Playbooks, sometimes known as Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) or runbooks, are used for troubleshooting common issues. They are often created by a team of employees who are trained to manage security issues. Playbooks often include bulleted lists, step-by-step instructions, or diagrams, all of which make it easy to follow troubleshooting instructions.
Throughout the next 4 weeks, you will develop a playbook for a fictional company that hired you to write their playbooks and manage the team. The first portion of the playbook is a response to malware at the company.
Outline a 2- to 3-page playbook in which a malware attack of your choice occurs.
Complete the following in your outline:
- Provide details of the malware.
- Identify the exploited vulnerability and its attack vector.
- Analyze the vulnerability to determine 2 risks of this malware.
- Outline step-by-step instructions on how to resolve the malware attack.
Remember, numbered or bulleted steps or guidelines make the document easy to for others to follow under potential stressful situations. Paragraphs can be used to help support the steps and guidelines.
Note: You will use content from this #1 assignment as part of the #2 Signature Assignment
Online interactions pose a threat to all servers. Some risks can occur when employees use social networking, web browsing, and email. Playbooks typically cover a section related to threats and defenses of online interactions.
In this next section of your playbook, outline steps to take when an employee reports clicking on a website that appeared in an email that was received.
Include the following information in this section:
- Describe 2 threats this interaction poses on the company.
- Provide step-by-step instructions on how to mitigate each interaction.
Remember, numbered or bulleted steps or guidelines make the document easy to for others to follow under potential stressful situations. Paragraphs can be used to help support the steps or guidelines.
Combine This assignment #2 with your revised assignment #1 –
Apply: Malware Attacks sections of your Playbook
Cite at least 2 resources to support each assignment.
Format each assignment according to APA guidelines.