Incident Response
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2001
Pages: 240

Seventy percent of businesses reported security breaches in 2000, and the rate is on the rise. Is your organization ready to respond to such an incident head-on? Will you be able to tell whether an incident is an attack or a glitch in the system? Do you know how to assess the possible damage from an incident? Incident Response shows you how to answer questions like these and create a plan for exactly what to do before, during, and after an incident.

The authors of Incident Response draw on years of experience developing and taking part in incident response teams at the highest levels of government and business. They guide you through both the technical and administrative details of effective incident response planning as they describe:

  • What incident response is, and the problems of distinguishing real risk from perceived risk
  • The different types of incident response teams, and advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Planning and establishing an incident response team
  • State of the Hack® information about different types of attacks
  • Recommendations and details about available tools for incident response teams
  • Resources available to incident response teams

Whatever your organization's size or purpose, Incident Response shows how to put in place an incident-response process that's as planned, efficient, and businesslike as any other IT operation in a mature organization. Incidents happen, and being able to respond to them effectively makes good business sense.

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