MITRE Engenuity Launches MITRE ATT&CK Defender™ Training and Certification

March 25, 2021

While there are numerous cybersecurity training models and certification products available, cybersecurity professionals are often unable to keep pace with new, emerging threats. To help close this skills gap, MITRE Engenuity has launched MITRE ATT&CK Defender™ to train and certify practitioners in the real-world application of the MITRE ATT&CK® knowledge base. 

MAD is a training and certification product produced by MITRE's own ATT&CK subject matter experts to help defenders adopt and use ATT&CK for threat-informed defense. Learners can access free training directly through the cybersecurity training platform Cybrary.  You can register as a free user and search for MITRE ATT&CK Defender courses. 

The initial catalog will include three courses and will expand over the next year:

  • ATT&CK Fundamentals: How ATT&CK and a threat-informed mindset can help focus our efforts towards understanding how to improve defenses against real-world adversaries.
  • ATT&CK SOC Assessments: How to leverage ATT&CK to conduct Security Operations Center (SOC) assessments.
  • ATT&CK Cyber Threat Intelligence: How to apply ATT&CK to improve threat intelligence practices.

Beyond the free training, learners can also sign up for a paid MAD subscription, which gives them access to a constantly growing family of certifications. Each credential affirms that the individual has met MITRE Engenuity's definition of real-world mastery, knowledge, and proficiency to apply ATT&CK in a particular subject area, such as developing ATT&CK-based cyber threat intelligence or using ATT&CK to assess SOC operations. Learn more and access the full slate of MAD online training and certifications.

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