Understanding Indicators of Compromise Cyber Range Training (IR208)

9:00 AM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is proud to offer the Incident Response Training event, Understanding Indicators of Compromise Cyber Range Training (IR208) on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The 200-level training events are open to government employees and contractors across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government, educational partners, and critical infrastructure partners. Please use your organization email address when registering.


This course is ideal for those working in cybersecurity roles who are interested in learning technical incident response skills and requires active engagement from all participants. The course assumes a mixed audience (e.g., from disparate teams and organizations) of mixed capability.


Cyber-attacks have made headlines for years and the pace of threat activity faced by government and private sector organizations is accelerating. Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) are the digital and informational "clues" that incident responders use to detect, diagnose, halt, and remediate malicious activity in their networks. In this training, participants will be introduced to common IOCs and common protocols used to find them in their own systems.

Experience these benefits and more:

  • Importance of IOCs: Define IOCs and why tracking, investigating, and reporting IOCs are crucial to enterprise cybersecurity. Students will understand how IOCs are used for threat hunting and incident response, different types of indicators, and how to collect different categories of IOCs.
  • Practice in a realistic environment: Learn about the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework and how it supports the analysis of IOCs, potential threat actors related to the activity and their associated tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Perform lab activities to detect IOCs using the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework.
  • Expert facilitation and peer discussion: Throughout the course, expert cybersecurity engineers will moderate discussion and conduct a recovery debrief for the exercises. Participants are also encouraged to help one another and offer relevant input to address peers' questions.

This exercise is a step-by-step, facilitated experience that uses a keyboard approach to understand these topics in a realistic technical environment.

Approved registrants must attend a mandatory student technical check the day before the training to establish a connection to the course content and lab environment.


  • Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT
  • Location: Online via WebEx
  • CPE Credit: Participants can earn 4 CPE credits for attending this course.
  • Attendee Requirements: This course requires active participation. Attendees can use government-issued computers or personal computers. A second monitor is recommended.
  • Note: Audio is through WebEx; there is no external dial-in.
  • Closed captioning (English only) will be available during this training event. Previously recorded webinars are available on the CISA YouTube Channel for playback in other languages, if required.

Due to participation requirements, please register no later than 48 hours before the course starts. Cyber Insights will not accept registrations made less than 48 hours before the course start.