[Rtir] New RT/IR User
kdawg44 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 15:59:31 EDT 2013
I have configured both an RT/IR instance for Incident Response & an RT4
instance that we are going to use for a handful of approval workflows.
Through this process, I think I understand a bit better how RT works. I
have also reviewed the JANET.pdf document which led me to the below
However, I am still confused...
Incident Report ---validate---> Incident ---> Investigation
(interface with sys admins/network ops)
Now, this logic seems flawed because there is a link when creating an
Incident Report to tie it to an incident, but not a in reverse. So this
would tell me that the INCIDENT comes first, & from that an incident
Is the definition of incident report 1.) a report of an incident occurring
or 2.) post-investigation wrap up of what happened?
If it is #2 then the workflow would be:
Incident ----validate---> investigation -----------> Incident Report
It seems like #1 based on the Janet Workflow and the fact that the
Resolution field is in Incident not Incident Report but I do not understand
why the link to an incident is set when the incident report is created.
Thanks for your help in understanding this.
Master of Science, Computer Information Systems
Grand Valley State University
Master of Business Administration
Western Michigan University
SANS GCFA, SANS GCFE, CCNA, ISA, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
"Do today what others won't, do tomorrow what others can't" - SEALFit
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
habit." - Aristotle
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Kevin Holleran <kdawg44 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the response, that definitely helps.
> On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Carlos Fuentes Bermejo wrote:
>> Hiya Kevin,
>> First answer the question about blocks, the blocks are used to interact
>> with the Network guys, i.e. for asking a block of an IP(s) or port in the
>> network, so you will be able to keep tracking of the talks with NOC guys,
>> and all the actions you take over the network to solve the incident. In
>> case you see the block queue is not useful for you, you can deactivate in
>> the RTIR config file.
>> About incidents, if you have two complaints in your incident reports
>> queue related to two different IPs of your institution, or related to two
>> different issues, you won't want to open only one single incident to handle
>> everything, and mix the information you can receive, what you have to do is
>> to open two different incidents, and each IR will be linked to its own
>> incident, handling them separately, and launching investigations to fix the
>> problems. You can be in front of cases where you have a incident report
>> asking something, where you will have to open an incident, but an
>> investigation won't be needed as you are acting as a security helpdesk team.
>> I hope it clarify a bit more your workflow understanding, as James said
>> the document is a bit basic, and I think it should be more complete, having
>> use cases and more examples.
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On 14/02/2013, at 21:12, Kevin Holleran <kdawg44 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks again. I am not understanding some of the workflow.
>> An incident can be defined. One (or more?) incident reports can be
>> linked to the incident. One or more investigations can be linked to the
>> incident. What are the blocks for?
>> Thank you!
>> Kevin Holleran
>> Master of Science, Computer Information Systems
>> Grand Valley State University
>> Master of Business Administration
>> Western Michigan University
>> SANS GCFA, SANS GCFE, CCNA, ISA, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
>> "Do today what others won't, do tomorrow what others can't" - SEALFit
>> "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
>> habit." - Aristotle
>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM, James Davis <james.davis at ja.net> wrote:
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>>> > I just set up RT 3.8 with RT/IR. I am new to this and need to ramp
>>> > up quickly. What is a good resource rather than just fumbling
>>> > around and learning through trial and error or stumbling through
>>> > bits and pieces of documentation? I noticed the RT Essentials book
>>> > but I was wondering if it was dated based on the publication date.
>>> http://bestpractical.com/static/rtir/janet-workflow.pdf is a useful
>>> resource that explains the RTIR workflow.
>>> 1. I may be a little biased.
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> Kevin Holleran
> Master of Science, Computer Information Systems
> Grand Valley State University
> Master of Business Administration
> Western Michigan University
> SANS GCFA, SANS GCFE, CCNA, ISA, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
> "Do today what others won't, do tomorrow what others can't" - SEALFit
> "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
> habit." - Aristotle
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