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Incident Response

  1. Incident Response
    Incident Reporting
  2. Incident Response Use Cases
    Lab Setup
  3. Role Playing - Shift Manager
  4. Demonstrating: Investigating and Escalating
  5. Report from Malware Analyst
  6. Exercise 1.1: Exploring Suspicious Executable Detected using SIEM
  7. Exercise 1.2: Investigating Multiple Failed Logins using SIEM
  8. Exercise 3: Mitigating Risk
  9. Exercise 4.1: Asking the Right Questions
  10. Scenario 4.1: Asking the Right Questions
  11. Scenario 4.2: Suspicious or Malicious?
  12. Exercise 4.2: Reviewing the Shift Log
  13. Exercise 4.3: Investigating an Unauthorized Login Attempt
  14. Exercise 4.4: Investigating Firewall Traffic
  15. Exercise 4.5: Reviewing the Security Operations Mailbox
  16. Exercise 5.1: Reviewing New Intelligence
  17. Exercise 5.2: Assessing Threat Severity
  18. Exercise 6: Recommending Remediation
  19. Exercise 7: Conducting a Post-Incident Review
  20. Exercise 8: Communicating with Operations and Senior Management
  21. Business Continuity
    Business Continuity Plan Development
    8 Topics
  22. BCP Invocation Process
    2 Topics
  23. Emergency Procedures
    7 Topics
  24. Crisis Management Team
    10 Topics
  25. BCP Seating Plan
  26. Overview
  27. Disaster Recovery
    Scope of Critical Services
  28. Network Services
  29. Application Hosting Service
  30. File Hosting Services
  31. Call Centre and Voice Recording Services
  32. Regulatory Links
  33. Thin Client Environment
  34. Voice System (Non-Service Desk)
  35. Printing Services
  36. Recovery Time Objective (RTO) & Recovery Point Objective
  37. Single Point of Failure
  38. Redundancy Requirements
  39. Alternate Locations
  40. Contact Protocol
    4 Topics
Lesson 8 of 40
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Exercise 3: Mitigating Risk


To identify opportunities to mitigate risk.


After completing this exercise, you should be able to:

  • Identify organization risk in a data breach situation.
  • Align risk mitigation strategies with the Cyber Kill Chain.


In this exercise, you review the January 2013 NY Times article on the breach which occurred there during the four preceding months. Using the 5D’s (deter, detect, delay, deny, and defend), you suggest mitigation steps for each point on the Cyber Kill Chain.


 Hackers in China Attacked the Times for Last 4 Months

Published: January 30, 2013

Here is a link to the New York Times article:

The Cyber Kill Chain is included here for your reference.

Suggest mitigation steps using the 5D’s:
• Deter
• Detect
• Delay
• Deny
• Defend
Mitigation steps may include:
• Technology
• processes

Cyber Kill Chain PhaseMitigation Suggestion
Act on ObjectivesSample answer:  Deny exfiltration by blocking zip files greater than 5 MB from leaving the host. Detect exfiltration by creating an alert on zip files and rar files attempting to leave the network.
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