Global Knowledge

Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals

Par Global Knowledge

Objectifs

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain how a SOC operates and describe the different types of services that are performed from a Tier 1 SOC analyst’s perspective.
  • Explain Network Security Monitoring (NSM) tools that are available to the network security analyst.
  • Explain the data that is available to the network security analyst.
  • Describe the basic concepts and uses of cryptography.
  • Describe security flaws in the TCP/IP protocol and how they can be used to attack networks and hosts.
  • Understand common endpoint security technologies.
  • Understand the kill chain and the diamond models for incident investigations, and the use of exploit kits by threat actors.
  • Identify resources for hunting cyber threats.
  • Explain the need for event data normalization and event correlation.
  • Identify the common attack vectors.
  • Identify malicious activities.
  • Identify patterns of suspicious behaviors.
  • Conduct security incident investigations.
  • Explain the use of a typical playbook in the SOC.
  • Explain the use of SOC metrics to measure the effectiveness of the SOC.
  • Explain the use of a workflow management system and automation to improve the effectiveness of the SOC.
  • Describe a typical incident response plan and the functions of a typical CSIRT.
  • Explain the use of VERIS to document security incidents in a standard format.
  • Describe the Windows operating system features and functionality.
  • Describe the Linux operating system features and functionality

Programme

Defining the Security Operations Center

Understanding Network Infrastructure and Network Security Monitoring Tools

Exploring Data Type Categories

Understanding Basic Cryptography Concepts

Understanding Common TCP/IP Attacks

Understanding Endpoint Security Technologies

Understanding Incident Analysis in a Threat-Centric SOC

Identifying Resources for Hunting Cyber Threats

Understanding Event Correlation and Normalization

Identifying Common Attack Vectors

Identifying Malicious Activity

Identifying Patterns of Suspicious Behavior

Conducting Security Incident Investigations

Using a Playbook Model to Organize Security Monitoring

Understanding SOC Metrics

Understanding SOC Workflow and Automation

Describing Incident Response

Understanding the Use of VERIS

Understanding Windows Operating System Basics

Understanding Linux Operating System Basics

Labs

  • Configure the Initial Collaboration Lab Environment
  • Use NSM Tools to Analyze Data Categories
  • Explore Cryptographic Technologies
  • Explore TCP/IP Attacks
  • Explore Endpoint Security
  • Investigate Hacker Methodology
  • Hunt Malicious Traffic
  • Correlate Event Logs, PCAPs, and Alerts of an Attack
  • Investigate Browser-Based Attacks
  • Analyze Suspicious DNS Activity
  • Explore Security Data for Analysis
  • Investigate Suspicious Activity Using Security Onion
  • Investigate Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Explore SOC Playbooks
  • Explore the Windows Operating System
  • Explore the Linux Operating System