Aug 19

CyberSec First Responder (CFR) - Now a Required Certification

The concept of a Cyber EMT is powerful. Anyone can be first to respond, but not everyone can respond effectively. CyberSec First Responders (CFR) are trained to keep the patient alive and minimize the damage.

As of July 6, 2017, the recently established CyberSec First Responder Certification was approved as a DOD 8570 IA baseline certification. Among the current family of required cyber training, CFR takes a giant leap forward in empowering IT professionals to play a critical role in protecting the organization.    

CyberSec First Responder course serves both role-based and cross functional training objectives; the training provides IT professionals with needed skills before, during, and after a security breach. CFR training is well suited to help individuals serve in key roles dealing with Cybercrimes, forensics, defense analysis, and incident response as well as threat communications. 

CFR National Initiative. National Resilience Depends on Bold Cybersecurity Leaders.

Here is what we are doing.  Tyche Consulting, LLC is involved in a national effort to build resilient cybersecurity workforce. Specifically, our goal is to attract new talent, train, and certify a national workforce of Cyber Security First Responders. We are working with businesses of all sizes, industry leaders, government mission owners, law enforcement, academic institutions, and interested cyber professionals to prepare for the next generation of cyber threats.


Mike Echols, CEO and Sr. Practice Lead

POC - Megen Gildon, Mission Engagement Lead


Train.Certify.Defend Movement - Coming to ATL
9:00 am09:00

Train.Certify.Defend Movement - Coming to ATL

  • Atlanta, Ga

Stay posted. Tyche will be hosting a CyberSAFE training event to educate small businesses and consultants on end-user risks. On the same day, Tyche will be hosting a separate evening, happy-hour cyber forum.  

CyberSec First Responder Meet and Greet
5:00 pm17:00

CyberSec First Responder Meet and Greet

  • 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD, 20852 United States

Attracting and inspiring the next generation of cyber talent.  Tyche and UMD will host a CyberSec First Responder Meet and Greet. Come learn about how CFR training is evolving the traditional incident responder role.  CFR professionals focus on triage and effective threat communication (to all stakeholders.  

"If we don’t act, we’ll leave our nation and our economy vulnerable. If we do, we can continue to protect the technologies that have unleashed untold opportunities for people around the globe.” President Obama. 

March 2017 - CyberSAFE Readiness - Get Trained, Get Certified
9:00 am09:00

March 2017 - CyberSAFE Readiness - Get Trained, Get Certified

  • 1700 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD, 20852 United States

CyberSAFE Readiness training session on March 16, 2017 from 9:00AM to 12:15PM

Enroll Here

What is CyberSAFE Readiness? --- The CyberSAFE Readiness training enables consultants, members, and employees of any organization to identify many of the common risks associated with using conventional end-user technology. Delivered in a half-day or less, CyberSAFE also prepares learners to earn their Certified CyberSAFE credential.

Instructor-Led CyberSAFE Readiness Course --- Students are immersed in a course that takes them though the essentials of identifying the need to improve organizational security and safely protect themselves. CyberSAFE builds on an understanding of how we interact on computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet. The course is delivered in a collaborative environment where open discussions are encouraged.

CyberSAFE Students --- Individuals who pass the assessment are eligible to receive the Certified CyberSAFE credential from Logical Operations.

HR ISAO Planning Meeting
2:30 pm14:30

HR ISAO Planning Meeting

Tyche and International Association of Certified ISAOs meeting to stand up the First HR Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.

5:00 pm17:00

Cybersecurity Workforce Forum - IACI and Tyche

Dec 20, 2016 - Hosted by Tyche Consulting, LLC in collaboration with the International Association of Certified ISAOs (*Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations). The forum focused on helping organizations educate, recruit, train and retain a qualified cybersecurity workforce.  Guests included human capitalist strategists, educators, certification providers, instructors, policy advocates, IA and Cybersecurity professionals, recruiters, and Sr. HR professionals. Discussions and short presentations included:

  • Attracting and inspiring the next generation of cyber talent - the 2017 partnership approach. 

  • Triage and threat communication training across specialty, function, role, occupation, and sector (i.e. CyberSec First Responder).

  • NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) workforce framework and the new CyberSeek tool (actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market) presented by NIST.