CBRCOR: Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies

The Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies (CBRCOR) course guides you through cybersecurity operations fundamentals, methods, and automation. The knowledge you gain in this course will prepare you for the role of Information Security Analyst on a Security Operations Center (SOC) team.

You will learn foundational concepts and their application in real-world scenarios, and how to leverage playbooks in formulating an Incident Response (IR). The course teaches you how to use automation for security using cloud platforms and a SecDevOps methodology. You will learn the techniques for detecting cyberattacks, analyzing threats, and making appropriate recommendations to improve cybersecurity.

This course prepares you for the 350-201 CBRCOR core exam.


Cybersecurity analysts, engineers, investigators and incident responders.


Attendees should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Familiarity with UNIX/Linux shells (bash, csh) and shell commands
  • Familiarity with the Splunk search and navigation functions
  • Basic understanding of scripting using one or more of Python, JavaScript, PHP or similar

Recommended prerequisites:

Course objectives:

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the types of service coverage within a SOC and operational responsibilities associated with each.
  • Compare security operations considerations of cloud platforms.
  • Describe the general methodologies of SOC platforms development, management, and automation.
  • Explain asset segmentation, segregation, network segmentation, micro-segmentation, and approaches to each, as part of asset controls and protections.
  • Describe Zero Trust and associated approaches, as part of asset controls and protections.
  • Perform incident investigations using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and/or security orchestration and automation (SOAR) in the SOC.
  • Use different types of core security technology platforms for security monitoring, investigation, and response.
  • Describe the DevOps and SecDevOps processes.
  • Explain the common data formats, for example, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), HTML, XML, Comma-Separated Values (CSV).
  • Describe API authentication mechanisms.
  • Analyze the approach and strategies of threat detection, during monitoring, investigation, and response.
  • Determine known Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and Indicators of Attack (IOAs).
  • Interpret the sequence of events during an attack based on analysis of traffic patterns.
  • Describe the different security tools and their limitations for network analysis (for example, packet capture tools, traffic analysis tools, network log analysis tools).
  • Analyze anomalous user and entity behavior (UEBA).
  • Perform proactive threat hunting following best practices.

Course content

  • Understanding Risk Management and SOC Operations
  • Understanding Analytical Processes and Playbooks
  • Investigating Packet Captures, Logs, and Traffic Analysis
  • Investigating Endpoint and Appliance Logs
  • Understanding Cloud Service Model Security Responsibilities
  • Understanding Enterprise Environment Assets
  • Implementing Threat Tuning
  • Threat Research and Threat Intelligence Practices
  • Understanding APIs
  • Understanding SOC Development and Deployment Models
  • Performing Security Analytics and Reports in a SOC
  • Malware Forensics Basics
  • Threat Hunting Basics
  • Performing Incident Investigation and Response


Explore Cisco SecureX Orchestration
Explore Splunk Phantom Playbooks
Examine Cisco Firepower Packet Captures and PCAP Analysis
Validate an Attack and Determine the Incident Response
Submit a Malicious File to Cisco Threat Grid for Analysis
Endpoint-Based Attack Scenario Referencing MITRE ATTACK
Evaluate Assets in a Typical Enterprise Environment
Explore Cisco Firepower NGFW Access Control Policy and Snort Rules
Investigate IOCs from Cisco Talos Blog Using Cisco SecureX
Explore the ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform
Track the TTPs of a Successful Attack Using a TIP
Query Cisco Umbrella Using Postman API Client
Fix a Python API Script
Create Bash Basic Scripts
Reverse Engineer Malware
Perform Threat Hunting
Conduct an Incident Response


This course is recommended as preparation for the following exam:

Exam 350-201 CBRCOR: Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies