Covert Operations: Kill Chain Actions using Security Analytics

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Covert Operations: Kill Chain Actions using Security Analytics"

Transcription

1 Covert Operations: Kill Chain Actions using Security Analytics Written by Aman Diwakar Twitter: https://twitter.com/ddos LinkedIn: In Special Operations, there are multiple actors on either side of the battlefield, at anypoint in time, attempting to achieve tactical leverage over the enemy. This leverage comes in multiple forms, at different stages of combat and the entire process is referred to as the Kill Chain. The kill chain in special operations includes reconaissance, weaponization, payload delivery, exploitation, establishment of communication from behind the enemy lines and ultimately completion of the mission and successful exfiltration. As an Intelligence Analyst in the military, I was intimately familiar with this process and how successful actions on target, in rapid, deliberate succession would mean victory for the unit best able to execute and defeat for the opposition forces. This article will highlight how using security intelligence, you, the Network Operator can gain tactical leverage, interrupt the kill chain and successfully defend your area of responsibility against the threat actor or agressor. Your goal will be to remain eternally vigilant, it is the price we pay for security, whether in the cyber world, or physical. In order to prepare to defend your network, you need to gather all the information and intelligence you possibly can because those aiming to exploit it will be very well prepared, most of the time, better prepared than you because it is they who will be choosing the time and place. Because compiling and discussing all the possible permutations of data points is outside of the scope of this article, we will speak of the two more important pieces of information that you will need to acquire. The first will be logging and activity data from the infrastructure, the second will be packet data from network taps at strategic chokepoints in the network. You will finally need to be able to take these two pieces of network intelligence and correlate them quickly and effectively being that this information will likely be unstructured and disparate. The only commonality here will be the fact that when correctly and intelligently manipulated, this data will yield the information that is required to be able to make tactical decisions that will pave way for successful defense.

2 Once the above preparations are successfully executed, the majority of the time spent should be in indentifying and monitoring the network for malicious activity. The determined adversary will first attempt to gain intelligence on the target, your role will be to take that opportunity to gather counterintelligence. This counteritelligence will be critical in identifying the specific threat from the sea of adversaries that your network faces on a daily basis, however, it is an extremely challenging objective as the advanced threat actor will be attempting to thwart counterintelligence activities. Information regarding the potential attacker can often be ascertained from coding in malware that can reference a language or country of origin, the attackers modus operandi (based on historical data) or ways in which commonly used tools are customized. Because the attacker is constantly seeking to avoid detection or mislead you, any one of the above mentioned telltale signs can easily be spoofed, thus it is best to take into account all possible activities holistically when attempting identification. Security analytics tools that consume network telemetry data and deduce possible suspicious or malicious traffic are instrumental in the identification phase as well as in the containment of such activities on the network. In the rest of this article, we will be utilizing information attained from RSA s Security Analytics to demonstrate the identification of malicious activity on the network that manifests itself in traffic that hides itself in benign HTTP or IRC traffic. This type of network evasion is generally referred to as covert channels as the attacker attempts to hide C2 (Command and Control) and data exfiltration traffic as well as subvert traditional security controls such as IPS/IDS Signature- based mechanisms and additionally, firewall filters. Security Analytics is designed to track and identify those threats on the network that are not identified in the wild using traditional detection methods because the attacker is exploiting an as- of- yet unidentified vulnerability in the infrastructures components. There are two methods of searching for suspicious activity, both methods are checking for data leaks, potentially unauthorized file transfers as well as C2 activity. The first method searches for traffic to suspicious countries, files that were sent outside the US by systems that should not be engaging in this behavior, the second method searches file transfer and IRC communication traffic over non- standard port. In the snapshot illustrated above, SA has identified potential data exfiltration acitivity by correlating different pieces of network data together such as IP- by- country and packet capture that confirms a data channel.

3 One common method of obfuscating a file transfer is by tunneling ftp traffic over non- standard ports. This method is commonly referred to as a covert- channel, however, it is not limited to just ftp traffic. Covert channel is a method by which packet data is transmitted through ports over which they would generally not travel as is common in many P2P applications. The concern with this type of traffic is that it is a common vector for C2 communications as C2 traffic is commonly sent over IRC. As we follow a suspected file transfer, we re able to simply click the suspicious activity and identify the destination country that the file was sent to, in this case, Uzbekistan. Off course, many organizations do business with Uzbekistan and it is totally plausible that this is legitimate traffic in those organizations, however, in this case, we did not and as such, tagged this as a suspicious activity. The screen below identifies the file transfer, including username/password, ports and the file name that was transmitted. This activity will now trigger and investigation and determination as to why this took place and if there is any need for further action.

