CompTIA Security+ Question B-59

During which of the following phases of the Incident Response process should a security administrator define and implement general defense against malware?

A. Lessons Learned
B. Preparation
C. Eradication
D. Identification

Answer: B

Incident response procedures involves: Preparation; Incident identification; Escalation and notification; Mitigation steps; Lessons learned; Reporting; Recover/reconstitution procedures; First responder; Incident isolation (Quarantine; Device removal); Data breach; Damage and loss control. It is important to stop malware before it ever gets hold of a system –thus you should know which malware is out there and take defensive measures – this means preparation to guard against malware infection should be done.