- CSSP Analyst
- CSSP Infrastructure Support
- CSSP Incident Responder
- CSSP Auditor
- Incident Response (IR)
- Audit and Accountability (AU)
- Risk Management (RM)
- At least two years (recommended) of experience or education in computer network security technology or a related field.
- The ability or curiosity to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management.
- Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs.
- General knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms.
- Foundation-level skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments.
- Entry-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
- General or practical knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.
- Understand the National Institute of Standard and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.
- Identify applicable compliance, standards, frameworks, and best practices for privacy and security.
- Understand the cybersecurity threat landscape.
- Assess cybersecurity risk in computing environments within a risk management framework.
- Evaluate an organization’s cybersecurity posture.
- Conduct vulnerability assessment processes and identify common areas of vulnerability.
- Perform analysis of network assets.
- Utilize log sources for continuous monitoring and detection of potential anomalies.
- Analyse attacks and post-attack techniques on computing environments.
- Assess and apply organizational cybersecurity policies and procedures.
- Communicate with other stakeholder groups to coordinate incident response processes.
- Prepare for and execute incident response processes when an incident has occurred.
- Implement recovery planning processes and procedures to restore systems and assets affected by cybersecurity incidents.
- Assess cybersecurity risks to the organization.
- Analyze the threat landscape.
- Analyze various reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
- Analyze various attacks on computing and network environments.
- Analyze various post-attack techniques.
- Assess the organization's security posture through auditing, vulnerability management, and penetration testing.
- Collect cybersecurity intelligence from various network-based and host-based sources.
- Analyze log data to reveal evidence of threats and incidents.
- Perform active asset and network analysis to detect incidents.
- Respond to cybersecurity incidents using containment, mitigation, and recovery tactics.
- Investigate cybersecurity incidents using forensic analysis techniques.
- Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
- Topic B: Assess Risk
- Topic C: Mitigate Risk
- Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
- Topic A: Classify Threats
- Topic B: Analyze Trends Affecting Security Posture
- Topic A: Implement Threat Modelling
- Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
- Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
- Topic A: Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
- Topic B: Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks
- Topic C: Assess the Impact of Malware
- Topic D: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
- Topic E: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
- Topic F: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
- Topic G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security
- Topic A: Assess Command and Control Techniques
- Topic B: Assess Persistence Techniques
- Topic C: Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
- Topic D: Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
- Topic E: Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
- Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Auditing
- Topic B: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
- Topic C: Assess Vulnerabilities
- Topic D: Conduct Penetration Testing
- Topic A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
- Topic B: Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
- Topic C: Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
- Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
- Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
- Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
- Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
- Topic C: Analyze Indicators of Compromise
- Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
- Topic B: Mitigate Incidents
- Topic C: Hand Over Incident Information to a Forensic Investigation
Lesson 11: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
- Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
- Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
- Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
Cyber Security learning paths
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