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About Advanced Program in Cybersecurity and Forensics

Advanced Cybersecurity and Forensics Course equips you with essential skills to protect systems, networks, and programs from digital threats. Learn cutting-edge techniques for securing sensitive information, preventing data breaches, and ensuring business continuity. Key concepts include confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Core topics cover firewalls, antivirus software, encryption, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and security awareness training. Specialized areas include network security, information security, application security, operational security, and end-user education. This course prepares you for roles like cybersecurity analyst, ethical hacker, and digital forensics investigator, enhancing your job placement opportunities in the rapidly growing cybersecurity field

Program Objectives

The objective of this program is to acquaint participants with industry-specific problem-solving skills, focusing on various aspects of data analytics. These include proficiency in data analysis, reportThe objective of our Advanced Cybersecurity and Forensics Course is to train candidates with real-time, industry-specific hands-on experience. The program aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the cybersecurity field. By focusing on practical applications and current industry challenges, we prepare our candidates to become proficient cybersecurity specialists. Additionally, our course provides robust job placement support, helping participants secure positions in corporate environments as cybersecurity experts.ing, visualization, programming, and advanced analytics techniques aimed at strategy formulation.

What you will learn in (APCF)?

Step-1 Cybersecurity – Bridge course

Topics Covered:

  • Operating system (Linux, Windows) basics
  • Various OS commands and tools for cybersecurity
  • Networking basics
  • Networking protocols
  • Creating and working with virtual machines (VMs)
  • Introduction to Python Programming

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • What is Cybersecurity
    • Differences between Cyber Security and Information Security
    • Need for Cybersecurity
    • Common concepts in Cybersecurity
    • Physical and logical security
    • Defensive security vs offensive security
    • Malicious Actors and their goals
    • Cybersecurity Career Opportunities and Job Functions
    • Security layers and vulnerabilities
  • Types of Security
    • Logical security
    • Administrative security
    • Data security
    • Operation system security
    • Network security
    • Types of Security
    • Database security
    • Web security
    • Wireless security
    • Mobile Endpoint security
  • Reconnaissance
    • Passive Reconnaissance
    • Active Reconnaissance
  • Creating development environment for cybersecurity
  • Introduction to PowerShell Programming
  • Introduction to Forensic Analysis
  • Metadata extraction and parsing
  • Malware and Phishing Analysis
  • Working with wireless devices
  • Working with network utilities
  • Source code review and reverse engineering
  • System hardening, discovery, and implementation
  • Defensive security techniques
  • Offensive security techniques and Pen Testing

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Ethical hacking
  • Footprinting and Reconnaissance
  • Scanning Networks
  • Enumeration
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • System Hacking
  • Malware Threats
  • Sniffing and packet analysis
  • Social engineering
  • DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)
  • Session Hijacking
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
  • Hacking Web Servers
  • Hacking Web Applications
  • SQL Injections and Command Injections
  • Hacking Wireless Networks
  • Hacking Mobile Platforms
  • IoT Hacking
  • Cloud Computing and Cloud Security
  • Cryptography

Topics Covered:

Basic concepts
  • Definition of Cyber Forensics
  • Attack Vectors, Attack Surface, and Cyber Forensics
  • Main functions/phases of Cyber Forensics
  • Making your network ready for Cyber Forensics
  • Incident Detection
  • Incident Response (First Response)
  • Learnings from Incidents
  • Importance of Communication and Containment
  • Forensics Analysis
  • Why mobile devices provide a convenient attack vector to attackers
  • Mobile Security breach scenarios
  • Anatomy of an APK file
  • What is code obfuscation and how do malicious actors use it to hide malicious content in the file
  • NIST 800-61 – Computer Security Incident Handling Guide
  • Incident Handling Checklist
    • Detection and Analysis
    • Containment, Eradication and Recovery
    • Post-Incident Activity
  • ISO Standards – ISO 27000 Definitions
  • ISO Standards – ISO/IEC 27043, ISO/IEC 27037, ISO/IEC 27035
  • Evidence Acquisition
    • Network Acquisition
    • Remote Acquisition
    • Memory Acquisition
  • ISO Standards – ISO 27000 Definitions
  • ISO Standards – ISO/IEC 27043, ISO/IEC 27037, ISO/IEC 27035
  • Evidence Acquisition
    • Network Acquisition
    • Remote Acquisition
    • Memory Acquisition
  • Software based write blocking
  • Hardware write blocking
  • Linux
    • Understanding Linux file structure
    • Important logs in Linux
    • Enabling audit logs
    • Creating an audit trail of the system
    • Identifying deleted files
    • Recovering lost data
  • Windows
    • Understanding Windows file structure
    • Understanding the Windows Registry
    • Important logs in Windows
    • Understanding the Windows Event Viewer
    • Using PowerShell to read Windows Event logs and send to syslog
    • Identifying deleted files
    • Recovering lost data
  • Dumping and Dump Analysis
    • Capturing packets
    • Packet capture analysis
    • Dumping memory
    • Dumping processes
  • Importance of MACB (Modified, Accessed, Changed, Birth)
  • Timelining
    • Memory Analysis Timeline Creation
    • Filesystem Timeline Creation and Analysis
    • Windows Time Rules (File Copy versus File Move)
    • Filesystem Timeline Creation Using Sleuthkit and fls
    • Bodyfile Analysis and Filtering Using the mactime Tool
    • Super Timeline Creation and Analysis
  • Timeline Creation with log2timeline/Plaso
  • Filtering the Super Timeline Using psort
  • Super Timeline Analysis
  • Disk structures
  • File formats and extensions
  • File system metadata and file metadata
  • Windows Artifact Analysis
  • USB Connections
  • Shell Items (Shortcuts, File Opening/ Closing, Folder Access)
  • Prefetch and Recycle bin analysis
  • Web Browsers analysis
  • Cloud Storage File and Metadata Examinations
  • Reporting and Learnings

FAQs

Cybersecurity is the practice of securing or protecting systems, networks, devices, applications, and sensitive data from cyberattacks from malicious actors. Such attacks are aimed to compromise the security and privacy by unauthorized access of sensitive information, by tampering with or destroying the system, or even by blocking access to the system and its contents. Cybersecurity mainly deals with digital data.

