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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)
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Section 1: Introduction to Threat Hunting, Analytical Models, and Hunting Methodologies
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Section 2: Leveraging the Elastic Stack for Collection and Analysis
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Section 3: Operationalizing Threat Hunting

Using external information to drive hunting techniques

It is important to remember that threat hunting is a journey. One of the most useful resources in threat hunting are your peers in the infosec community. While you're spending your time honing your skills to learn how adversaries are attempting to infiltrate your network, there are millions of other practitioners who are doing the same thing.

These practitioners don't just do their work and move on; they want to share the tactics they've identified, show how they've mitigated them, and share lessons they've learned along the way.

Use the open source community to drive and enhance your war chest of techniques.

Not only do defenders share their knowledge, but penetration testers, hackers, and security engineers publish their research and exploits. This information should also be used to learn more about what malicious adversaries may be attempting to use during their next campaign.

There are so many...