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9. Eradication, Recovery, and Post-incident Review

Eric C. Thompson1 
Lisle, Illinois, USA

Eradication is the process of removing all the remnants of a cyberattack. This commences once systems known to be compromised are available to be taken offline so that eradication can occur. Removing files and reversing registry and configuration changes malware and attackers made during the attack are addressed. Once all the affected machines are identified and isolated and forensic backups are completed, the company can address weaknesses exploited by the attackers. These vulnerabilities are patched, and insecure configurations repaired. In ...

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