A few analogies we can think of about cybersecurity are:

  • Putting a lock on the main gate of your house while taking care of security inside your house in the forms of compartmentalization and layered security
  • Controlling who and what can enter your house, keeping out unwanted visitors
  • Keeping a guard on duty who assesses and stops threats before they can harm or damage your premises
  • Keeping your most confidential, sensitive, and important documents in fire-proof safe or in bank locker

Information Security (or InfoSec) is synonymous in most contexts. However, it focuses on protecting any type of data, not just digital data. Information Security also deals with compliance and policies to protect the data and not just the techniques.

Hence, cybersecurity can be thought of as a subset of Information Security. Information Security is the overarching area covering a wide array of security-related considerations, including Cybersecurity, Encryption, Disaster Recovery, and so on.

The attackers or malicious actors take advantage of the design flaws of the system or network, or else try to brute force their way into it. Such attacks aim to compromise security and privacy by unauthorized access to sensitive information, tampering with or destroying the system, or even blocking access to the system and its contents.

Cybersecurity deals with protecting digital data from such attackers. Cybersecurity professionals act like soldiers at our border trying to protect systems with critical, confidential and sensitive information.

Every organization today needs to protect themselves given the loss they can incur if they are attacked by such treat actors. This is where Cybersecurity professions provide the eyes, ear and nose for the 360-degree security.

  • Cybersecurity is needed every in-today’s world:
    Cybersecurity is used to protect critical, confidential and sensitive information and digital assets in area like Finance, Retail, Large Enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Smart Cities, Travel industry, and anything else we see around us
  • It is also used extensively behind the scenes to protect us from threat actors at the national level, thereby helping in national security
  • Defense forces use Cybersecurity to protect us from external attackers and protect their sensitive information of national interest

This course is for you, if you are:
  • A professional in another area who is exploring cybersecurity as a career option
  • A student who would like to get practical skill set in cybersecurity as part of your academics or as a career option
  • A fresh graduate who wants to get into the exciting field of Cybersecurity
  • A cybersecurity professional or researcher trying to enhance your knowledge
  • A faculty teaching cybersecurity or information security
  • Cybersecurity professionals possess an overall and complete view of things
  • They understand the deep working of the system and solution very well. They know OS internals, protocols, system architecture, the Internet, etc.
  • Senior cybersecurity professionals are domain experts and hence can advise on features and solutions even outside of their comfort zone
  • Cybersecurity professionals are very curious individuals who love solving complex problems and overcoming new challenges. They are also able to pick up new skills within days
  • The compensation for cybersecurity jobs is above average, and hence it results in a rewarding career

If you love system programming and OS internals, and have a very keen analytical ability, then Cybersecurity is the right choice for you

  • Our learning approach focuses on making the learners curious about the subject so that the learning is self-sustained. This is done by teaching all the concepts in a simple-to-understand way backed by hands-on assignments, quizzes, discussions, and real-world case studies.

    We also assess the competence of all the learners on a periodic basis and then work with them to ensure they are job ready.

    The learning approach focuses on getting mastery in important areas of Cybersecurity so that you can:

    • Know the threat actors
    • Know your digital assets
    • Protect your data
    • Prevent malware
    • Be compliant
  • If you want to become a lifelong learner, have a responsible position in reputed companies, become one of the most important gates for the safety and security of you product, and have a rewarding career, cybersecurity is for you. Please note, these points are related to each other and hence rather than achieving them one at a time, you work on all and level up in each of them as you practice.There is many jobs open in all the areas of Cybersecurity. Typically, a cybersecurity professional can work on one of areas when they are starting their career:

     

    • Penetration testing or Pen Testing, to bring out the weaknesses
    • Vulnerability and Threat Surface Assessment to find the attack surface
    • Security Posture Identification to understand the overall posture of the system
    • Passive Scanning and Reconnaissance to gather information
    • Compliance and Governance with international standards, e.g., GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPPA
    • Intrusion Detection and Anomaly Detection by using Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning models
    • Digital Forensics for solving a cybercrime
    • System Hardening to make the system less vulnerable to attacks
    • SecOps or Security Operations to automate and standardize various operations
    • Security games to simulate offensive and defensive security – Blue Team, Red Team, Purple Team
    • Reverse Engineering to find insights which are visible by any other means
    • Working with SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and APM (Application Performance Monitoring) for analysis at scale
    • Report, monitor and mitigate vulnerabilities using standard frameworks like SCAP (CVE, CVSS, etc.)
    • And many other things…

As part of this course, we will understand how Cybersecurity is used in the industry. Afterwards we will work on industry projects to provide you with the depth of knowledge and experience needed with work with such projects. You will need to use your knowledge of several areas of Cybersecurity to work on these projects.

Projects:

  • Create your own Vulnerability Scanner
  • Create a tool for assessing Cyber Forensics readiness of a system
  • Identify Attack Surface of a system
  • Identify security misconfiguration in Windows and Linux systems
  • Collecting Cyber Forensic evidence as a First Responder in case of a security incident

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