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Incident Response

This course examines the nature of security incidents and how best to respond.

Incident Response
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Learn how to critically evaluate security incidents and respond accordingly

This course examines some of the key concepts behind the idea of a security incident, and presents some of the possible responses which will be explored in later courses.

What topics will you cover?

  • Anatomy of a security incident
  • Events vs incidents
  • Incident Response (IR) lifecycle
  • The IR process
  • IR policies and procedures
  • Provenance of evidence
  • IR in the business context

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess what is and is not a security incident
  • Evaluate a set of incident response processes and policies

Who is the course for?

This course is for students wishing to learn how best to approach and respond to a variety of security incidents.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Faye is Acting Head of School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry. She has over 20 years experience as an academic, especially in the areas of AI, ML, ITSM, OSes, and cyber security

Dr. Sandy Taramonli is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and Course Director for Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security. Her interests include Cyber Security, Cryptography and Forensics.

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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