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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 10: Leveraging Hunting to Inform Operations

In the previous few chapters, we have focused in-depth on leveraging the Elastic Stack to perform hunt operations. This was done by searching through your data using the Discover App, creating rich and contextual visualizations and dashboards, and leveraging the Security App to explore malicious endpoint and network activities.

A key aspect of the success of hunt operations is how they are incorporated into traditional security and IT operations. Let's now explore how to enhance the protective posture of organizations. In this chapter, you'll learn about the incident response process, how threat hunters can fold into that process, how threat hunters can do more than just find adversaries, and finally, some useful third-party sources to help keep your skills sharp.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • An overview of the incident response process
  • Using threat hunting information...