Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)

This course allows learners to understand how a Security Operations Center (SOC) functions and the introductory-level skills and knowledge needed in this environment. It focuses on the introductory-level skills needed for a SOC Analyst at the associate level.Specifically, understanding basic threat analysis, event correlation, identifying malicious activity, and how to use a playbook for incident response.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define a SOC and the various job roles in a SOC
  • Understand SOC infrastructure tools and systems
  • Learn basic incident analysis for a threat centric SOC
  • Explore resources available to assist with an investigation
  • Explain basic event correlation and normalization
  • Describe common attack vectors
  • Learn how to identifying malicious activity
  • Understand the concept of a playbook
  • Describe and explain an incident respond handbook
  • Define types of SOC Metrics
  • Understand SOC Workflow Management system and automation

Outline

Module 1: SOC Overview

    • Lesson 1: Defining the Security Operations Center
    • Lesson 2: Understanding NSM Tools and Data
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Incident Analysis in a Threat-Centric SOC
    • Lesson 4: Identifying Resources for Hunting Cyber Threats

Module 2: Security Incident Investigations

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Event Correlation and Normalization
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Common Attack Vectors
    • Lesson 3: Identifying Malicious Activity
    • Lesson 4: Identifying Patterns of Suspicious Behavior
    • Lesson 5: Conducting Security Incident Investigations

Module 3: SOC Operations

  • Lesson 1: Describing the SOC Playbook
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the SOC Metrics
  • Lesson 3: Understanding the SOC WMS and Automation
  • Lesson 4: Describing the Incident Response Plan
  • Lesson 5: Appendix A—Describing the Computer Security Incident Response Team
  • Lesson 6: Appendix B—Understanding the use of VERIS

Audience

  • Security Operations Center – Security Analyst
  • Computer/Network Defense Analysts
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Future Incident Responders and Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel
  • Students beginning a career, entering the cybersecurity field
  • Cisco Channel Partners

Duration

5 Days
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