Careers, Incident response, Leadership

What Exactly Is an Incident Commander, Anyway – Matt Linton – PSW #716

You may have seen the term "Incident Commander" in discussions about incident response, but do you know where that term came from and what it means? How can professionalizing your incident response using proven disaster management methodology up your game? Matt Linton is an experienced Emergency Responder and USA Region lead of Google's Security Response team. For the past decade he's been working on bringing the lessons learned from physical disaster management into the digital forensics and incident response realm.

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Guest

Matt Linton
Matt Linton
Chaos Specialist at Google

Matt cut his technical teeth in the MUDs and IRC dens of the 90s while daylighting in search and rescue. His longtime white hat security hobby and years of work experience in high-pressure environments converged in a career change to UNIX system administration. While working for a government research lab, his diverse background readily lent itself to new work assignments in both blue team security operations and red team penetration testing. Today he leads security incident management at Google, where he strives to infuse security functions with the best practices of disaster management, and where he explores the limits of speed, quality, and affordability in the fields of digital forensics and incident response.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Josh Marpet
Josh Marpet
Executive Director at RM-ISAO
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security
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