Final Exam: Incident Response Leader

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Final Exam: Incident Response Leader will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Incident Response Leader track of the Skillsoft Aspire Penetration Tester to SecOps Engineer Journey.


  • Recognize best security practices for the internet of things
    describe the zero trust architecture and how to apply to the zero trust model
    recognize various security architecture models such as the zero trust model, the intrusion kill chain, and the diamond model of intrusion analysis
    demonstrate how to assess the monitoring process and how to perform a security configuration evaluation
    demonstrate the open source and commercially available tools that are used for patch management
    describe different incidence response scenarios and how an organization should respond with their incident response team
    recognize zero trust challenges, problems, and concerns
    describe how incident response is managed across various enterprise organizations, providing examples of cases where incident response policies are managed
    identify the purpose of an incident response plan and the costs of not having one in place
    describe the steps to creating the appropriate conformance program for an organization
    describe the security risks and best practices for transitioning to the cloud
    describe how an incident response plan is created and what to include in it, including planning scenarios and recovery objectives
    recognize how preemptive troubleshooting is different than intrusion detection systems
    demonstrate the techniques used to identify and calculate risk with regards to a conformance program
    describe how indicators of compromise can help reduce exploits in an environment
    use tools to troubleshoot hardware and policies to prevent security compromise
    demonstrate challenges organizations face today in monitoring systems configurations and how they can be overcome
    describe the security controls for monitoring systems configurations in the cyber framework
    recognize what roles to assign to each member of an incident response team and describe how team members would be engaged in various scenarios
    describe the process in implementing a secure systems configurations monitoring program
    update hardware and recognize the importance of doing so
    update software and recognize the importance of doing so
    demonstrate the relation of patch management in an agile environment
    recognize when to create a csirt and who should be on that team
    recognize concerns of moving to the security first mindset and de-perimeterization problems
    describe the various cybersecurity frameworks and which regulations relate to an organization
    demonstrate how to prioritize and rate the importance of patches for the software development environment.
    describe governance policy, roles and responsibilities, and them purpose of incident response planning
    identify the different purposes of the different roles on a csirt
    describe the importance of using external experts to assist with your conformance program
  • demonstrate the actions taken when a incident occurs with regards to regulation conformance
    describe the process of baselining, hardening, and how to develop a backout plan
    describe regulation conformance and its importance in an organization and incident response
    describe the tools available in incident response strategies including the three as in incident response and the ooda loop
    identify how a security operations center can be a vital asset to an organization
    define patch management for incident response. describe the concept of patch management and how it affects the incident response team and the security operations center (soc)
    recognize the best security places for network devices such as next-generation firewalls, network intrusion detection and prevention systems, and distributed denial of service attacks
    demonstrate tips and tricks to keep up to date with rapidly changing laws and how to keep staff informed as change is implemented
    describe the incident phases that an incident policy must address and the six stages in an incident response policy
    describe the concept of patching for serverless systems and benefits of patching strategies using serverless systems
    recognize traditional infrastructure deficiencies, such as perimeter exploitation and de-perimeterization as a result of moving to the cloud
    recognize the impact of software-defined networking, virtual networking, and micro-segmentation to network security
    describe elements of an incident response policy and how it governs an incident response team
    describe the various tools and software available to monitor systems and their advantages for incident response
    list the steps to create incident response policies, plans, and procedures
    describe briefly the configuration management process and how it can possess an influence in securing systems configuration for incident response
    describe the process of rolling out patches in a patch management program and the polices for patch updates
    demonstrate the methods in monitoring releases and deliveries throughout the software development lifecycle (sdlc)
    describe testing, and configuration management in patch management
    describe preemptive troubleshooting and how it applies to security and secops
    describe the benefits of a patch management strategy and why its important
    describe policies and procedures for keeping systems secure in preemptive troubleshooting
    discuss the elements of an incident response policy
    demonstrate situations where an incident occurs for the need of legal communication or when internal communication is necessary when handling incidents
    describe the concept of a computer security incident response team, what a team is compromised of, models and their purpose, and the benefits of outsourcing and having a csirt internally
    recognize the importance of securing network appliances and the top network security risks
    describe continuous monitoring in risk management including the three tier approach and how it relates to monitoring systems configuration
    demonstrate examples of internal and external incidents and breaches and how conformance in each example applies to a devops environment
    use password policies to enforce compliance
    demonstrate the process of minor, major, and unknown configuration changes. what it means to an organization with unknown or minor changes for incident response and how its prioritized in an incident strategy


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