Course Title :

Defenders Game : Cyber Frameworks


Course Details:

In this program, middle or high school students with prior networking knowledge learns the basics of a Cyber Security Analyst,  providing a foundation for employment in a Security Operations Center. Skills are in accordance with the NICE  Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE 800-181 Rv 1). 


Duration: 12hrs; 2hrs per week for 6 weeks 

Max Students: 10 

DoD Cyber Workforce Framework Codes: 

  • Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: AN-XA-001) 
  • Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: AN-TD-001) 
  • Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: AN-TD-002) 
  • Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: OM-FO-001) 
  • Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: OM-FO-002) 
  • Work Role ID: 221 (NIST: IN-CI-001) 

Computer Specifications 

• Processor Speed: 1.90 GHz up to 3.80 GHz 

• 8GB Ram 

• 250GB Space 


• Wireshark 

• Snort 

• Putty 

• Browser History Viewer 

• Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel) 

• Notepad++ 

Intro Topics 

– Knowledge of most common ports/protocols 

– Knowledge of OSI & TCP/IP Model

Basic Topic 

  • Recognizes the Incident Response Process 
  • Analyzes network information through various operating systems ? Navigates through directories through various operating systems;  ? Investigates malicious activity utilizing Windows SysInternals ? Recognizes the alert of an intrusion detection system 
  • Identifies the most common cyber security attacks 
  • Accesses systems via putty and remote desktop protocol 

Intermediate Topics 

• Identifies and detects malicious activities found in various log sources • Builds various rules and queries to detect malicious activities • Navigates and parses pertinent information from various log sources • Utilizes various tools to obtain pertinent information 

• Discovers network assets via NMAP 

• Analyzes indicators of compromise using Open Source Intelligence Tools • Identifies if network assets have vulnerabilities  

• Defends network assets from malware attacks 

Hands-on Exercises 

• Access the labs via the go-by handouts 

• Utilize university e-mail to ask content specific questions • Remind to take survey 

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