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Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, 4th Edition by Harlan Carvey

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Chapter 2

Incident Preparation

Any business use if IT resources will inevitably include responding to computer security incidents; in short, it’s not a matter of “if” an incident will occur, but “when.” Many sources (including books, web sites, and formal training courses) provide information on what type of information should be collected in an incident and resources (such as tools) that can be used to collect it.

However, in my role as an incident response consultant, I am continually surprised at how often in practice this type of preparation is not done. This chapter will reiterate the importance of preparation and the steps that can be taken both prior to and immediately following an incident to ensure the best response and analysis, ...

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