CDI: Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defense (CCD)
DHS-Certified, Course Catalog #PER 256
The goal of CCD is to provide technical personnel with the hands-on expertise necessary to defend communication and data networks from cybersecurity events. CCD is a four day course that will expose participants to potential cyber attack methods. After an introduction to cybersecurity, participants will learn how to protect network systems by survey of the following: planning and preparation of defenses; installation and administration of defenses; hardening network defenses; administration of defenses; monitoring defenses; and testing and modifying defenses—followed by a review of cybersecurity defenses and emerging trends.
CCD classes stress a proactive approach to providing computer, network, and infrastructure security. Solutions and methods taught are non-vendor-specific, which does not require participants to have specialized software when trying to implement class lessons at their own agencies. CDI stresses proper network and data engineering techniques and methodology over simple software packages, keeping agency financial requirements to a minimum.
This course is offered free-of-charge to technical personnel who work for agencies or organizations considered as a part of our nations critical infrastructure. The course utilizes a blended learning approach that balances classroom lecture, hands-on laboratory exercises, and supplemental material.
Upon completion of this course, participants will have an increased understanding of the historical perspectives, network design, and emerging methodologies in computer hacking. Within these three areas participants will develop skills enabling them to: