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Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Content

The Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) v1.2 combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure you are able to understand cybersecurity concepts and recognize specific network threats and attacks. You will learn how a network security operations center (SOC) works and how to begin to monitor, analyze, and respond to security threats within the network.

This lab-intensive training course prepares you to take the Cyber Security Specialist Certification exam (exam ID = 600-199).

Who should attend

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


  • CCNA equivalent knowledge is preferred
  • Basic understanding of Cisco security product features
  • Basic understanding of open-source and commercial network security tools
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux operating systems, desktops, and servers
  • Basic understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and TCP/IP

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the tools, techniques, and thought processes of an attacker.
  • Describe the features, functions, and benefits of an SOC.
  • Identify the common sources used to detect an incident, as well as the actions that should be considered in response.
  • Perform basic packet capture and packet analysis.
  • Enable syslog on Cisco devices and to perform basic network log analysis.
  • Discuss the relevance of baselining and some of the most useful steps to be used when deploying a system.
  • Discuss the policies and roles in the typical SOC, as well as some of the common tools used by SOC members.
  • Discuss techniques used to identify anomalies and correlate log entries.
  • Understand techniques used to scope, document, and analyze investigations.
  • Discuss the methodology behind mitigations.
  • Discuss documentation and communication during an incident.
  • Discuss post-incident considerations.

Outline: Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)

Module 1: Attacker Methodology

  • Types of Attackers
  • Malware and attacker tools
  • Understand common attacks

Module 2: Defender Methodology

  • Define vulnerabilities, threats, exploits, and attacks
  • Define the network (NOC) and security operations center (SOC)
  • SOC processes and procedures
  • Responsibilities of the SOC
  • Identify security incidents

Module 3: Defender Tools

  • Identify common sources used to detect security incidents
  • Understand event correlation and baseline data
  • Define data across layers of TCP/IP model
  • Data synchronization and data collection
  • Data encryption
  • Network monitoring and event management
  • User Reports
  • Risk analysis and mitigation strategies

Module 4: Packet Analysis

  • Network structures related to packet analysis
  • Analyze packets using Cisco IOS software
    • Access control lists
    • Debug commands
    • IOS embedded packet capture (EPC)
  • Methods used to capture traffic
    • Network taps
    • Local SPAN
    • remote SPAN
  • Conduct network traces
  • Establish a packet baseline using Wireshark

Module 5: Network Log Analysis

  • Use log analysis protocols and tools
  • Explore log mechanics
  • Retrieve syslog data
  • Retrieve DNS events and proxy logs
  • Correlate log files

Module 6: Baseline Network Operations

  • Establish a network baseline
  • Baseline methodologies
  • Exception handling and monitoring tools
  • Network topology mapping
  • Network securing best practices
  • Define and identify mission-critical business components
  • Determine the health state of monitored network components

Module 7: Incident Response Preparation

  • SOC roles and responsibilities
  • Incident response standards
  • IRT roles and responsibilities
  • Remediation, resolution and closure
  • Establish an effective monitoring system
  • Analyze monitoring system

Module 8: Security Incident Detection

  • Identify an incident
  • Correlate data sources
  • SIEM as an automatic correlation
  • Review and classify incident information
  • Identify source of incident

Module 9: Investigations

  • Framework and scope of investigation
  • Data collection process
  • Describe the role of flow data in an investigation
  • Use flow data to monitor, analyze, and visualize network traffic
  • Historical analysis

Module 10: Mitigations and Best Practices

  • Development and deployment
  • Validate and test mitigations
  • Proper documentation methods
  • Describe cyber threat defense solutions and components
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs)
  • Zone-based policy firewall overview
  • Describe default policies, traffic flows, and zone Interaction
  • Implement network-layer mitigations and best practices
  • Implement link-layer best practices

Module 11: Communication

  • Incident documentation requirements and process
  • Incident assessment
  • Solutions

Module 12: Post-Event Activity

  • Conduct an incident post-mortem
  • Policies and procedures
  • Develop security proposals
    • Analyze deficiencies
    • Propose remediations
    • Implement, publicize and monitor remediations


  • Assessing Your Understanding of Network and Security Operations
  • Exploring the Remote Lab Environment
  • Enabling Netflow Export and Syslog
  • Capturing Packets on the Pod Router and using Wireshark to examine the PCAP
  • Capturing Packets using TCPDUMP
  • Examining Logs Manually
  • Enabling AAA for Router SSH Management Access
  • Enabling SMNPv3 on the Pod Router and Pod Switch
  • Performing NMAP Scans and Using Netcat to Connect to Open Ports
  • Analyzing PCAP File with Suspicious Activities Using Wireshark
  • Examining Event Logs Manually
  • Examining Event Logs Using Splunk
  • Analyzing NetFlow Data with Lancope StealthWatch
  • Implementing IOS Zone-Based Firewall
  • Incident Response
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
Click City Name To Book Schedule
This is an Instructor-Led Classroom course
United States

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.  You can schedule a private, onsite training session or request a public date by emailing info@fastlaneus.com.

Oct 14-18, 2019 Paris Enroll