Dark Web Analyst Course Outline
Our courses are boosted with Training Camp’s exam prep methodology so your course content will always be up-to-date with the most current version of the exam. The following topics are general guidelines for the content. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the outline below may change at any time without notice.
DOMAIN 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF IT SECURITY
A walkthrough of fundamental IT concepts and foundations
• Understand and Apply Concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, and Anonymity
• Security Governance Principles
• Principles of Security
• Identification, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
• Cryptography and Asset Protection Techniques
• Distinctions between Privacy, Anonymity, and related goals
• Establishing a Private Investigation Workstation
• Principles of Virtualization and the Merits and Flaws of Various Options
• Private Browsing and Tracker/Fingerprint Mitigation
• Out-of-Band Communication Techniques
• Verification of Authenticity Regarding the Acquisition and Installation of Tools
DOMAIN 2: GOVERNANCE, RISK, AND COMPLIANCE
An exploration of organizational concepts, risk management, and legal/regulatory concerns.
• Concepts of Governance
• Understand Legal and Regulatory Issues that Pertain to Information Security globally
• Working with Law Enforcement (developed in conjunction with the Secret Service)
• Understand and Apply Dark Web Threat Modeling
• Forensics Investigations and the Dark Web
• Understand Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Plans in relation to Dark Web attacks
• Understand and Implement Dark Web Professional Ethics
• Establish and Manage Security Education, Training, and Awareness of CIAA Topics
DOMAIN 3 – HISTORY OF THE INTERNET, DEEP WEB AND DARK WEB
A historical account of modern networking and the origins and definitions of the Web
• Definitions and Terminology
• History of the Internet
• History of the Deep Web
• Understanding the Deep Web
• History of the Dark Web
• Applying the Dark Web in a modern context
DOMAIN 4 – NETWORKING AND ROUTING ON THE DARK WEB
A technical account of modern networking and the role of TOR and Dark Net infrastructure.
• Communication Models
• Routing the Internet Protocol (IP)
• Observing Traffic Across a Network
• About TOR—The Onion Router
• Other Dark Networks (e.g. I2P)
• Understanding Dark Networks
• Understanding End-To-End Encryption
• Understanding Virtual Private Networks
• Drawing Distinctions Between VPN Privacy and Dark Web Anonymity
• Principles of Cryptography, Dark Networks, and Establishing Anonymity
DOMAIN 5 – ANONYMITY, THE DARK WEB, AND YOU
A discussion and explanation of technical and organizational implications for anonymity.
• Establishing and Maintaining Anonymity
• Discovering and Understanding Dark Web Content
• Establishing and Maintaining a Presence on the Dark Web
• Moving Between Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Content
• Identifying Best Practices
• Understanding and Using Cryptocurrency
• Leveraging Cryptocurrency Soft and Hard Wallets
• Exploring Dark Web Link Lists
• Exploring Dark Web Search Options
• Understanding Dark Web Markets
• Buying and Selling on the Dark Web
• Detecting and Avoiding Fraud on the Dark Web
• Leveraging Anonymous Messaging on the Dark Web
• Securely Storing Information
DOMAIN 6 – CRAWLERS AND DATA DISCOVERY IN THE DARK WEB
A high-level framework of analysis including GRC implications and praxis.
• Understanding Principles of OSInt
• Leveraging a Custom Information Discovery Framework
• Establishing Incident Response and Controls Introduction
• Navigating, Building, and Using Crawlers
• Integrating Dark Web into defender activities
Certified Dark Web Analyst -Course Objectives
• Learning the origin and motives beyond Dark Network creation and evolution
• Relating Dark Web marketplaces and exfiltrated corporate assets
• Relating Dark Web content to your organization’s effort to secure assets
• Learning to find content on the Dark Web given the lack of conventional search
• Leveraging anonymizing technologies to enhance investigative efforts
• Capitalizing on the distinctions between privacy and anonymity
• Exploring technologies that provide or enhance privacy and anonymity
• Creating an anonymous Dark Web persona
• Conducting investigations with anonymous messaging and network access
• Gaining entry to otherwise restricted forums and markets
• Learning how cryptocurrencies and exploring alternatives beyond Bitcoin
• Learning how cryptocurrencies can be traceable and which ones afford greater anonymity
• Establishing methods for collecting and storing data securely
• Learning how and why work with Law Enforcement can facilitate investigation
• Learning how to configure a private and anonymous workstation
• Learning about alternative messaging technologies such as Bitmessage
• Learning about alternative Dark Networks such as I2P (Invisible Internet Project)
• Learning how to find exfiltrated data on the Dark Web
• Analyzing data on the Dark Web and answering questions such as:
• How did data get on the Dark Web?
• How can we minimize the effects of that data exfiltration?
• How can we enhance our abilities to detect/prevent future exfiltration?
• Making use of the Dark Web response as part of Incident Management
• Making Dark Web a source for research regarding competitors and subjects of interest
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Certified Dark Web Analyst -Target Student
Any information security professional, including the CISO, Red Team, and Business Analyst, Network Security Administrator, and Risk Management Professional, can substantially benefit from an enhanced appreciation for private and anonymous technologies. This course is primarily designed for information security professionals who are tasked with conducting investigations and defending organizational assets. This training will augment the expertise of Penetration Testers exploring new avenues of potential exploit.
In addition, business analysts can benefit by exploring additional sources of information regarding threats to organizational assets. Risk management professionals can glean information about current threats to organizational assets. Network administrations will better be able to determine whether such technologies are being used on corporate networks without authorization. CISOs will be able to better establish policy regarding the safe habits of employees and interactions with customers. Further, privacy enthusiasts, concerned with their ability to establish and maintain safer online habits, will learn valuable techniques and concepts necessary to operate over private connections and Dark Networks.