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React Faster and Better Chugging along

By Mike Rothman

As we described a while back, we have separated our heavier white paper research out into a complete feed, and slimmed down the main feed. But that means folks subscribing only to the main feed may miss some of the outstanding blog series we do.

So every so often we’ll cross-post links to the series as they are developing, inviting those interested to check out the research and provide comments on what is right and wrong.

As we recast the series Rich and I did earlier this year on Incident Response Fundamentals, our intention was to go deeper and more advanced on incident response in the React Faster and Better series. We are are almost half-way through that series. Here are a few links to what we’ve posted. Check it out – it’s good stuff.

  • Introduction
  • Incident Response Gaps: We identify why the fundamental process we described won’t be enough as the attackers get better, more persistent, and more innovative.
  • New Data for New Attacks: We start to analyze the kinds of data we need for these advanced techniques, where we can get it, and why.
  • Alerts & Triggers: Data is good, but not enough to understand when the response process needs to be engaged. So we discuss how to figure out when to alert, covering both internal and external sources.

The next phase of the series will talk about how to leverage the additional data types to work through a tiered response process. First we’ll deal with what a first-level analyst needs, and then proceed through the advanced tiers of analysis and response. Stay tuned.

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