4 The illustration below demonstrates an IRC based covert channel activity, the IRC traffic is attempting to hide in a non- standard port, upon inspection of which, it is discovered that the exchange has attempted to download and execute malicious code. This code could be the basis of a botnet C2 establishment or installation of other virus or malware. One might think that a hardened operation system along with good Antivirus protection would mitigate this type of an attack or activity, however, with remote command shell exploitation and zero day threats, these attacks commonly bypass antivirus and antimalware filters and detection engines. Now the attacker can pivot to an escalation of privilege attack and get this host to either participate in malicious activity or simply is the destination system the hacker was attempting to infiltrate. The last example below is a capture of another service, Gnutella, as it was being utilized to download a Flash installation from Macromedia/Adobe s website. This is a perfect example of a P2P site that tunnels traffic over HTTP, but because the HTTP header information is suspicious (low header count), this traffic is flagged by SA for an administrator to further review. Here, Gnutella triggered a get HTTP command and we are able to dissect the event

5 and reconstruct it per preceding screenshots and packet samples. The packet capture indicates that the session initiated to get an updated of Flash Player.

6

7 The figure above is a live packet capture event reconstruction as it indicates Gnutella traffic over port 80 during a GET http command execution from host fpdownload2.macromedia.com of Flash. To summarize, C2 and malicious traffic evasion tactics are evolving, as malicious actors attempt to stay ahead of the malware research community. Malware is becoming more difficult to analyze as writers prevent execution of the malicious code in a sandbox if the code detects a human is not executing it via mouse or keyboard commands or if the process is not executing on a human interfacing system, i.e a user PC or server. Furthermore, such activity hides behind encrypted, covert channels to take it up another notch. The adversary will become more sophisticated and determined as the motivation for such actions continue to be either financial or political edge, placing you, on the front lines of a full- fledged cyber warfare.

DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD WHAT IS DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD? A Typical Attack Scenario

DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD WHAT IS DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD? A Typical Attack Scenario DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD WHAT IS DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD? Drive-by Downloads are a common technique used by attackers to silently install malware on a victim s computer. Once a target website has been weaponized with

More information

Fighting Advanced Threats

Fighting Advanced Threats Fighting Advanced Threats With FortiOS 5 Introduction In recent years, cybercriminals have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to circumvent network security and cause significant damages to enterprises.

More information

DYNAMIC DNS: DATA EXFILTRATION

DYNAMIC DNS: DATA EXFILTRATION DYNAMIC DNS: DATA EXFILTRATION RSA Visibility Reconnaissance Weaponization Delivery Exploitation Installation C2 Action WHAT IS DATA EXFILTRATION? One of the most common goals of malicious actors is to

More information

GAINING THE ADVANTAGE. Applying Cyber Kill Chain Methodology to Network Defense

GAINING THE ADVANTAGE. Applying Cyber Kill Chain Methodology to Network Defense GAINING THE ADVANTAGE Applying Cyber Kill Chain Methodology to Network Defense THE MODERN DAY ATTACKER Cyberattacks aren t new, but the stakes at every level are higher than ever. Adversaries are more

More information

The Advanced Attack Challenge. Creating a Government Private Threat Intelligence Cloud

The Advanced Attack Challenge. Creating a Government Private Threat Intelligence Cloud The Advanced Attack Challenge Creating a Government Private Threat Intelligence Cloud The Advanced Attack Challenge One of the most prominent and advanced threats to government networks is advanced delivery

More information

Malicious Network Traffic Analysis

Malicious Network Traffic Analysis Malicious Network Traffic Analysis Uncover system intrusions by identifying malicious network activity. There are a tremendous amount of network based attacks to be aware of on the internet today and the

More information

Trends in Malware DRAFT OUTLINE. Wednesday, October 10, 12

Trends in Malware DRAFT OUTLINE. Wednesday, October 10, 12 Trends in Malware DRAFT OUTLINE Presentation Synopsis Security is often a game of cat and mouse as security professionals and attackers each vie to stay one step ahead of the other. In this race for dominance,

