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  • Create and deploy an incident response capability within your own organization
  • Perform proper evidence acquisition and handling
  • Analyze the evidence collected and determine the root cause of a security incident
  • Become well-versed with memory and log analysis
  • Integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process
  • Understand the different techniques for threat hunting
  • Write effective incident reports that document the key findings of your analysis

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.

  • Create a solid incident response framework and manage cyber incidents effectively
  • Perform malware analysis for effective incident response
  • Explore real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques
Page Count 448
Course Length 13 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781838649005
Date Of Publication 29 Jan 2020


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.