Learning Path

The Basics: Incident Response


  • Stage 3 – Containment Course — 00:37:18
    • K0041, K0042, K0110, K0480, K0586

      Dive into determining what containment steps should be taken and when they should be taken, based on different scenarios.

  • Stage 4 – Investigation Course — 00:22:39
    • K0132, K0150, K0292

      Learn the important role investigation plays in incident response.

  • Stage 5 – Eradication Course — 00:26:31
    • K0150, K0210, K0354

      Ready to remove the threat from the environment? Learn how to do it right with this course on eradication.

  • Stage 6 – Recovery Course — 00:19:14
    • K0026, K0210, K0292, K0381

      Now that we’ve eradicated the threats, let’s learn how to go into recovery.

  • Stage 7 – Follow Up/Lessons Learned Course — 00:12:31
    • The dust has settled, and the incident is over. In this phase, we deal with assessing our process and looking for ways to improve.

  • Incident response fundamentals Course — 00:39:34
    • This course gives a high level overview of the fundamentals of incident response, including business continuity and disaster recovery.

  • Stage 1: Preparation Course — 00:24:36
    • This course will teach you how to identify threats and vulnerabilities and how to prepare for incidents when they occur.

  • Stage 2: Identification Course — 00:28:52
    • This course will give you an introduction to incident identification, how to classify incidents, and how to effectively communicate an incident to other stakeholders.


What you will learn

These concepts will help you understand what happens during each phase of the incident response lifecycle. This path provides a high level overview of how to prepare for an incident, and what happens once an incident is identified. It will also give you insight into containment, investigation, eradication and how to review any lessons learned.

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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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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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