• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

72 hours is all the time you have to report a security breach under the GDPR laws. However, we document and communicate security incidents every day, whether we realize it or not. Due to the growing emphasis on information security from regulations such as the GDPR, HIPPA and state laws in the US and around the world, the volume of communication and documentation necessary for security incidents is going to keep growing. In this course, Communicating and Documenting Security Incidents, you will learn a number of techniques to make your communication more effective. First, you will learn about various types of documenting, ranging from typical support case tickets, all the way through to official reports you might need to send to data protection regulators. Next, you will discover how to tailor your communication to achieve the best results. Finally, you will explore real-world examples to determine how effective the incident communication was in these cases. When you are finished with this course, you will have learned the skills and knowledge of how to effectively communicate and document security incidents.

Learning Objectives

  • Documenting and Communicating Security Incidents
  • Communicating and Documenting in Incident Response
  • Communicating Techniques
  • Capturing Evidence

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

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