The CyberSec First Responder™ certification (CFR-210) is now approved as U.S. DoD-8570 compliant!

Logical Operations is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the CyberSec First Responder™ (CFR-210) cyber security certification program as DoD Directive 8570 compliant. CFR is now an approved Baseline Certification for the CSSP Analyst and CSSP Incident Responder categories, and verifies the skills necessary to perform these job functions.

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YOU are the first line of defense your organization has against a cyber security attack. Don't leave it to chance, become CFR certified.

By taking an approach where an understanding of the anatomy of an attack is developed, the CyberSec First Responder™ (CFR) cyber security certification validates individuals have the high-stakes skills needed to serve their organizations before, during, and after a breach - making it far more valuable to an employer than the individual attack phases validated by certifications like CEH and CSA+.

A CyberSec First Responder™ is the first line of defense against cyber attacks that can cost an organization valuable time and money. The CyberSec First Responder™ cyber security training and certification program will prepare security professionals to become the first responders who defend against cyber attacks by teaching students to analyze threats, design secure computing and network environments, proactively defend networks, and respond/investigate cyber security incidents. 

Progressive, logical, practical and thorough, the Logical Operations' Cybersec First Responder™ course develops the skills that will propel an attendee toward a highly rewarding career comprising security.
Alain Rochon
Director, Training Services
Spark National Technical Training
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A Holistic Approach to Cyber Security Training and Certification

To defend against constant threats, cyber security professionals require a well-rounded understanding of the tools, processes, and strategies employed when protecting an information system. CFR moves beyond topic-specific training, developing the skills needed to protect information systems before, during, and after an attack - making it far more valuable to an employer than the individual attack phases validated by certifications like CEH and CSA+.

Shut the Door On Hackers

What better way to stop hackers than by preventing them from getting in to begin with? Through the development of penetration testing skills, CFR enables cyber security professionals to identify vulnerabilities before they can be leveraged by attackers. Enabling you to take a proactive approach to network security prevents attacks before they happen.

Minimize Damage - Identify Attacks Quickly

Our enemy is unknown, dangerous, and adaptive. The ability to detect and mitigate threats quickly is critical to minimizing the high-risk cost of a cyber attack. The CFR cyber security training program utilizes an immersive, hands-on environment to develop the skills and knowledge needed to cut the lag time between when a breach occurs and when it is detected.

Who Should Attend?

Ideal for those with 2+ years of experience in IT or information security, CFR prepares cyber security professionals for performing numerous tasks within an organization. From developing secure networks to identifying breaches in real time, CFR equips professionals with the skills they need to keep the hackers out.

The CFR Training Experience

The CFR cyber security training program will develop the skills professionals need in the real world. Delivered over five days, CFR utilizes an immersive lab environment, hands-on activities, and a digital learning platform with curriculum-rich content to ensure every student is equipped with the skills necessary to immediately strengthen their organizations' cyber security defenses.

Become a CyberSec First Responder™

Backed by security experts, the CFR cyber security certification is designed for cyber security practitioners who perform job functions related to defending information systems. The 120-minute exam validates the skills and knowledge needed to detect and respond to an attack.

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Download the CFR fact sheet for more information about the CFR cyber security training and certification.

The CyberSec First Responder™ cyber security certification is the result of a collaborative effort between Logical Operations and leading industry experts. Logical Operations would like to recognize and thank the many security professionals who helped make CFR possible. These workshop participants include:

- Dr. Timothy Summers, CEO, Summers & Company
- Erdal Ozkaya, Cyber security Architect, Microsoft
- Tyler Wrightson, Founder, Leet Systems

View a complete list of the distinguished security experts who contributed to the development of CFR > 

"The course covered a lot of what a computer professional needs to know to protect an organization and respond to a security incident - the material was current and well thought out.”
James Shea
Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.
Test your cyber security skills with the CyberSec First Responder™ Readiness Assessment.

Comprised of 20 questions, the CyberSec First Responder™ (exam CFR-210) Readiness Assessment is a complimentary tool to help you evaluate your current level of expertise as a cybersecurity professional, and give you a sense of the skills and knowledge you'll acquire from the CyberSec First Responder™ (exam CFR-210) cyber security training. It will also help you understand what areas of expertise might be evaluated when you take the CFR-210 cyber security certification exam.

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Why Certify?

Studies indicate 84% of employers rely on certifications to improve the reliability and efficiency of their information security teams.

Delivered in partnership with PearsonVUE, the Certified CyberSec First Responder™ cyber security certification exam does just that. Those who pass the 100 question exam will demonstrate that they have what it takes to combat a growing cyber threat.

Free ISSA Membership

CyberSec First Responder™ cyber security certification exam candidates who pass their CFR-210 exam will receive a FREE ISSA membership (valued at $95) and pre-paid ISSA chapter dues for one year (valued at up to $80 depending on location)!

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Receive CompTIA CEU Credits

CFR-210 instructor-led training courses are pre-approved for CompTIA CEU credits (1 credit per training hour) on the A+, Network+, Security+, and Cloud+ certifications. The CFR-210 certification also qualifies as 20 CEUs for A+, 30 CEUs for Network+ and Cloud+, and 50 CEUs for Security+.  

Get Access to the CFR-210 Exam Objectives
The CFR-210 exam is available now! Download the exam objectives for a thorough understanding of the skills validated by the CFR cyber security certification. Certify now!

Ready to get certified? Get your CFR cyber security certification exam voucher. 

Maintain your CFR Certification with the Continuing Education Program

Candidates who successfully pass the CyberSec First Responder™ exam will have 3 years from the date of certification to recertify. Candidates will have 2 options between which to choose:

  1. Retake the most recent version of the exam before their certification expires.
  2. Earn and submit enough continuing education credits (CECs) to recertify without retaking the exam.
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