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Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack

By : Andrew Pease
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Book Image

Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack

5 (1)
By: Andrew Pease

Overview of this book

Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack will show you how to make the best use of Elastic Security to provide optimal protection against cyber threats. With this book, security practitioners working with Kibana will be able to put their knowledge to work and detect malicious adversary activity within their contested network. You'll take a hands-on approach to learning the implementation and methodologies that will have you up and running in no time. Starting with the foundational parts of the Elastic Stack, you'll explore analytical models and how they support security response and finally leverage Elastic technology to perform defensive cyber operations. You’ll then cover threat intelligence analytical models, threat hunting concepts and methodologies, and how to leverage them in cyber operations. After you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll apply the knowledge you've gained to build and configure your own Elastic Stack, upload data, and explore that data directly as well as by using the built-in tools in the Kibana app to hunt for nefarious activities. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build an Elastic Stack for self-training or to monitor your own network and/or assets and use Kibana to monitor and hunt for adversaries within your network.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Threat Hunting, Analytical Models, and Hunting Methodologies
Section 2: Leveraging the Elastic Stack for Collection and Analysis
Section 3: Operationalizing Threat Hunting

Chapter 9: Using Kibana to Pivot Through Data to Find Adversaries

Now that we've learned about the individual apps within Kibana, introduced various query languages, experimented with visualizations and dashboards, and explored security solutions, we can begin to stitch various data sources together to move beyond detection to identify how an adversary got inside the endpoint and what the goal of their intrusion was. This is extremely helpful when looking at operational and strategic intelligence assessments, as discussed in Chapter 1, Introduction to Cyber Threat Intelligence, Analytical Models, and Frameworks.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to use timelines in the Security app, use observations to connect network and endpoint data, and create detection logic using information derived from previous observations.

In this chapter, we'll go through the following topics:

  • Connecting events with a timeline
  • Using observations to perform targeted hunts
  • Generating...