Instructor for this course

The number of cyber events continues to increase sharply. This is leading to widespread recognition that some cyber events cannot be stopped. Organizations are improving their prevention capabilities with modern technology and tools while augmenting cyber event detection and response capabilities. Previous segments have dissected portions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework related to:

  • Identify assets to protect
  • Protect assets
  • Detect threats

The next concept to visit is the respond function. Respond represents the need to develop/implement appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity event. In the past, organizations focused information security efforts on cyber event protection. However, adversaries have modified attack techniques to make protection much more difficult.

Respond and recovery brings together numerous processes and activities, such as business continuity and disaster recovery planning and plan execution. The respond function supports the ability to contain the impact of a potential cybersecurity event. This segment delves deeply into concepts that must be well understood and planned in order to ensure the respond function is effective.

Training for all programs related to cyber security by this trainer are utilizing the framework of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a model. This information is freely available in the public domain. For more detailed information on the framework please refer to

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the requirements of the respond function in a cyber risk assessment.
  • Identify critical concepts of response planning.
  • Identify important components of communication in the response phase.
  • Identify how to properly “analyze” for the response phase.
  • Explore steps to instill improvements as part of the response phase.
  • Explore the importance of mitigation of identified incidents as part of the response phase.
Last updated/reviewed: June 12, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

11 CoursesCorporate Cyber Security Certification

  1. Cyber Threat – The Modern-Day Fraud: Breaches and Actions
  2. Cyber Risk Frameworks And Concepts
  3. Cyber Risk Framework - Identify Assets
  4. Cyber Risk Framework - Prioritize Assets
  5. Cyber Risk Framework - Protect Assets
  6. Cyber Risk Framework - Detect Part One
  7. Cyber Risk Framework - Detect Threats Part Two
  8. Cyber Risk Framework - Respond
  9. Cyber Risk Framework - Recover
  10. Cyber Risk Framework - Utilizing The Tier Approach
  11. Fraud and Personal Identity Theft

12 Reviews (40 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
This course is very informative and comprehensive. Great for those who responsible for responding to cyber incidents and also for Internal auditors
Anonymous Author
This course provides a good understanding of what Cyber Risk is why a Cyber Risk Assessment and Framework is important.
Anonymous Author
The Response phase is probably the most important phase in the NIST Framework. I enjoyed this course very much
Anonymous Author
Great course and very informative - providing insight and knowledge for responding to incidents.
Member's Profile
Good training. Lynn presented/explained technical aspects in an easy reading material.
Anonymous Author
Very informative and comprehensive. Great for aspiring risk managers and it auditors
Anonymous Author
This course provides a comprehensive road map to respond to cyber incidents.
Anonymous Author
A good course covering the fourth section of the NIST Framework - Respond.
Anonymous Author
Very good course of Cyber risk frame work - respond which add value to me
Anonymous Author
The 5 steps and processes under Respond are well defined and organized
Anonymous Author
Cyber Risk Framework - Respond an excellent course highly recommend
Anonymous Author
well thought out and acceptable for cpe review purposes


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  7:57Introduction to Cyber Risk Assessment – Respond to Incidents
  9:03Mobilizing Response
  12:35Response Planning
  5:09Enterprise Response Tool
  1:17:24Cyber Risk Assessment – Respond to Incidents
  PDFSlides: Cyber Risk Assessment – Respond to Incidents
  PDFCyber Risk Assessment – Respond to Incidents Glossary/Index