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'''HBGary Responder Professional''' is a computer forensics suite distributed by [[HBGary]].
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Incident Response is a set of procedures for an investigator to examine a computer security incident. This process involves figuring out what was happened and preserving information related to those events. Because of the fluid nature of computer investigations, incident response is more of an art than a science.  
  
Responder™ Professional is a leader in Windows™ physical memory and automated malware analysis. It is an
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== Tools ==
application that is known for its ease of use, streamlined workflow, and rapid results. The Professional platform is designed for Incident Responders, Malware Analysts, and Computer Forensic Investigators who demand the very best. Responder Professional provides powerful memory
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forensics, malware detection, and software behavioral identification with Digital DNA™.
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Incident response tools can be grouped into three categories. The first category is '''Individual Tools'''. These are programs designed to probe parts of the operating system and gather useful and/or volatile data. The tools are self-contained, useful, discrete, and do not create a large footprint on the victim system.
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Standalone tools have been combined to create '''Script Based Tools'''. These tools combine a number of standalone tools that are run via a script or batch file. They require minimal interaction from the user and gather a fixed set of data. These tools are good in that they automate the incident response process and provide the examiner with a standard process to defend in court. They also do not require the first responder to necessarily be an expert with the individual tools. Their weakness, however, is that they can be inflexible. Once the order of the tools is set, it can be difficult to change. Some script based tools allow the user to pick and choose which standalone tools will be used in a given examination.
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The final category of tools are '''Agent Based Tools'''. These tools require the examiner to install a program on the victim which can then report back to a central server. The upshot is that one examiner can install the program on multiple computers, gather data from all of them, and then view the results in the aggregate. Finding the victim or victims can be easier if they stand out from the crowd.
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== See Also ==
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* Obsolete: [[List of Script Based Incident Response Tools]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://dfrws.org/2002/papers/Papers/Jesse_Kornblum.pdf Preservation of Fragile Digital Evidence by First Responders], by [[Jesse Kornblum]], DFRWS 2002
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* [http://blog.handlerdiaries.com/?p=325 Keeping Focus During an Incident], by jackcr, January 17, 2014
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=== Kill Chain ===
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* [http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/corporate/documents/LM-White-Paper-Intel-Driven-Defense.pdf Intelligence-Driven Computer Network Defense Informed by Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains], by Eric M. Hutchins, Michael J. Clopperty, Rohan M. Amin
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* [http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/solution-overview/h11154-stalking-the-kill-chain-so.pdf Stalking the kill chain], by RSA
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=== Incident Lifecycle ===
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* [http://www.itsmsolutions.com/newsletters/DITYvol5iss7.htm Expanding the Expanded Incident Lifecycle], by Janet Kuhn, February 18, 2009
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* [https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/cert/support/incident-management/browsable/workflows/incident-lifecycle Incident lifecycle], by [[ENISA]]
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== Tools ==
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=== Individual Tools ===
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* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/0e18b180-9b7a-4c49-8120-c47c5a693683.aspx Sysinternals Suite]
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=== Script Based Tools ===
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* [[First Responder's Evidence Disk|First Responder's Evidence Disk (FRED)]]
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* [[COFEE|Microsoft COFEE]]
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* [[Windows Forensic Toolchest|Windows Forensic Toolchest (WFT)]]
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* [[Regimented Potential Incident Examination Report|RAPIER]]
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=== Agent Based Tools ===
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* [[GRR]]
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* [[First Response|Mandiant First Response]]
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== Books ==
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There are several books available that discuss incident response. For [[Windows]], ''[http://www.windows-ir.com/ Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery]'' by [[Harlan Carvey]] is an excellent introduction to possible scenarios and how to respond to them.
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Incident Response is a set of procedures for an investigator to examine a computer security incident. This process involves figuring out what was happened and preserving information related to those events. Because of the fluid nature of computer investigations, incident response is more of an art than a science.

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Tools

Incident response tools can be grouped into three categories. The first category is Individual Tools. These are programs designed to probe parts of the operating system and gather useful and/or volatile data. The tools are self-contained, useful, discrete, and do not create a large footprint on the victim system.

Standalone tools have been combined to create Script Based Tools. These tools combine a number of standalone tools that are run via a script or batch file. They require minimal interaction from the user and gather a fixed set of data. These tools are good in that they automate the incident response process and provide the examiner with a standard process to defend in court. They also do not require the first responder to necessarily be an expert with the individual tools. Their weakness, however, is that they can be inflexible. Once the order of the tools is set, it can be difficult to change. Some script based tools allow the user to pick and choose which standalone tools will be used in a given examination.

The final category of tools are Agent Based Tools. These tools require the examiner to install a program on the victim which can then report back to a central server. The upshot is that one examiner can install the program on multiple computers, gather data from all of them, and then view the results in the aggregate. Finding the victim or victims can be easier if they stand out from the crowd.

See Also

External Links

Kill Chain

Incident Lifecycle

Tools

Individual Tools

Script Based Tools

Agent Based Tools

Books

There are several books available that discuss incident response. For Windows, Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery by Harlan Carvey is an excellent introduction to possible scenarios and how to respond to them.