Atomic hunting with Atomic Red Team
We talked about Red Canary's Atomic Red Team in Chapter 6, Emulating the Adversary. Just to refresh your memory, Atomic Red Team is an open source project to carry out scripted atomic tests on an organization's defenses. Atomic Red Team is also mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK™ framework and offers extensive coverage of the framework's techniques.
In this section, we are going to use atomic tests to learn how to execute tests, collect evidence from our ELK/HELK instance, and develop simple detections. Atomic Red Team is a very useful tool to learn what is normal within your organization and to measure and improve visibility. A lack of the right visibility could lead to a false sense of security. It's not that uncommon that an organization believes that "such things [incidents] do not happen here," just because they do not have the right tools to "see" them happening.
Also, as its name indicates...