Incident response is the method by which organisations take steps to identify and recover from an information security incident, with as little impact as possible on business as usual. Digital forensics is what follows - a scientific investigation into the causes of an incident with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to justice. These two disciplines have a close but complex relationship and require a balancing act to get right, but both are essential when an incident occurs.
In this practical guide, the relationship between incident response and digital forensics is explored and you will learn how to undertake each and balance them to meet the needs of an organisation in the event of an information security incident. Best practice tips and real-life examples are included throughout.