CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization’s security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur.
CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. High-stakes exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly secure environment. CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cybersecurity environment.
This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team—everyone from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officer—understand their role in these security processes.
In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform.
- Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
- Analyze reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
- Analyze attacks on computing and network environments.
- Analyze post-attack techniques on computing and network environments.
- Implement a vulnerability management program.
- Collect cybersecurity intelligence.
- Analyze data collected from security and event logs.
- Perform active analysis on assets and networks.
- Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
- Investigate cybersecurity incidents.
- Address security issues with the organization’s technology architecture.
Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
1 – ASSESSING INFORMATION SECURITY RISK
Identify the Importance of Risk Management Assess Risk Mitigate Risk Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
2 – ANALYZING RECONNAISSANCE THREATS TO COMPUTING AND NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS
Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
3 – ANALYZING ATTACKS ON COMPUTING AND NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS
Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks Assess the Impact of Malware Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security
4 – ANALYZING POST-ATTACK TECHNIQUES
Assess Command and Control Techniques Assess Persistence Techniques Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
5 – MANAGING VULNERABILITIES IN THE ORGANIZATION
Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan Assess Common Vulnerabilities Conduct Vulnerability Scans Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
6 – COLLECTING CYBERSECURITY INTELLIGENCE
Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
7 – ANALYZING LOG DATA
Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
8 – PERFORMING ACTIVE ASSET AND NETWORK ANALYSIS
Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools Analyze Malware Analyze Indicators of Compromise
9 – RESPONDING TO CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture Mitigate Incidents Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
10 – INVESTIGATING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS
Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
11 – ADDRESSING SECURITY ARCHITECTURE ISSUES
Remediate Identity and Access Management Issues Implement Security During the SDLC