Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst

Course code: CITA

Exam Code: 312-85

Duration: 24 Hours

Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (C|TIA) is a training and credentialing program designed and developed in collaboration with cybersecurity and threat intelligence experts across the globe to help organizations identify and mitigate business risks by converting unknown internal and external threats into known threats. It is a comprehensive specialist-level program that teaches a structured approach for building effective threat intelligence.

The program was based on a rigorous Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the job roles involved in the field of threat intelligence. This program differentiates threat intelligence professionals from other information security professionals. It is a highly interactive, comprehensive, standards-based, intensive 3-day training program that teaches information security professionals to build professional threat intelligence.

More than 40 percent of class time is dedicated to the learning of practical skills, and this is achieved through EC-Council labs. Theory to practice ratio for C|TIA program is 60:40, providing students with a hands-on experience of the latest threat intelligence tools, techniques, methodologies, frameworks, scripts, etc. C|TIA comes integrated with labs to emphasize the learning objectives.

The C|TIA lab environment consists of the latest operating systems including Windows 10 and Kali Linux for planning, collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and disseminating threat intelligence.


After completing this course you should be able to understand:

Key issues plaguing the information security world
Importance of threat intelligence in risk management, SIEM, and incident response
Types of cyber threats, threat actors and their motives, goals, and objectives of cybersecurity attacks
Fundamentals of threat intelligence (including threat intelligence types, lifecycle, strategy, capabilities, maturity model, frameworks, etc.)
Cyber kill chain methodology, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) lifecycle, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), and pyramid of pain
Various steps involved in planning a threat intelligence program (Requirements, Planning, Direction, and Review)
Different types of data feeds, sources, and data collection methods
Threat intelligence data collection and acquisition through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Cyber Counterintelligence (CCI), Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), and malware analysis
Bulk data collection and management (data processing, structuring, normalization, sampling, storing, and visualization)
Different data analysis types and techniques including statistical Data Analysis, Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH), Structured Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (SACH), etc.)
Complete threat analysis process which includes threat modeling, fine-tuning, evaluation, runbook, and knowledge base creation
Different data analysis, threat modeling, and threat intelligence tools
Threat intelligence dissemination and sharing protocol including dissemination preferences, intelligence collaboration, sharing rules and models, TI exchange types and architectures, participating in sharing relationships, standards, and formats for sharing threat intelligence
Effective creation of threat intelligence reports
Different threat intelligence sharing platforms, acts, and regulations for sharing strategic, tactical, operational, and technical intelligence

Target Audience

Any cyber security professional who needs to understand how to gather large amounts of relevant threat information from a multitude of intelligence sources which can then be analyzed to provide threat intelligence that accurately predicts the potential threats that an organization may encounter. These individuals may be fulfilling roles such as: Ethical Hackers, Threat Intelligence Analysts, Threat Hunters, SOC Professionals, Digital Forensic and Malware Analysts, Incident Response.

Introduction to Threat Intelligence
Understanding Intelligence
Understanding Cyber Threat Intelligence
Overview of Threat Intelligence Lifecycle and Frameworks
Cyber Threats and Kill Chain Methodology
Understanding Cyber Threats
Understanding Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
Understanding Cyber Kill Chain
Understanding Indicators of Compromise (IoCs)
Requirements, Planning, Direction, and Review
Understanding Organization’s Current Threat Landscape
Understanding Requirements Analysis
Planning Threat Intelligence Program
Establishing Management Support
Building a Threat Intelligence Team
Overview of Threat Intelligence Sharing
Reviewing Threat Intelligence Program
Data Collection and Processing
Overview of Threat Intelligence Data Collection
Overview of Threat Intelligence Collection Management
Overview of Threat Intelligence Feeds and Sources
Understanding Threat Intelligence Data Collection and Acquisition
Understanding Bulk Data Collection
Understanding Data Processing and Exploitation
Data Analysis
Overview of Data Analysis
Understanding Data Analysis Techniques
Overview of Threat Analysis
Understanding Threat Analysis Process
Overview of Fine-Tuning Threat Analysis
Understanding Threat Intelligence Evaluation
Creating Runbooks and Knowledge Base
Overview of Threat Intelligence Tools
Intelligence Reporting and Dissemination
Overview of Threat Intelligence Reports
Introduction to Dissemination
Participating in Sharing Relationships
Overview of Sharing Threat Intelligence
Overview of Delivery Mechanisms
Understanding Threat Intelligence Sharing Platforms
Overview of Intelligence Sharing Acts and Regulations
Overview of Threat Intelligence Integration

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:


There are no hard set prerequisites for course attendance, however in order to apply to take the exam you must be able to show a minimum of 3 years working experience in information security or software design.

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