Cyber Analysis Training Course

Taught by members of COAR: FY2016 Slides

The growing cyber threat represents one of the most serious threats to national security that we face today.  Repeated cyber intrusions and attacks demonstrate the need for appropriate investigative actions and responses through partnerships at all levels of government.  To assist you in enhancing your ability to identify, detect, and respond to this threat, the DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) has partnered with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), and the Federal Bureau of investigation to offer a week-long cyber analysis course.

The course will provide a baseline of the concept of “cyber security,” a general overview of technical basics, an in depth discussion of threats and tactics, the resources and expertise that are currently available, and a writing and analysis exercise.  Students will come away from the class with a better understanding of the current threat environment, an enhanced ability to share cyber threat information, and a network of cyber experts with whom to share lessons learned, best practices, and resources. While the course will provide technical basics on cyber threats, vulnerabilities, exploitation, and investigative tactics, it will also focus on how to use and apply those tools and skills in the process of developing analytic products. By better understanding the technical basics associated with cyber issues, analysts will be better enabled to develop products and share information with their stakeholders, and discuss the potential impacts to or vulnerabilities within their respective area of responsibility.

Target Audience: Participation in this program is targeted for state and major urban area fusion center analysts, as well as analysts from HIDTA Investigative Support Centers (ISC), RISS Centers, and major city/county intelligence units, as well as analysts supporting State CIO/CISOs.  ** Please note, participants should be prepared to develop analytic products during this course**