A cyber defense analyst uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools to analyze events that occur within an enterprise environment for the purpose of mitigating cyber threats. This program will prepare students for a career in cybersecurity through illustrations and practical demonstrations of daily activities of a typical cybersecurity professional in an enterprise environment. The program provides a fair balance between content and context, which enables students to picture themselves in a work role before landing the job.
Attendees of this course will come away with good understanding of cybersecurity principles and working knowledge (based on hands on experience) of common cybersecurity tools such as security information and events management (SIEM), web application firewall (WAF), file integrity monitor (FIM), host intrusion prevention system (HIDS), Wireshark and so forth. This practitioner-focused course is designed, intended and taught to prepare students for an entry-level role in cybersecurity.