A Comprehensive Guide to Incident Response (Part 1 :NIST SP 800-61) [Chuckle worthy]

A Comprehensive Guide to Incident Response (Part 1 :NIST SP 800-61) [Chuckle worthy]

Reference:https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-61r2.pdf

1. Preparation: Donning Cyber Armor

Think of the preparation phase as the time you don your cyber armor and declare, “I am ready for battle!” NIST suggests creating an incident response policy, defining roles (because everyone needs a superhero name), and establishing communication protocols .

2. Detection and Analysis: The Cyber Sherlock Holmes

When an incident is detected, it’s time to put on your detective hat. NIST encourages you to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Analyze the incident, collect clues, and maintain a chain of custody – it’s like solving a digital mystery, only with fewer magnifying glasses and more firewalls and devices.

3. Containment, Eradication, and Recovery: The Cyber Exorcism

Once you’ve identified the digital ghost haunting your systems, it’s time for a cyber exorcism. Contain the threat, eradicate it , and recover your systems – because no one likes a haunted server room. It’s like Ghostbusters

4. Post-Incident Activity: The Cyber Club

Post-incident activities are the stand-up routine of the cybersecurity world. Reflect on the incident, document lessons learned, and update policies. It’s like reviewing the script after a show – you tweak it for better laughs next time. After all, cybersecurity is serious business, but who says you can’t laugh while securing the digital realm?

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