PV210 Cybersecurity in an Organization

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/2. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Jan Vykopal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Laštovička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Čeleda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jan Vykopal, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications – Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jan Vykopal, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications – Faculty of Informatics
Wed 14:00–15:50 B204
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PV080 Inf. security and cryptography
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 41/60, only registered: 1/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
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Course objectives
The general objective of the course is to introduce the role and services of a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) in an organization. The course covers specific knowledge and skills required for the work role of Cyber Defense Incident Responder as defined by the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (see https://niccs.cisa.gov/workforce-development/cyber-security-workforce-framework/incident-response and PR-CIR-001).
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, a student should be able to:
  • understand the role and basic services of a CSIRT;
  • perform cyber defense incident triage;
  • track and document cyber defense incidents from initial detection through final resolution;
  • coordinate and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians to resolve cyber defense incidents;
  • coordinate incident response functions;
  • write and publish cyber defense techniques, guidance, and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies;
  • collect intrusion artifacts and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential cyber defense incidents within the enterprise;
  • monitor external data sources to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise;
  • Syllabus
    • Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and its role.
    • Recognizing and categorizing types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks.
    • Incident handling phases.
    • Attack detection.
    • Security advisories.
    • Attack defense and impact.
    • Cyber defense and information security policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Legal aspects.
    • Introduction to forensic analysis.
    • Table-top exercises on topics covered in the semester.
    • FIRST CSIRT Services Framework. 2019. URL: https://www.first.org/standards/frameworks/csirts/csirt_services_framework_v2.1.
    • ENISA. Good Practice Guide for Incident Management. 2010. URL: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/good-practice-guide-for-incident-management.
    Teaching methods
    Flipped classroom: highly interactive classes exercising topics studied at home, reading or homework before each class, table-top exercises at the end of the course.
    Assessment methods
    Homework assignments during the semester, active participation in table-top exercises at the end of the course.
    Language of instruction
    Follow-Up Courses
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught annually.
    Teacher's information
    All material and assignments will be provided primarily in English.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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