Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps (CBRFIR) v1.0

Access Duration: 180 days

Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional - Concentration

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Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps (CBRFIR) v1.0

Continuing Education Credits: 40

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Access Duration: 180 days



The Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps (CBRFIR) v1.0 course helps build your Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) and cybersecurity knowledge and skills. The course prepares you to identify and respond to cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents.

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Additionally, you will be introduced to digital forensics, including the collection and examination of digital evidence on electronic devices and learn to build the subsequent response threats and attacks. Students will also learn to proactively conduct audits to prevent future attacks.

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Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Analyze the components needed for a root cause analysis report
  • Apply tools such as YARA for malware identification
  • Recognize the methods identified in the MITRE attack framework
  • Leverage scripting to parse and search logs or multiple data sources such as, Cisco Umbrella, Sourcefire IPS, AMP for Endpoints, AMP for Network, and PX Grid
  • Recommend actions based on post-incident analysis
  • Determine data to correlate based on incident type (host-based and network-based activities)
  • Evaluate alerts from sources such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), data analysis tools (such as, Cisco Umbrella Investigate, Cisco Stealthwatch, and Cisco SecureX), and other systems to respond to cyber incidents and recommend mitigation
  • Evaluate elements required in an incident response playbook and the relevant components from the ThreatGrid report
  • Analyze threat intelligence provided in different formats (such as, STIX and TAXII)

Target Audience

This course is designed for the following roles:

  • SOC analysts, Tiers 1–2
  • Threat researchers
  • Malware analysts
  • Forensic analysts
  • Computer telephony integration (CTI) analysts
  • Incident response analysts
  • Security operations center engineers
  • Security engineers

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Familiarity with network and endpoint security concepts and monitoring
  • Experience with network intrusion analysis
  • An understanding of security policies and procedures
  • Experience with risk management
  • Experience with traffic and logs analysis
  • Familiarity with APIs
  • 2–3 years’ experience working in a security operations center (SOC) environment (experience Tier 1, or new Tier 2)

These recommended Cisco learning offerings may help students meet these prerequisites:

  • Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS)
  • Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies (CBRCOR)
  • Splunk Fundamentals 1


Associated Certification: CyberOps Professional

Associated Exam: 300-215 CBRFIR

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