View and organize the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Incidents queue

Applies to:

The Incidents queue shows a collection of incidents that were flagged from machines in your network. It helps you sort through incidents to prioritize and create an informed cybersecurity response decision.

By default, the queue displays incidents seen in the last 30 days, with the most recent incident showing at the top of the list, helping you see the most recent incidents first.

There are several options you can choose from to customize the Incidents queue view.

On the top navigation you can:

  • Customize columns to add or remove columns
  • Modify the number of items to view per page
  • Select the items to show per page
  • Batch-select the incidents to assign
  • Navigate between pages
  • Apply filters

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Sort and filter the incidents queue

You can apply the following filters to limit the list of incidents and get a more focused view.

Incident severity Description
Threats often associated with advanced persistent threats (APT). These incidents indicate a high risk due to the severity of damage they can inflict on machines.
Threats rarely observed in the organization, such as anomalous registry change, execution of suspicious files, and observed behaviors typical of attack stages.
Threats associated with prevalent malware and hack-tools that do not necessarily indicate an advanced threat targeting the organization.
Informational incidents are those that might not be considered harmful to the network but might be good to keep track of.


Incidents are categorized based on the description of the stage by which the cybersecurity kill chain is in. This view helps the threat analyst to determine priority, urgency, and corresponding response strategy to deploy based on context.


Indicates the number of alerts associated with or part of the incidents.


You can limit to show only the machines at risk which are associated with incidents.


You can limit to show only the users of the machines at risk which are associated with incidents.

Assigned to

You can choose to show between unassigned incidents or those which are assigned to you.


You can choose to limit the list of incidents shown based on their status to see which ones are active or resolved


Use this filter to choose between focusing on incidents flagged as true or false incidents.