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Dealing with incidents

Dealing with incidents both large and small is an inevitable part of an organization’s operation. Explore the basic concepts related to digital forensics, how incident response plan works, and what is involved in providing business continuity.

    Syllabus

  • Data backup Video — 00:09:45
    • Backing data up provides availability in the event of data deletion, corruption, or encryption through ransomware. This episode discusses backup settings such as compression and encryption, as well as full, differential, and incremental backup types.

  • Gathering digital evidence Video — 00:09:44
    • This episode covers chain of custody, evidence order of volatility, and digital forensics tools used to acquire evidence.

  • Autopsy forensic browser lab Video — 00:04:58
  • Threat analysis and mitigating actions Video — 00:07:39
    • Stepping through how attackers manage to compromise a system or exfiltrate data helps harden environments to prevent future incidents. This episode covers the Cyber Kill Chain, the Mitre ATT&CK Framework, the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, and how Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tools can reduce incident response time.

  • Incident response overview Video — 00:02:58
    • Responding to incidents in a timely and effective manner is the result of proactive planning with defined roles and responsibilities.

  • Security+ – Network Security and Diagnostics Lab — 00:30:00
    • A layered approach must be designed and implemented to secure a system or infrastructure. Each critical component should be individually assessed on the risks it faces. In all scenarios, for all types of systems, network security is always a crucial component. Being the backbone of communication and the carrier of sensitive and proprietary information, once compromised, it allows unauthorized parties access on a large scale.

  • Business continuity and alternate sites Video — 00:06:10
    • Business continuity ensures that business processes can continue despite interruptions. Continuity of operations (COOP), disaster recovery plans (DRPs), as well as hot, warm, and cold alternate sites are discussed.

  • Ask me anything Video — 00:02:12
  • Digital forensics Video — 00:12:13
    • The application of computer science to legal situations include evidence gathering is referred to as digital forensics. This episode covers e-discovery and steganography.

  • Exam question review Video — 00:00:59
  • Incident Response Plans (IRPs) Video — 00:06:00
    • An IRP provides guidance on how security incidents are dealt with effectively while they are occurring. The IRP includes roles, responsibilities, a contact list and escalation procedures. IRPs should be updated periodically through lessons learned from past incidents.

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Meet the author

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

Meet the author

Stephanie Domas is Executive Vice President at MedSec. In this role, she leads the development of cybersecurity products and services to support medical device manufacturers on design, architecture, security risk management, regulatory filings, penetration testing and execution of security best practices in the development of medical devices, as well as vulnerability and asset management of connected medical devices in hospitals.

Mrs. Domas has spent 10+ years doing security research at the x86 level. She is emphatic that whether your goal is to be a better developer, security researcher, or reverse engineer, knowledge of assembly is crucial. She is passionate about spreading the joy of x86 and routinely teaches training and speaks on x86 assembly at security events such as Blackhat, Defcon and Derbycon.

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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