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Hands-on Incident Response and Digital Forensics by Mike Sheward

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1 UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION SECURITY INCIDENTS

Information security is a broad topic, with many subdisciplines. You could work in application security, network security, compliance, forensics or a security operations role, or be a lawyer specialising in information security and data privacy. All of these information security roles appeal to people with different skill sets, experience levels and interests.

An organisation can have one person spending some time on security where possible, or a dedicated security team (this could be as large as several thousand full-time employees), with budgets that vary just as broadly. Despite all the differences between these roles, and the resources available to a given security team, one event that binds ...

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