Cyber attackers are constantly becoming more and more subtle while Security Operations (SOC, CERT and CSIRT) continues to scratch on the surface. It doesn’t matter whether that’s a large enterprise, bank or government institution. The evidence is fairly strong that most organizations are pretty bad at security operations . Why are there so many global high-profile breaches? Why can organizations today not adequately detect and respond to breaches while they have spent millions in their Cyber Security defense? You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that there must be vital gaps in the defense ecosystem of organizations. But how to identify these gaps and what course of actions are required?
Some initial triage task instructions are listed under the Stage 1 Analysis phase of the incident which are processed by the Security Operations team. Once completed, the incident is handed off to the Threat Hunting team for scoping the attack and developing further intelligence. As you can see, all the TTP task instructions regarding APT28 have been loaded into the Stage 2 Analysis phase of this playbook...Continue Reading
The idea behind Threat Hunting is to shift from a reactive IR model to a proactive approach. In Security Operations, a detection team hands off an alert to an Incident Response team which validates the incident and responds to it in case it’s a true incident. The goal with Threat Hunting is to proactively engage a team and hunt for known adversaries including their applied TTPs in an organization’s networked computing environment...Continue Reading