Digital Forensics and Incident Response Second Edition
Incident response techniques and procedures to respond to modern cyber threats
About the Book
Build your organization’s cyber defense system by effectively implementing digital forensics and incident management techniques
- Create a solid incident response framework and manage cyber incidents effectively
- Perform malware analysis for effective incident response
- Explore real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques
An understanding of how digital forensics integrates with the overall response to cybersecurity incidents is key to securing your organization's infrastructure from attacks. This updated second edition will help you perform cutting-edge digital forensic activities and incident response.
After focusing on the fundamentals of incident response that are critical to any information security team, you’ll move on to exploring the incident response framework. From understanding its importance to creating a swift and effective response to security incidents, the book will guide you with the help of useful examples. You’ll later get up to speed with digital forensic techniques, from acquiring evidence and examining volatile memory through to hard drive examination and network-based evidence. As you progress, you’ll discover the role that threat intelligence plays in the incident response process. You’ll also learn how to prepare an incident response report that documents the findings of your analysis. Finally, in addition to various incident response activities, the book will address malware analysis, and demonstrate how you can proactively use your digital forensic skills in threat hunting.
By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to efficiently investigate and report unwanted security breaches and incidents in your organization.
What you will learn
- Create and deploy an incident response capability within your own organization
- Perform proper evidence acquisition and handling
- Analyze the evidence collected and determine the root cause of a security incident
- Become well-versed with memory and log analysis
- Integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process
- Understand the different techniques for threat hunting
- Write effective incident reports that document the key findings of your analysis
Who this book is for
This book is for cybersecurity and information security professionals who want to implement digital forensics and incident response in their organization. You will also find the book helpful if you are new to the concept of digital forensics and are looking to get started with the fundamentals. A basic understanding of operating systems and some knowledge of networking fundamentals are required to get started with this book.
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