CREATING A CSIRT

CREATING A COMPUTER SECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM

This one-day course is designed for managers and project leaders who have been tasked with implementing a computer security incident response team (CSIRT). This course provides a high-level overview of the key issues and decisions that must be addressed in establishing a CSIRT. As part of the course, attendees will develop an action plan that can be used as a starting point in planning and implementing their CSIRT. 

The course is composed of lectures and class exercises. Participants will learn the requirements for establishing an effective CSIRT, the various organisational models for a CSIRT, the variety and level of services that can be provided by a CSIRT, and the types of resources and infrastructure needed to support a team. Additionally, attendees will identify policies and procedures that should be established and implemented when creating a CSIRT. ​

AUDIENCE

  • Current and prospective CSIRT managers; C-level managers such as CIOs, CSOs, CROs; and project leaders interested in establishing or starting a CSIRT

  • Other staff who interact with CSIRTs and would like to gain a deeper understanding of how CSIRTs operate. 

OBJECTIVES

This course will help participants to:

  • Understand the requirements for establishing an effective CSIRT

  • Strategically plan the development and implementation of a new CSIRT

  • Highlight issues associated with assembling a responsive, effective team of computer security professionals

  • Identify policies and procedures that should be established and implemented

  • Understand various organisational models for a new CSIRT

  • Understand the variety and level of services that can be provided by a CSIRT

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