Learn to Create Fit-for-Purpose Cyber Incident Response Playbooks
We have trained over 250 organizations including:
The Building and Optimising Incident Response Playbooks one-day training & teaches you how to create actionable incident response playbooks to respond to a variety of simple and complex cyber-attacks and data breaches.
Unlike a traditional crisis like an earthquake or flood, a cyber-crisis is often invisible and near impossible to detect in the early stages. In a majority of cyber-attacks, by the time a business detects the attack, it is often too late. The data has been stolen , the media knows about your data-breach and your customers are worried their personal data may be in the hands of criminals.
As an individual, after you complete the Playbooks course you will be able to:
When run internally, the Building & Optimising Incident Response Playbooks (Playbooks) workshop brings significant benefits to an organisation including, but not limited to:
The playbooks training is available as an eLearning (also called Self-paced Learning) option and as a virtual classroom training. For the virtual training we use Zoom
You can combine the Internal Playbooks training with our Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercise (CCTE) workshop to formally test your playbooks in a simulated cyber-attack environment. You can find more information on Cyber Crisis Tabletop Exercises here or if you prefer, you can book an appointment with us to discuss this option in more detail.
Level 1, level 2, IT support
Windows, Unix and Max engineers
SOC Analysts (all levels)
IT Managers, Network Managers
Starting the foundation, this module sets the baseline, ensures all students understand the core concepts that underpin the course.
Those who are non-technical will find that attending our NCSC-Certified CIPR course establishes the core concepts on which this playbooks course is built upon.
Building on the NIST 800-61.r2 Computer Security Incident Handling Guide, we take the student through an in-depth understanding of these four phases, their relationships to each other and the relationship of this concept to creating effective and fit-for-purpose incident response playbooks.
These 3 modules introduce the student to key concepts of not just playbooks but the primary constituents of a good incident analyst. There is a substantial link between an analyst and playbooks and to create and use playbooks effectively you need to understand the basics.
This module breaks down the topic of automation in incident response and playbooks and dives deeper into the concepts and reasons and implementation examples of automation. This section also gives examples of how automation can be used as a force for staff retention and motivation. In addition, the student is shown a structured approach to automating actions before, during and after a cyber attack.
This is not a section to learn about threat intelligence but rather a specific section that teaches and challenges the student to start creating their first full playbook. We all now threat-intel is important, but in this module we show you useful and important it is and how you can use playbooks to significantly improve your security posture.
'Who you going to call' during an attack. Even for the most prepared there are moments when you wonder, who is it we need to call? OR who can authorise this action? Seems simple, but there is a method and approach to get this right and yes, you have to plan ahead.
In this module, we do what it says on the tin. We start creating and review all sorts of playbooks, from detection, analysis and response with scenarios from malware, ransomware, data theft and more. As with other modules, there are several interactive exercises.
Amar Singh has a long history and experience in data privacy and information security. Amar has served as CISO for various companies, including News International (now News UK), SABMiller, Gala Coral, Euromoney and Elsevier. Amongst various other activities, Amar is a Global Chief Information Security Officer and Trusted Advisor to a number of organisations including a FTSE100 firm, and is chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Group. He also founded the not-for-profit cybersecurity service for charities, Give01Day.
Amar has the highest integrity and is trusted by FTSE100 companies with some of the most sensitive commercial information. He has been involved with highly sensitive forensic investigations.
He has the ability to deal with both technically-astute, board-level executives and lead an organisation's information security direction. Apart from his experience and abilities, Amar holds a number of industry-recognised certifications, such as ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer, MoR, CRISC and CISSP certification.
Amar is an industry-acknowledged expert and public speaker and is regularly invited to speak and share his insights by some of the largest and most respected organisations in the world including The BBC, The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, The Financial Times, SC Magazine, InfoSec Magazine, Computer Weekly, The Register and the AlJazeera English Channel.
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