Intelligence-Driven Incident Response

Outwitting the Adversary

Author: Scott J Roberts,Rebekah Brown

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491935200

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 2046

Using a well-conceived incident response plan in the aftermath of an online security breach enables your team to identify attackers and learn how they operate. But, only when you approach incident response with a cyber threat intelligence mindset will you truly understand the value of that information. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process. Each method reinforces the other: threat intelligence supports and augments incident response, while incident response generates useful threat intelligence. This book helps incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts understand, implement, and benefit from this relationship. In three parts, this in-depth book includes: The fundamentals: get an introduction to cyber threat intelligence, the intelligence process, the incident-response process, and how they all work together Practical application: walk through the intelligence-driven incident response (IDIR) process using the F3EAD process—Find, Fix Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate The way forward: explore big-picture aspects of IDIR that go beyond individual incident-response investigations, including intelligence team building

Intelligence-Driven Incident Response

Outwitting the Adversary

Author: Scott J Roberts,Rebekah Brown

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491935197

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 5478

Using a well-conceived incident response plan in the aftermath of an online security breach enables your team to identify attackers and learn how they operate. But, only when you approach incident response with a cyber threat intelligence mindset will you truly understand the value of that information. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process. Each method reinforces the other: threat intelligence supports and augments incident response, while incident response generates useful threat intelligence. This book helps incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts understand, implement, and benefit from this relationship. In three parts, this in-depth book includes: The fundamentals: get an introduction to cyber threat intelligence, the intelligence process, the incident-response process, and how they all work together Practical application: walk through the intelligence-driven incident response (IDIR) process using the F3EAD process—Find, Fix Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate The way forward: explore big-picture aspects of IDIR that go beyond individual incident-response investigations, including intelligence team building

Intelligence-driven Incident Response

Outwitting the Adversary

Author: Scott J. Roberts,Kyle R. Maxwell

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781491934944

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 7545

Threat intelligence—understanding the who, why, and how of attacks—is most valuable when applied directly to an organization’s incident response capability for hunting and investigation. Threat intelligence has become more common and important in recent years. However, many professionals want a better understanding of how to apply this intelligence within their operations and organizations. This book explains the fundamentals of intelligence analysis and the best ways to apply it to your incident response function.

How to Define and Build an Effective Cyber Threat Intelligence Capability

Author: Henry Dalziel

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128027525

Category: Computers

Page: 42

View: 8515

Intelligence-Led Security: How to Understand, Justify and Implement a New Approach to Security is a concise review of the concept of Intelligence-Led Security. Protecting a business, including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation, has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental. Among thought leaders and advanced organizations, the consensus is now clear. Defensive security measures: antivirus software, firewalls, and other technical controls and post-attack mitigation strategies are no longer sufficient. To adequately protect company assets and ensure business continuity, organizations must be more proactive. Increasingly, this proactive stance is being summarized by the phrase Intelligence-Led Security: the use of data to gain insight into what can happen, who is likely to be involved, how they are likely to attack and, if possible, to predict when attacks are likely to come. In this book, the authors review the current threat-scape and why it requires this new approach, offer a clarifying definition of what Cyber Threat Intelligence is, describe how to communicate its value to business, and lay out concrete steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security. Learn how to create a proactive strategy for digital security Use data analysis and threat forecasting to predict and prevent attacks before they start Understand the fundamentals of today's threatscape and how best to organize your defenses

Crafting the InfoSec Playbook

Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan

Author: Jeff Bollinger,Brandon Enright,Matthew Valites

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491913606

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 497

Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone. Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture. Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basics Understand threats you face and what you should be protecting Collect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possible Build your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and response Learn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothly Select the right monitoring and detection tools for your environment Develop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reports Know what actions to take during the incident response phase

Practical Cyber Intelligence

How action-based intelligence can be an effective response to incidents

Author: Wilson Bautista

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788835247

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 883

Your one stop solution to implement a Cyber Defense Intelligence program in to your organisation. Key Features Intelligence processes and procedures for response mechanisms Master F3EAD to drive processes based on intelligence Threat modeling and intelligent frameworks Case studies and how to go about building intelligent teams Book Description Cyber intelligence is the missing link between your cyber defense operation teams, threat intelligence, and IT operations to provide your organization with a full spectrum of defensive capabilities. This book kicks off with the need for cyber intelligence and why it is required in terms of a defensive framework. Moving forward, the book provides a practical explanation of the F3EAD protocol with the help of examples. Furthermore, we learn how to go about threat models and intelligence products/frameworks and apply them to real-life scenarios. Based on the discussion with the prospective author I would also love to explore the induction of a tool to enhance the marketing feature and functionality of the book. By the end of this book, you will be able to boot up an intelligence program in your organization based on the operation and tactical/strategic spheres of Cyber defense intelligence. What you will learn Learn about the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop and it's applicability to security Understand tactical view of Active defense concepts and their application in today's threat landscape Get acquainted with an operational view of the F3EAD process to drive decision making within an organization Create a Framework and Capability Maturity Model that integrates inputs and outputs from key functions in an information security organization Understand the idea of communicating with the Potential for Exploitability based on cyber intelligence Who this book is for This book targets incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts; experience in, or knowledge of, security operations, incident responses or investigations is desirable so you can make the most of the subjects presented.

