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Newcomer II

Incident Response

Dear Experts 

 

I am new to this community and i am preparing for CISSP exam.

During my preparation i have come across below question in one of the practise test and will require you expert input.

 

When any intrusion is detected what should be your first step?

a) Eliminate all means of intruder access
b) Contain the intrusion
c) Determine to what extent systems and data are compromised
d) Communicate with relevant parties
 
According to me, the best answer should be option c) as after incident detection our first step to respond by analysing and documenting/verify the impact of the incident and then we go for mitigation and containment of the incident.
 
Appreciate you inputs here 
 
Thanks
Nitesh
 
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Viewer II

Re: Incident Response

I'm not an expert either, well a little bit, but I would always take action first to prevent further damage, first stop the bad thing from doing further bad things asap, like hospital's triage you first stop the bleeding, first contain the problem. First containment / isolation of problem, than you can take your time to watch, think, and analyze as much as you like, untill you find out for sure what has exactly happened (what further systems are breached / damaged, etc) and what can you do to remediate the problem, take mitigation actions to prevent this incident happening again, and try to recover from the situation, back to normal operations.

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Re: Incident Response

> Nitesh (Viewer) posted a new topic in Exam Preparation on 10-25-2020 07:34 PM in the (ISC)² Community :

> Dear Experts

Oh, I should shut up, then ...

>    When any intrusion is detected what should be your first step?

Well, the first step is the most important, so:

> a) Eliminate all means of intruder access

Eliminating all means of intruder access probably means eliminating all means of
access for everyone, which is a good way to DoS yourself, so probably not a good
idea.

> b) Contain the intrusion

My choice. Limit the damage. *Then* take stock.

> c) Determine to what extent systems and data are compromised

Good, but ...

> d) Communicate with relevant parties

Can be left until later, and probably needs to be run by PR and legal beforehand,
anyway.

>   According to me, the best answer should be option c) as after incident
> detection our first step to respond by analysing and documenting/verify the
> impact of the incident and then we go for mitigation and containment of the
> incident.

Yeah, we need to do that analysis, and it is important, but the first thing is to limit
the damage, so, b.

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Re: Incident Response

Thanks for your reply and explanation Much appreciated.