October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year the SANS Internet Storm Center is going to offer daily tips on each of the six steps of incident handling areas according to the following schedule:
Below is the list of topics by week and day that we will use in October. As you can see, the first week focuses on tips for getting getting prepared. Subsequent weeks focus on the remaining steps.
We need your help beginning this week and continuing through the month of October. If you would like to submit a tip, please use our contact form and be sure to put something in the subject like "Security Tip, day 15" to make it easier for us to sort them. Keep your tips brief and to the point, also remember that the audience is broad, including end users, sysadmins, and managers.
1 Policies, Management Support, and User Awareness
2 Building a Response Team
3 Building Checklists
4 What Goes Into a Response Kit
5 Events versus Incidents
6 Network-based Intrusion Detection Systems
7 Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems
8 Global Incident Awareness
9 Log and Audit Analysis
10 Using Your Help Desk to Identify Security Incidents
11 Other Methods of Identifying an Incident
12 Gathering Evidence That Can be Used in Court
13 Containment on Production Systems Such as a Web Server
14 Containing a Personal IdentityTheft Incident
15 Containing the Damage From a Lost or Stolen Laptop
16 Containing a Malware Outbreak
17 Containing a DNS Hijacking
18 Containing Other Incidents
19 Forensic Analysis Tools - What Happened?
20 Eradicating a Rootkit
21 Removing Bots, Keyloggers, and Spyware
22 Wiping Disks and Media
23 Turning off Unused Services
24 Cleaning Email Servers and Clients
25 Finding and Removing Hidden Files and Directories
26 Restoring Systems From Backups
27 Validation via Vulnerability Scanning
28 Avoiding Finger Pointing and the Blame Game
29 Should I Switch Software Vendors?
30 Applying Patches and Updates
31 Legal Awareness (Regulatory, Statutory, etc.)
6. Lessons Learned (November)
1 What Should I Make Public?
2 Working With Management to Improve Processes
3 Feeding The Lessons Learned Back to the Preparation Phase
Marcus H. Sachs
Director, SANS Internet Storm Center