end-of-course assessment with minimum 80% accuracy. Upon successful completion TH Staff maintain their IRQ.

+ Course Modules/Units
 
BIRT Refresher Course
1 Hour
 
CDM Cross-cluster Search Queries
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

Cross-cluster Search Queries

Description:

This one-hour self-paced course is required for account provisioning on the CDM Federal Dashboard. This eLearning consists of two modules. At the successful conclusion of this course you are be able to download a certificate of complete from your transcript.

Learning Objective:

  • Construct precise and specific queries using the cross-cluster search functionality.

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Queries
Module 2: Assessment
1 Hour
 
Introduction to Network Diagramming (IR107)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

To protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an agency’s network and the data contained therein, cybersecurity professionals must be able to identify their network enterprise accurately and completely. Network diagrams are essential and serve to help visualize what is on the network, how the overall network is structured, and how all the devices on the network are connected. Every organization should build and maintain current and accurate network diagrams to help manage their network architecture and ultimately determine how to best mitigate potential or realized risks and vulnerabilities.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Importance of network diagrams: Students will learn the importance of creating and maintaining network topology diagrams. Students will also understand the importance of identifying data flows and storage, identifying remote access points and external connections, and network segmentation for security.
  • Key guidance for organizations: CISA provides guidance on what to include in network diagrams.
  • Knowledge check: The course concludes with a brief knowledge check section to reinforce key concepts and takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to Network Diagramming (IR107) - Video
1 Hour
 
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks (IR109)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Ransomware attacks hit a new target every 14 seconds–shutting down digital operations, stealing information and exploiting businesses, essential services, and individuals alike. This one-hour webinar provides essential knowledge and reviews real-life examples of these attacks to help you and your organization to mitigate and respond to the ever-evolving threat of ransomware.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Common attack methods: Learn the definition of ransomware, summary of its large-scale impacts, and how these attacks have developed over time. The webinar will discuss common signs of a ransomware attack and how to respond if an attack is suspected.
  • Key guidance for organizations: CISA provides guidance for how to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks and recover in the event of an attack.
  • Case studies: Explore the methods and impacts of real-life cyber-attacks, and how the victims responded and recovered.
  • Knowledge check: The course concludes with a brief knowledge check section to reinforce key concepts and takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks (IR109) - Video
1 Hour
 
Introduction to Log Management (IR110)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Log files provide the data that are the bread and butter of incident response, enabling network analysts and incident responders to investigate and diagnose issues and suspicious activity from network perimeter to epicenter. This webinar introduces the fundamentals of investigating logs for incidents.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Common attack methods: Understand log analysis, and its importance as a crucial component of incident response and network security.
  • Key guidance for organizations: Introduce resources and tools that enable organizations and individuals to use log analysis to query for threat activity including SIEM, FPCAP analysis, and using PowerShell and Active Directory to run scripts.
  • Case studies: Explore the methods and impacts of real-life cyberattacks, and how the victims responded and recovered.
  • Knowledge check: The course concludes with a brief knowledge check section to reinforce key concepts and takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to Log Management (IR110) - Video
1.5 Hours
 
Defending Internet Accessible Systems Cyber Range Training (IR204)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Cyber Range Training delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be introduced to tactics and strategies that enable them to protect their organizations from attacks against internet-accessible system(s) (i.e., internet-accessible system attacks or IAS) through awareness of individual and organizational points of vulnerability.

Experience these benefits and more:

  • Learn how to implement CISA guidance: Course exercises include implementation of the recommendations in BOD 19-02.
  • Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in real time: Students will identify common methods of scanning for vulnerabilities, analyzing event logs, and modifying firewall rules.
  • Expert facilitation: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers will moderate discussion and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Defending Internet Accessible Systems (IR204) - Video
2 Hours
 
Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks Cyber Range Training (IR205)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Cyber Range Training delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be introduced to common web and email vulnerabilities, as well as the technologies of encryption and authentication to enhance web and email security. This course uses an active participation approach to facilitate realistic technical training and interaction opportunities for learners.

Experience these benefits and more:

  • Learn how to implement CISA guidance: Course exercises include implementation of the recommendations in BOD 18-01.
  • Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in real time: Students identify common web and email vulnerabilities and mitigate them by reconfiguring the web server and Domain Name System (DNS) settings.
  • Expert facilitation: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers moderate discussion and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks (IR205) - Video
1.5 Hours
 
Preventing DNS Infrastructure Tampering Cyber Range Training (IR206)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Cyber Range Training delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

DNS is one of the core foundations of the internet. However, it continues to be one of the mechanisms attackers use to perform malicious activities across the globe. In this course participants will learn about various concepts associated with DNS, become familiar with DNS tools and mapping information, be introduced to common DNS tampering techniques, and gain an understanding of DNS mitigation strategies to enhance security.

Experience these benefits and more:

  • Learn how to implement remediations: Course exercises include remediating vulnerabilities.
  • Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in real time: Students identify DNS infrastructure tampering techniques and mitigate them.
  • Expert facilitation: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers moderate discussion and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Preventing DNS Infrastructure Tampering (IR206) - Video
1.5 Hours
 
Understanding Indicators of Compromise Cyber Range Training (IR208)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Cyber Range Training delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Cyberattacks have made headlines for years, and the pace of threat activity faced by government and private sector organizations is accelerating. Indicators of compromise (IOCs) are the digital and informational “clues” that incident responders use to detect, diagnose, halt, and remediate malicious activity in their networks. In this training, participants will be introduced to common IOCs and common protocols used to find them in their own systems.

Experience these benefits and more:

  • Importance of IOCs: Define IOCs and why tracking, investigating, and reporting IOCs are crucial to enterprise cybersecurity. Students will understand how IOCs are used for threat hunting and incident response, different types of indicators, and how to collect different categories of IOCs.
  • Learn about the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework and how it supports the analysis of IOCs, potential threat actors related to the activity, and their associated tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Expert facilitation: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers moderate discussion and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Understanding Indicators of Compromise (IR208) - Video
1.5 Hours
 
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks Cyber Range Training (IR209)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a network’s defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware, infection could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure. In this training, participants will be introduced to common applications and process that harden network defenses, as well as key concepts used in the prevention of ransomware attacks.

This training includes the following information and more:

  • Common attack methods: Define ransomware and identify best practices and preventive measures to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks.
  • Lab Demonstrations: Learn how to apply specific tools to configure and back up Active Directory policies, reset Kerberos Ticket Granting Ticket (KRBTGT) account passwords, and create application allow-listing policies.
  • Expert facilitation: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers’ moderate discussions and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises.

Date: 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks (IR209) - Video
6 Hours
 
Cloud Monitoring
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

This course introduces concepts around Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Multiple Cloud Hosting and Hybrid Cloud Hosting.

Date: 2021

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction - Lecture 1 of 5
Shared Responsibility Model - Lecture 2 of 5
Use Cases - Lecture 3 of 5
Case Study - Lecture 4 of 5
Cloud Architectures & Summary - Lecture 5 of 5
IaaS Overview - Lecture 1 of 5
IaaS: Monitoring Services and Capabilities - Lecture 2 of 5
IaaS: Best Practices - Lecture 3 of 5
IaaS: Gaps and Considerations - Lecture 4 of 5
IaaS: Use Cases, Reflection and Summary - Lecture 5 of 5
PaaS Overview - Lecture 1 of 6
PaaS: Monitoring Services and Capabilities - Lecture 2 of 6
PaaS: Monitoring Examples - Lecture 3 of 6
PaaS: Best Practices - Lecture 4 of 6
PaaS: Gaps and Considerations - Lecture 5 of 6
PaaS: Reflection and Summary - Lecture 6 of 6
SaaS Overview - Lecture 1 of 5
SaaS: Monitoring Services and Capabilities - Lecture 2 of 5
SaaS: Best Practices - Lecture 3 of 5
SaaS: Gaps and Considerations - Lecture 4 of 5
SaaS: Reflection and Summary - Lecture 5 of 5
What is Multiple Cloud - Lecture 1 of 5
Security Issues - Lecture 2 of 5
Monitoring Capabilities - Lecture 3 of 5
Gaps- Lecture 4 of 5
Multiple Clouds - Lecture 5 of 5
Hybrid Cloud: Security Issues - Lecture 1 of 4
Monitoring Capabilities - Lecture 2 of 4
Gaps - Lecture 3 of 4
Hybrid Clouds in Operation - Lecture 4 of 4
Conclusion - Lecture 1 of 1
0.5 Hours
 
CMaaS Overview
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

This course is designed for managers, staff, and other stakeholders who may be involved in implementation and/or decision making regarding Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM). This course explains how Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) relates to the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

Date: 2016

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 0 - Introduction

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Lesson 1 - Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (Video)
Lesson 2 - The Problem (Infographic)
Lesson 3 - How CDM Phase 1 Capabilities Support CDM Goals (Infographic)
Lesson 4 - How CDM Phase 1 Capabilities Work Together (Infographic)
Lesson 5 - CDM Phase 1 Capabilities Scope (Infographic)
Lesson 6 - Overview of Continuous Monitoring as a Service (Video)
Lesson 7 - How the CDM Capabilities Were Defined
Lesson 8 - ISCM Policy and Guidance Timeline
0.5 Hours
 
CMaaS Technical Overview Course
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

This course is designed for managers, staff, and other stakeholders who may be involved in implementation and/or decision making regarding Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM). The course aims to help the learner better understand how Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) will be implemented in DHS Component networks.

Date: 2017

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Lesson 1: CMaaS Technology Stack Overview (Video)
Lesson 2: Central Management Enclave Firewall Requirements (Infographic)
Lesson 3: Component Management Enclave Firewall Requirements (Infographic)
Lesson 4: Hardware Sensors Firewall Requirements 1 of 2 (Infographic)
Lesson 5: Hardware Sensors Firewall Requirements 2 of 2 (Infographic)
Lesson 6: Software Sensors Firewall Requirements (Infographic)
Lesson 7: Considerations for Initial CMaaS Deployment (Infographic)
Lesson 8: CMaaS Deployment Overview (Infographic)
5 Hours
 
CMaaS Transition Classroom Sessions
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

This course is part of the CMaaS transitional webinar series conducted via WebEx. Each video focuses on a single tool within the CMaaS solution stack and includes two major Use Cases for each tool.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
2 Hours
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

This course discusses the influence, impact, and need for cybersecurity when defending the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States. This course provides the definition of critical infrastructure, examples of cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure, and information on what is being done to protect critical infrastructure from these cybersecurity threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and give examples of critical infrastructure.
  • Identify possible cyber threats to critical infrastructure.
  • Describe U.S. cybersecurity policies and programs.
  • Explain the cybersecurity roles of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies.

Date: 2017

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Development Information Systems Security Developer
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Systems Architect
Securely Provision Technology R&D Research & Development Specialist
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Systems Development Systems Developer
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection
3 Hours
 
Cyber Dark Arts
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course highlights 'dark' or deceptive activities that are employed by malicious users via the Internet. Several legitimate purpose technologies and techniques and how they are leveraged, or manipulated for fraudulent purposes, is discussed. Threats from topics such as zero-day attacks, dark web, alternate OSs, VPN/TOR, weaponized psychology, and anonymous services will be detailed, as well as methods for concealing one’s identity. These methods are taught in order for cybersecurity experts to defend against such attacks. The course includes reinforcing video demonstrations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain several techniques for obfuscating online activities.
  • List examples of technologies leveraged for deceptive purposes.
  • Detail best practices for prevention and protection from malicious cyber activities.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Collect and Operate Cyber Operations Cyber Operator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Cyber Dark Arts
Weaponized Psychology
DEMO: Password Cracking Using Hydra
Scanning for Vulnerable Devices and Networks
Anonymous Web Hosting, Searching, and Browsing
Alternative Operating Systems
Tails, Whonix, and Qubes
Secure Messaging Services
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
DEMO: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
DEMO: Iodine IP over DNS
DEMO: TOR versus Traditional Tunneling
Advanced Persistent Threats
Cyber Dark Arts Exam
12.5 Hours
 
