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Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®- CCA)

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Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program

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Courses are presented by two leading experts in cybersecurity analysis and the learning material is aligned with leading industry standards in cybersecurity.

IIBA and IEEE Computer Society’s program provides the credibility of a joint certification and the opportunity to learn key cybersecurity concepts and tools business analysis professionals need to demonstrate core competencies.


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The exam consists of 75 multiple choice, knowledge-based questions and must be completed within 90 minutes.

It is a live, online-delivered exam that requires a computer, webcam, microphone, and access to the Internet.

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Cybersecurity Analysis Handbooks

The cybersecurity learning modules provide the basics of cybersecurity needed to assist in the overall cybersecurity solution. The comprehensive resources provide the essential concepts to assist in the overall cybersecurity solution.

To complement our Cybersecurity Analysis Certification (IIBA-CCA), the IIBA®-CCA Certification Handbook is now available. 

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Cybersecurity Analysis

An Overview: The Elements of Cybersecurity Analysis (Modules 1-9)

This member-exclusive PDF provides business professionals with a solid understanding of cybersecurity analysis and the essential concepts to assist in the overall cybersecurity solution.

Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis Exam Resources

Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis Competencies and Proficiency Levels per Knowledge Area

Definitions of skill and knowledge levels used:

Level 1 (CCA) - Practical Knowledge or General Awareness:

Limited practical experience. Expertise is developed in a safe, structured environment (small, less complex efforts) where guidance is both sought and provided

Basic Knowledge: Has a fundamental awareness of basic skills and knowledge involved in the work.

Understands: Recognizes the key elements of the work and why they are important. However, not expected to have the experience nor skill to execute

Follows Rules: Adheres to prescribed ways to complete the work but needs rules and guidelines to successfully execute.

The competency elements are grouped into eight Knowledge Areas:

1: Cybersecurity Overview and Basic Concepts

1.1 General Awareness: Understands the role of Business Analysis in Cybersecurity
1.2 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to conduct a stakeholder analysis
1.3 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules using existing documentation to draft a RACI for a Cybersecurity project or program initiative
1.4 General Awareness: Understands how to locate the organization's security framework or model, or know that one does not yet exist
1.5 General Awareness: Understands what an Information Security Management System (ISMS) is and its objective
1.6 General Awareness: Understands what data privacy is
1.7 General Awareness: Understands the difference between an internal and external audit.
1.8 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules and knows the difference between compliance and best practice

2: Enterprise Risk

2.1 General Awareness: Understands what a cyber risk is
2.2 General Awareness: Basic Knowledge of what a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment is
2.3 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules for the inputs to a Business Case that BAs are typically responsible for
2.4 General Awareness: Understands what Disaster Recovery Plans and Business Continuity Plans are
2.5 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to develop a business process flow diagram, and identify steps along the path that present potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities

3: Cybersecurity Risks and Controls

3.1 General Awareness: Understands what Cybersecurity Controls are and where to find various versions
3.2 General Awareness: Understands the three attributes of secure information: confidentiality, integrity and availability
3.3 General Awareness: Understands the difference between a cyber threat and a cyber vulnerability
3.4 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to identify typical impacts of a cyber-attack to an organization

4: Securing the Layers

4.1 General Awareness: Understands that there are multiple layers of technology to protect
4.2 General Awareness: Understands what is meant by Endpoint Security

5: Data Security

5.1 General Awareness: Understands what Information Classification means
5.2 General Awareness: Understands what Information Categorization means
5.3 General Awareness: Understands what Data Security at Rest means
5.4 General Awareness: Understands what Data Security in Transit means
5.5 General Awareness: Understands what Encryption is
5.6 General Awareness: Understands what a Digital Signature is

6: User Access Control

6.1 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to set up authorization
6.2 General Awareness: Understands what authentication is
6.3 General Awareness: Understands what access control means
6.4 General Awareness: Understands what Privileged Account Management is
6.5 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules and is familiar with key actions employees should take responsibility for to maintain security
6.6 General Awareness: Understands the principle of least privilege
6.7 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to elicit user access requirements

7: Solution Delivery

7.1 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to identify a Security Requirement when presented with a list of requirements
7.2 General Awareness: Understands what SaaS, IaaS and PaaS are
7.3 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to document a current state business process including current technology
7.4 General Awareness: Understands a target state business process for a cybersecurity initiative
7.5 Practical Knowledge: Follows Rules to map cybersecurity solution components back to security requirements

8: Operations

8.1 General Awareness: Understands how to create and maintain a risk log
8.2 General Awareness: Basic Knowledge of the four risk treatment options: Accept, Avoid, Transfer, Mitigate
8.3 General Awareness: Understands what residual risk is
8.4 General Awareness: Understands how to create a report template for Security metrics
8.5 General Awareness: Understands Root Cause Analysis

Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis Exam Sample Questions

1. What risk attribute must be tracked on a Risk Log to ensure someone is held accountable for the risk?

A) Risk Response Plan.
B) Risk Owner.
C) Risk Category.
D) Risk Score.

