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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 12: Sharing Information and Analysis

Being an amazing threat hunter is something to be proud of, there's no doubt about it. An adversary carrying out a delicate dance across network protocols, dipping and ducking in and through legitimate network traffic, only to be observed and recorded by an analyst with a keen eye is impressive. Monitoring and recording processes that have been started, stopped, or modified, collecting or compiling tools locally, and attempting to exfiltrate sensitive data is the nirvana for any threat actor – but the talented hunter and responder tracks and blocks all their tricks. This is the arms race of threat hunting, incident response, and information security as a whole.

All that said, no one can do all of this alone. It takes a team, both locally and at your fingertips, to enable the threat hunter to frustrate the adversary into failure. Rest assured: they have a team, and so should we. We can do this by sharing curated, contextual,...