5 Essential Incident Response Checklists

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Forensic Analysis

A forensic analysis checklist provides common commands to use when analyzing individual systems to determine what happened, and should also indicate the most likely places to look for peculiar behavior. These lists should be customized depending on the operating system, as well as on a given system's function, i.e., file server, database, web server, domain controller, DNS, etc. They should help responders identify what type of security incident has happened by gathering evidence from log files, intrusion detection systems and other sources, and prompt them to move forward through a specific process for containment and eradication of the issue.

Data breaches have become an unfortunate reality for most companies. If you haven't already experienced one, just wait. Whether state-sponsored or committed by an individual, hacking and the resulting loss of data, reputation and business profit must be a top priority for all organizations. And while it's important to keep up with the latest technologies to mitigate breach potential, it's equally as important to be ready to handle a breach once it occurs. A good way to do that is with incident response checklists.

When a security breach occurs, IT teams that are armed with incident response checklists will be better prepared to execute a fast and effective response. Good incident response checklists address particular scenarios and break down critical tasks into smaller pieces. They also help responders document everything that happens in an accurate, standard, and repeatable way. In this slideshow, AlienVault has identified the top five checklists that IT teams should have ready to go.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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