This 5-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 analyse 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, artefact analysis; vulnerability handling; and the development of advisories, alerts, and management briefings.
This course is part of the curriculum for the CERT-Certified Incident Handler program. Before registering for this course, participants are encouraged to attend the companion course, Fundamentals of Incident Handling.
This course is presented in association with Axenic, a member of the SEI (Software Engineering Institute) Partner Network, Carnegie Mellon University. SEI is a recognised world leader and one of the most respected names in computer, software and security research, development and education. Other courses in this series are:
This Advanced Incident Handling course will help participants to:
Face-to-face classroom training
This course is currently available for in-house presentation only. Please contact us for further information.
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.
Participants will receive a SEI–CERT branded Certificate of Completion.
SEI has available the CERT-Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH) certification program. The awarding of the certification is upon application to SEI and is based on a combination of demonstrable experience plus performance in the CSIH certification examination. For further details please refer to this link.