This five-day course, designed for computer security incident response team (CSIRT) technical personnel with several months of incident handling experience, addresses techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats and attacks that are targeted at a variety of operating systems and architectures.
Building on the methods and tools discussed in the Fundamentals of Incident Handling course, this course provides guidance that incident handlers can use in responding to system compromises at the privileged (root or administrator) level. Through interactive instruction, facilitated discussions, and group exercises, instructors help participants identify and analyze a set of events and then propose appropriate response strategies.
Participants work as a team throughout the week to handle a series of escalating incidents that are presented as part of an ongoing scenario. Work includes team analysis of information and presentation of findings and response strategies. Participants also review broader aspects of CSIRT work such as computer forensics, artifact analysis; vulnerability handling; and the development of advisories, alerts, and management briefings.
This CERT incident handling course, which provides a well-rounded understanding of incident handling practices and functions, can be used to prepare for the CERT-Certified Incident Handler Certification. Before registering for this course, participants are encouraged to attend the companion course, Fundamentals of Incident Handling.
This course will help participants to
Before registering for this course, it is recommended that participants attend the Fundamentals of Incident Handling course. It is also recommended that participants have the following:
It is recommended but not required that participants also have experience programming in C, Perl, Java, or similar languages.
Participants will receive a course notebook and a CD containing the course materials.
This five-day course meets at the following times:
Days 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Day 5, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Course Fees [USD]
U.S. Industry: $3000
U.S. Government/Academic: $2400
This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.