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Effective Incident Response Team, The by Brian Moeller, Julie Lucas

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The Life Cycle of an Incident

The best way to determine the policies required for incident response is to examine the typical life cycle of computer incident response. Figure 8-1 provides a flowchart outlining the major phases of the incident response life cycle; each phase is described in detail in the sections that follow. Not all incidents are identical, of course: Many have unique attributes. Therefore, the steps outlined in this section will address the typical case. The incident handler, however, must always be prepared for the unexpected.

Figure 8-1. The Incident Response Life Cycle

The terms used to describe the various stages of incident ...

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