Cyberattack Detection and Response Strategies

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6 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

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Hone Your Tactical Skills in
Identifying and Responding to Cyber Intrusions

Cyberattacks aren't going away. In fact, the risk of successful network intrusions is escalating as cyber criminals become more cunning and malicious. More than ever before, organizations must invest in frontline IT/cybersecurity professionals with highly honed cyber defense skills to fight back. And yet, nearly 600,000 cybersecurity positions went unfilled as of 2022.*

The Cyberattack Detection and Response Strategies program from NYU Tandon School of Engineering is designed to help participants fill this gap. Join us to gain hands-on experience by developing an incident response strategy, cyber resiliency plan, and incident management plan. You will come away with a strategic understanding of cyberattack detection and response strategies along with the cyber resilient techniques to make balanced, risk-based decisions for your organization.

$4.6 million

Cybercrime carries a staggering cost; $4.6 million is the average cost to recover from a cyberattack for organizations with over $1 billion in revenue.

Source: Merrill Research for Radware


Ninety-three percent of security and risk leaders say cyberattacks compromised data over the past year. Nearly half of organizations lack adequate cyberattack detection and response strategies tools and experienced staff.

"The State of Incident Response—Findings Highlight Growing Reliance on IR and MDR Partners," Kroll.


After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Build a cyber defense strategy and command an incident
  • Identify cybersecurity risks within an organization
  • Identify the current and target states of an organization to ensure cybersecurity maturity and resiliency
  • Build a successful intrusion detection program that includes continuous monitoring
  • Respond to a cyberattack effectively and swiftly
  • Apply the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to prevent, detect, and manage intrusion threats

Who Is This Program For?

This program arms participants with the latest strategic skills in cyberattack detection and response strategies to stop malicious actors from infiltrating sensitive data and infrastructure networks. It is ideal for:

  • Mid-to-senior-level cybersecurity professionals looking to improve the cyber resiliency and response plan to cyberattacks in their organization
  • Mid-career IT/technology professionals wanting to broaden their understanding of cyberattack detection and response strategies to help formulate better cybersecurity strategies in their organization
  • IT/cybersecurity consultants who are creating end-to-end cybersecurity solutions for client organizations

Program Syllabus

This program provides hands-on experience in effective cyberattack detection and response strategies practices to help you advance your career.

Program modules include:

Program Experience

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Cybersecurity scenario simulations

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Try-it activities, knowledge checks, and quizzes

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Video lectures

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Hands-on assignments applying best practices

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Peer-to-peer learning and feedback

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Architectural “blueprint” analogy for building a cyber resilient organization

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Immersive learning with real-world activities

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Moderated discussion groups

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Timely curriculum

Live office hours with progeam leaders

Live office hours with program leader

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Dedicated program support team

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Learning experience

Program Faculty

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Quiessence Phillips

Adjunct Professor, NYU Tandon

Professor Phillips is a transformational leader whose strategies and execution have helped build impactful and innovating teams in the cybersecurity industry... More info


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Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate from NYU Tandon.

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  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.

    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.

    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.

    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.

    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.

    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:

    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.

    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.

    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.

    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.

    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.

    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.

    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.

    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.

    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email us your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.

    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.

    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please connect with us via email for assistance.

    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?

    Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.

    Are there any restrictions on the types of funding that can be used to pay for the program?

    Program fees for Emeritus programs with New York University may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?

    For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

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