More information

Description: Course Details:

Description: Course Details: Course: Malicious Network Traffic Analysis Duration: 5 Day Hands-On Lab & Lecture Course Price: $ 3,495.00 Description: There are a tremendous amount of network based attacks to be aware of on the internet

More information

Spear Phishing Attacks Why They are Successful and How to Stop Them

Spear Phishing Attacks Why They are Successful and How to Stop Them White Paper Spear Phishing Attacks Why They are Successful and How to Stop Them Combating the Attack of Choice for Cybercriminals White Paper Contents Executive Summary 3 Introduction: The Rise of Spear

More information

Defending Against Cyber Attacks with SessionLevel Network Security

Defending Against Cyber Attacks with SessionLevel Network Security Defending Against Cyber Attacks with SessionLevel Network Security May 2010 PAGE 1 PAGE 1 Executive Summary Threat actors are determinedly focused on the theft / exfiltration of protected or sensitive

More information

Breaking the Cyber Attack Lifecycle

Breaking the Cyber Attack Lifecycle Breaking the Cyber Attack Lifecycle Palo Alto Networks: Reinventing Enterprise Operations and Defense March 2015 Palo Alto Networks 4301 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 www.paloaltonetworks.com

More information

Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense

Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense 1 Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense June 2014 PAGE 1 PAGE 1 1 INTRODUCTION The hot topic in the information security industry these days is Advanced Threat Defense (ATD). There are many definitions,

More information

Security Threat Kill Chain What log data would you need to identify an APT and perform forensic analysis?

Security Threat Kill Chain What log data would you need to identify an APT and perform forensic analysis? Security Threat Kill Chain What log data would you need to identify an APT and perform forensic analysis? This paper presents a scenario in which an attacker attempts to hack into the internal network

More information

A New Approach to Assessing Advanced Threat Solutions

A New Approach to Assessing Advanced Threat Solutions A New Approach to Assessing Advanced Threat Solutions December 4, 2014 A New Approach to Assessing Advanced Threat Solutions How Well Does Your Advanced Threat Solution Work? The cyber threats facing enterprises

More information

SECURITY REIMAGINED SPEAR PHISHING ATTACKS WHY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HOW TO STOP THEM. Why Automated Analysis Tools are not Created Equal

SECURITY REIMAGINED SPEAR PHISHING ATTACKS WHY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HOW TO STOP THEM. Why Automated Analysis Tools are not Created Equal WHITE PAPER SPEAR PHISHING ATTACKS WHY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HOW TO STOP THEM Why Automated Analysis Tools are not Created Equal SECURITY REIMAGINED CONTENTS Executive Summary...3 Introduction: The Rise

More information

Inspection of Encrypted HTTPS Traffic

Inspection of Encrypted HTTPS Traffic Technical Note Inspection of Encrypted HTTPS Traffic StoneGate version 5.0 SSL/TLS Inspection T e c h n i c a l N o t e I n s p e c t i o n o f E n c r y p t e d H T T P S T r a f f i c 1 Table of Contents

More information

Defending Against Data Beaches: Internal Controls for Cybersecurity

Defending Against Data Beaches: Internal Controls for Cybersecurity Defending Against Data Beaches: Internal Controls for Cybersecurity Presented by: Michael Walter, Managing Director and Chris Manning, Associate Director Protiviti Atlanta Office Agenda Defining Cybersecurity

More information

A New Perspective on Protecting Critical Networks from Attack:

A New Perspective on Protecting Critical Networks from Attack: Whitepaper A New Perspective on Protecting Critical Networks from Attack: Why the DoD Uses Advanced Network-traffic Analytics to Secure its Network 2014: A Year of Mega Breaches A Ponemon Study published

More information

Agenda. 3 2012, Palo Alto Networks. Confidential and Proprietary.

Agenda. 3 2012, Palo Alto Networks. Confidential and Proprietary. Agenda Evolution of the cyber threat How the cyber threat develops Why traditional systems are failing Need move to application controls Need for automation 3 2012, Palo Alto Networks. Confidential and

More information

The Federal CISO Dilemma. You have to do FISMA. You must defend against cyber threats.

