Incident Response for Business Professionals (IRBIZ)

Course Description

This course covers incident response methods and procedures are taught in alignment with industry frameworks such as US-CERT’s NCISP (National Cyber Incident Response Plan), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 on Cyber Incident Coordination Policy. It is ideal for candidates who have been tasked with managing compliance with state legislation and other regulatory requirements regarding incident response, and for executing standardized responses to such incidents. The course introduces procedures and resources to comply with legislative requirements regarding incident response. This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus Incident Responder Credential (CIR-110). What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

Audience Profile

This course is designed primarily for IT leaders and company executives who are responsible for complying with incident response legislation. This course focuses on the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to comply with incident response, and incident handling process requirements.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will understand, assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and
network security analysis platform.

You will:

• Explain the importance of best practices in preparation for incident response

• Given a scenario, execute incident response process

• Explain general mitigation methods and devices

• Assess and comply with current incident response requirements

Prerequisites

General understanding of cybersecurity concepts.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Assessment of Information Security Risks

Topic A: The Importance of Risk Management
Topic D: Integrating Documentation into Risk Management

Lesson 2: Response to Cybersecurity Incidents

Topic A: Deployment of Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Topic B: Containment and Mitigation of Incidents
Topic C: Preparation for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT

Lesson 3: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

Topic A: Use a Forensic Investigation Plan
Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

Lesson 4: Complying with Legislation

  • Examples of Legislation (if this is covered in above topics, no need to include here) GDPR,
       HIPPA, Elections
  • Case study: Incident Response and GDPR (Using GDPR legislation, create a response that is
       compliant with it – this could be discussion-based activity as well.)
  • State Legislation Resources and Example – Search terms to find state legislation
  • Using NYS as example use the NYS Privacy Response act or other legislation to createa similar case
       study as previous.
  • Provide answers on when to use federal versus state and do you have to follow both?

Appendix C: Security Resources

Information Security Cybersecurity