• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This intensive three-day course is designed to teach the fundamental investigative techniques needed to respond to today’s cyber threats. The fast-paced course is built upon a series of hands-on labs that highlight the phases of a targeted attack, sources of evidence and principles of analysis. Examples of skills taught include how to conduct rapid triage on a system to determine whether it is compromised, uncover evidence of initial attack vectors, recognize persistence mechanisms and investigate an incident throughout an enterprise.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to: • Describe the incident response process, including the threat landscape, targeted attack life cycle, initial attack vectors used by different threat actors, and phases of an effective incident response process • Conduct system triage to answer key questions about what transpired across the enterprise during an incident • Apply lessons learned to proactively investigate an entire environment (including metadata, registry, event logs, services, persistence mechanisms and artifacts of execution) at scale for signs of compromise • Manage and effectively record information related to ongoing investigations and incidents • Understand the role of the remediation phase in an enterprise investigation • Understand how to hunt for threats using threat intelligence, anomaly detection and known threat actor techniques, tactics and procedures (TTPs)

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Incident Response