The Rationale for Incident Response

Incident response, initially an area that did little more than evoke curiosity two decades ago, keeps growing in importance.Why? This next section presents the major reasons.

Difficulty in Securing Systems and Networks

Most fundamentally, information systems, applications, and networks have become substantially more sophisticated, making them even harder to secure. Networks, in particular, are difficult to secure because of the complexity and diversity of services and protocols in today’s network environments. Additionally, networks go virtually everywhere, making potential points of unauthorized access nearly ubiquitous. Distributed computing environments, which typically entail intricate relationships between ...

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