Course

Incident Response Project Course

Practice your incident response skills with this project.

    Syllabus

  • Kali VM Instructional Video Video — 00:02:42
    • Get an overview of the virtual machine you will use to complete the two incident response projects.

  • Incident Response Kali VM
  • Project 1 Walkthrough Video Video — 00:02:22
    • An overview of the first incident response project. You’ll respond to an incident involving an employee being compromised while using tools to practice penetration testing.

  • Project 1 Files
  • Project 2 Walkthrough Video Video — 00:01:46
    • An overview of the second incident response project. You’ll respond to an incident involving possible SQL injection that affected credit card data.

  • Project 2 Files
  • SolarWinds project walkthrough Video — 00:07:02
    • The recent Solarwinds Supply Chain Attack was a significant and shocking punch to the cybersecurity world. It marked the first time we’d seen in a supply chain attack in public executed at such a large scale. One of the top cybersecurity firms in the world ended up being compromised due to this attack. In this course, we will take a technical deep dive into how to look for some of the IoC’s or Indicators of Compromise associated with that hack. This course will require hands-on exercises to complete the associated project. We recommend you complete the rest of the courses in this path before attempting this one as the hands-on builds from the deep dives in the rest of this path.

  • SolarWinds project instructions
  • SolarWinds project files
  • SolarWinds project hints Video — 00:08:36
    • This video provides some helpful hints if you get stuck.

Syllabus

Course description

Use your incident response skills along with tools like Wireshark, Zeek and Volatility to respond to real-world scenarios. In the first project, you’ll investigate a ‘watering hole attack’ that may have affected someone in the IT department. In the second project, you’ll need to investigate an SQL injection attack that may have led to credit card data being exfiltrated.

Meet the author

Keatron Evans is a cybersecurity and workforce development expert with over 17 years of experience in penetration testing, incident response and information security management for federal agencies and Fortune 500 organizations. He is Principal Cybersecurity Advisor at Infosec, where he empowers the human side of cybersecurity with cyber knowledge and skills to outsmart cybercrime. Keatron is an established researcher, instructor and speaker — and lead author of the best-selling book, Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish. He regularly speaks at major industry events like RSA and serves as a cybersecurity subject matter expert for major media outlets like CNN, Fox News, Information Security Magazine and more.

Keatron holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and dozens of cybersecurity certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LTP). When not teaching, speaking or managing his incident response business, KM Cyber Security LLC, Keatron enjoys practicing various martial arts styles, playing piano and bass guitar, and spending time with his family.

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