The Federal CISO Dilemma. You have to do FISMA. You must defend against cyber threats. The Federal CISO Dilemma You have to do FISMA. You must defend against cyber threats. October 2012 Executive Summary Federal CISOs face a unique cyber security challenge copious amounts of regulatory compliance

More information

Networking for Caribbean Development

Networking for Caribbean Development Networking for Caribbean Development BELIZE NOV 2 NOV 6, 2015 w w w. c a r i b n o g. o r g N E T W O R K I N G F O R C A R I B B E A N D E V E L O P M E N T BELIZE NOV 2 NOV 6, 2015 w w w. c a r i b n

More information

The Hillstone and Trend Micro Joint Solution

The Hillstone and Trend Micro Joint Solution The Hillstone and Trend Micro Joint Solution Advanced Threat Defense Platform Overview Hillstone and Trend Micro offer a joint solution the Advanced Threat Defense Platform by integrating the industry

More information

Cyber/IT Risk: Threat Intelligence Countering Advanced Adversaries Jeff Lunglhofer, Principal, Booz Allen. 14th Annual Risk Management Convention

Cyber/IT Risk: Threat Intelligence Countering Advanced Adversaries Jeff Lunglhofer, Principal, Booz Allen. 14th Annual Risk Management Convention Cyber/IT Risk: Threat Intelligence Countering Advanced Adversaries Jeff Lunglhofer, Principal, Booz Allen 14th Annual Risk Management Convention New York, New York March 13, 2013 Today s Presentation 1)

More information

Advanced Persistent Threats

Advanced Persistent Threats Advanced Persistent Threats Craig Harwood Channel Manager SADC and Indian Ocean Islands 1 Agenda Introduction Today s Threat landscape What is an Advance persistent Threat How are these crimes perpetrated

More information

After the Attack. The Transformation of EMC Security Operations

After the Attack. The Transformation of EMC Security Operations After the Attack The Transformation of EMC Security Operations Thomas Wood Senior Systems Engineer, GSNA CISSP RSA, The Security Division of EMC Thomas.WoodJr@rsa.com 1 Agenda Review 2011 Attack on RSA

More information

Stop advanced targeted attacks, identify high risk users and control Insider Threats

Stop advanced targeted attacks, identify high risk users and control Insider Threats TRITON AP-EMAIL Stop advanced targeted attacks, identify high risk users and control Insider Threats From socially engineered lures to targeted phishing, most large cyberattacks begin with email. As these

More information

Content Security: Protect Your Network with Five Must-Haves

Content Security: Protect Your Network with Five Must-Haves White Paper Content Security: Protect Your Network with Five Must-Haves What You Will Learn The continually evolving threat landscape is what makes the discovery of threats more relevant than defense as

More information

Practical Threat Intelligence. with Bromium LAVA

Practical Threat Intelligence. with Bromium LAVA Practical Threat Intelligence with Bromium LAVA Practical Threat Intelligence Executive Summary Threat intelligence today is costly and time consuming and does not always result in a reduction of successful

More information

WHITEPAPER. How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware

WHITEPAPER. How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware WHITEPAPER How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle against Advanced As more and more information becomes available

More information

Session 9: Changing Paradigms and Challenges Tools for Space Systems Cyber Situational Awareness

Session 9: Changing Paradigms and Challenges Tools for Space Systems Cyber Situational Awareness Session 9: Changing Paradigms and Challenges Tools for Space Systems Cyber Situational Awareness Wayne A. Wheeler The Aerospace Corporation GSAW 2015, Los Angeles, CA, March 2015 Agenda Emerging cyber

More information

DATA SHEET. What Darktrace Finds

DATA SHEET. What Darktrace Finds DATA SHEET What Darktrace Finds Darktrace finds anomalies that bypass other security tools, due to the uniqueness of the Enterprise Immune System, capable of detecting threats without reliance on rules,

More information

Data Loss Prevention with Platfora Big Data Analytics

Data Loss Prevention with Platfora Big Data Analytics WHITE PAPER Data Loss Prevention with Platfora Big Data Analytics 2014 Platfora, Inc. platfora.com WHITE PAPER Overview Around the world, public and private institutions store massive amounts of data:

More information

Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Program Overview. Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Team

Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Program Overview. Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Team Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Team White Paper: Symantec Security Intelligence Services Symantec Cyber Threat Analysis Program Contents Overview...............................................................................................