Cybersecurity Analyst
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

The Cybersecurity Analyst course is designed to help reinforce concepts for cyber work roles that require monitoring and information analysis to respond to suspicious events. This intermediate-level course focuses on defense techniques leveraging data and tools to identify risks to an organization, and apply effective mitigation strategies to detect and respond to threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • List common cyber threats and examples of scanning and assessment tools and techniques to identify potential vulnerabilities.
  • Analyze data from various sources to identify vulnerabilities and recommend strategies for mitigation.
  • Configure and implement threat detection tools to detect incidents, and effectively respond and recover.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat Analyst
Protect and Defend Cybersecurity Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analysts
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Reconnaissance
Port Scanning for Active Reconnaissance
Environmental Reconnaissance Tools
Social Engineering for Reconnaissance
Network Mapping for Active Reconnaissance
Syslog
Reviewing Alerts/Detecting Attack Phases
Common Tasks in Environmental Reconnaissance
Environmental Reconnaisannce Variables
Basic Packet Analysis
Methods of Network Traffic Analysis
Network Traffic Analysis
Netflows
Working with Netflows
Netflow Tools
Examining Log Files
Data Correlation and Analytics
Analyzing Device Data
SIEM
DEMO: Wireshark Packet Analyzer
Hardening Network Devices
Network Segmentation and Design
Honeypot
Endpoint Security
Windows Group Policy
Access Control Models
Remote Authentication - Radius and Tacacs+
Hardening Host and Networked Systems
Compensating Controls
Corporate Penetration Testing
Reverse Engineering Purpose and Practice
Team Training and Exercises
Risk Evaluation and Security Controls
Vulnerability Assessment Introduction
Vulnerability Management Requirements
Vulnerability Scanner Configuration
Vulnerability Assessment Tools
Scanning and Enumeration with Nmap
Intro to Vulnerability Scanning with Nessus
Vulnerability Remediation
Scanning and Report Viewing with OpenVAS
Endpoint and Protocol Analysis
Logging Strategies and Sources
Reviewing, Analyzing and Correlating Logs
Network Vulnerabilities
System Vulnerabilities
Web Application Vulnerabilities
Wireless Network Vulnerabilities
Virtual Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Threats to Mobile Devices
ICS and SCADA Systems Security
Malware and Social Engineering Threats
Preparing for Impact Analysis
Forensics Kit and Incident Response
Forensic Investigation Suite
Setting Up an Analysis Environment
Communication During Incident Response
Common Symptoms of Host Infection
Incident Response and Recovery Part 1 of 2
Incident Response and Recovery Part 2 of 2
Regulatory Compliance and Frameworks
Control Selection Tailoring and Implementation
Verification and Quality Control
Procedures Supporting Policy
Enterprise Network Authentication Part 1 of 2
Enterprise Network Authentication Part 2 of 2
Cross-site Scripting and Other Exploits
Privilege Escalation Exploit
Technical Processes and Controls
Software Development Models and SDLC
Code Review and Testing
Secure Coding Best Practice Resources
Preventative Cyber Tools
Collective Cyber Tools
Analytical Cyber Tools
Exploit Cyber Tools
Forensics Cyber Tools
Course Test
9 Hours
 
Cyber Security Investigations
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course discusses the basic concepts of cybersecurity and digital forensics investigation practices. Topics include performing collection and triage of digital evidence in response to an incident, evidence collection methodologies, and forensic best practices. This is an introductory course reviewing the processes, methods, techniques, and tools in support of cyber security investigations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process of integrating forensics collection and analysis program into an organization.
  • Recognize concepts involved in the Forensic Process.
  • Apply necessary preparation to perform collections and incident response according to best practices.
  • Understand methods, goals and objectives for digital forensic collection activities.
  • Apply techniques and tools for conducting evidence collection, triage, and log analysis.

Date: 2015

Training Purpose: Functional Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Collect and Operate Cyber Operations Cyber Operator
Investigate Cyber Investigation Cyber Crime Investigator
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Purpose of Computer and Network Forensics
Digital Forensics Tools
Forensics Team Staffing Considerations
Digital Forensics Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures
Digital Forensics Life Cycle
Digital Forensics Best Practices
Digital Forensics Concepts
Locard's Exchange Principle
Incident Response Phases Part 1 of 3
Incident Response Phases Part 2 of 3
Incident Response Phases Part 3 of 3
Computer Forensics Process Part 1 of 2
Computer Forensics Process Part 2 of 2
Digital Forensic Planning and Preparation
IR and Digital Forensics Tools
Forensically Prepared Media, Tools and Equipment
Incident Response Information Gathering
Incident Response Acquisition Considerations
Incident Response Notes and Documentation
Auditing Windows Event Logs
Volatile Data Collection
Storage Media Collection
Network Data Collection
Log Collection
Data Carving using FTK
Digital Forensic Triage Overview
Incident Triage Process
Incident Triage Methodology
Attacker Methodology Overview Part 1 of 3
Attacker Methodology Overview Part 2 of 3
Attacker Methodology Overview Part 3 of 3
Triage: Light and General Collections
Triage Analysis
Triage Analysis of Volatile Data
Program Execution
Analyzing Services
Malware Vectors and Detection
Mobile Device Triage Analysis
IR: Following a Trail
Hash and File Signature Analysis
Time Analysis
Registry Analysis
File Analysis Demonstration
Hashing with md5deep
Hash Analysis with Autopsy
Lessons Learned from an Incident
Lessons Learned from Objective and Subjective Data
Evidence Retention and Information Sharing Post Incident
Cyber Security Investigations Exam
17.5 Hours
 
Cybersecurity for Technical Staff
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

This course highlights best practices applicable to a wide variety cybersecurity job roles. Topics include risk management, architecture and design, and tools and technologies. This course also covers key concepts for detecting, protecting, and defending from security threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • List common cyber threats and how scanning and assessment tools and techniques identify potential vulnerabilities.
  • Explain how various tools and technologies are configured or deployed to support an organization's security posture.
  • Detail risk management best practices and mitigation strategies.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Malware: Viruses
Malware: Rootkits, Trojans, Botnets
MITM, DoS, Packet Flooding and Other Attacks
Backdoor, Spoofing, Replay and Other Attacks
Password, Birthday, Crypto and Application Attacks
Social Engineering Techniques
Wireless Attacks
Application Attacks
Threat Actors
Assessment Tools and Techniques
Active and Passive Reconnaissance
Security Testing and Assessment
Firewall Implementations
Proxy Server Implementations
Hubs and Switches
Routers and Routing Protocols
Remote Access and VPNs Part 1 of 2
Remote Access and VPNs Part 2 of 2
Network Intrusion Detection Systems
Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems
Password Cracking Categories and Tools
Password Cracking Techniques
DEMO: Local Information Gathering Tools
DEMO: Network Connectivity Testing Tools
DEMO: Remote Information Gathering Tools
Mobile Device Security
Mobile Device Deployment
Network Security Protocols
Network Services and Protocols
Frameworks and Reference Architectures
Network Zones
Demilitarized Zones (DMZ) Implementations
Security Device and Technology Placement
Host Security: OS Hardening and Firewalls
Host Security: Anti Virus, Malware and Spam
Host Security: Pop Ups and Patch Management
Secure Static Environment
Secure Staging Deployment Concepts
Cloud and Virtualization Concepts
Cloud Architectures
Host Security: Virtualization
Resiliency and Automation to Reduce Risk
Physical Security and Environmental Controls
Access Control Categories
Authentication Services
Access Control Models
Authentication and Authorization Concepts
Biometric Authentication
Account Management
Identity Management
Security Awareness and Training
Risk and Related Concepts
Risk and Asset Identification
Threat and Risk Calculation
Risk Control Types
Security Control Types and Categories
Basic Forensics Procedures
Incident Handling and Forensics
Incident Response Preparation
Risk Management: Business Continuity
Risk Management: Redundancy and Fault Tolerance
Risk Management: Disaster Recovery
Risk Mitigation Strategies
Data Security
Data Destruction and Disposal Methods
Data Sensitivity and Handling
Mitigation and Deterrence: Logging
Mitigation and Deterrence: Hardening
Mitigation and Deterrence: Network Security
Mitigation and Deterrence: Attack Countermeasures
Cryptography Part 1 of 2
Cryptography Part 2 of 2
Wireless Security Evolution
Wireless Security Best Practices
Cryptographic Keys and PKI
Course Test
2 Hours
 
Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on cyber supply chain risk management, also known as C-SCRM, and the role it plays within our society today. This course will explain how to securely provision, analyze, oversee and govern, protect and defend a supply chain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe product supply chains and life cycles.
  • Identify the role of adversaries in supply chain risk management.
  • Define the risks associated with supply chains.
  • State the principles of supply chain management.
  • Identify security measures taken to protect a supply chain.
  • Apply suggested tools to address supply chain vulnerabilities.
  • Explain how knowledge of the 'internet of things' (IoT) is used to evaluate products as IoT devices.
  • Recognize potential dangers posed by various devices brought to work.
  • Identify the threats outlined for acquisitions personnel through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Define how to personally safeguard your organization's cybersecurity.

Date: 2019

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis All-Source Analyst
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analysis
Analyze Targets Target Developer, Target Network Analyst
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition Program Manager
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Securely Provision Software Development Software Developer
Securely Provision Systems Development Systems Developer
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Supply Chain Risk Management
6 Hours
 
Deep DNS
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 This course is an introduction to the Domain Name System, or DNS. DNS is a core infrastructure protocol of the internet, and one of the oldest internet application protocols still in use. In this course, you will learn why DNS was created; the main purposes it currently serves; and how it works. This course is intended for security operations professionals.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Deep DNS: Purpose, History, and Structure of DNS - Module 1.1
Deep DNS: DNS Applications - Module 1.2
Deep DNS: DNS Analysis Tools - Module 1.3
Deep DNS: DNS Transport Mechanisms - Module 2.1
Deep DNS: DNS as a Transport Mechanism - Module 2.2
Deep DNS: Subverting DNS Integrity - Module 2.3
9 Hours
 
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with IDS/IPS
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

This course introduces the concept of a network Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the security benefits it can provide. This course focuses on best practices for designing and implementing a DMZ and includes a section on Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) that provides an in-depth look at SNORT for network monitoring. The course concludes with log analysis and management best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Present an overview of the DMZ security model and key components.
  • Discuss DMZ structure, purpose, and operation.
  • Present different models for implementation to meet network requirements.
  • Discuss the network threats that a DMZ can detect and mitigate.

Date: 2013

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Introduction
DMZ Architecture
DMZ Components: Firewalls Part 1 of 2
DMZ Components: Firewalls Part 2 of 2
Setting up a DMZ using IPTables Demo
DMZ Components: IDS
DMZ Components: IDS/IPS Placement
DMZ Components: Proxy Servers
DMZ Components: Network Servers
DMZ Architectures
Attacking the DMZ Part 1 of 2
Attacking the DMZ Part 2 of 2
DMZ Attack Types Part 1 of 2
DMZ Attack Types Part 2 of 2
DMZ: Open Source vs Commercial Implementations
DMZ: Software Subscription Services
Open Source DMZ Tools Part 1 of 2
Open Source DMZ Tools Part 2 of 2
Proxy Concepts
DNS Concepts
Web Server Concepts
E-mail Relay and VPN Concepts
DMZ and Commercial Software - Part 1
DMZ and Commercial Software - Part 2
Security Capabilities in a DMZ
Security Capabilities in Procmail Demo
Network Security Appliances IDS
Snort Intro and Overview
Using BASE w Snort DB
Snort Demo
Log Mgmt and Analysis Concepts
SYSLOG Basics
Using Swatch Overview
Log Management Best Practices
Proxy and DNS Log File Concepts
Analyzing Proxy and DNS Log Files
DMZ with IDS/IPS Course Quiz
4 Hours
 
Develop and Publish a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy for Federal Agencies (CISA BOD 20-01)
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

This 1/2-day course is a joint collaboration of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The purpose of this training is to help federal civilian agencies meet required actions of BOD 20-01, the Binding Operational Directive to Develop and Publish a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) by covering the knowledge of and providing resources for:

  • Vulnerability report receipt and intake
  • Developing and publishing a vulnerability disclosure policy
  • Developing vulnerability disclosure handling procedures
  • Developing a vulnerability disclosure capability development
  • Reporting metrics

After completing this course, participants should be able to

  • Describe agency requirements for developing and publishing a vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP).
  • Describe the minimum capacity needed to support your vulnerability disclosure handling process.
  • Explain how vulnerability disclosure and handling is dependent on successful human interaction.
  • Explain the importance of establishing trust and good relationships with reporters and stakeholders.
  • List the key resources that can help your agency build your VDP and supporting processes.
  • Meet the requirements to develop and publish a VDP and supporting handling process.
  • Understand how and when to work with CISA for assistance and escalation.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Management Vulnerability Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Develop and Publish a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy
Module 2: Overview of CISA BOD 20-01
Module 3: Essentials of VDP
Module 4: Developing A Vulnerability Disclosure Handling Capability
Module 5: Reporting and Metrics
Module 6: Challenges and Additional Considerations
Module 7: Summary and Wrap-up
1 Hour
 
Don't Wake Up to a Ransomware Attack
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

Ransomware attacks hit a new target every 14 seconds: shutting down digital operations, stealing information and exploiting businesses, essential services and individuals alike. "Don't Wake Up to a Ransomware Attack" provides essential knowledge and reviews real-life examples of these attacks to help you and your organization to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the ever-evolving threat of ransomware.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Definition of ransomware, summary of its large-scale impacts, and how these attacks have developed over time
  • Common signs of a ransomware attack and how to respond if an attack is suspected
  • Guidance for how to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks and recover in the event of an attack
  • Case studies demonstrating the impacts of ransomware attacks
  • A concluding Knowledge Check to reinforce understanding and key takeaways

Learning Objectives:
Enable learners to prevent, flag, and protect themselves and their organizations from ransomware cyberattacks through awareness of common attack schemes, best practices, CISA guidance, and resources.

