The State of Incident Response

Presented at Black Hat USA 2014, Aug. 7, 2014, 2:15 p.m. (60 minutes)

The last of the protection-detection-response triad to get any real attention, incident response is big business these days. I plan on stepping back and looking at both the economic and psychological forces that affect incident response as both a business and a technical activity. Nothing seems to be able to keep sufficiently skilled and motivated attackers out of a network. Can incident response save the day?


  • Bruce Schneier - Co3 Systems, Inc.
    Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books - including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive - as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Co3 Systems, Inc.


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