Top 7 Incident Responder Skills

21603e9d5a081791f6a0c71b2a09df233b84df41_smallHere’s another take on the skills necessary to become an analyst in today’s world. Due to a different role focus (incident responder versus security analyst), the ones mentioned in this article are a little more concrete than in a previous one we covered.

  • File System Forensics
  • Memory Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Malware Analysis
  • General Information Security and Tools Awareness
  • Program Development
  • eDiscovery
  • Soft Skills


There is a shortage of qualified incident responders out there, and the time to ramp up and become capable continues to get longer and longer. In fact, the hiring process for bringing people into this role can take months or even years to find the right candidate.

In the past, the process of incident response was largely a forensic process, and most incident response consulting engagements were performed by forensic shops. But, as technology and malware have evolved, traditional forensics plays an increasingly smaller role in incident response.

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