  • Define ransomware
  • Be able to identify signs of a ransomware attack
  • Learn mitigation steps of ransomware attacks
  • Understand how to recover from a ransomware attack
  • Understand impacts of ransomware attacks though case studies

Date: 2020

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Customer Service and Technical Support Technical Support Specialist
Operate and Maintain Data Administration Data analyst, database administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Don’t Wake Up to a Ransomware Attack
3.5 Hours
 
Elections and IT – Embrace your role as a Manager
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course is a collaboration between the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provides an opportunity to learn why election officials must view themselves as IT managers. The course serves as an overview of information technology and how to ensure security is included in the planning, procuring, designing, implementing, and maintaining of interconnected electronic election systems, including public-facing websites. The content introduces the key concepts of identifying vulnerabilities and how to protect election systems from internal and external threats and provides information on cybersecurity resources available from the EAC and DHS.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Management Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Professionalizing Election Admin Intro
Being an IT Manager
Election Systems
Procuring IT
Testing and Audits
Election Security
Principles of Information Security
Cybersecurity and Elections
Risk Management and Elections
Phishing and Elections
Election Infrastructure Security
DHS Cyber Security Tools and Services
EAC Resources
4 Hours
 
The Election Official as IT Manager
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on why Election Officials must view themselves as IT systems managers and introduces the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively function as an IT manager. The course includes a review of Election Systems, Election Night Reporting, and Interconnected Election Systems vulnerabilities and liabilities. The content also covers Social Media and Website best practices, vulnerabilities, and liabilities, and addresses Procuring IT, Vendor Selection, Testing and Audits, Security Measures, and Risk Assessments. In addition, this course includes a review of resources available to the election community from the Department of Homeland Security.

Date: 2018

Training Purpose: Management Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Professionalizing Election Admin Intro
Being an IT Manager
Election Systems
Technology and the Election Office
Procuring IT
Testing and Audits
Election Security
Principles of Information Security
Physical Security
Cybersecurity and Elections
Human Security
Risk Management and Elections
Incident Response Scenarios and Exercises
Phishing and Elections
DDOS Attacks and Elections
Website Defacing
Election Infrastructure Security
DHS Cyber Security Tools and Services
EAC Resources
12 Hours
 
Emerging Cyber Security Threats
Skill Level: Intermediate   
+ Description
 

This course covers a broad range of cybersecurity elements that pose threats to information security posture. The various threats are covered in detail, followed by mitigation strategies and best practices. It will cover what the policies are, the roles it plays in cybersecurity, how they are implemented. The course will also look at cybersecurity laws, standards, and initiatives. Topics include policy, knowing your enemy, mobile device security, cloud computing security, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) security, LAN security using switch features, securing the network perimeter, securing infrastructure devices, security and DNS and IPv6 security. Video demonstrations are included to reinforce concepts.

Date: 2010

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analysis
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy
Types of Security Policy
Policy Education and Implementation
Cybersecurity Laws
Proposed Legislation
NIST Cybersecurity Standards
Other Cybersecurity Standards
Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiatives (CNCI)
Other Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives
Implementing Cybersecurity Initiatives
SPAM
Malware Trends
Botnets
Monetization
Cyber Attack Profiles
Cyber Crime
Cyberwarfare
Cyber Attack Attribution
Cyber Threat Mitigation
Mobile Device Trends
Mobile Device Threats
Mobile Device Countermeasures
Exploited Threats
What is Cloud Computing?
Technical Risks
Operational Risks
Risk Mitigation Strategies
DISA Cloud Solutions
RFID Introduction
RFID Threats
RFID Countermeasures
Exploited Threats
Introduction and MAC Address Monitoring
MAC Address Spoofing
Managing Traffic Flows
VLANs and Security
802.1x Port Authentication
Network Admission Control
Securing STP
Securing VLANs and VTP
Introduction and Edge Security Traffic Design
Blocking DoS and DDoS Traffic
Specialized Access Control Lists
Routers with Firewalls
Beyond Firewalls: Inspecting Layer 4 and Above
Securing Routing Protocols and Traffic Prioritization
Securing Against Single Point of Failures
Physical and Operating System Security
Management Traffic Security
Device Service Hardening
Securing Management Services
Device Access Hardening
Device Access Privileges
Name Resolution Introduction
Name Resolution and Security
DNS Cache
DNS Security Standards and TSIG
DNSSEC
Migrating to DNSSEC
Issues with Implementing DNSSEC 1
Issues with Implementing DNSSEC 2
IPv6 Concepts
IPv6 Threats
IPv6 Network Reconnaissance
DEMO: IPv6 Network Reconnaissance
IPv6 Network Recon Mitigation Strategies
IPv6 Network Mapping
DEMO: IPv6 Network Mapping
IPv6 Network Mapping Mitigation Strategies
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
DEMO: IPv6 Address Assignment
IPv6 Attacks
DEMO: IPv6 Alive Hosts
DEMO: IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection (DAD)
DEMO: IPv6 DAD Denial of Services (DOS)
DEMO: IPv6 Fake Router Advertisement
DEMO: IPv6 Man-in-the-middle
IPv6 Attack Mitigation Strategies
IPv6 Tunneling
IPv6 Windows Teredo Tunneling
IPv6 Tunneling Mitigation Strategies
IPv6 Best Practices
10.5 Hours
 
Foundations of Incident Management
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

This course introduces basic concepts and functions of incident management. This includes where incident management activities fit in the information assurance or information security ecosystem and covers the key steps in the incident handling lifecycle with practices to enable a resilient incident management capability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role of incident management.
  • Distinguish between incident management and incident handling.
  • Outline the incident handling lifecycle.
  • Identify key preparations to be established to facilitate incident handling.
  • Distinguish between triage and analysis.
  • Identify the basic steps in response.

Date: 2015

Training Purpose: Functional Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Foundations of Incident Management Course Intro
Framing The Need For Incident Management
Incident Management Terms and Processes
Institutionalizing Incident Management Capabilities
Stakeholders in Incident Management
CERT and Other’s Perspective on Threats and Trends
Incident Management Terminology
Incident Management Attack Classes and Actors
Incident Management Malware and DoS Examples
Incident Management Prevention, Detection, and Response
Incident Handling Lifecycle - Prepare
Incident Handling Information
Analyzing Attack Information
Incident Management Monitoring Tools
Incident Management Detection Process
Process to Support Incident Detection and Reporting
What is Situational Awareness?
Non Technical Elements of Situational Awareness
Technical Elements of Situational Awareness
Using Sensors for Requirements Gathering
Incident Handling Lifecycle: Analysis
Incident Handling Lifecycle: Triage
Questions Addressed in Triage
Objectives of Incident Analysis
Tasks of Incident Analysis Part 1 of 2
Tasks of Incident Analysis Part 2 of 2
Data Sources for Analysis
Examples of Data Sources for Analysis
Incident Analysis Exercise Scenario
Preparing For Impact Analysis
Conducting Impact Analysis
Response and Recovery Part 1 of 2
Response and Recovery Part 2 of 2
Mission of the Response Process
Coordinating Response Part 1 of 2
Coordinating Response Part 2 of 2
Sample Attack Mitigations
Benefits and Motivations of Information Sharing
Methods of Information Sharing
Data Models for Information Sharing
STIX/TAXII Protocol
Foundations of Incident Handling Course Summary
Foundations of Incident Management Course Exam
6 Hours
 
Fundamentals of Cyber Risk Management
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on key concepts, issues, and considerations for managing risk. Discussions include identifying critical assets and operations, risk assessment and analysis methodologies, risk management frameworks, and how to determine threats to your business function, mitigation strategies, and response and recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key concepts related to cyber risk management.
  • Detail risk assessment and analysis methodologies and frameworks.
  • Identify security controls and countermeasures to mitigate risks and support response and recovery.

Date: 2020

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Securely Provision Risk Management Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Fundamentals of Cyber Risk Management Course Introduction
Risk Management Overview
Standards for Risk Management
OCTAVE
CERT Resilience Management Model Overview
Critical Assets and Operations
Threat Overview
Vulnerabilities
Threat Scenarios
Risk and Impact Analysis
Considerations for Responding to Risks
Risk Mitigation Strategies
Control Methods and Types of Security Controls
Administrative Controls
Selecting Security Controls
Security Control Assessment
Mitigation Strategy and Maintenance
Security Testing and Assessments
Incident Response Terms and Life Cycle
Incident Response Phase 1 of 6 - Preparation
Incident Response Phase 2 of 6 – Detection and Analysis
Incident Response Phase 3 of 6 – Containment
Incident Response Phases 4-5 of 6 – Eradication and Recovery
Incident Response Phase 6 of 6 – Lessons Learned
Business Continuity Plans and Procedures
Disaster Recovery Plans and Procedures
Fundamentals of Cyber Risk Management Exam
1 Hour
 
Incident Response 101
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on cyberattacks, specifically compromises via ransomware. Implementing strategies to defend against attacks as well as preparations for response and recovery in the event of an incident is critical to an organization’s resilience. This course reviews malware types and vectors for compromise, common issues hindering an effective response, best practices for preparing and responding to an infection incident, and defensive measures to strengthen the cybersecurity posture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the various types of disruptionware, vectors for compromise, and the impact of an infection on business operations.
  • Recognize the common problems that can hinder effective incident response and prevention activities.
  • Know the ordered steps in following documented incident reporting procedures including immediate actions and communication.
  • Explain the importance of defense-in-depth layered strategy for protecting the enterprise with examples of implementation.

Date: 2020

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Malware Attacks and Vectors of Compromise
Incident Response - Common Problems/Issues
Ransomware Immediate Infection Response
Incident Response Backups
Cyberattack Defensive Strategies
IR Course Exam
6 Hours
 
Insider Threat Analysis
Skill Level: Advanced 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on helping insider threat analysts understand the nature and structure of data that can be used to prevent, detect, and respond to insider threats. This course focuses on how to work with data from multiple sources to develop indicators of potential insider activity, as well as strategies for developing and implementing an insider threat analysis and response. This course explains the workflow that incorporates expertise and capabilities from across an organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Work with raw data to identify concerning behaviors and activity of potential insiders.
  • Identify the technical requirements for accessing data for insider threat analysis.
  • Develop insider threat indicators that fuse data from multiple sources.
  • Apply advanced analytics for identifying insider anomalies.
  • Measure the effectiveness of insider threat indicators and anomaly detection methods.
  • Navigate the insider threat tool landscape.
  • Describe the policies, practices, and procedures needed for an insider threat analysis process.
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of insider threat analysts in an insider threat incident response process.

Date: 2020

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 3 - Advanced

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability and Assessment Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Insider Threat Analysis Introduction
Insider Threat Hub Overview
Hub Roles and Responsibilities Part 1 of 2
Hub Roles and Responsibilities Part 2 of 2
Hub Management and Operations
Non-Technical Data Sources Part 1 of 2
Non-Technical Data Sources Part 2 of 2
Technical Data Sources
A Closer Look at Logs
Data Source Prioritization
Indicator Development
Example Analytics
Sequence and Model Development
Insider Threat Anomaly Detection Part 1 of 2
Insider Threat Anomaly Detection Part 2 of 2
Data Correlation and Entity Resolution Part 1 of 2
Data Correlation and Entity Resolution Part 2 of 2
Insider Threat Tools
Insider Threat Mitigation Tools
Meas. Insider Threat Control Efficacy Part 1 of 2
Meas. Insider Threat Control Efficacy Part 2 of 2
Incident Threat Analysis Process
Analyst Workflow
Conducting Analysis
Cognitive Bias
Incident Response
Where Incident Response Fits
Incident Response Options
InTP Incident Response Plans
Insider Threat Ansys Wrap-Up
5 Hours
 
Introduction to Data Packet Analysis
Skill Level: Intermediate   
+ Description
 

This course orients analysts to the various types of information that can be found in packets, uses Wireshark as the packet capture and analysis tool, and explains why data available in packets can be affected by the location of the packet capture in the network environment.

