Cybersecurity Incident Response

How to Contain, Eradicate, and Recover from Incidents


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Create, maintain, and manage a continual cybersecurity incident response program using the practical steps presented in this book. Don't allow your cybersecurity incident responses (IR) to fall short of the mark due to lack of planning, preparation, leadership, and management support.

Surviving an incident, or a breach, requires the best response possible. This book provides practical guidance for the containment, eradication, and recovery from cybersecurity events and incidents.

The book takes the approach that incident response should be a continual program. Leaders must understand the organizational environment, the strengths and weaknesses of the program and team, and how to strategically respond. Successful behaviors and actions required for each phase of incident response are explored in the book. Straight from NIST 800-61, these actions include:

  • Planning and practicing
  • Detection
  • Containment
  • Eradication
  • Post-incident actions

What You’ll Learn

  • Know the sub-categories of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Understand the components of incident response
  • Go beyond the incident response plan
  • Turn the plan into a program that needs vision, leadership, and culture to make it successful
  • Be effective in your role on the incident response team

Who This Book Is For

Cybersecurity leaders, executives, consultants, and entry-level professionals responsible for executing the incident response plan when something goes wrong

  • Apress; September 2018
  • ISBN 9781484238707
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Cybersecurity Incident Response
  • Author: Eric C. Thompson
  • Imprint: Apress
Subject categories
  • 9781484238691
  • 9781484238707

About The Author

Eric C. Thompson is an accomplished governance, risk, and compliance professional. In his GRC role as Director of Compliance at Blue Health Intelligence (BHI), Eric leads efforts to increase cyber security maturity in several domains, including governance, policy and controls, risk management, cyber security strategy, and business alignment. He established the risk management function which includes assessment, analysis and treatments of risks, threat and vulnerability management strategy, and due diligence requirements for assessing third-party risk. Eric also assesses cybersecurity technology capabilities and recommends enhancements to current solutions and new implementations that meet risk reduction requirements. 

Prior to BHI, Eric spent seven years at Ernst & Young in the Advisory practice where he specialized in helping healthcare organizations (providers, payers, and business associates) solve problems related to information security, risk management, and compliance when dealing with electronic medical records. Eric led the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) cybersecurity program management and third-party risk management assessments.

Eric is also a proud member of the SANS Mentor team.  

Subject categories
  • 9781484238691
  • 9781484238707