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Hands-On Incident Response Fundamentals

by Ryan Chapman

Companies around the world are in dire need of qualified IR analysts. Whether you work in security now or intend to transition to the field, this course will teach you the fundamental skills you'll need to thrive in the world of hands-on security.

What you'll learn

Most companies have a difficult time finding and hiring qualified Incident Response (IR) analysts. For that matter, many whom make their way into this hands-on security profession lack a solid foundation. In this course, Hands-On Incident Response Fundamentals, you'll be prepared to take on the task of IR by being presented with the core principles associated with the field. First, you'll learn to differentiate between commodity and Advanced Persistent Threat attack groups. Next, you'll discover how to review alerts, log files, and recognize common character encodings and carrier files. Finally, you'll cover how to use a hex editor effectively and work with indicators of compromise. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to take on the task of responding to events and incidents alike. Strong IR analysts must have a strong foundation, and that's exactly what this course intends to provide you.

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About the author

Ryan is a certified incident response analyst and reverse engineer who also wears the hats of a forensic analyst and developer. He thoroughly enjoys running his mouth, which lends well to his presenting at conferences and performing stand-up comedy. Ryan spent six years as a technical trainer, and he is passionate about life-long learning. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and rock climbing in addition to spending time with his wife and daughter.

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