National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Students will explore incident response techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include planning and scoping a cyber incident, information gathering for vulnerability assessment, vulnerability scanning and summarization reporting, report writing and best practices, obfuscation techniques, forensic artifacts, social media forensics, memory forensics, ethics, and compliance issues. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Incident Response process, including scoping, planning, and reporting.
  • Describe the need for vulnerability scanning and use of indicators of compromise as applied to cyber incident handling.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of forensic artifacts, including social media, computer memory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of law enforcement careers and emerging trends in the field of incident response.

    Framework Connections

    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.