Cybersecurity Analyst Training (Asynchronous and Live Workshops)


HDR’s new series of courses taught covering the HDR cybersecurity methodology. At the end of the courses, you will have all of the tools you need to build a comprehensive quantitative cybersecurity risk management solution for your enterprise. Three courses are delivered Asynchronously and five courses via Live Workshops (Teams). See schedule in drop-down menu.

How to Sign Up for Live Workshops:

1. Select dates for the 5 Live Sessions in the drop-down menu below and add to cart.

2. Registrants are sent information for completing asynchronous modules independently online.

3. Recording links for all Live Workshops are available to all participants.

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This series, delivered via a combination of self-paced Asynchronous and Live Workshops, gives the participants hands-on training in the use of Applied Information Economics (AIE). AIE is a proven and powerful quantitative analysis method used by Fortune 500 companies, federal and state governments and the U.S. military.

It consists of a total of 20 hours of training delivered in 8 separate courses. This is HDR's most comprehensive training webinar. Participants will learn how to apply quantitative analysis which measurably improves on expert judgement even in the most complex situations and with limited data. By the end of this training, there will be no "intangible" you can't measure and you will completely rethink what and how you measure things to support the biggest decisions you make. The modules included are listed below.

What you will learn:

After taking the HDR Cybersecurity Analyst Series you will be able to:

  • Identify critical flaws with commonly used risk assessment methods and how to fix them.
  • How to break down your seemingly immeasurable cybersecurity risk into detailed and well-defined trackable units.
  • Understand how to use surprisingly powerful statistical methods to quantify likelihood.
  • Construct a comprehensive Monte Carlo model with several types of impact.
  • Estimate the likelihood and impact reduction of a control framework through expert elicitation.
  • Calculate the return of control investments and how they reduce the impact of the assigned risks.
  • Harness readily available cybersecurity research to inform and improve your models.
  • Discover how to quantify your organization’s risk tolerance and control for known biases.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate risk and mitigation options to stakeholders and leadership.
  • Maximize your internal data sources to improve your model year over year.

Enhance your learning experience with not only the cybersecurity risk analysis courses but also access to Calibration, Simulations in Excel: Basic, and Simulations in Excel: Intermediate. See descriptions below.

Calibrated Probability Assessments - Duration: 3-4 hours Asynchronous

Prerequisite: None

Calibration is one of the most powerful and proven ways to improve decision-making. In this Calibration training, participants will learn how to assess subjective probabilities in a way that can be both measured and measurably improved. Each participant will see their ability to assess probabilities improve during a series of exercises where they are required to make estimates of uncertain quantities. Between exercises, they will learn additional techniques to continuously improve each estimate. By the end of the training, participants will see that their assigned probabilities reflect real uncertainty - that is, they are right 80% of the time they are 80% confident, 90% of the time they are 90% confident, and so on. This is a skill that will stick with those who learn it for a long time and will completely change how they think about estimations and probabilistic models.

The Calibrated Probability Assessments training is conducted at Within 24 hours of placing your HDR order, an email will be sent to you with the access instructions. Plan on taking 3 to 4 hours to complete the entire session in one sitting. Further instructions will be sent with the registration email.

Creating Simulations in Excel: Basic - Duration Approx. 2 hours Asynchronous

What's the chance that a project will lose money or be cancelled? What's the most likely return on investment for a given investment? How likely is a particular risk or set of risks to happen - and how severe could their impacts be?

Running simulations has been shown to measurably improve estimates in uncertain decisions, but how can you run a simulation without complicated software requiring advanced training? This webinar teaches participants how to build a powerful tool - a Monte Carlo simulation that calculates thousands of scenarios - using only Microsoft Excel, with no additional training or software required. Not even coding in Visual Basic for Excel, user-defined functions or new Excel add-ons are needed. We only need native Excel using features that are already installed. Participants will learn how to use a powerful Pseudo Random Number Generator (PRNG) developed by Doug Hubbard. This is a formula that fits in a single cell in Excel and can be used to generate thousands of random values in a way that fools many of the best statistical tests of randomness.

Creating Simulations in Excel: Intermediate - Duration Approx. 2 hours Asynchronous

Prerequisite course: Creating Simulations in Excel: Basic

Building on the methods covered in the Basic course, this course will cover more features of Excel's what-if data tables for simulations and more probability distributions to cover more real-world types of situations. We will cover more ways to use the powerful HDR multi-dimensional PRNG and how they can be used to generate random time series. We will also show how we can use the same simulations for estimating the value of additional information.

Simulations note: All material for the Simulations courses is delivered asynchronously at Questions can be posted in the course forum or emailed to the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Course Access: All course modules are completed at Within 24 hours of registration each participant will receive an email with the access information to complete the self-paced online training.

Instructor Access: Once in the online course, you can post questions in the forum or ask an instructor directly via email.

Live Webinar: See your order confirmation email for the dates chosen. Separate emails will be sent 1 week prior to each live session containing the Teams invite. Following any Live Webinar, each participant will have access to the recording. The presentation and/or spreadsheet can be found under the Course Downloads tab in the academy course.

Existing Customer? If you previously purchased Calibration Training, Simulations: Basic or Intermediate click here to inquire about your custom pricing.

Would you prefer a private webinar limited to participants from your own organization?

We offer private seminar sessions for an organization with special discounted group rates. Contact us for more information and to schedule your next training session.

Additional information

#1 Intro to Why and How to Measure Risk

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#2 Intro to Probabilistic Modeling

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#3 Build a Quantitative Cybersecurity Model

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#4 Quantifying Controls

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#5 Implementing and Planning for the Future

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Creating Simulations in Excel: Basic

Content delivered via CBT modules.

Creating Simulations in Excel: Intermediate

Content delivered via CBT modules.

Calibrated Probability Assessments

Content delivered via CBT modules.