Cisco® Securing Cisco® Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) 1.0



This course is designed to teach students how a network security operations center (SOC) works and how to begin to monitor, analyze, and respond to security threats within the network and will help prepare students for the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist exam (600-199 SCYBER).

Audience Profile

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to monitor, analyze, and respond to network security threats and attacks.

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0 (ICND1)

Learning Objectives

This lab-intensive training course prepares you to take the Cyber Security Specialist Certification exam (exam ID = 600-199) and to hit the ground running as a security analyst team member.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Attacker Methodology
• Defining the Attacker Methodology
• Identifying Malware and Attacker Tools
• Understanding Attacks

Module 2: Defender Methodology
• Enumerating Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits
• Defining SOC Services
• Defining SOC Procedures
• Defining the Role of a Network Security Analyst
• Identifying a Security Incident

Module 3: Defender Tools
• Collecting Network Data
• Understanding Correlation and Baselines
• Assessing Sources of Data
• Understanding Events
• Examining User Reports
• Introducing Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Module 4: Packet Analysis
• Identifying Packet Data
• Analyzing Packets Using Cisco IOS Software
• Accessing Packets in Cisco IOS Software
• Acquiring Network Traces
• Establishing a Packet Baseline
• Analyzing Packet Traces

Module 5: Network Log Analysis
• Using Log Analysis Protocols and Tools
• Exploring Log Mechanics
• Retrieving Syslog Data
• Retrieving DNS Events and Proxy Logs
• Correlating Log Files

Module 6: Baseline Network Operations
• Baselining Business Processes
• Mapping the Network Topology
• Managing Network Devices
• Baselining Monitored Networks
• Monitoring Network Health

Module 7: Incident Response Preparation
• Defining the Role of the SOC
• Establishing Effective Security Controls
• Establishing an Effective Monitoring System

Module 8: Security Incident Detection
• Correlating Events Manually
• Correlating Events Automatically
• Assessing Incidents
• Classifying Incidents
• Attributing the Incident Source

Module 9: Investigations
• Scoping the Investigation
• Investigating Through Data Correlation
• Understanding NetFlow
• Investigating Connections Using NetFlow

Module 10: Mitigations and Best Practices
• Mitigating Incidents
• Using ACLs
• Implementing Network-Layer Mitigations and Best Practices
• Implementing Link-Layer Best Practices

Module 11: Communication
• Documenting Communication
• Documenting Incident Details

Module 12: Post-Event Activity
• Conducting an Incident Post-Mortem
• Improving Security of Monitored Networks

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