CertNexus CyberSec First Responder | Information Security Governance

CertNexus CyberSec First Responder


CyberSec First Responder (CFR) is a broad affirmation and instructional class that approves comprehension and abilities to shield data frameworks from helpless digital occurrences. This affirmation preparing encourages you to obtain inside and out comprehension of the advanced procedures, apparatuses, and techniques that can help to safeguard the data frameworks against consistently developing digital dangers. The course clarifies different techniques for arranging protection, occurrence reaction, and methodology adjusted to the business structures, for example, Computer Security Incident Handling (NIST 800-61 r.2), US-CERT's National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCISP), and PPD (Presidential Policy Directive 41).

Why CyberSec First Responder:

The CFR certification and training program instills in-depth understanding of:

  • Comparing diverse threats and classifying the threat profiles
  • Implementing attack tools and techniques
  • Implementing post-exploitation tools and techniques
  • Implementing social engineering methods
  • Researching an existing threat landscape and preparing for the incident with the captured data
  • Employing specific tools for log analysis in a given scenario
  • Using regular expressions for parsing log files and identifying meaningful data in a given scenario
  • Using Windows/ Linux tools for incident analysis in the given scenarios
  • Summarizing methods and tools employed to analyze malware
  • Performing common indicator analysis to identify potential compromise in a given scenario
  • Following best practices to prepare for incident response
  • Executing the process of incident response in a given scenario
  • The core concepts of forensic analysis
  • Using commonly used mitigation methods and devices


This CFR certification training focuses to enhance your skills to:

  • Assess the risks associated with the information security
  • Perform the analysis of the threat landscape
  • Perform analysis of the reconnaissance threats in computing and network environments
  • Perform analysis of attacks in the computing and network environments
  • Validating the post-attack techniques
  • Perform vulnerability management in the organization
  • Perform the security evaluation with penetration testing
  • Acquiring the cybersecurity intelligence and skills
  • Perform analysis of log data

Target Audience:

  • Cybersecurity practitioners having 3 and 5 years of experience as a part of CERT/CSIRT/SOC and intending to upskill their know-how of protecting information systems
  • Security professionals shouldering the responsibilities of Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO)/ DoD Information Network (DODIN) operations and incident handling


  • Two years of experience or technical understanding of the technologies pertaining to computer network security, or a related area recommended
  • The ability to identify vulnerabilities and threats to the information security and risk management
  • Basic knowledge of the assurance safeguarding concepts for network environments including intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, and VPNs
  • Basic understanding of resource permissions, authentication, authorization, and anti-malware mechanisms
  • Basic understanding of common operating systems, network environments that may include routing and switching
  • Hands-on understanding of TCP/IP networking protocols such as DNS, TCP, IP, HTTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, and DHCP