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Throw Out the Playbooks to Win at Incident Response
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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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8/1/2017 | 3:25:58 PM
Re: Dynamic vs Disposal
Agree - it must be a dynamic, living document as the threat landscape is the same.  But, also, it must first EXIST and I would wager that the staff at Merck dearly wished they had one earlier in June!!!
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REISEN1955,
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8/1/2017 | 7:42:51 AM
Playbooks provide format
ONLY - and they need to be constantly revised and updated, like disaster recovery plans for business continuity.  I have seen copies of this document on business shelves from 3 years ago - OH, I think the business has changed somewhat since 2003, right?  Secondly, we are always 15 minutes behind the hackers.  They are forever ahead of us and so our plans have to be consistently updated.  Third, playbook should NOT be written in STONE forever.  The Royal Navy in the age of sail concentrated every single act and policy to FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS which could never EVER be deviated from.  Rigid.  Malware plans have to be flexible to encounter the New and Unexpected situations where no malware response has gone before.  
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rkappam,
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7/31/2017 | 2:08:06 PM
Re: Dynamic vs Disposal
Sounds interesting, but play book can be predicted by any IT Security experienced guy. Moreoever it would only give us how the incident would be handeled, which means we are talking about which already detected. Once you detect, we would some how remediate/ format/ getover it. 

Any smart hacker would try to hide himself, so he should try to focus on detection system company has it. Then he will make SOC busy with known attacks and slowly would try to get into network through non-detected place. 

I believe, rather looking at play book, person would focus on detection system. Or vulnerability in detection system. 

These information would be known by ex-employees of company. We should be more think about it. 

 
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LMaida,
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7/28/2017 | 3:20:27 PM
Re: Dynamic vs Disposal
Yes, it's just dependent on how you define playbook and whether you believe they are inherently static/pre-configured. There's also an aspect of the level of human involvement in redefining the playbook vs software automation. 
InfosecCanuck
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InfosecCanuck,
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7/28/2017 | 11:05:28 AM
Dynamic vs Disposal
I actually agree with almost everything here but I would tend to think a dynamic, evolving playbook would be the solution as opposed to throwing out the playbook. Organizations need to have some documented standard as to how they respond, no? Perhaps that was the point you were getting at and I missed it.


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