Course HighlightsCOURSE
Security Incident Response

Security Incident Response

Learn how to list post-incident activities effectively. Discover how to prioritize the response to a security incident and build a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).

Get hands-on experience of building an incident response action plan and build valuable job-aligned skills for the role of a security analyst.

Security Incident Response Highlights

  Course duration


  • 3 weeks, online
    2 hours/week
  Course Fee


US$ 49 - US$ 99

Course duration


  • 3 weeks, online
    2 hours/week
Course Fee


US$ 49 - US$ 99

This course is designed to help organizations manage an enterprise security incident and enable them to avoid common errors.

During this course, you will learn about security incident response strategies. You will explore how to prioritize your response to a security incident effectively. You will learn how to build a Computer Security Incident Response team (CSIRT), and you will develop an incident response action plan. In addition, you will learn about threat modelling using the NIST Framework and how to prepare a Security Incident Report.

Once you have completed this course, you will have a good understanding of what comprises a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and how to prioritize actions for a security incident response. You will also be able to manage post-incident activity to prevent recurrence.

This FutureSkills Prime course comprises four purposely designed modules that take you on a carefully defined learning journey.

It is a self-paced course, which means it is not run to a fixed schedule with regard to completing modules or submitting assignments. To give you an idea of how long the course takes to complete, it is anticipated that if you work 2 hours per week, you will complete the course in 3 weeks. However, as long as the course is completed by the end of your enrollment, you can work at your own pace. And don’t worry, you’re not alone! You will be encouraged to stay connected with your learning community and mentors through the course discussion space.

The materials for each module are accessible from the start of the course and will remain available for the duration of your enrollment. Methods of learning and assessment will include videos, reading material, and online exam questions.

As part of our mentoring service you will have access to valuable guidance and support throughout the course. We provide a dedicated discussion space where you can ask questions, chat with your peers, and resolve issues. Depending on the payment plan you have chosen, you may also have access to live classes and webinars, which are an excellent opportunity to discuss problems with your mentor and ask questions. Mentoring services will vary across packages.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will earn your Certificate of Completion.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively prioritize threat modelling using the NIST framework.
  • Build a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
  • Develop an incident response action plan.
  • Carry out post-incident activity.
  • Individuals keen to learn about security incident response strategies.
  • Organizations keen to develop robust threat modelling and an incident response.

Learners should already have technical knowledge of the following:

  •  The current cybersecurity ecosystem.
  • Analysis of hacks on computers and networks.
  • Basic risk management.

This course is aligned with industry-approved occupational standards set by SSC NASSCOM. Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that confirms you have:

  • Job-ready competencies
  • Practical experience
  • Assessed technical knowledge

The national occupational standards to which this course is aligned relate to the following job roles:

  • Security Analyst

Course Outline

Cyber Threat Modeling
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
Incident Response - Videos
Prepare - Videos
Things to Remember while in an Incident
Recovery Preparations
Lesson Review - Hallmarks of a Strong Response Program
Critical Success Factors
Module 1
Preparation Actions
Team Duties
Team Preparations
Establishing Team Roles
CSIRT Communications
Recovering - Video
Reviewing Response and Updating Policies
Module Summary
Module 2
The Security Incident Report - Exercise
Incident-Overview -Exercise
Disaster Recovery Plan
Assessment Questions
Course Final
Course Certificate

Earn your certificate

Once you have completed this course, you will earn your certificate.

Preview digital certificate
Security Incident Response


As the prevalence of cyberattacks continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, the value of a good security incident response has increased significantly. Daily, security analysts, incident response managers, and threat researchers must deal with security incidents in a proactive and systematic manner. Even a minor security breach must be treated with urgency in order to avoid it from developing into a big security problem in the future. 

Companies must establish a proactive Computer Security Incident Response Team to deal with cybersecurity incidents. Team members must be aware of their responsibilities and will have, ideally, performed response standard operating procedures (SoPs) numerous times. It’s this experience that enables them to limit the threat, recover the compromised systems, and revise standard operating procedures to eliminate flaws. 

This course consists of four modules that provide in-depth knowledge of security incident response best practices. Once you’ve completed the course, you will be able to clearly define each CSIRT member's job role. You will learn Cyber Threat Modeling, a methodical strategy for uncovering and identifying potential threats. You will learn how to take a systematic approach to security and efficiently manage the most serious threats. Plus, you will learn about the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) and Cyber Security Framework, which is extensively used. 

You will actively participate in a 'Security Incident Report' case study that teaches you the intricacies of efficiently reporting, reviewing, and expressing lessons learned. This will aid you in preventing future security breaches. 

Yes. This Security Incident Response course is 100% online. Moreover, it is self-paced and can be completed at a speed that suits you. All you need is a good connection to the internet to access the course materials. 

You will be able to access the course materials through your dashboard as soon as you enroll in Security Incident Response course 

Yes, you will be issued a certificate once you have successfully completed this FutureSkills Prime Security Incident Response course. The certificate will be co-branded with FutureSkills Prime and SkillUp Online. It is a great accomplishment to highlight on your LinkedIn profile.