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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). More than just test prep, this book helps you to learn skills to demonstrate your command of all domains and topics covered by the CySA+ exam. The CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide provides complete coverage of all exam objectives for the new CySA+ certification. The CySA+ certification validates a candidate's skills to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and identify vulnerabilities with a goal of securing and protecting systems of organizations. You'll study concepts with real-world examples drawn from experts, and hands-on labs. You'll gain insight on how to create your own cybersecurity toolkit. The end-of-chapter review questions will help you reinforce your knowledge. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to think and respond like a seasoned professional.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Acknowledgments
2
About the Authors
4
Assessment Test
5
Answer to the Assessment Test
19
Index
20
Advert
21
EULA

Chapter 6
Analyzing Symptoms for Incident Response

THE COMPTIA CYBERSECURITY ANALYST+ EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE:

  • Domain 3: Cyber Incident Response
    • ✓ 3.4 Given a scenario, analyze common symptoms to select the best course of action to support incident response

Responding to security incidents and network events is a common task for cybersecurity analysts. Network problems such as excessive or suspicious bandwidth consumption, probes and scans, and rogue devices are all likely to be encountered by security professionals. Host and application issues are also frequently part of response processes, including host performance problems, malware, and more focused attacks. That makes knowing what to look for, how to find it, and what your response options are an important part of cybersecurity operations.

In the first section of this chapter, you will learn about common network events ranging from bandwidth use and data exfiltration to scans, probes, and denial...