+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to Data Packet Analysis
Module 1.2: Wireshark Operation
Module 1.3: Analyzing Packets with Wireshark
Module 1.4: The Effect of Location on Packet Capture and Analysis
Module 1.5: What Wireshark Packet Analysis Can Reveal and What It Can't
1.5 Hours
 
Introduction to Threat Hunting Teams
Skill Level: Beginner
+ Description
 

This course provides basic definitions, activities, and examples of teams hunting threats in the cyber domain. The course addresses the differences between hunting team activities and those of incident management teams or penetration testing teams. The content covers how hunting teams establish goals, methods used by threat hunting teams, and sources available to help read and interpret the threat landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define threat hunting, what it means to hunt and how to hunt as a team.
  • Differentiate between hunting teams and other types of cyber security teams.
  • Describe how goals influence the method and success of hunting teams.
  • Recognize the types of threat analysis information available and how to interpret the facts presented.
  • Understand the three types of threat models and explain one in detail.

Date: 2016

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Defining Threat Hunting
Examples and Goals of Threat Hunting
Differences Between Hunt Teams and Other Cyber Teams
Threat Landscape
Types of Threat Modeling
Hunting Methods on Networks
Teaming and Automation Example
Threat Hunting Teams Course Exam
5 Hours
 
IPv6 Security Essentials Course
Skill Level: Advanced  
+ Description
 

This course begins with a primer of IPv6 addressing and its current deployment state, discusses Internet Control Manager Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6), and Domain Name System version 6 (DNSv6), and concludes with IPv6 Transition Mechanisms, security concerns, and management strategies. This course includes several reinforcing video demonstrations, as well as a final knowledge assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Primer of IPv6 addressing
  • Describe current deployment state
  • Explain ICMPv6, DHCPv6, and DNSv6
  • Explore IPv6 Transition mechanisms
  • Identify security concerns
  • Incorporate management strategies

Date: 2015

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 3 - Advanced

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administration
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Systems Architect
+ Course Modules/Units
 
IPv6 Introduction
IPv6 Adoption
DEMO: IPv6 Network Reconnaissance
IPv6 Addressing Part 1 of 2
IPv6 Addressing Part 2 of 2
IPv6 Packet Header
DEMO: IPv6 Header Analysis
ICMPv6
IPv6 Address Assignment
DEMO: IPv6 Address Assignment
IPv6 Web Browsing
IPv6 Transition Mechanisms Part 1 of 2
IPv6 Transition Mechanisms Part 2 of 2
DEMO: IPv6 Tunneling
IPv6 Security Concerns
DEMO: IPv6 Network Mapping
IPv6 Security Mitigation Strategies
DEMO: IPv6 Network Monitoring Tools
IPv6 Ready
IPv6 Security Essentials Key Takeaways
DEMO: IPv4 and IPv6 Subnetting
DEMO: IPv6 Addressing on Router Interfaces
DEMO: Setting up RIP for IPv6
DEMO: Configuring OSPFv3
DEMO: IPv6 Alive Hosts
DEMO: IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection (DAD)
DEMO: IPv6 DAD Denial of Services (DOS)
DEMO: IPv6 Fake Router Advertisement
DEMO: IPv6 Man-in-the-middle
IPv6 Security Essentials Quiz
11 Hours
 
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Prep
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

The self-study resource prepares learners for the CISM exam. This course focuses on information security management expertise through in-depth lecture topics, reinforcing demonstrations, and a practice exam. This course includes concepts from the four job practice areas: Information Security Governance, Information Risk Management and Compliance, Information Security Program Development and Management, and Information Security Incident Management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how information security governance and supporting processes are used to align security strategy with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Detail strategies to manage risk to an acceptable level in support of organization goals and objectives.
  • Describe the information security program's role in the organization's security posture by managing and protecting assets while supporting goals.
  • Detail means to minimize the impact to operations in the event of a security incident through establishing detection, response, and recovery capabilities.

Date: 2015

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition Program Manager
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CISM Course Introduction
IS Governance Domain Overview
Information Security (IS) Management
Importance of IS Governance Part 1 of 2
Importance of IS Governance Part 2 of 2
IS Management Metrics
ISM Strategy Part 1 of 2
ISM Strategy Part 2 of 2
Elements of IS Strategy
IS Action Plan for Strategy
DEMO: Key Goal, Risk, Performance Indicator
Risk Management Overview and Concepts
Risk Management Implementation
Risk Assessment: Models and Analysis
DEMO: Calculating Total Cost of Ownership
DEMO: Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
Compliance Enforcement
Risk Analysis: Threat Analysis
IS Controls and Countermeasures
Other Risk Management Considerations Part 1 of 2
Other Risk Management Considerations Part 2 of 2
DEMO: Cost Benefit Analysis
Information Security Program Development
Information Security Program Management
Outcomes of Effective Management
IS Security Program Development Concepts
Scope and Charter of IS Program Development
IS Management Framework
IS Framework Components
IS Program Roadmap
Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
Information Security Manager Responsibilities
Other Roles and Responsibilities in IS
Information Security Program Resources
IS Personnel Roles and Responsibilities
IS Program Implementation Part 1 of 2
IS Program Implementation Part 2 of 2
Implementing IS Security Management Part 1 of 2
Implementing IS Security Management Part 2 of 2
Measuring IS Management Performance
Common Challenges to IS Management
Determining the State of IS Management
Incident Management and Response
Incident Management Part 1 of 2
Incident Management Part 2 of 2
IMT IRT Members
Incident Response Planning Part 1 of 2
Incident Response Planning Part 2 of 2
DEMO: Phishing Emails
DEMO: Incident Management Workflow
Recovery Planning Part 1 of 2
Recovery Planning Part 2 of 2
DEMO: RTIR Incident Response Tool Part 1 of 2
DEMO: RTIR Incident Response Tool Part 2 of 2
CISM Practice Exam
11 Hours
 
(ISC)2 (TM) CAP Certification Prep Self Study 2014
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

This course prepares learners for the Information Security Certification (ISC)2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification exam. This course focuses on the process of authorizing and maintaining information systems. Topics include understanding the Risk Management Framework (RMF), selection, implementation, and monitoring of security controls as well as the categorization of information systems. A practice exam is included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a review of the 7 (ISC)2 CAP domains.
  • Supplemental preparation for the (ISC)2 CAP certification exam.

Date: 2014

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CAP Course Introduction
Risk Management Approach to Security Authorization
Risk Management Framework Steps
Risk Management Framework Phases
RMF Roles and Responsibilities
Organization Wide Risk Management
Managing Risk
Assessor Independence and External Environments
System Development Life Cycle
Alignment of RMF with SDLC Review
RMF Legal and Regulatory Requirements
NIST Publications
Continuous Monitoring Strategies
RMF Guidance Review
Defining Categorization
Categorization Examples
Categorization Process
Security Plans and Registration
Categorize
Selection Step Tasks
Selection Step Definitions
Security Controls Guidance
Privacy and Security Controls
Control Selection and Supplemental Guidance
Tailoring Security Controls
Control Assurance and Monitoring
Control Assurance and Monitoring - Continued
Select
Implementing Security Controls Overview
Integrating Implementation
Implement
Preparing for Control Assessments
Conducting Control Assessments
Security Assessment Report
Remediation Actions and Process Review
Assess
Authorization Documentation
Risk Determination and Acceptance Part 1 of 3
Risk Determination and Acceptance Part 2 of 3
Risk Determination and Acceptance Part 3 of 3
Authorization Decisions
Prioritized Risk Mitigation and Authorization Review
Authorize
Assessments and Configuration Management
Ongoing Security Control Assessments
Monitor
CAP Certification Prep Practice Exam
2 Hours
 
LAN Security Using Switch Features
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on different methods of how to secure Local Area Networks (LANs) at the connectivity level. Topics include monitoring media access control (MAC) addresses and port security, limiting MAC & IP spoofing, controlling traffic flows, implementing and enhancing security in virtual local area networks (VLANs), enabling authentication on connection points, and determining host security health. Examples are used throughout to reinforce concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the vulnerabilities and best practices in securing LAN connections.
  • Understand the management and decision-making processes within the NAC Framework.
  • Discuss methods of defending against attacks to STP, VLAN, and VTP switch configurations.

Date: 2010

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction and MAC Address Monitoring
MAC Address Spoofing
Managing Traffic Flows
VLANs and Security
802.1x Port Authentication
Network Admission Control
Securing STP
Securing VLANs and VTP
9 Hours
 
Linux Operating System Security
Skill Level: Advanced 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on the security features and tools available in Linux as well as the considerations, advantages, and disadvantages of using those features. This course is based on Red Hat Linux and is designed for IT and security managers, and system administrators who want to increase their knowledge on configuring and hardening Linux from a security perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basic architecture of a Linux system (e.g. kernel, file system formats, permissions, etc.).
  • Characterize a Linux system (identify distribution, installed packages, active accounts, etc.).
  • List and explain how to use common command line utilities on a Linux system for analysis purposes.
  • Operate a Linux system, including patching, modifying services, and other administration tasks.
  • Use a Linux system to perform analysis work such as malware and incident response analysis.

Date: 2013

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 3 - Advanced

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Linux OS Security Introduction
Booting Linux
Linux Recovery
Linux Startup Scripts
Linux Startup Processes
Linux Runlevels Demo
Chkconfig_and_Upstart Demo
Linux Processes and Signals
Linux Process Monitoring
PS_and_Netstat Demo
Linux PS and TOP Demo
Working with Linux PIDs
Linux File System Overview
Linux File Security
Linux File Access Controls
File Integrity Demo
Linux Kernel Tuning
Linux Host Access Controls
Linux User and Group Definition
User Management
Linux Privilege Escalation
Sudoers Demo
Linux Authentication Methods
Linux Viruses and Worms
Linux Trojan Horses
Linux Rootkits
Linux Misconfigurations
Linux Software Vulnerabilities
Linux Social Engineering
Linux Automated Installation
Managing Linux Packages
Package Management Tools Demo
Repositories and System Management
Custom Repository Demo
Linux IPv4 and IPv6
Linux Network Configuration
Linux Tunneling
Kernel Tuning Demo
Linux X11 Forwarding
Linux File Sharing
Linux Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB)
Configuring GRUB Demo
Security Enhanced Linux
Introduction to IPTables
IPTables Rules
IPFilter
Linux Packet Sniffers
Linux NIDS
Linux HIDS
Linux Antivirus
Linux Secure Shell
Linux Log Management
Linux Scripting Basics
BASH Scripting Demo
IF Statements
Pipes and Redirection
Variables and Regular Expressions
Custom Scripting
Linux Hardening
NSA Hardening Guides
National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
Vulnerability Scanning
Linux Operating System Security Quiz
1 Hour
 
Migration and Security Strategies for FedRAMP Cloud Computing
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

The Migration and Security Strategies for FedRAMP Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the structure and employment of cloud computing using the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP. Topics include cloud computing architecture, FedRAMP structure and roles, FedRAMP security implementations, and FedRAMP-approved cloud deployment options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three major deployment models for cloud computing
  • Discuss cybersecurity issues related to cloud computing
  • Explain the authority, structure, and roles of major parties that make up FedRAMP
  • Explain how Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and FedRAMP processes work to meet federal security requirements
  • Describe how the FedRAMP framework of "do once, use many times" allows government agencies to reuse previously-approved security documents and structures to simplify data deployments to the cloud
  • Describe how FedRAMP processes enable a second agency to use a previously approved CSP.
  • Identify how FedRAMP processes map to and are designed to assure compliance with applicable standards outlined by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in its Special Publications 800 series of documents.

Date: 2021

Training Purpose: Management Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Cloud Security Through FedRAMP
The FedRAMP Authorization Process
FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework (SAF)
5 Hours
 
Mothra 101
Skill Level: Beginner    
+ Description
 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to

  • list the characteristics that distinguish Mothra from SiLK,
  • identify the major architectural features of Mothra,
  • describe how analysis can be performed in Mothra, and
  • discuss the advantages of using a Jupyter Notebook for collaborative analysis.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Mothra 101 - Introduction
Module 2: Mothra Architecture and Design
Module 3: Analysis with Mothra
Module 4: Demo of Spark with Mothra
13 Hours
 
Offensive and Defensive Network Operations
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on fundamental concepts for offensive and defensive network operations. It covers how offensive and defensive cyber operations are conducted and details U.S. government doctrine for network operations. Topics include network attack planning, methodologies, and tactics and techniques used to plan for, detect, and defend against network attacks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply U.S. government network operations background and doctrine.
  • Describe offensive and defensive network operations.
  • Determine offensive network operation missions, planning, and exploitation phases and methodologies.
  • Derive defensive network operation missions, planning, and methods to detect and defend against network attacks and attackers' methods.

