When it comes to responding to today's high-profile information security incidents, technical abilities simply aren't enough, says Gavin Reid of Cisco's Computer Security Incident Response Team. Here are the five must-have skills for today's incident response professionals.
Police say financial specialist Librado Wright spent months siphoning more than $500,000 from Wachovia Bank's customer accounts. But when he attempted to withdraw the funds, the bank had a surprise for him.
"The more that you could focus in on computer science topics, to understand programming, network-based technology and mobile-based technology, the better off you're going to be," says Rob Lee of SANS Institute.
Performing digital forensics in the cloud isn't necessarily a new discipline, says Rob Lee of SANS Institute. But the task definitely requires a whole new mindset and some new skills from investigators.