Media praise for Incident Response

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"As a network administrator, I ordinarily think of technical issues when I suspect that one of my machines may have been compromised. 'Incident Response' highlights many other types of issues that can affect the efficiency of the investigation as well. The book is targeted at both system/network admins and their managers. That's definitely a tough audience I was pleased at the way that neither group was alienated through excessive use of technical jargon or managerial buzzwords. The book preserved a friendly, sensible tone throughout, and could be read by someone with little or no prior knowledge of network security. However, even sysadmins with years of experience will find helpful tips...I was very favorably impressed with the book, and oh-so-tactfully left a copy on the desk of the manager of Network Security at my job. [grin] When he's done with it, I'm foisting it upon the head of Engineering. If one of our boxes gets hacked, I want to be ready for it. I think 'Incident Response' will be really helpful towards that end."
--Raven Alder, linuxchix.org

"An excellent resource for information on how to respond to computer intrusions and conduct forensic investigations."
--Andrew Conry-Murray, Network, April 2002

?an excellent summary of technical information with guidelines for administrative planning so organizations can map out their responses to computer incidents. The authors selected for this important work show how the incident response process needs to be planned, efficient, and as business-like as any other IT operation in a mature organization.?
--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club, Oct 2001


"reams of advice...A thought-provoking book"
--Molly Sugden, Freelance Informer, Oct 5, 2001

"This new book by van Wyk and Forno skillfully outlines considerations and plans for a well founded security incident handling group within an organization. O'Reilly has recruited two seasoned incident handlers who have worked for organizations such as the US House of Representatives and CERT/CC. Their depth of experience shows in their insights and is nicely complemented by their dexterity with the material. The major strength of this book, and what will probably constitute its staying power when compared to other offerings on the topic, is its excellent coverage from top to bottom."
--Jose Nazario, Linux Review, 12 Nov 2001

"an excellent summary of technical information with guidelines for administrative planning so organizations can map out their responses to computer incidents. The special authors selected for this important work show how the incident response process needs to be planned, efficient, and as business-like as any other IT operation in a mature organization.. The O'Reilly publishing firm, famous for their emphasis on a common-sense approach to explaining very technical material, depth of detail, and focus on the practical, has released an invaluable tool for anyone currently administering a computer network. As is usually the case with all O'Reilly works, very busy systems administrators will find the attention to detail and the superbly organized material very helpful as they attempt to integrate the valuable information in this book in their daily work."
--Dale Farris, President, Golden Triangle PC Club, September 2001