Date: 2015

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Collect and Operate Cyber Operations Cyber Operator
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Cyberspace As A Domain
Joint Publication 3-12(R), Cyberspace Operations Overview Part 1 of 3
Joint Publication 3-12(R), Cyberspace Operations Overview Part 2 of 3
Joint Publication 3-12(R), Cyberspace Operations Overview Part 3 of 3
Joint Communications Overview and Information Environment
Joint Force Communication, System Operations, and Management Planning
Legal Considerations for Cyber Operations Part 1 of 2
Legal Considerations for Cyber Operations Part 2 of 2
Adversaries in Cyberspace Part 1 of 3
Adversaries in Cyberspace Part 2 of 3
Adversaries in Cyberspace Part 3 of 3
Offensive Cyber Operations Background
Offensive Cyberspace Operations Definitions
Offensive Cyberspace Operations Planning and Legal Considerations
Offensive Methodology Planning Examples 1 of 2
Offensive Methodology Planning Examples 2 of 2
Reconnaissance Methodology Overview
Social Engineering for Reconnaissance
Reconn with Automated Correlation Tools and Search Engines Part 1 of 2
Reconn with Automated Correlation Tools and Search Engines Part 2 of 2
Network Mapping for Active Reconnaissance
Port Scanning for Active Reconnaissance
Windows Enumeration Basics
Linux Enumeration Basics
Scanning and Enumerating with Nmap
Exploitation using Direct Exploits and System Misconfiguration
Exploitation with SET Example
Exploitation
Entrenchment
Exploitation Basics
Post-Exploitation
Abuse and Attacks
Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO)
DCO Types of Operations
DCO Operational Goals
DCO Best Practices
Defensive Methodology: Understanding the Threat
Defensive Methodology: Tactics
Defensive Methodology: Defense-in-Depth
Incident Management Overview
Incident Management Policies, Plans and Procedures
Incident Management Team Configuration
Incident Response Lifecycle
Defending the Domain
Perimeter and Host Defenses
IDS/IPS Defined Including Advantages and Disadvantages
IDS/IPS Types and Functions
IDS/IPS Location Placements
Intrusion Detection using Snort
Reviewing Alerts and Detecting Attack Phases
Network Traffic Analysis
Methods of Network Traffic Analysis
Wireshark
Log Analysis Methods and Techniques Part 1 of 2
Log Analysis Methods and Techniques Part 2 of 2
Detecting Offensive Operations using Log Analysis
Digital Forensics Overview and Tools
Digital Forensics Methods and Techniques Part 1 of 2
Digital Forensics Methods and Techniques Part 2 of 2
Identifying Phases of Attack Using Digital Forensics
Incident Data: Profile and Analysis
Incident Reporting
Offensive and Defensive Network Operations Exam
4 Hours
 
Overview of Creating and Managing Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on what is needed to create and operate a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). The intended audience is individuals tasked with creating a CSIRT and those who may be new to CSIRT issues and processes. Objectives within the course include the benefits and limitations of a CSIRT, CSIRT requirements, services, common policies and procedures, and operational best practices. Previous incident handling experience is not required to partake in this course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify managerial, organizational, procedural, and operational issues regarding the CSIRT role and function.
  • Describe the issues involved with creating and operating a CSIRT.
  • Discuss specific topics regarding CSIRT benefits and limitations, requirements and framework, services, policies and procedures, and operational best practices.

Date: 2020

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications Security Manager
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Creating and Managing CSIRTS Introduction
Defining the Problem
Defining Incident Management
Effective Incident Management Processes
Defining Terms Used Throughout the Course
Institutionalizing IM Capabilities
Incident Handling Terms Used Throughout the Course
Defining CSIRTs
Creating an Effective CSIRT
Building a CSIRT: Action Plan Part 1 of 2
Building a CSIRT: Action Plan Part 2 of 2
Building a CSIRT: Where to Begin
Lessons Learned and Team Maturity
CSIRT Components
CSIRT Organizational Models Part 1 of 2
CSIRT Organizational Models Part 2 of 2
CSIRT Policies and Procedures
CSIRT Staffing and Hiring
CSIRT Facilities and Infrastructure
Incident Management Processes Overview
IM Process: Prepare, Sustain, and Improve
IM Process: Protect Infrastructure
IM Process: Detect Events
IM Process: Triage Events
IM Process: Triage Best Practices
IM Process: Respond
IM Process: Respond Issues
IM Process: Best Practices
Creating and Managing CSIRTs Summary
Creating and Managing CSIRTs Resources
5 Hours
 
Pure Data for Traffic Analysts
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 This course covers tables, basic search methods, tips, scripting, working across tables and queries.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Tables
Module 3: Basic Search
Module 4: Tips
Module 5: Scripting
Module 6: Working Across Databases
Module 7: Comp Queries and Temp. Tables
2.5 Hours
 
Pre-Post Assessment Training
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment Training (P2T) Description

The P2T training supports CISA strategies that are designed to provide more consistent and effective outcome-based cyber risk management support for its customers. The course provides information that includes:

  • Overview of the CISA assessment process, the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire, and suggested post-assessment support enhancements
  • How to utilize the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire and the post assessment materials to facilitate an improved customer experience with DHS assessments
  • Tips and strategies for the effective delivery of an assessment engagement

Audience

  • DHS Cybersecurity Advisors (CSA), and regional/state cyber support teams
  • Users of DHS assessments such as the CRR, CRE, and EDM

Objectives

  • Provide training on the use of the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire and the PostAssessment Process
  • Facilitate making the assessment engagement more customer relevant
  • Provide an understanding of techniques that can help CSAs leverage assessments to assist customers with managing cyber risk
  • Improve cyber risk outcomes for organizations

Materials
This course is comprised of a three-hour virtual delivery of targeted content presented by an expert from Carnegie Mellon’s SEI|CERT Division, supplemented by materials developed by the SEI to support CISA. The course materials include a variety of references to resources related to the course topics, resilience management, risk, and the cyber assessment process Downloadable* materials include:

  • Course content slides
  • Pre-Assessment Questionnaire Guide
  • Post-Assessment-Enhancing Post-Assessment Activities
*Available for download on the FedVTE P2T course content Lesson selection page
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Course Objectives & Background: Lecture 1 of 4
Pre-Assessment Questionnaire: Lecture 2 of 4
Post-Assessment Questionnaire: Lecture 3 of 4
Course Summary: Lecture 4 of 4
Supplementary PDF Files
1 Hour
 
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Security
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on securing radio frequency identification (RFID), different components of RFID, how it works, applications in which it is being used, benefits and weaknesses, and the communication range over which it works will be reviewed. Topics include specific concerns with RFID, recommendations for RFID, and security issues that have come to light.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the components, operation, and application of RFID technology.
  • Understand the privacy implications with using RFID-embedded items.
  • Differentiate across threat categories.
  • Describe different security recommendations to secure RFID.
  • Familiarity with real-world examples of how RFID has been exploited.

Date: 2016

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
RFID Introduction
RFID Threats
RFID Countermeasures
Exploited Threats
1 Hour
 
Root Cause Analysis
Skill Level: Beginner 
+ Description
 

This course explains the root cause analysis for cybersecurity incidents and provides an overview of two different root cause analysis models (and approaches used in these models). This course also describes how root cause analysis can benefit other incident management processes (response, prevention, and detection), and details general root cause analysis techniques that can be adopted as methods for analysis of cyber incidents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits and challenges of reverse engineering.
  • Perform basic tasks with reverse engineering tools.
  • Understand basics of Intel x86 assembly code.
  • Describe the Microsoft Windows executable file format and understand the basics of the Windows API.
  • Extract actionable information from ta malicious binary file that can be used in analysis reports.

Date: 2016

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/Warning Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Root Cause Analysis Fundamentals
Root Cause Analysis Methods
Cyber Kill Chain Model for Root Cause Analysis
Sample Incident Cause Analysis Workflow
Root Cause Analysis Course Exam
1 Hour
 
Securing Infrastructure Devices
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on physical security, operating system security, management traffic security, device service hardening, securing management services, and device access privileges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand considerations for securing physical assets, patch management and change management.
  • Apply methods for securing network management traffic.
  • Understanding of securing management services such as NTP, SNMP, Syslog.
  • Understand hardware device hardening.

Date: 2010

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Security Architect
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Physical and Operating System Security
Management Traffic Security
Device Service Hardening
Securing Management Services
Device Access Hardening
Device Access Privileges
1 Hour
 
Securing Internet- Accessible Systems
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

This course focuses on Internet-accessible systems or "Internet of Things" (IoT). Each of these systems and devices can be targeted by threat actors and used to conduct malicious activity if they are unsecured, or worse, these systems can leave vulnerabilities and sensitive information open to exploitation if not properly configured and maintained. This course explains the vulnerabilities of internet-accessible systems and how to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to a potential attack. This course provides key knowledge to inform organizational awareness of internet-accessible system attacks as well as best practices that minimize the likelihood of a successful attack and enable effective response and recovery if an attack occurs.

This webinar is accessible to non-technical learners including managers and business leaders and offers an organizational perspective useful to technical specialists.

Learning Objectives
Enable learners to better defend their internet-accessible systems through awareness of common vulnerabilities, best practices, CISA guidance, and resources:

  • Define Internet-Accessible Systems and common vulnerabilities
  • Explain cyber hygiene best practices that prevent attacks.
  • Understand the impacts of real-life cyberattacks and what an effective organizational response looks like.
  • Learn steps to identify, mitigate, and recover from Internet-Accessible System attacks.

Date: 2020

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Data Administration Data Analyst, Database Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications Security Manager; Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Investment Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner; Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative; Security Control Assessor
Securely Provision System Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Securing Internet- Accessible Systems
1 Hour
 
Securing the Network Perimeter
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on edge security traffic design, blocking Denial of Service / Distributed Denial of Service (DoS/DDoS) traffic, specialized access control lists, routers and firewalls, securing routing protocols, securing traffic prioritization, and securing against Single Point of Failure (SPOF).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify perimeter and the approach to protecting that perimeter.
  • Understand methods to consider for blocking DoS and DDos traffic.
  • Apply specialized Access Control List considerations.
  • Implement firewalls and differentiate types to protect the perimeter.
  • Understand routing protocols and traffic prioritization for networks.

Date: 2010

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction and Edge Security Traffic Design
Blocking DoS and DDoS Traffic
Specialized Access Control Lists
Routers with Firewalls
Beyond Firewalls: Inspecting Layer 4 and Above
Securing Routing Protocols and Traffic Prioritization
Securing Against Single Point of Failures
0.5 Hours
 
Ransomware Overview
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Really, anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a networks defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware it could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure.

This training course focuses on basic Ransomware concepts and methodology. This course will explain what ransomware is, preventative measures that can be used to prevent a ransomware attack, and ransomware incident response and recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Present an overview of ransomware attacks
  • Identify preventative measures to block ransomware attacks
  • Discuss incident response best practices for ransomware attacks
  • Detail ways to implement recovery measure after a ransomware attack
  • Learn to strategically plan the development and implementation of your CSIRT.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Defend Against Ransomware - Video
0.5 Hours
 
Securing Systems: How to Block Malicious IPs
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Really, anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a networks defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware it could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure.

This interactive training module provides mitigation strategies and techniques as it relates to firewall rules. This module will explain what firewalls are, present the importance of implementing firewall rules and provide an opportunity for you to practice applying specific firewall rules in our virtual environment.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The Block Malicious IPs Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the Block Malicious IPs Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the Block Malicious IPs Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of firewalls
  • Present the importance of implementing firewall rules
  • Identify specific firewall rules to apply

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Block Malicious IPs - Video
Block Malicious IPs - Demo
Block Malicious IPs - Try
0.25 Hours
 
Securing Systems: How to Sinkhole a Malicious Domain
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Really, anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a networks defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware it could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure.

This interactive training module focuses on sinkholing as a mitigation technique. This module will explain what Domain Name Service (DNS) sinkholes are, present the importance of implementing sinkholes, and provide an opportunity for you to practice applying specific firewall rules in our virtual environment.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The Sinkhole Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the Sinkhole Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the Sinkhole Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Present the definition of a DNS Sinkhole
  • Identify key terms related to the Sinkholing process
  • Explain the importance of implementing a DNS Sinkhole

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Sinkhole - Video
Sinkhole - Demo
Sinkhole - Try
0.25 Hours
 
How to Disable SMBv1
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat targeting home, business, and government networks. Really, anyone with a computer connected to the internet is a target. Ransomware infection is one computer, one person, one click away from penetrating a networks defense. If just one computer becomes infected with ransomware it could quickly spread all over the network, which is why ransomware protection is critical. Ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent and pose an enormous risk to you and your organization’s critical infrastructure.

This interactive training module provides information on how to disable SMBv1 using the group policy mitigation technique. This module will explain Server Message Block (SMB), provide an overview of the versions of SMB, present the importance of blocking SMBv1, and provide an opportunity for you to practice applying group policies that disable SMBv1 in our virtual environment.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The SMBv1 Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the SMBv1 Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the SMBv1 Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Server Message Block
  • Identify the three versions of SMB
  • Present the importance of disabling SMBv1

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
SMBv1 - Video
SMBv1 - Demo
SMBv1- Try
0.5 Hours
 
Securing Systems: How to Create Application Allowlisting Policies
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Application Allowlisting is a controlled list of applications and components such as libraries, configuration files, etc. that are authorized to be present or active on a host according to a well-defined baseline. It is a highly effective security strategy that acts as a preventative file execution policy to allow only certain programs to run and prevents others from executing. Every organization must verify and trust each and every application they allow on their network. They do this by adapting allowlisting to help block the execution of malware, unlicensed software, and other unauthorized software.

