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Online Course

Planning a Security Incident Response

Microsoft via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $99 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

This course is designed to help you manage an enterprise security incident, while avoiding common errors, increasing both the effectiveness and efficiency of your incident response efforts.

Syllabus

Module 1

  • Introduction
  • What is threat modelling?
  • The need for incident response plans
  • Assess vulnerabilities in your environment
  • Establish routine monitoring and review of network traffic and system performance
  • Log analysis

Module 2

  • Incident Response Policy, Plan, and Procedure Creation
  • Creation of a CSIRT
  • Establish CSIRT team roles
  • Establish governing policy

Module 3

  • Initial assessment of incident
  • Attack vectors
  • What are false positives and false negatives?
  • Determine the nature of the attack
  • Identify the systems that have been compromised
  • Choosing a containment strategy

Module 4

  • Post-incident activity
  • Protect the evidence while restoring functionality
  • Recommendations and Lessons learned
  • Security incident report

Taught by

Philip E. Helsel and Kimberly Rasmusson-Anderson

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