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Practical Threat Intelligence and Data-Driven Threat Hunting

By : Valentina Costa-Gazcón
Book Image

Practical Threat Intelligence and Data-Driven Threat Hunting

By: Valentina Costa-Gazcón

Overview of this book

Threat hunting (TH) provides cybersecurity analysts and enterprises with the opportunity to proactively defend themselves by getting ahead of threats before they can cause major damage to their business. This book is not only an introduction for those who don’t know much about the cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and TH world, but also a guide for those with more advanced knowledge of other cybersecurity fields who are looking to implement a TH program from scratch. You will start by exploring what threat intelligence is and how it can be used to detect and prevent cyber threats. As you progress, you’ll learn how to collect data, along with understanding it by developing data models. The book will also show you how to set up an environment for TH using open source tools. Later, you will focus on how to plan a hunt with practical examples, before going on to explore the MITRE ATT&CK framework. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to be able to carry out effective hunts in your own environment.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Cyber Threat Intelligence
Section 2: Understanding the Adversary
Section 3: Working with a Research Environment
Section 4: Communicating to Succeed
Appendix – The State of the Hunt

Chapter 6: Emulating the Adversary

In this chapter, we are going to review the concept of adversary emulation and some of the open source tools available to carry it out. We are going to start covering the design of an emulation plan following a MITRE ATT&CK APT3 example. Then, we are going to cover different sets of tools (Atomic Red Team, MITRE CALDERA, the Mordor project, and the C2 Matrix) that we can use to emulate those threats. Finally, we are going to close the chapter with a quiz involving the core topics we have discussed.

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

  • Creating an adversary emulation plan
  • How to emulate a threat
  • Test yourself