This interactive training module focuses on basic Application Allowlisting concepts and methodologies. This module will explain what Application Allowlisting is, present the importance of implementing Application Allowlisting, and provide an opportunity for you to practice applying specific Application Allowlisting rules in our virtual environment.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The Application Allowlisting Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the Application Allowlisting Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the Application Allowlisting Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Create Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) allowlisting policies with PowerShell

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Application Allowlisting - Video
Application Allowlisting - Demo
Application Allowlisting- Try
0.5 Hours
 
How to Backup and Restore Active Directories
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Active Directory (AD) is one of the most vital components in a Windows network. Cybercriminals today are targeting AD, performing reconnaissance to discover users, servers, and computers in an enterprise network, and then moving laterally to carry out multi-stage attacks to gain access and abuse organization resources and data. An AD backup and restoration disaster recovery strategy is vital for operation continuity. Backing up AD regularly is important, sometimes the backup is the only way for an organization to recover its data after a cyberattack.

This interactive training module focuses on basic AD concepts and methodologies. This module will explain how to identify the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) of the domain, explain how to make changes to AD without backing up again, and provide an opportunity for you to practice confirming the changes made after the backup are replaced with the information in the backup file.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The AD Backup Restore Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the AD Backup Restore Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the AD Backup Restore Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Backup Active Directory on a Domain Controller
  • Restore Active Directory on a Domain Controller

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
AD Backup Restore - Video
AD Backup Restore - Demo
AD Backup Restore - Try
0.25 Hours
 
How to Reset a KRBTGT Account Password
Skill Level: Beginner      
+ Description
 

Kerberos Ticket Granting Ticket (KRBTGT) is a local default account used for Microsoft’s implementation of Kerberos, the default Microsoft Windows authentication protocol for granting access to network applications and services. KRBTGT acts as a service account for the Key Distribution Center (KDC) service. KRBTGT account in Active Directory (AD) plays a key role that encrypts and signs all Kerberos tickets for the domain.

This interactive training module focuses on basic KRBTGT concepts and methodology. This module will explain how to reset the KRBTGT account password using the Active Directory Users and Computers app in the Administrative tools in our virtual environment.

This module consists of 3 elements. The Intro Video provides an overview of the topic information. The Reset KRBTGT Account Password Demo provides a walkthrough of the tasks you'll need to complete, the Reset KRBTGT Try allows you the opportunity to test out the tasks presented in the Reset KRBTGT Demo. Remember to download the "Try" instructions titled: Lesson Instructions PDF

Learning Objectives:

  • Reset the KRBTGT Account password

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Analyze Exploitation Analysis Exploitation Analyst
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Investigate Digital Forensics Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst; Law Enforcement/ Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Executive Cyber Leadership Executive Cyber Leadership
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Reset KRBTGT Account Password - Video
Reset KRBTGT Account Password - Demo
Reset KRBTGT Account Password - Try
7 Hours
 
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts
Skill Level: Beginner    
+ Description
 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List several types of sensors in use on modern computer networks
  • Identify what fields and information are available in the data from each type of sensor
  • Characterize some of the analysis of data from each type of sensor
  • Discuss potential issues with the use of data from each type of sensor, and how to deal with the issues in analysis
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Introduction
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 2: Packet Sensors
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 3: Alert Sensors
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 4: Flow Sensors
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 5: Enhanced Flow Sensors
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 6: Application-Level Sensors
Sensors 101 for Traffic Analysts - Module 7: Other Sensors
7 Hours
 
SiLK Traffic Analysis
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

This course is designed for analysts involved in daily response to potential cybersecurity incidents, and who have access to the Einstein environment. The course begins with an overview of network flow and how the SiLK tools collect and store data. The next session focuses specifically on the Einstein environment. The basic SiLK tools are covered next, giving the analyst the ability to create simple analyses of network flow. Advanced SiLK tools follow and cover how to create efficient and complex queries. The course culminates with a lab where learners use their new skills to profile a network.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use of the SiLK network flow analysis tool suite to perform tasks such as querying for records related to a specific incident or indicator, creating sets of indicators for batch analysis, and leveraging network flow to provide basic network situational awareness.

Date: 2013

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to SiLK
iSiLK
What is Network Flow?
Interpreting SiLK Network Flow
SiLK Flows
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 1
The SiLK Repository
Basic SiLK Tools
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 2
rwfilter
rwfilter Examples
rwfilter Demo
rwfilter Continued
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 3
rwcount
rwcount Demo
rwstats
rwstats Demo 1
rwstats Continued 1
rwstats Demo 2
rwstats Continued 2
rwuniq
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 4
PySiLK
Python Expressions and SilkPython
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 5
IP Sets
Bags
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 6
Prefix Maps
Tupples
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 7
rwgroup
rwmatch
SiLK File Utilities
IPv6 in SiLK
SiLK Traffic Analysis Quiz 8
Network Profiling Introduction
7 Hours
 
SQL for Traffic Analysts
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

SQL for Traffic Analysis covers basic SQL topics such as selecting data from a table, ordering results, using multiple tables, grouping results, calculating aggregate values, and creating new tables.

+ Course Modules/Units
 
SQL for Traffic Analysts: Module 1
Selecting Data From A Table: Module 2
Ordering Results: Module 3
Multiple Tables: Module 4
Calculating Aggregate Values: Module 5
Grouping Query Results: Module 6
Generating New Tables: Module 7
5 Hours
 
Survival SiLK Series
Skill Level: Intermediate   
+ Description
 

This series of videos presents topics of interest to analysts with a working knowledge of SilK who wish to learn more. Each video covers one area of NetFlow analysis. The topics are:

  • Displaying NetFlow Records in SiLK (tips for using rwcut)
  • Host Profiling (what can you learn about a host and its activity from NetFlow?)
  • Protocol Profiling: ICMP (here is how analysis of ICMP can be different from TCP and UDP)
  • Rwmatch (for those who need to work with both sides of a network connection)
  • The SiLK Application Label (The App Label uses Deep Packet Inspection to make an educated guess as to what service the flow supports)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Survival SiLK Series - Module 1
Host Profiling - Module 2
Protocol Profiling: ICMP - Module 3
Using rwmatch - Module 4
Using the SiLK Application Label - Module 5
6 Hours
 
TCP/IP Fundamentals for Network Traffic Analysts
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

In this course you will learn about:

  • Describe how the history of TCP/IP has led to security issues
  • Describe the layered architecture of TCP/IP
  • Describe characteristics of
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    • Internet Protocol (IP)
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • Service Ports
    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
    • Internet Control Messages Protocol (ICMP)
    • Fragmentation
  • Explain how common services operate with network protocols
  • Forecast how IPv6 affects network traffic analysis
+ Course Modules/Units
 
TCP/IP Fundamentals for Network Traffic Analysts
TCP/IP Module 2: Internet Protocol
TCP/IP Module 3: IP Addresses
TCP/IP Module 4: Transport Protocols
TCP/IP Module 5: Common Services
TCP/IP Module 6: IPv6
1 Hour
 
Understanding DNS Attacks
Skill Level: Beginner     
+ Description
 

The Domain Name System, commonly known as DNS, is often referred to as the "phone book" of the Internet. Every time we access the Internet to visit our favorite websites, shop and pay bills online, or access online portals for healthcare or banking, we depend on DNS infrastructure to securely route us to our intended destinations. While this shared infrastructure is incredibly powerful and useful, it also presents a rich attack surface for threat actors: allowing them to shut down websites and online services, replace legitimate website content with threats and extortion attempts, or even route traffic to a carbon copy of a legitimate website to steal any information entered by users intending to conduct business as usual. "Understanding DNS Attacks" provides key information you need to know to protect yourself and your organization from DNS infrastructure tampering including common vulnerabilities, how to identify a potential attack, and guidance and best practices to mitigate the likelihood and impact of a successful DNS attack.

This webinar is accessible to non-technical learners including managers and business leaders, and offers an organizational perspective useful to technical specialists.

Learning Objectives:
Enable learners to prevent, flag, and protect themselves and their organizations from DNS infrastructure attacks through awareness of common attack schemes, best practices, CISA guidance, and resources.

  • Define DNS Tampering and explain common attack methods
  • Identify signs of a DNS attack
  • Learn mitigation steps for DNS attacks
  • Understand the process to recover from a DNS attack
  • Explore impacts of DNS attacks through case studies

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis Mission Assessment Specialist
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All-Source Collection Manager, All-Source Collection Requirements Manager
Operate and Maintain Customer Service and Technical Support Technical Support Specialist
Operate and Maintain Data Administration Data analyst, database administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operation Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber policy and strategy planner; cyber workforce developer and manager
Oversee and Govern Training, Education, and Awareness Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect, Security Architect
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning Systems Requirements Planner
Securely Provision Test and Evaluation System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Understanding DNS Attacks
1 Hour
 
Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks
Skill Level: Beginner    
+ Description
 

Web and email servers are the workhorses of the Internet: we couldn't run government, businesses, or our personal lives without them! However, the information exchanged through web and email servers can offer a tempting target for cyber attackers. Participants can request 1 CPE credit for completing this course.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Attack methods: Hackers can target and decode victims' web and email traffic, compromise email security to make phishing attempts more likely to succeed, or can even use botnets to shut down access to websites and conduct large-scale campaigns of malicious activity.
  • Key Guidance for Organizations: CISA provides resources and best practices to help individuals and organizations secure their web and email infrastructure.
  • Case studies: Explore the methods and impacts of real-life cyberattacks, and how the victims responded and recovered.
  • Incident Response overview: Key steps to identify a potential attack, mitigate damage through proper preparation and response, and recover after an attack occurs.

Learning Objectives:
Enable learners to prevent, flag, and protect themselves and their organizations from web and email server cyberattacks through awareness of common attack schemes, best practices, CISA guidance, and resources.

  • Define web and email server infrastructure, and explain common attack methods
  • Identify signs of a potential attack
  • Learn mitigation steps for web and email server attacks
  • Understand the process to recover from a web or email server attack
  • Explore impacts of web and email server attacks through case studies

Date: 2020

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis All-source analysis
Analyze Threat Analysis Threat/ warning analyst
Collect and Operate Collection Operations All Source Collection Manager; All Source Collection Requirements Manager
Collect and Operate Cyber Operational Planning Cyber Intel Planner; Cyber Ops Planner; Partner Integration Planner
Operate and Maintain Data Administration Data analyst, database administrator
Operate and Maintain Knowledge Management Knowledge Manager
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Communications security manager; information systems security manager
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT investment manager, IT program auditor, IT project manager, product support manager, program manager
Oversee and Govern Strategic Planning and Policy Cyber policy and strategy planner; cyber workforce developer and manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support specialist
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber defense incident responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability assessment analyst
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing official; security control assessor
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Enterprise Architect; Security Architect
Securely Provision System Requirements Planning System requirements planner
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks
1 Hour
 
Incident Response Training: Defending Internet Accessible Systems (IR 104)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Internet-accessible systems have become the backbone of modern business and communication infrastructure, from smartphones to web applications, to the explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Each of these systems and devices, however, can be targeted by threat actors and used to conduct malicious activity if they are unsecured. Worse, these systems can leave vulnerabilities and sensitive information freely available to exploit if not properly configured and maintained.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Common attacks and vulnerabilities: Understand common vulnerabilities of internet-accessible systems, how they are exploited by threat actors, and how to mitigate them to prevent attacks from succeeding.
  • CISA guidance: Learn key guidance, resources, and best practices to address vulnerabilities and prepare effective incident response and recovery.
  • Case studies: Examine the methods and impacts of real-life cyberattacks, and how the targets responded and recovered.
  • Knowledge checks: Knowledge check questions will be asked throughout the course to reinforce key concepts and important takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Incident Response Training: Defending Internet Accessible Systems (IR 104) - Video
1 Hour
 
Incident Response Training: Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks (IR 105)
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Web and email servers are the workhorses of the Internet — we couldn't run government, businesses, or our personal lives without them! However, the information exchanged through web and email servers can offer a tempting target for cyber attackers.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Common attacks and vulnerabilities: Hackers can target and decode victims' web and email traffic, compromise email security to make phishing attempts more likely to succeed or can even use botnets to shut down access to websites and conduct large-scale campaigns of malicious activity.
  • Key guidance for organizations: CISA provides resources and best practices to help individuals and organizations secure their web and email infrastructure.
  • Case studies: Explore the methods and impacts of real-life cyberattacks, and how the victims responded and recovered.
  • Knowledge checks: The course concludes with a brief knowledge check section to reinforce key concepts and takeaways.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Incident Response Training: Preventing Web and Email Server Attacks (IR 105)
0.02 Hours
 
