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…

Book: Android Malware and Analysis by Ken Dunham.

I needed  to get an intro to Android Malware Analysis and some of the tools you can use for Analysis. This books is very easy to read and provides a good foundation to start doing Android Malware Analysis. It covers current malware landscape until 2014 an existing techniques and tools in static and dynamic analysis….

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 ( 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

Book: Learn about firewall design, Juniper Networks

Mini-book oriented to firewall design. The book explains very well the role that the company policy plays when designing the firewall. It is a very easy to read, well written and a refresher if you are studying firewall design and monitoring. I particularly used it to refresh and get ideas on those indicators that are interesting…

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!