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management

Conducting a Successful Incident Response

Author: Leighton Johnson

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124047254

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 8657

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management provides security professionals with a complete handbook of computer incident response from the perspective of forensics team management. This unique approach teaches readers the concepts and principles they need to conduct a successful incident response investigation, ensuring that proven policies and procedures are established and followed by all team members. Leighton R. Johnson III describes the processes within an incident response event and shows the crucial importance of skillful forensics team management, including when and where the transition to forensics investigation should occur during an incident response event. The book also provides discussions of key incident response components. Provides readers with a complete handbook on computer incident response from the perspective of forensics team management Identify the key steps to completing a successful computer incident response investigation Defines the qualities necessary to become a successful forensics investigation team member, as well as the interpersonal relationship skills necessary for successful incident response and forensics investigation teams

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Author: Gerard Johansen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787285391

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 4896

A practical guide to deploying digital forensic techniques in response to cyber security incidents About This Book Learn incident response fundamentals and create an effective incident response framework Master forensics investigation utilizing digital investigative techniques Contains real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at Information Security professionals, forensics practitioners, and students with knowledge and experience in the use of software applications and basic command-line experience. It will also help professionals who are new to the incident response/digital forensics role within their organization. What You Will Learn Create and deploy incident response capabilities within your organization Build a solid foundation for acquiring and handling suitable evidence for later analysis Analyze collected evidence and determine the root cause of a security incident Learn to integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process Integrate threat intelligence in digital evidence analysis Prepare written documentation for use internally or with external parties such as regulators or law enforcement agencies In Detail Digital Forensics and Incident Response will guide you through the entire spectrum of tasks associated with incident response, starting with preparatory activities associated with creating an incident response plan and creating a digital forensics capability within your own organization. You will then begin a detailed examination of digital forensic techniques including acquiring evidence, examining volatile memory, hard drive assessment, and network-based evidence. You will also explore the role that threat intelligence plays in the incident response process. Finally, a detailed section on preparing reports will help you prepare a written report for use either internally or in a courtroom. By the end of the book, you will have mastered forensic techniques and incident response and you will have a solid foundation on which to increase your ability to investigate such incidents in your organization. Style and approach The book covers practical scenarios and examples in an enterprise setting to give you an understanding of how digital forensics integrates with the overall response to cyber security incidents. You will also learn the proper use of tools and techniques to investigate common cyber security incidents such as malware infestation, memory analysis, disk analysis, and network analysis.

Darkweb Cyber Threat Intelligence Mining

Author: John Robertson,Ahmad Diab,Ericsson Marin,Eric Nunes,Vivin Paliath,Jana Shakarian,Paulo Shakarian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316949311

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7585

The important and rapidly emerging new field known as 'cyber threat intelligence' explores the paradigm that defenders of computer networks gain a better understanding of their adversaries by understanding what assets they have available for an attack. In this book, a team of experts examines a new type of cyber threat intelligence from the heart of the malicious hacking underworld - the dark web. These highly secure sites have allowed anonymous communities of malicious hackers to exchange ideas and techniques, and to buy/sell malware and exploits. Aimed at both cybersecurity practitioners and researchers, this book represents a first step toward a better understanding of malicious hacking communities on the dark web and what to do about them. The authors examine real-world darkweb data through a combination of human and automated techniques to gain insight into these communities, describing both methodology and results.

Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence

Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level

Author: Florian Skopik

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315397889

Category: Computers

Page: 430

View: 2857

Threat intelligence is a surprisingly complex topic that goes far beyond the obvious technical challenges of collecting, modelling and sharing technical indicators. Most books in this area focus mainly on technical measures to harden a system based on threat intel data and limit their scope to single organizations only. This book provides a unique angle on the topic of national cyber threat intelligence and security information sharing. It also provides a clear view on ongoing works in research laboratories world-wide in order to address current security concerns at national level. It allows practitioners to learn about upcoming trends, researchers to share current results, and decision makers to prepare for future developments.

