Proper and timely incident response including gathering data and preservation of evidence is critical to a successful response and investigation. In this course, Operations and Incident Response for CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn to how to assess your organizational security and respond to cyber-related incidents. First, you’ll explore the tools and techniques associated with network reconnaissance and discovery. Next, you’ll learn the steps in the incident response process along with the various attack frameworks and testing methodologies. From there, you’ll learn the components of a proper communication plan, business continuity and disaster recovery plan to help prepare for, and respond to, a cyber event. Finally, you’ll learn key aspects of digital forensics. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to not only plan and prepare for cyber events, but to respond and investigate when they do.
Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.
Course Overview Hey, everyone. My name is Christopher Rees, and welcome to my course, Operations and Incident Response for CompTIA Security+. I'm both a Pluralsight author and a senior IT Ops leader with over 20 years of enterprise IT operations experience that spans creating training and teaching students around the world to managing large teams of enterprise engineers. Prior to my career in IT, I was in law enforcement specializing in computer crime investigations. When it comes to demonstrating cybersecurity knowledge, Security+ is one of the premier certifications for those entering or advancing their careers in cybersecurity. So whether your role is in the public sector, the private sector, military, or federal government, understanding operations and proper incident response is crucial to defending against attacks, whether internal, external, on‑prem, or in the cloud. In this course, we're going to cover the critical elements associated with IT and security operations specifically around incident response. So some of the major topics we'll cover include the tools required for assessing organizational security, incident response plans, business continuity, disaster recovery plans, processes, and also associated frameworks. We'll talk about utilizing data sources to support an investigation. We'll talk about the essential techniques and the controls necessary to secure an environment, along with the key aspects of digital forensics. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of the skills, tools, and knowledge required to identify incidents and respond appropriately. In addition, you'll have the knowledge required to articulate these risks and also the appropriate responses to management and also partner organizations. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with general IT and cybersecurity concepts. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to are more about operations and incident response as we dig into the course, Operations and Incident Response for CompTIA Security+, here at Pluralsight.