We are a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)™ education and training provider, with our courses aligned with the NICE Framework. Our adherence to these standards ensures that our education solutions are the latest and most relevant for students and professionals pursuing a cyber career. Students who complete the lab suite are awarded a CSA Certificate, the only certificate aligned with the Cyber Defense Analyst position in the NICE Framework. The NICE Framework KSAs (Knowleges, Skills, and Abilities) required for a Cyber Defense Analyst role include:
Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determineits usefulness for intelligence.Collect and Operate
Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.
Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technolgoy (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.
Operate and Maintain
Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.
Oversee and Govern
Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.
Protect and Defend
Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
Conceptualizes, designs, procures, and/or builds secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development.