Network Threat Hunting Books

  Here I leave you what are the best books I have ever read for network threat hunting – security monitoring. These books at the time I read them help me to get back on my feet after some long time without firing wireshark and seeing and nice packet capture. I recommend them as they…

Memory Forensics with Vshot and Remnux (1)

This is a series of posts in which I am going to quickly explain some basic theory around memory forensics and how to hunt your attacker once he has been identified inside your network. I am also going to alleviate the burden of extracting information from your endpoint memory dump with the Vshot script which…

The right ingredients for Threat Hunting

Threat Hunting and training such as GCFA are proving to be beneficial to lower the internal detection and dwell time. Not long ago we were discussing the long time that was taking to do internal detection and average dwell time but this is currently changing. Rob Lee and the SANS Institute in their GCFA update…

Hunting down Threat Infrastructure (2, with PassiveTotal)

It’s been a while since I wrote the first post on Threat infrastructure and I believe it will be beneficial for you to first go through it, if you have not done it yet. This will set the context to understand the issues we are trying to solve here. The first post explained how attackers…

Book: Incident Response & Computer Forensics 3rd edition

As part of the training I took this year, GCFA ( https://www.sans.org/course/advanced-incident-response-threat-hunting-training) I was given this book together with the course. Thumbs up for the people at SANS again. I came across this book, a lot before I attended my GCFA training however I never bought it, I believe I did not see benefits in it…

The top 10 windows logs event’s used to catch hackers

Very interesting presentation by Michael Gough from SecureWorks. It goes through some malware attack examples and the importance of the windows event id’s for their detection. Another must read. The top 10 windows logs event id's used v1.0 from Michael Gough

Intrusion Detection with Windows Event ID’s

This paper is the best I have ever read on how to build IOC’s with Windows Event ID’s. I highly recommend you to read it, it contains very useful information and some very interesting behavioural examples of attacker activity. If you are looking to enhance your detection in your core network this is the document! http://tinyurl.com/zpggnfq

Hunting down Threat Infrastructure (1)

In this two article series, I am going to explain how to spot anomalous activity in proxies and DNS queries coming out of your network. Additionally, I am also explaining how to recognize suspicious threat infrastructure, what elements you need to pay attention to, how this infrastructure behaves, what are the challenges for the defender and…