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Build your organization's cyber defense system by effectively applying digital forensics, incident management, and investigation techniques to real-world cyber threats

Key Features:

  • Create a solid incident response framework and manage cyber incidents effectively
  • Learn to apply digital forensics tools and techniques to investigate cyber threats
  • Explore the real-world threat of ransomware and apply proper incident response techniques for investigation and recovery

  • Book Description:

    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 third edition will help you perform cutting-edge digital forensic activities and incident response with a new focus on responding to ransomware attacks.

    After covering the fundamentals of incident response that are critical to any information security team, you'll explore incident response frameworks. From understanding their importance to creating a swift and effective response to security incidents, the book will guide you using examples. Later, you'll cover digital forensic techniques, from acquiring evidence and examining volatile memory through to hard drive examination and network-based evidence. You'll be able to apply these techniques to the current threat of ransomware. 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 be able to investigate and report unwanted security breaches and incidents in your organization.

    What You Will Learn:

  • 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
  • Integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process
  • Understand different techniques for threat hunting
  • Write incident reports that document the key findings of your analysis
  • Apply incident response practices to ransomware attacks
  • Leverage cyber threat intelligence to augment digital forensics findings

  • Who this book is for:

    This book is for cybersecurity and information security professionals who want to implement digital forensics and incident response in their organizations. You'll also find the book helpful if you're new to the concept of digital forensics and looking to get started with the fundamentals. A basic understanding of operating systems and some knowledge of networking fundamentals are required to get started with this book.

    Johansen, Gerard
    Publication Date: 
    Packt Publishing
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