I love looking back at the papers I was reading early in my career. For today’s #Cybersecurity #ThrowbackThursday, I give you Coping with the Threat of Computer Security Incidents, A Primer from Prevention through Recovery, by Russell L. Brand, 1990.
Abstract: As computer security becomes a more important issue in modern society, it begins to warrant a systematic approach. The vast majority of the computer security problems and the costs associated with them can be prevented with simple inexpensive measures. The most important and cost effective of these measures are available in the prevention and planning phases. These methods are presented followed by a simplified guide to incident handling and recovery.
If you are interested in learning more about the cutting edge of incident handling from 25 years ago, I found the full text here, preserved on a Purdue (go #purdue) web site.