Incident Responder

An Incident Responder is a cybersecurity professional tasked with responding to cybersecurity activities and incidents including data loss, computer compromise, ransomware and internal misuse.

Role overview

Incident Responders protect and improve an organization’s security by addressing and managing the activities to recover from a cybersecurity event. The Incident Responder makes an assessment on threat severity, conducts investigations, and works to contain, eradicate and recover from threats.

Incident Responders
may also be referred to as:
Cyber Defense Incident Responder
Cyber Fusion Incident Responder
Cyber Incident Responder
Cyber Incident Response Analyst
Cyber Security Incident Handler
Cyber Threat Detection And Response Engineer
Incident Handler
Incident Investigator
Security Assessment And Incident Response Intern

Career Path

Map your career path by understanding role relationships

Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$128,333
National Average
$145,833
$163,333
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Monitoring, assessing, testing, and analyzing systems to identify and correct potential security breaches.
Creating security plans, policies, protocols, and training to prepare their organization for efficient and effective incident response.
Establishing protocols for internal and external communication during and after security incidents.
Working under pressure to assess and respond to threats through intrusion detection, security auditing, and risk analysis.
Using network forensics, reverse engineering, and penetration testing skills to address security threats.
Creating incident reports for management, administrators, and law enforcement.

Tools & Environment

Incident Responders often need to use enterprise system monitoring tools and SIEMs, forensic software applications, eDiscovery tools, backup and archiving technologies, and may need experience with coding and cloud computing. They also need a detailed understanding of the latest cyber attacks and industry trends.

Certifications

[cyber_job_role_count] Incident Responder jobs

Resources

Videos

Watch our latest videos, talks an recorded events
Watch

White Papers

Download our whitepapers and printed resources
Learn

Free Courses

Browse our training courses and educational resources
See All

Podcasts

Listen to our podcast features and recorded roundtables
Listen

The CyberSN™ Provider Exchange

The training courses, services, products, and DEI providers you need to take control and accelerate your success.
Women Building Careers in Cybersecurity Together

Hackers in Heels

Hacker in Heels is committed to attracting, advancing, and advocating for women in cybersecurity. Through our digital content, career quiz, Changemakers program, and Study Squads Hacker in Heels aims to be the premiere online platform for women in cybersecurity.

YOU COULD BE HERE

Get in touch to see your product, training course, service, or DEI support on our provider exchange.
Mentorship and career connector program

Breaking Barriers - Women in Cybersecurity

A place where existing/new women in the cybersecurity industry can envision to grow as a leader.
Cyber Security Cloud & SaaS Solutions Outfitters

Cyber Buyer

Invest in Turbo Charging Cyber Security Solutions – Faster Incident Detection, Response and Recovery Times – Get Access To Over 100 New and Emerging Cloud and Cyber Security Software Solutions
Get the knowledge you deserve, reserve your time with CyberPreserve

Cyber Preserve

CyberPreserve equips you with the right skills and mindset to help you navigate through your Cybersecurity career.
Cybersecurity Apprenticeship - Find or become the next cyber rockstar

CyberUp

CyberUp finds, prepares, and places amazing candidates with employers ready to elevate their hiring to the next level. Our apprenticeship model provides a roadmap for both to create diversity, equity, and inclusion on your teams.

Get our latest insights. Subscribe to our newsletter.