Crafting the InfoSec Playbook

Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan

Jeff Bollinger,

Crafting the InfoSec Playbook: Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan
 
 

Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone.

Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture.

  • Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basics
  • Understand threats you face and what you should be protecting
  • Collect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possible
  • Build your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and response
  • Learn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothly
  • Select the right monitoring and detection tools for your environment
  • Develop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reports
  • Know what actions to take during the incident response phase


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