Threat modeling, incident command, & DDoS mitigation

In any sufficiently complex system, failure is impossible to rule out. Whether you’re fighting literal fires or keeping your application online, it’s critical you have a plan in place when things go south. In this ebook, you’ll learn key strategies for finding and mitigating threats from veteran incident responders and security experts. This metaplaybook draws from real-world experiences and tactics, offering your team the tools necessary to implement your own response to impending threats.


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“Make the most of your team expertise, with the cornerstone belief that the people you hire are inherently intelligent, aware of their roles within the team, and are thus empowered to make decisions effectively. ”
Maarten Van Horenbeeck
VP of Security Engineering

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About the authors

Maarten Van Horenbeeck | Fastly, Inc.

Maarten Van Horenbeeck is Vice President of Security Engineering at Fastly, as well as a board member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the largest association of security teams, counting 300 members in over 70 countries. Prior to Fastly, he managed the Threat Intelligence team at Amazon, and worked on the security teams at Google and Microsoft.

Dr. Jose Nazario | Fastly, Inc.

Dr. Jose Nazario is the Director of Security Research at Fastly, and is a recognized expert on cyberthreats to ISPs, network subscribers, and enterprises from cybercrime and malware. Previously, he was the Research Director for Malware Analysis at Invincea Labs and the head of Arbor security and engineering Response Team. He’s published several works, most notably his books: “Secure Architectures with OpenBSD” and “Defense and Detection Strategies against Internet Worms.”

Jonathan Foote | Fastly, Inc.

Jonathan Foote is a Senior Security Architect at Fastly, where he focuses on critical application, R&D, and operational security activities. Previously, Jonathan attacked a range of application and network environments as a penetration tester, acted as primary investigator for security research projects at Carnegie Mellon University SEI/CERT, and engineered secure network communication systems for Fortune 100 companies.

Anna MacLachlan | Fastly, Inc.

Anna MacLachlan is Fastly’s Content Marketing Manager, where she talks to brands and partners to tell stories about scale, security, and performance. She received her MA in Comparative Literature from NYU and loves megafauna and mountains.