What is CDM and the CDM Agency Dashboard?
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This short video (5-11 minutes) of the new CDM Agency Dashboard will provide a foundation level of knowledge and background that will help end users of the dashboard prepare for training demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as the implementation of the new dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what are CDM and the CDM Agency Dashboard
  • Understand the New CDM Agency Dashboard
  • Provide an overview on the AWARE Scoring Algorithm 1.0

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
What is CDM and the CDM Agency Dashboard?
0.25 Hours
 
Introduction to the New CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This short video (5-11 minutes) of the new CDM Agency Dashboard will provide a foundation level of knowledge and background that will help end users of the dashboard prepare for training demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as the implementation of the new dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the New CDM Agency Dashboard

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to the New CDM Agency Dashboard
0.02 Hours
 
Introduction to the AWARE Scoring Algorithm
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This short video (5-11 minutes) of the new CDM Agency Dashboard will provide a foundation level of knowledge and background that will help end users of the dashboard prepare for training demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as the implementation of the new dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview on the AWARE Scoring Algorithm 1.0

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction to the AWARE Scoring Algorithm 1.0
0.25 Hours
 
AWARE Scoring Algorithm Details
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This short video (5-11 minutes) of the new CDM Agency Dashboard will provide a foundation level of knowledge and background that will help end users of the dashboard prepare for training demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as the implementation of the new dashboard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview on the AWARE Scoring Algorithm 1.0

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Securely Provision Risk Management Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor
+ Course Modules/Units
 
AWARE Scoring Algorithm 1.0 Details
0.3 Hours
 
CAMEO Data Manager Overview
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CAMEO Data Manager Overview
0.25 Hours
 
ChemLock SharePoint and Case Management Overview
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
ChemLock SharePoint and Case Management Overview
0.4 Hours
 
ChemLock Staff Overview Training
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
ChemLock Staff Overview Training
2 Hours
 
CIR Completion Training and Demo
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CIR Completion Training and Demo
1.5 Hours
 
Compliance Inspection System Demo
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Compliance Inspection System Demo
0.75 Hours
 
Delivering ChemLock 101
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Delivering ChemLock 101
1.5 Hours
 
FASTInfo 101 Refresh Demo
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
FASTInfo 101 Refresh Demo
2.75 Hours
 
P-CFOI_CA Modules Training Session 1
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
1 Hour
 
P-CFOI Crosswalk Tool V3 Refresh Training
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
P-CFOI Crosswalk Tool V3 Refresh Training
1 Hour
 
CFATS Civil Penalties – SOP Review
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CFATS Civil Penalties – SOP Review
Knowledge Check
1 Hour
 
CFATS Compliance Assistance – SOP Review
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CFATS Compliance Assistance – SOP Review
Knowledge Check
1 Hour
 
CFATS Enforcement – SOP Review
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CFATS Enforcement – SOP Review
Knowledge Check
1 Hour
 
CFATS Incident Reporting – SOP Review
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CFATS Incident Reporting – SOP Review
Knowledge Check
1 Hour
 
CFATS Violation Reporting (Whistleblower) – SOP Review
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CFATS Violation Reporting (Whistleblower) – SOP Review
Knowledge Check
1 Hour
 
CSI Prerequisite Courses
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 (Description coming soon)
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Badging and Credentialing
CFATS Outreach Strategy
CVI
Cybersecurity 1 for CFATS
Introduction to Authorization Inspections
Introduction to CFATS Appendix A
Introduction to CFATS Enforcement
Introduction to CFATS IT Tools
Introduction to Compliance Assistance Visits
Introduction to Compliance Inspections
Introduction to Guideposts and RBPS
Introduction to Incident Reporting
Introduction to P-CFOI
Introduction to Physical Security
Introduction to Principles of Physical Security
Introduction to Risk Engine
Introduction to SVA, SSP and ASP
Introduction to Top-Screens
1 Hour
 
Understanding Indicators of Compromise (IR 108)
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

This is a recorded version of an Incident Response Training Webinar delivered to a live audience by instructors. For information on how to register for live and instructor-led courses, please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/Incident-Response-Training.

Learning Objectives:

Major cyber-attacks have made headlines for years and the pace of threat activity faced by government and private sector organizations is accelerating. Often, the most damaging attacks reported are traced to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs): groups of sophisticated hackers who gain entry into an unauthorized system and remain undetected for extended periods of time, allowing them to surveil and gather information, test security, or execute malicious activity without tripping network defenses.

Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) are the digital and informational "clues" that incident responders use to detect, diagnose, halt, and remediate malicious activity in their networks. This webinar provides an overview of IOCs for incident responders and those who work with them, introduces example scenarios and how IOCs can be used to trace activity and piece together a timeline of the threat, and discusses tools and frameworks to help incident responders use IOCs to detect, analyze, respond to, and report cyber threat activity.

This webinar includes the following information and more:

  • Define IOCs and why tracking, investigating, and reporting IOCs are crucial to enterprise cybersecurity.
  • Understand how IOCs are used for threat hunting and incident response, different types of indicators, and how to collect different categories of IOCs.
  • Learn about the MITRE ATT&CK® framework and how it supports the analysis of IOCs, potential threat actors related to the activity and their associated strategies and tactics.
  • Introduce free CISA cybersecurity tools, services, and resources to help organizations further advance their cybersecurity capabilities.

This awareness webinar is designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Date: 2022

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 – Beginner

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Top 5)

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Protect and Defend Incident Response Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Securely Provision Systems Requirements Planning System Requirements Planner
Oversee and Govern Program Management and Acquisition IT Project Manager
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Understanding Indicators of Compromise (IR 108)
6 Hours
 
Advanced Data Packet Analysis
Skill Level: Advanced   
+ Description
 

This course orients analysts to analyzing common protocols, identifying suspicious or malicious traffic and provides an introduction to the Wireshark packet filter syntax.

+ Course Modules/Units
 
Advanced Data Packet Analysis: Overview
Module 1.2: Identification of Suspicious and/or Malicious Traffic
Module 1.3: Wireshark Packet Filters and Syntax
16 Hours
 
Windows Operating System Security
Skill Level: Intermediate 
+ Description
 

This course focuses on the security aspects of Microsoft Windows. The class begins with an overview of the Microsoft Windows security model and some of the key components such processes, drivers, the Windows registry, and Windows kernel. An overview of the users and group permission structure used in Windows is presented along with a survey of the attacks commonly seen in Windows environments. Patching, networking, and the built-in security features of Windows such as the firewall, anti-malware, and BitLocker are all covered in light detail.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the Windows security model and its key components.
  • Introduction and best practice recommendations for using and configuring users and groups.
  • Overview of the Data Access Control technology in Windows Server 2012.
  • Survey common attacks seen in a Windows environment.
  • Understanding of the Microsoft update and patching process

Date: 2012

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Security Analyst
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration System Administrator
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Windows OS Security Course Introduction
Windows Security Module Introduction
Windows Architecture Overview
Windows Subsystems Part 1 of 2
Windows Subsystems Part 2 of 2
Windows Security Development Lifecycle
Windows API
Windows Registry
Viewing Windows Registry Demo
Windows Services Part 1 of 2
Windows Services Demo
Windows Services Part 2 of 2
Multi-tasking
Sessions, Windows Stations and Desktops
Programs and Drivers Part 1 of 2
Reviewing Drivers in Windows
Programs and Drivers Part 2 of 2
Updating Windows Drivers Demo
Applications, Processes, and Threads
Buffer Overflow Protection
Authenticode Part 1 of 2
Digital Certificate Details Demo
Authenticode Part 2 of 2
Windows Action Center
Windows Users and Groups Introduction
User Account Control
Windows Users and Groups Part 1 of 2
Windows Users and Groups Part 2 of 2
Windows Interactive Logon Process
NTLM Authentication Overview
Kerberos Authentication Overview
Types of Authentication
File Permissions
Dynamic Access Controls
Threats and Vulnerabilities Introduction
OS Vulnerabilities
CVE Details Demo
CVE Samples
Misconfigurations
Password Configuration Options
Password DDOS Demo
Common Misconfigurations
CCE and the NVD Demo
Social Engineering
Viruses and Worms
Impersonation
Microsoft Updates and Patching Process Part 1 of 2
Double Decode
Microsoft Updates and Patching Process Part 2 of 2
Securing the Update Process
Update Process Circumvention
Windows Server Update Service
Internet Explorer Patching
Windows Network Connectivity
Windows Network Profiles
Windows Network Adapter Settings
Windows Wireless Settings
Windows Networking Protocols
Other Windows Protocols
Microsoft VPN Part 1 of 2
Microsoft VPN Part 2 of 2
Microsoft Network Access Protection Part 1 of 2
Microsoft Network Access Protection Part 2 of 2
How to Configure Windows Update Settings Demo
Windows Security Features Introduction
Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall Wizard Demo
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Demo
Configuring Windows Firewall Demo
Windows Defender
Windows AD and PKI Demo
Windows Active Directory Certificate Services
Windows Group Policy
Windows AppLocker
Configuring And Using App Locker Demo
Windows BitLocker
Configuring And Using Bitlocker Demo
Windows Secure Boot
Windows Security Auditing
Windows Audit Settings and Examples
SCW Introduction
Hardening Windows Introduction
Windows Templates
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Microsoft Security Configuration Wizard
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager
Hardening with Group Policy
NVD Search Demo
Other Guidelines and Recommendations
Using Windows Mgmt Intstrumentation Demo
Using The Security Config Wizard Demo
PowerShell Introduction
PowerShell Key Commands
PowerShell Demo
Administrative Functions with PowerShell
Computer and Network Management with PowerShell
Basic Scripts in PowerShell
PowerShell Security Settings and Configurations
Using Powershell Demo
Windows OS Security Quiz
4 Hours
 
Advanced Network Flow Analysis
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 

By the end of this course, you should be able to use network flow data to do the following:

  • Evaluate the correct implementation of application traffic on the network.
  • Find anomalous traffic on a large network.
  • Find malicious activity given additional network and intelligence data sources.
  • Identify potential malicious activity on a network.
  • Provide input for appropriate techniques in an operational environment.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Anomaly Detection with Flow
Module 2: Reading Protocols
Module 3: Threat Hunting
Module 4: SOC Application
9 Hours
 
Wireless Network Security (WNS)
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course focuses on the technologies of the 802.11 family of wireless networking, including the principles of network connectivity and network security.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies.
  • Identify the major protocols within the family of 802.11 protocols.
  • Understand how radio frequency properties affect Wi-Fi network design and operation.
  • Understand the operation of enterprise Wi-Fi networks and the evolution of CAPWAP.
  • Understand the major Wi-Fi security and methods and be able to create a Wi-Fi security monitoring plan.

Date: 2013

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration Systems Administrator
Operate and Maintain Customer Service and Technical Support Technical Support Specialist
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Securely Provision Systems Architecture Systems Architect
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Wi-Fi Communication and Security Intro
How Wi-Fi Became Ubiquitous
Wi-Fi Standards - 802.11b
Wi-Fi Standards - 802.11a
Wi-Fi Standards - 802.11g n and ac
Bluetooth Standards
WiMAX Standards
LTE HSPA EvDO Network Types
Spread Spectrum Technology
802.11 Transmissions and Wireless Channels
802.11 Data Rates
Wireless Network Topologies
Wireless Network Hardware
RF Propagation Principles
Impacts on Signal Radiation
Signal Propagation and Objects
Additional Signal Effects
Measuring Signal Strength
Signal Strength and Antennas
Wireless Coverage and Frequency Reuse
Wireless Network Design Issues
Wireless Modes and Service Sets
Wireless Authentication and Association
Wireless and Roaming 1 of 2
Wireless and Roaming 2 of 2
Enterprise 802.11 Solutions
Key Points of CAPWAP
Advantages of CAPWAP
CAPWAP Demo
802.11 Security Flaws
Fixing 802.11 Security
802.1x Authentication Protocols
Additional Issues with 802.11 Encryption
Additional 802.11 Security Measures
Other Wireless Threats
Wireless Best Practices
Wireless Network Assessment Part 1 of 2
Wireless Network Assessment Part 2 of 2
Wireless Network Security Quiz
1 Hour
 
Advanced PCAP Analysis and Signature Development (APA)
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course will introduce rules and go over example syntax, protocols, and expressions. It contains several supporting video demonstrations as well as lab exercises writing and testing basic rules.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify poorly written signatures and revise them.
  • Write regular expressions.
  • Create signatures.
  • Identify information in PCAP data to use for creating alerts.

