Title

Information Security: Detection, Incident Response and Evidence Collection - The Effective Use of Automation

Date of Award

6-2-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Computer Information Systems

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Info & Communications Technol

Advisor

Granville Jones

Keywords

evidence collection; incident detection; incident response; information security; security automation

Abstract

As the computer environment evolves so must the methods of securing a system environment. Not only are new computer applications and technical gadgets introduced every day, so are the tactics of the hackers and intruders. Search For Automation Inc. (SFA) is looking to augment their current security detection, incident response, and evidence gathering procedures through automation. SFA is searching for the right application(s) to fulfill their automation needs. SFA and their search for automation begins by understanding where the technology stands today, what are the issues with the current solutions, and what other users are looking for in a security defense system. The search process continues on to find tools compatible with the SFA system environment and their application requirements.

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