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Incident triage: Identifying the source of a malware infection

Incident triage: Identifying the source of a malware infection

Part of my time at the SANS Cyber Retraining Academy covered the incident response methodology and how to identify what’s wrong and how to fix it. But theory is quite different to the real thing, so I thought it would be useful to make a cheat sheet with a few of the pointers I’ve picked up when it comes to investigating malware activity.

What cyber security courses don’t prepare you for

What cyber security courses don’t prepare you for

It’s almost a year to the day that I left my journalism job and started at the SANS Cyber Retraining Academy, and I’ve written a lot of blog posts about how much I enjoyed the experience and how valuable and life-changing it was. But now I’ve been in the industry for a few months, I thought it would be interesting to explore what it didn’t prepare me for.