In February I spoke at the DoJ Cybersecurity Conference. My abstract for the talk was the following:
In 1989 Berkeley astronomer Cliff Stoll wrote the most important book in the history of computer incident response, The Cuckoo's Egg. Twenty years after first reading the book, Richard Bejtlich, [then] Director of Incident Response for General Electric, re-read The Cuckoo's Egg in search of lessons for his Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT). In the first ten pages, Bejtlich identified seven lessons for his team, and in the next twenty pages, ten more lessons. By the time he finished re-reading the book, Bejtlich identified dozens of lessons that are key to the incident response process, whether it's 1990, 2000, 2010, or beyond. In this presentation, Bejtlich will share the keys to professional incident response, originally documented by an unintentional computer pioneer.
Since several of you asked for the slides, I uploaded them here (.pdf, 60 slides). I don't usually use slides like this, but I told a story using screen captures from the really old NOVA episode about Cliff Stoll.