Introduction to Incident Response Course

Review the fundamentals of incident response and learn how to build an IR team and effective playbook for handling incidents.

56 minutes

Course description

In this course, we will dig into the NIST phases of incident response. We will also talk about business continuity and DR, specifically how it relates to incident response. Lastly, we dig into creating a playbook that fits your organization and its business needs. We also address the team required to realize the playbook and policies.


Welcome to Incident Response!

Video - 00:01:00

Building an IR Team

Video - 00:06:00

How to properly build an incident response team.
Building an IR Playbook

Video - 00:10:00

A discussion of how to create an IR playbook.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Roles

Video - 00:07:00

How business continuity and disaster recovery applies.
The NIST 5 Phases of Incident Response

Video - 00:19:00

A breakdown of the 5 phases of IR, per NIST.
The Value of Incident Response and Fundamentals

Video - 00:13:00

Learn the fundamentals of IR and why it's important.

Meet the author

Keatron Evans

Keatron is a highly experienced cybersecurity expert and VP of Portfolio and Product Strategy at Infosec with a wealth of expertise. Keatron is a respected author, instructor and speaker who holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and regularly contributes as a subject matter expert for major media outlets.

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