The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast 10.11.23
Ep 2 | 10.11.23

Incident Response with Empathy

Show Notes

On this week's episode of The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast, Sherrod DeGrippo is joined by Matthew Zorich, a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Incident Response. Sherrod and Matt discuss his motivation for creating accessible and open-source forensics tools and resources for entry-level forensics, aiming to guide those without extensive resources. They also examine the importance of helping smaller businesses and individuals understand and practice incident response and forensics, considering the potentially devastating impact of cyberattacks on them. Matt also emphasizes the importance of knowledge sharing and practical experimentation in incident response and identity forensics to help individuals and organizations better defend against cyber threats.    

In this episode you’ll learn:      

  • The challenges of identity-based forensics 
  • Tactics threat actors use to compromise accounts without raising suspicion 
  • The importance of distinguishing personal and work identities when assessing threats 

Some questions we ask:     

  • Why is it important to distinguish personal and work email from a threat perspective? 
  • How do you protect essential accounts in a large organization? 
  • Would you consider text messages as a reliable method to enhance security?  


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