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DCOE (Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer) V.2 Training












DCOE (Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer) V.2 training taught by CSFI Senior Instructor Michael Walker.
DCOE V.2 Course outline:


Develop your cyberspace operations skills for the deployment of DCO, NETOPS, and OCO.

In this course, you will acquire the skills for the planning, executing, and integrating defensive cyberspace operations (DCO) into organizational missions and DCO requirements. The course builds on the planning skills learned in the Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design (ICWOD) course. Adversarial use of tools and their associated techniques are presented to assess network vulnerabilities and to defend friendly networks against adversary threats.

The course covers the use of open source tools and websites for system configuration, penetration testing, and control testing. You will use Linux and Windows command lines and unleash an attack on target servers and analyze the results. Attacks and analysis of will expose you to live attacks in a controlled environment where students can see first-hand the adversary realm of possible actions, how to detect, mitigate, and counter such activities.

Note: This course requires you to bring your own laptop preloaded with VMware Workstation 9 or 10.


Defensive Cyberspace Operations Engineer (CSFI-DCOE)

What You’ll Learn

Assess adversary intent and how threat vectors can support malicious intent
How to counter known and emerging threat vectors
Allocation and guidance for resource usage to counter adversary threats
Integration of DCO into larger organizational constructs
Deception methods
Data exfiltration and defense against exfiltration methodologies

Who Needs to Attend

Information operations officers
Information security / assurance professionals
Cybersecurity consultants
Cyber planners
Military members (J2, J3, J6)
Security analysts
Network security engineers
Penetration testers
Security engineers

Course Outline

1. Operational Environment

  • DCO Planning
  • Cloud Operations
  • Network Packet Capture and Data Exfiltration
  • Windows and Linux Operating System Differences and Configurations
  • Wireless Networks Operations and Access
  • Open Source Tool Usage
  • Network and Internet Reconnaissance

2. Defensive Methods

  • Adversary Perspective of Target Selection
  • Tool Capability and Countermeasure Planning
    • Maltego
    • Metasploit
    • Social Engineering Toolkit (SET) Usage
  • Defensive Tools for Network Threat Situational Awareness
    • DS/IPS – Snort
    • Honeypots
  • Detection Avoidance
  • Malware Analysis

3. Payload configuration and tool customization

  • Target Selection to Support Adversarial Intent
  • Tailoring Payloads to Adversary Intent
  • Payload Detection Avoidance
  • System Log Analysis
  • Sensor Adjustments
  • Payload Altering
  • Current Threat Detection
  • Emerging Threat detection

4. Web Application Defense

  • SQL Injection
  • Cross Site Scripting
  • Local File Inclusion
  • Remote File Inclusion
  • Web Shells





























Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.


Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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