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Deploying a Cyber Security Incident Response Team

Incident Handling

You will realise the importance of having and following pre-defined CSIRT policies and procedures; understanding the technical issues relating to commonly reported attack types; perform analysis and response tasks for various sample incidents. You apply critical thinking skills in responding to incidents and identifying potential problems to avoid while participating in CSIRT work. 

The course is designed to provide insight into an incident handler's work. It will give an overview of the incident handling arena, including CSIRT services, intruder threats, and the nature of incident response activities. 

This course is for staff who have little or no incident handling experience. It provides a basic introduction to the significant incident handling tasks and critical thinking skills to help incident handlers perform their daily work. It is recommended to those new to incident handling work. You will have the opportunity to participate in sample incidents that you might face on a day-to-day basis. 

NOTE: This course accrues points towards a Masters in Cyber Security from the Software Engineers Institute

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Who should do this course?

  • Staff with little or no incident handling experience

  • Experienced incident handling staff who would like to improve processes and skillsets against best practices

  • Anyone who would like to learn about fundamental incident handling functions and activities

What you will learn

This course will help you to

  • Deploy your staff to defend your business against a cyber attack.

  • Recognise the importance of following well-defined processes, policies, and procedures for your business.

  • Understand the technical, communication, and coordination issues involved in providing a CSIRT service

  • Critically analyse and assess the impact of computer security incidents.

  • Effectively build and coordinate response strategies for various types of computer security incidents.

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