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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

Incorporating crisis communications

The notion that serious security incidents can be kept secret has long passed. High-profile security incidents, such as those that impacted Target and TJX, have been made very public. Adding to this lack of secrecy are the new breach notification laws that impact organizations across the globe. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 33 has a 72-hour breach notification requirement. Other regulatory or compliance frameworks, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rule 45 CFR § § 164.400-414, stipulate notifications to be made in the event of a data breach. Compounding legal and regulatory communication pressures are communications that need to be made to internal business units and external stakeholders. While it may seem that crafting and deploying a communications plan during an incident...