The Practice of Network Security Monitoring

Understanding Incident Detection and Response

Author: Richard Bejtlich

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 159327534X

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 8820

Network security is not simply about building impenetrable walls—determined attackers will eventually overcome traditional defenses. The most effective computer security strategies integrate network security monitoring (NSM): the collection and analysis of data to help you detect and respond to intrusions. In The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, Mandiant CSO Richard Bejtlich shows you how to use NSM to add a robust layer of protection around your networks—no prior experience required. To help you avoid costly and inflexible solutions, he teaches you how to deploy, build, and run an NSM operation using open source software and vendor-neutral tools. You'll learn how to: –Determine where to deploy NSM platforms, and size them for the monitored networks –Deploy stand-alone or distributed NSM installations –Use command line and graphical packet analysis tools, and NSM consoles –Interpret network evidence from server-side and client-side intrusions –Integrate threat intelligence into NSM software to identify sophisticated adversaries There’s no foolproof way to keep attackers out of your network. But when they get in, you’ll be prepared. The Practice of Network Security Monitoring will show you how to build a security net to detect, contain, and control them. Attacks are inevitable, but losing sensitive data shouldn't be.

Security Operations Center - SIEM Use Cases and Cyber Threat Intelligence

Author: Arun Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781986862011

Category:

Page: 376

View: 6313

Security analytics can be defined as the process of continuously monitoring and analyzing all the activities in your enterprise network to ensure the minimal number of occurrences of security breaches. Security Analyst is the individual that is qualified to perform the functions necessary to accomplish the security monitoring goals of the organization. This book is intended to improve the ability of a security analyst to perform their day to day work functions in a more professional manner. Deeper knowledge of tools, processes and technology is needed for this. A firm understanding of all the domains of this book is going to be vital in achieving the desired skill set to become a professional security analyst. The attempt of this book is to address the problems associated with the content development (use cases and correlation rules) of SIEM deployments.The term "Cyber Threat Intelligence" has gained considerable interest in the Information Security community over the past few years. The main purpose of implementing a Cyber threat intelligence(CTI) program is to prepare businesses to gain awareness of cyber threats and implement adequate defenses before disaster strikes. Threat Intelligence is the knowledge that helps Enterprises make informed decisions about defending against current and future security threats. This book is a complete practical guide to understanding, planning and building an effective Cyber Threat Intelligence program within an organization. This book is a must read for any Security or IT professional with mid to advanced level of skills. The book provides insights that can be leveraged on in conversations with your management and decision makers to get your organization on the path to building an effective CTI program.

Defensive Security Handbook

Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure

Author: Lee Brotherston,Amanda Berlin

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491960337

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 2022

Despite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help you drive maximum-security improvement at little or no cost. Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks. Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring

Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition

Author: Jason Luttgens,Matthew Pepe,Kevin Mandia

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071798692

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 6421

The definitive guide to incident response--updated for the first time in a decade! Thoroughly revised to cover the latest and most effective tools and techniques, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition arms you with the information you need to get your organization out of trouble when data breaches occur. This practical resource covers the entire lifecycle of incident response, including preparation, data collection, data analysis, and remediation. Real-world case studies reveal the methods behind--and remediation strategies for--today's most insidious attacks. Architect an infrastructure that allows for methodical investigation and remediation Develop leads, identify indicators of compromise, and determine incident scope Collect and preserve live data Perform forensic duplication Analyze data from networks, enterprise services, and applications Investigate Windows and Mac OS X systems Perform malware triage Write detailed incident response reports Create and implement comprehensive remediation plans

Threat Intelligence and Me

A Book for Children and Analysts

Author: Robert Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781541148819

Category:

Page: 50

View: 5815

Threat Intelligence is a topic that has captivated the cybersecurity industry. Yet, the topic can be complex and quickly skewed. Author Robert M. Lee and illustrator Jeff Haas created this book to take a lighthearted look at the threat intelligence community and explain the concepts to analysts in a children's book format that is age-appropriate for all.Threat Intelligence and Me is the second work by Robert and Jeff who previously created SCADA and Me: A Book for Children and Management. Their previous work has been read by tens of thousands in the security community and beyond including foreign heads of state. Threat Intelligence and Me promises to reach an even wider audience while remaining easy-to-consume and humorous.