Date: 2011

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Analyze All-Source Analysis All-Source Analyst
Collect and Operate Cyber Operations Cyber Operator
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Advanced Pcap Analysis And Signature Development
Packet Protocol Dns
Introduction To Rules
Examples Of Sourcefire Rules
Sourcefire Rule Syntax - Protocols
Sourcefire Rule Syntax - Message And Matching
Lab Exercise Writing And Testing Basic Rules
Lab Exercise Writing And Testing Basic Rules Video
Lab Exercise Writing And Testing Basic Rules Continued
Lab Exercise Continued
Regular Expressions
Editing A Poor Rule
How To Write An Ipv4 Regular Expression
Lab Exercise Writing Regular Expression
Lab Exercise Writing Regular Expression Continued
Malware Analysis Reports (Mar)
Demonstration of Mar 131751 Report
Demonstration Of Mar Report Continued
Lab Exercise Writing Rules From Malware Analysis Reports
Lab Exercise Writing Rules From Malware Analysis Reports Continued
0.75 Hours
 
Micro Learn: AWARE 1.5 and the ES-3 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Basic  
+ Description
 

This video explains the features of AWARE 1.5 on the current ES-3 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard.

Date: 2021

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Basic

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Administration, Systems Analysis System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst
Oversee and Govern Cybersecurity Management Information Systems Security Manager
Oversee and Govern Program/Project Management and Acquisition IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
AWARE 1.5 and the ES-3 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard
2.25 Hours
 
CDM 201 – Identity and Access Management Capabilities within the CDM Agency Dashboard
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This 2.5 hour course is a recording of a virtual four-hour course covering the ES-5 version of the CDM Agency Dashboard. This course introduces participants to the four identity management capabilities - PRIV, CRED, TRUST, and BEHAVE - and to the use of the new CDM Agency Dashboard to reduce risks associated with each.

Register to join the next live iteration of this course via https://www.cisa.gov/cdm-training.

Learning Objectives:
  • Overview of how the CDM Agency Dashboard addresses user-centric data in addition to hardware and software information.
  • Strategies for integrating PRIV/CRED/TRUST/BEHAVE capabilities into routine processes workflows to drive increased risk awareness and mitigation.

Date: March 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialtyArea Work Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems AdministrationSystems Analysis System AdministratorSystems Security Analyst
Oversee and GovernCybersecurity ManagementInformation Systems Security Manager/td>
Oversee and GovernProgram/Project Management and AcquisitionIT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager
Protect and DefendCyber Defense AnalysisCyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Identity and Access Management Capabilities within the CDM Agency Dashboard
0.3 Hours
 
Analysis of a Cyber Incident
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This three-module course teaches the beginner analyst how to develop the analytical skills and capabilities needed to handle a potential cyber incident— from analysis to reporting findings.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be familiar with

  • How to think about the approach to analysis
  • Writing a proper hypothesis and prediction
  • The Importance of Organizational Context
  • Impact of the Organization Environment
  • Gathering the necessary information to analyze an incident
  • Analyzing the Functional elements of an incident
  • Analyzing the Strategic elements of an incident
  • Assembling the elements to solve the cyber puzzle
  • Reporting the finding results of the analysis
  • Accessing CISA resources for incident and vulnerability cases.

Date: 2022

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Beginner

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
AnalyzeExploitation AnalysisExploitation Analyst
Protect and DefendCyber Defense AnalysisCyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Analysis of a Cyber Incident
6 Hours
 
Analysis Pipeline
Skill Level: Intermediate  
+ Description
 

This course is designed for network flow data analysts who use or are considering using Analysis Pipeline (http://tools.netsa.cert.org/analysis-pipeline5/index.html). The course aims to create a better understanding of how to incorporate streaming network flow analysis into their toolkit for identifying and alerting on events of interest. The focus will be on applying Analysis Pipeline to operational use cases.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this course analysts will be able to:

  • Understand Analysis Pipeline and its role in network flow data streaming analytics and alerting.
  • Understand the Analysis Pipeline configuration language.
  • Develop and implement network flow data use cases with Analysis Pipeline.

Date: 2016

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 2 - Intermediate

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Collect and Operate Cyber Operations Cyber Operator
Operate and Maintain Network Services Network Operations Specialist
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Introduction
Configuration Files
Running Pipeline
Logical Schematics
Pipeline and Timing and State
Alerts
Configuration File Basics
Filters
Filters (Exercises and Solutions)
Evaluations
Evaluations (Exercises and Solutions)
Statistics
Internal Filters
List Configurations
Configuration File Basics (Exercises and Solutions)
Threshold Examples
Special Evaluations
Building an Analytic
Server Profiling Analytic
Host Discovery Analytic
Advanced Configurations
NTP Anomalies
Unknown SSH Brute Force
Choose Your Own Adventure
ICMP Surveying: Thinking it Through
ICMP Surveying: Building it Out
DDoS Detection: Thinking it Through
DDoS Detection: Building it Out
SSH Compromise: Thinking it Through
SSH Compromise: Building it Out
Analysis Pipeline 5
3 Hours
 
CDM 220 – CDM and Federal Mandates
Skill Level: Beginner  
+ Description
 

This 3 hour recording focuses on policy origination, provides an historic timeline, describes current directives and will guide the learner on how the CDM Dashboard can be used to address a directive, adhere to policies, and understand how to continuously monitor known exploitable vulnerabilities (KEVs.). Several subject matter experts provide updates on the federal directives, such as Binding Operational Directives (BOD), and an extensive demonstration of version ES-6 of the CDM dashboard is provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the federal policy and directive origination process
  • Identify the most current / relevant government directives that relate to cybersecurity
  • Utilize the CDM Agency Dashboard to identify vulnerabilities in response to federal directives
  • Identify characteristics of BOD 22-01 and the response procedures

Date: October 2023

Training Proficiency Area: Level 1 - Intermediate

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

Category Specialty Area Work Roles

Operate and Maintain

Systems Administration, Systems Analysis

System Administrator, Systems Security Analyst

Oversee and Govern

Cybersecurity Management

Information Systems Security Manager

Oversee and Govern

Program/Project Management and Acquisition

IT Investment/Portfolio Manager, IT Program Auditor, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Program Manager

Protect and Defend

Cyber Defense Analysis

Cyber Defense Analyst

+ Course Modules/Units
 
How to use the CDM Dashboard to enable automated BOD-22-01 Reporting
6 Hours
 
Bash Scripting
Skill Level: Beginner   
+ Description
 The Bash scripting series of videos introduces the fundamental concepts of input, flow control, processing and output. Each video adds features to these so the student has a richer set of scripting components with which to work. Most of the example scripts involve SiLK analytics of increasing complexity so the student can immediately apply what was learned in a meaningful way.
+ Course Modules/Units
 
Module 1: Bash Scripting - Introduction
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
29 Hours
 
Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 (CEHv10) Prep
Skill Level: Advanced 
+ Description
 

This self-study course focuses on preparing learners for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker version 10 certification exam. This course contains materials on advanced network assessment techniques including enumeration, scanning, and reconnaissance. It is designed to use the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in an ethical and lawful manner to examine an organization's network security posture. The course concludes with a practice exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a vulnerability analysis to identify security weakness in an organization's network structure.
  • Perform a security assessment of a cloud environment to understand cloud computing threats and attacks.
  • Understand risks and defensive strategies for IoT platforms and devices.

Date: 2019

Training Purpose: Skill Development

Training Proficiency Area: Level 3 - Advanced

Alignment to the NIST SP 800-181 Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

CategorySpecialty AreaWork Roles
Operate and Maintain Systems Analysis Systems Analyst
Protect and Defend Cyber Defense Analysis Cyber Defense Analyst
Protect and Defend Vulnerability Assessment and Management Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
+ Course Modules/Units
 
CEHv10 Course Introduction
Information Security Reports
Ethical Hacking Defined
Ethical Hacking Terminology
Hacking Phases and Vul Research
Types of Attacks and Attack Vectors
Threat Modeling
Introduction to Physical Security
Incident Management Process
Incident Response Overview
Security Testing and Assessments
Pen Testing Phases and Methodology
Information Security Laws and Standards
Reconnaissance
Footprinting Methodologies - Passive
Footprinting Methodologies - Active
Advanced Google Hacking Techniques
Network Mapping
DEMO: WHOIS with BackTrack
DEMO: Active Footprinting with Traceroute
DEMO: Maltego for Information Gathering Part 1
DEMO: Maltego for Information Gathering Part 2
Footprinting Countermeasures
DEMO: Windows CMD Information Gathering
Scanning Essentials
DEMO: Colasoft Packet Builder
Port Scanning
DEMO: Banner Grabbing with Telnet
Covert Scanning
Covert Scanning with Proxies
DEMO: Scanning with Nmap
Common Enumeration Techniques
Enumeration Tools
Protocol Enumeration
DEMO: Scanning and Enumeration with Nmap
Understanding System Vulnerabilities
Passive and Active Vul Scanning
Vulnerability Assessment Lifecycle and CVSS
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
Vulnerability Scanning
DEMO: Vulnerability Scanning with Nessus
Authentication Techniques
Microsoft Authentication
Password Cracking
Privilege Escalation
DEMO: Rainbow Table Lookup Sites
Keyloggers
Spyware and Activity Monitoring
Packet Sniffing Attacks
Covert Hacking
Hiding Files - Rootkits
DEMO: Kernel-Level Rootkits
Covering Tracks
Malware Awareness
Trojan Terminology and Techniques
Trojans and Backdoors
Virus Examples and Symptoms
Virus Classifications and Characteristics
Virus Making Tools
Other Malicious Code Types
Malware Countermeasures and Tools
DEMO: Bind and Reverse Shell
DEMO: Strings Analysis
Sniffers Terminology and Overview
Network Overview for Sniffer Placement
Basic Packet Analysis
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
DEMO: Viewing ARP Packets with Packet Builder
Spoofing and Flooding Sniffing Attacks
MITM Attacks Ports Vul to Sniffing
Wireshark Overview and Examples
Evasion in Network Sniffing
Sniffing Countermeasures and Tools
DEMO: Hping3
DEMO: Wireshark
Social Engineering Background and Examples
Human-Based Social Engineering
Computer-Based Social Engineering
Computer Based SE - Social Networking
Social Engineering with Mobile Applications
SE and Identity Theft Countermeasures
DEMO: Social Engineering Toolkit
DEMO: Leveraging Armitage in Phishing Attack
DoS Impacts and Classifications
Categories of Denial of Service
Botnets and Disruption Attacks
DoS Symptoms and Tools
Buffer Overflow Terminology and Background
Session Hijacking Overview and Examples
Compromising Session Attacks
Session Hijacking Techniques
Session Hijacking Tools
IPSec and Session Hijacking
Firewalls and Honeypots
Firewall Configurations
IDS Overview and Detection Methods
IDS, Firewall, and Honeypot Evasion
Evasion Techniques
Evasion Testing Techniques
DEMO: Intrusion Signs
Common Web Server Attack
Webserver Architecture
OWASP Top 10 and Beyond
Webserver Hacking Countermeasures
SQL and Command Injection Web App Hacking
Non SQL Injection Errors
Parameter and Form Tampering Web App Hacking
Cross-site Scripting and Obfuscation Web App Hacks
Cross-site Request Forgery and Cookies
Web Application Pen Test Methodology
Web App Tools and Countermeasures
Buffer Overflow Tools and Countermeasures
DEMO: BurpSuite
SQL Terminology and Example Statements
SQL Enumeration
SQL Injection Attacks
SQL Injection Tools and Countermeasures
DEMO: SQL Inject Attacks
Wireless Terminology and Standards
Wireless Terminology and Antennas
Wireless Authentication
Wireless-Based Attacks
Wireless Attack Methodology Part 1 of 2
Wireless Attack Methodology Part 2 of 2
WEP, WPA and Other Wireless Attacks
Bluetooth Communication Basics
Wireless Protocols and Signal Modulation
DEMO: SSID and Channels
DEMO: Wireless Hacking
Wireless Hacking Tools
Wireless Hacking Countermeasures
Mobile Platform Overview
OWASP IoT Vuls and Countermeasures
Mobile Device Operating Systems
Hacking Mobile Platforms
Mobile Device Management and Risks
Mobile Device Security
Internet of Things (IoT) Concepts
Internet of Things (IoT) Attacks and Mitigation
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Cloud Architectures and Deployment Models
Cloud Threats and Attacks
Cloud Security
Cloud Testing Tools
Cryptography Background and Terminology
Crypto Keys and Algorithms
SHA and TLS Algorithms
DEMO: Hashing with MD5 Sum
Cryptography Implementations
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Cryptanalysis Techniques
Crypto Attacks
DEMO: Encryption with TrueCrypt
Digital Signatures
Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exam
LAB: Using a Simulated Botnet to Conduct a Distributed Denial of Service