9.70W Preparing for a Cybersecurity Incident Response



Whether the incident comes in the form of a cyber event (malware) or a disruption of service (power outage), having an outdated incident response plan sitting on a shelf will not be sufficient.

In this course, participants lean the steps required to develop, implement, and test their incident response plan to respond more quickly and effectively to the next incident that threatens to disrupt credit union operations. This course will walk participants through a typical response and show them the steps required to detect, contain, remediate, and recover from a threat.

Participants also learn how to form an effective incident response team, one that is prepared to take action and restore business operations.


This course is geared toward credit union professionals responsible for the development and maintenance of their organization's cybersecurity and disaster recovery plans.


By the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the sequence of events involved in a typical incident response and recovery effort
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of an effective Incident Response Team
  • Outline and prioritize steps required to design and implement an Incident Response Plan
  • Identify CU*Answers incident response resources and services


This course covers the following topics:

  • The case for incident response planning
  • Anatomy of a cyber attack
  • Elements of an Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • Roles of Incident Response Team (IRT) members