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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


In this chapter, we discussed an IR process and looked at the different phases and examples of how they are leveraged during an incident. We explored how to use the MITRE ATT&CK framework and Lockheed Martin's Cyber Kill Chain model to analyze a supply chain compromise example and inform security priorities. Finally, we discussed several sources for expanding and growing your skills as a threat hunter.

Using the skills we covered in this chapter will make you valuable beyond your ability to find adversaries. While that is crucial in your job as a threat hunter, being able to support the enduring security teams and prioritizations helps the overall posture of the organization.

In the next chapter, we'll discuss enriching events with open source tools, enriching events with third-party tools, and using enrichments to explore additional information.