Security Operations Center Guidebook

A Practical Guide for a Successful SOC

Author: Gregory Jarpey,Scott McCoy

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128036826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 2666

Security Operations Center Guidebook: A Practical Guide for a Successful SOC provides everything security professionals need to create and operate a world-class Security Operations Center. It starts by helping professionals build a successful business case using financial, operational, and regulatory requirements to support the creation and operation of an SOC. It then delves into the policies and procedures necessary to run an effective SOC and explains how to gather the necessary metrics to persuade upper management that a company’s SOC is providing value. This comprehensive text also covers more advanced topics, such as the most common Underwriter Laboratory (UL) listings that can be acquired, how and why they can help a company, and what additional activities and services an SOC can provide to maximize value to a company. Helps security professionals build a successful business case for a Security Operations Center, including information on the necessary financial, operational, and regulatory requirements Includes the required procedures, policies, and metrics to consider Addresses the often opposing objectives between the security department and the rest of the business with regard to security investments Features objectives, case studies, checklists, and samples where applicable

Data-Driven Security

Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards

Author: Jay Jacobs,Bob Rudis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111879382X

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3085

Uncover hidden patterns of data and respond with countermeasures Security professionals need all the tools at their disposal to increase their visibility in order to prevent security breaches and attacks. This careful guide explores two of the most powerful ? data analysis and visualization. You'll soon understand how to harness and wield data, from collection and storage to management and analysis as well as visualization and presentation. Using a hands-on approach with real-world examples, this book shows you how to gather feedback, measure the effectiveness of your security methods, and make better decisions. Everything in this book will have practical application for information security professionals. Helps IT and security professionals understand and use data, so they can thwart attacks and understand and visualize vulnerabilities in their networks Includes more than a dozen real-world examples and hands-on exercises that demonstrate how to analyze security data and intelligence and translate that information into visualizations that make plain how to prevent attacks Covers topics such as how to acquire and prepare security data, use simple statistical methods to detect malware, predict rogue behavior, correlate security events, and more Written by a team of well-known experts in the field of security and data analysis Lock down your networks, prevent hacks, and thwart malware by improving visibility into the environment, all through the power of data and Security Using Data Analysis, Visualization, and Dashboards.

Android Malware and Analysis

Author: Ken Dunham,Shane Hartman,Manu Quintans,Jose Andre Morales,Tim Strazzere

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482252201

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 4316

The rapid growth and development of Android-based devices has resulted in a wealth of sensitive information on mobile devices that offer minimal malware protection. This has created an immediate need for security professionals that understand how to best approach the subject of Android malware threats and analysis. In Android Malware and Analysis, Ken Dunham, renowned global malware expert and author, teams up with international experts to document the best tools and tactics available for analyzing Android malware. The book covers both methods of malware analysis: dynamic and static. This tactical and practical book shows you how to use to use dynamic malware analysis to check the behavior of an application/malware as it has been executed in the system. It also describes how you can apply static analysis to break apart the application/malware using reverse engineering tools and techniques to recreate the actual code and algorithms used. The book presents the insights of experts in the field, who have already sized up the best tools, tactics, and procedures for recognizing and analyzing Android malware threats quickly and effectively. You also get access to an online library of tools that supplies what you will need to begin your own analysis of Android malware threats. Tools available on the book’s site include updated information, tutorials, code, scripts, and author assistance. This is not a book on Android OS, fuzz testing, or social engineering. Instead, it is about the best ways to analyze and tear apart Android malware threats. After reading the book, you will be able to immediately implement the tools and tactics covered to identify and analyze the latest evolution of Android threats. Updated information, tutorials, a private forum, code, scripts, tools, and author assistance are available at AndroidRisk.com for first-time owners of the book.

Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program

Author: Allan Liska

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128023708

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 3911

As recently as five years ago, securing a network meant putting in a firewall, intrusion detection system, and installing antivirus software on the desktop. Unfortunately, attackers have grown more nimble and effective, meaning that traditional security programs are no longer effective. Today's effective cyber security programs take these best practices and overlay them with intelligence. Adding cyber threat intelligence can help security teams uncover events not detected by traditional security platforms and correlate seemingly disparate events across the network. Properly-implemented intelligence also makes the life of the security practitioner easier by helping him more effectively prioritize and respond to security incidents. The problem with current efforts is that many security practitioners don't know how to properly implement an intelligence-led program, or are afraid that it is out of their budget. Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program is the first book to show how to implement an intelligence-led program in your enterprise on any budget. It will show you how to implement a security information a security information and event management system, collect and analyze logs, and how to practice real cyber threat intelligence. You'll learn how to understand your network in-depth so that you can protect it in the best possible way. Provides a roadmap and direction on how to build an intelligence-led information security program to protect your company. Learn how to understand your network through logs and client monitoring, so you can effectively evaluate threat intelligence. Learn how to use popular tools such as BIND, SNORT, squid, STIX, TAXII, CyBox, and splunk to conduct network intelligence.