The Progress of the Profession

One major advance in the field of incident response is the rise of incident response as a professional discipline. Incidents are increasingly handled by dedicated teams, either part of the company or external consultants. This trend really began as a response to the Morris Internet worm and has continued as organizations recognize that security-related incidents are here to stay and can cripple an organization. Law enforcement agencies have established specific teams to deal with security incidents, including forensics specialists and legal experts versed in the intricacies of computer crime and international law. The press has discovered that security incidents make good news, so companies and agencies have been ...

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