DHS Sponsored Counter Cyberterrorism Training

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 3, 2011 at 7:30 AM until 4:30 AM

Location: State Preparedness Training Center

Phone: (800) 635-6310



Event Description

The Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative (CDI), a training program within the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), University of Arkansas (UA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting registrations for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified cyberterrorism training courses to be delivered on October 3-7, 2011 at Oriskany, New York. Training is provided at no cost to qualified individuals and focuses on enhancing cyberterrorism prevention, preparedness, and response capabilities of various agencies across the country. Attendees learn current concepts and tools in cyberterrorism defense/response via expert instruction and hands-on applications. Please see the information provided below for course descriptions, prerequisites, and instructions on how to register.

Who may attend:
Technical personnel who work for public safety (sworn or non-sworn) or emergency response agencies, state and local government, public utilities, hospitals/health care providers, colleges, universities and some private corporations. This includes technical managers; however a manager must meet the technical prerequisites as indicated below.

Private corporation attendees are admitted on a space available basis. Preference is given to attendees from local, city, state, federal, or tribal public agencies.

The two following four and one-half day classes will be provided:

Comprehensive Cyberterrorism Defense (CCD)
This course is an advanced level hands-on course where knowledge and experience is required. Participants must meet one of the following criteria:

Minimum Prerequisite: Participants should have a minimum of 2 years experience in the security field preferably as a system or network administrator, or should have successfully completed the CDI SENTINEL course, Cybersecurity: Prevention, Deterrence and Recovery (PDR).

Preferred Prerequisite: Any experience with penetration testing, plus a minimum of 3 years experience as a system or network administrator or in the security field.
CCD will expose participants to potential attack methods from cyberterrorists. After an introduction to cyberterrorism, 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 cyberterrorism defenses and emerging trends.

Cyberterrorism First Responder (CFR)
CFR is an advanced level hands-on course where specific network and security knowledge and experience is required. Alternative experience may be considered in lieu of listed requirements, based upon seating availability and review by CDI admissions staff.

Minimum Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 years experience as a system/network administrator or as a cybersecurity professional is required. An intermediate understanding of network concepts, to include TCP/IP and Domain Name Services (DNS), along with general knowledge of computer operating systems is also required.
Preferred Prerequisite: Completion of the CDI Course, Incident Handling and Response; any experience with handling cyber incidents; plus, a minimum of 3 years experience as a system or network administrator, or a minimum of 4 years experience as a cybersecurity professional.

CFR will define the steps for handling specific types of cyberterror incidents, including incident assessment, detection and analysis for security incidents, and the containing, eradicating, and recovering process from a system, or network-based incident. Participants will learn to (1) Identify, define, and practice first-hand the many tools and resources required in the cyberterror incident response process that the first responder must bring to bear in order to accurately and successfully detect, analyze, and mitigate a cyberterror incident; (2) Describe the Cyberterrorism First Responder (CFR) process, to include emergency assessment, emergency containment, emergency eradication, emergency restoration, post-emergency response, and the hand-off; (3) Describe the follow-up, secondary incident response techniques, and the proper integration of these activities into the CFR process; and (4) Define the proper techniques used to properly review, critique, and build upon the CFR process through a series of review meetings and lessons-learned methods.

Class information
Both courses will be held in Oriskany, New York the week of October 3-7, 2011 at the following location:

State Preparedness Training Center
5900 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY 13424

Classes are offered free of charge, however space is limited! To register please access our web site:

To obtain more information contact: (800) 635-6310.

New York contact is:
Office of Counter Terrorism Training and Exercises Unit
Phone: 518-242-5004
Fax: 518-485-8469

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