Case Studies and Examples of Incident Response Policies

The case studies in this chapter examine various organizations that had formal incident response teams established by policies. The case studies examine how effective these teams were during a security breach.

Private Sector Case Study

An online forensic case study was published about a multibillion-dollar publicly traded company. The company is a leader in the IT infrastructure market. The company was not named in the article.

The problem: The company’s servers had been compromised to be the jumping-off point to attack a host of other companies.

The company was notified by another company of what was being attacked. The company’s administrator activated an IRT to assess the threat. ...

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