This course focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity incident response, planning, detection, analysis and management. The course lectures are supplemented with hands-on exercises to reinforce the learning process. The incident handling scenarios are loosely based on those found in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-61 r2. (https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-61r2.pdf).
- Identify basic computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
- Apply risk management processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
- Identify cybersecurity and privacy principles.
- Discuss specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
- Explain societal and ethical issues associated with cybersecurity.
- Demonstrate ability to apply confidentiality, integrity, and availability principles to a given scenario.
- Demonstrate familiarity with common security tools, including a vulnerability scanner and packet sniffer.
- Identify countermeasures appropriate to managing security risks.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.