Digital Forensics and Incident Response - Second Edition

By Gerard Johansen
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About 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.

Publication date:
January 2020


Section 1: Foundations of Incident Response and Digital Forensics

Section one of this book lays the foundations of incident response and digital forensics. These foundational elements, such as the IR process, forensic principles, and incident management, will tie in directly with subsequent parts of the book.

This section comprises the following chapters:

About the Author

  • Gerard Johansen

    Gerard Johansen is an incident response professional with over 15 years' experience in areas like penetration testing, vulnerability management, threat assessment modeling, and incident response. Beginning his information security career as a cyber crime investigator, he has built on that experience while working as a consultant and security analyst for clients and organizations ranging from healthcare to finance. Gerard is a graduate of Norwich University's Master of Science in Information Assurance program and a certified information systems security professional.

    He is currently employed as a senior incident response consultant with a large technology company, focusing on incident detection, response, and threat intelligence integration.

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