2. What is the difference between a policy and a standard for cybersecurity?

A) A policy defines objectives and governance; a standard describes how to implement policies through specific controls.
B) A policy is a guideline, whereas a standard must be followed.
C) Policies are internal to the enterprise; standards are mandated by external regulators.
D) Standards define what an enterprise must do, whereas policies describe how a standard is implemented.

3. The business case for cybersecurity support should include:

A) Assessment of potential providers and a ranking of their capabilities.
B) Implementation plans describing outsourcing arrangements.
C) Analysis of potential risks, including the probability and impact of the risk.
D) Detailed metrics that will be used to assess the performance of the selected vendor.

4. Examples of encryption technology controls for data in transit are:

A) information categorization and multi-factor authentication.
B) cryptographic policy management and training.
C) concurrent session control and firewalls.
D) hardware security modules and certificate authorities.

5. The law of diminishing returns needs to be considered as the:

A) cost can decrease exponentially along with the returns.
B) cost can decrease exponentially while the returns may not.
C) cost can increase exponentially while the returns may not.
D) cost can increase exponentially along with the returns.

6. Application Programming Interface (API) is a mechanism:

A) for calling functions usually real-time.
B) for accessing databases usually overnight.
C) for triggering operations usually real-time.
D) for initiating updates usually overnight.

7. What is benchmarking?

A) A survey of the market.
B) A comparison of practices or results to those of other organizations.
C) A risk assessment method that compares vulnerabilities to known attacks on other peer organizations.
D) A way to identify and implement innovative practices not found in other organizations.

8. In Security Engineering, the Business Analyst's role is to represent the enterprise-level security requirements, to ensure that:

A) the architecture and designs align with the organization's core goals and strategic direction.
B) employees are trained to recognize phishing attacks.
C) a control framework is in place.
D) an organizational risk assessment includes assets used by engineering teams.

9. A certificate chain is a series of certificates issued by successive 'Certificate Authorities' that trace a path of certificates

A) from the branch in the hierarchy to a leaf in the hierarchy.
B) from a leaf in the hierarchy to the branch in the hierarchy.
C) from the root in the hierarchy to a branch in the hierarchy.
D) from a branch in the hierarchy to the root of the hierarchy.

10. Root cause analysis is used to:

A) monitor ongoing, problematic data access.
B) secure information stored in databases.
C) eliminate threats.
D) identify classification categories.

11. What is the primary purpose of bolstering the physical security of IT assets?

A) To preserve the cost that was invested in those IT assets.
B) To protect the data and information within the IT assets where it is stored and transmitted.
C) To comply with the regulations.
D) To match what the peer companies are doing.

12. What type of access is granted for groups of employees based on job classification and function?

A) Information Classification.
B) Role Based Access.
C) Preferred Access.
D) Shared Account.

13. The amount of risk an organization requires to meet their goals is called:

A) risk appetite.
B) vulnerability impact.
C) risk management.
D) risk capacity.

14. Which principle should be followed when gathering access control requirements?

A) Principle of Least Privilege.
B) Principle of Defense in Depth.
C) Principle of Thinking Evil.
D) Principle of Simplicity.

15. Unchecked user input is a cause of vulnerabilities because:

A) the users may be able to exploit a bug.
B) the user may have malware installed on their computer that will be able to intercept information.
C) it may allow unintended direct execution of commands.
D) passwords may be easily guessed by outsiders.

1. B)
2. A)
3. C)
4. D)
5. C)
6. A)
7. B)
8. A)
9. D)
10. C)
11. B)
12. B)
13. D)
14. A)
15. C)

Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis Exam Blueprint

Cybersecurity Overview and Basic Concepts 14%
Enterprise Risk 14%
Cybersecurity Risks and Controls 12%
Securing the Layers 5%
Data Security 15%
User Access Control 15%
Solution Delivery 13%
Operations 12%

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