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Digital Forensics and Incident Response - Second Edition

By : Gerard Johansen
Book Image

Digital Forensics and Incident Response - Second Edition

By: Gerard Johansen

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Foundations of Incident Response and Digital Forensics
Section 2: Evidence Acquisition
Section 3: Analyzing Evidence
Section 4: Specialist Topics


In Chapter 13, Leveraging Threat Intelligence, there was a brief exploration of the MITRE ATT&CK framework, as it pertains to the incorporation of threat intelligence into incident response. The MITRE ATT&CK framework is also extremely useful in the initial planning and execution of a threat hunt. The MITRE ATT&CK framework is useful in a variety of areas in threat hunting, but for the purposes of this chapter, the focus will be on two specific use cases. First will be the use of the framework to craft a specific hypothesis. Second, the framework can be utilized to determine likely evidence sources that would produce the best indicators.

The first use case, crafting the hypothesis, can be achieved through an examination of the various tactics and techniques of the MITRE ATT&CK framework. An examination of the various enterprise tactics located...