More information

Enterprise Security Platform for Government

Enterprise Security Platform for Government Enterprise Security Platform for Government Today s Cybersecurity Challenges in Government Governments are seeking greater efficiency and lower costs, adopting Shared Services models, consolidating data

More information

Advanced Threats: The New World Order

Advanced Threats: The New World Order Advanced Threats: The New World Order Gary Lau Technology Consulting Manager Greater China gary.lau@rsa.com 1 Agenda Change of Threat Landscape and Business Impact Case Sharing Korean Incidents EMC CIRC

More information

RSA Security Anatomy of an Attack Lessons learned

RSA Security Anatomy of an Attack Lessons learned RSA Security Anatomy of an Attack Lessons learned Malcolm Dundas Account Executive John Hurley Senior Technology Consultant 1 Agenda Advanced Enterprise/ Threats The RSA Breach A chronology of the attack

More information

Data Center security trends

Data Center security trends Data Center security trends Tomislav Tucibat Major accounts Manager, Adriatic Copyright Fortinet Inc. All rights reserved. IT Security evolution How did threat market change over the recent years? Problem:

More information

Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services

Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services Table of Contents Summary... 2 What are Advanced Threats?... 3 How do advanced threat actors operate?... 3 Addressing the Threat... 5

More information

Addressing APTs and Modern Malware with Security Intelligence Date: September 2013 Author: Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst

Addressing APTs and Modern Malware with Security Intelligence Date: September 2013 Author: Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst ESG Brief Addressing APTs and Modern Malware with Security Intelligence Date: September 2013 Author: Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst Abstract: APTs first came on the scene in 2010, creating a wave

More information

Can Consumer AV Products Protect Against Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities?

Can Consumer AV Products Protect Against Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities? ANALYST BRIEF Can Consumer AV Products Protect Against Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities? Author Randy Abrams Tested Products Avast Internet Security 7 AVG Internet Security 2012 Avira Internet Security

More information

Intro to Firewalls. Summary

Intro to Firewalls. Summary Topic 3: Lesson 2 Intro to Firewalls Summary Basic questions What is a firewall? What can a firewall do? What is packet filtering? What is proxying? What is stateful packet filtering? Compare network layer

More information

defending against advanced persistent threats: strategies for a new era of attacks agility made possible

defending against advanced persistent threats: strategies for a new era of attacks agility made possible defending against advanced persistent threats: strategies for a new era of attacks agility made possible security threats as we know them are changing The traditional dangers IT security teams have been

More information

Unknown threats in Sweden. Study publication August 27, 2014

Unknown threats in Sweden. Study publication August 27, 2014 Unknown threats in Sweden Study publication August 27, 2014 Executive summary To many international organisations today, cyber attacks are no longer a matter of if but when. Recent cyber breaches at large

More information

Defending Against. Phishing Attacks

Defending Against. Phishing Attacks Defending Against Today s Targeted Phishing Attacks DeFending Against today s targeted phishing attacks 2 Introduction Is this email a phish or is it legitimate? That s the question that employees and

More information

Perspectives on Cybersecurity in Healthcare June 2015

Perspectives on Cybersecurity in Healthcare June 2015 SPONSORED BY Perspectives on Cybersecurity in Healthcare June 2015 Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange 1984 Isaac Newton Square, Suite 304, Reston, VA. 20190 T: 202-618-8792/F: 202-684-7794 Copyright

More information

Bio-inspired cyber security for your enterprise

Bio-inspired cyber security for your enterprise Bio-inspired cyber security for your enterprise Delivering global protection Perception is a network security service that protects your organisation from threats that existing security solutions can t

More information

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Sandboxing Capabilities

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Sandboxing Capabilities White Paper Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Sandboxing Capabilities What You Will Learn How sandboxing is a key part of network security when it operates as an integrated component of a complete solution.

More information

Security Architecture: From Start to Sustainment. Tim Owen, Chief Engineer SMS DGI Cyber Security Conference June 2013

Security Architecture: From Start to Sustainment. Tim Owen, Chief Engineer SMS DGI Cyber Security Conference June 2013 Security Architecture: From Start to Sustainment Tim Owen, Chief Engineer SMS DGI Cyber Security Conference June 2013 Security Architecture Topics Introduction Reverse Engineering the Threat Operational

More information

Big Data Analytics in Network Security: Computational Automation of Security Professionals

Big Data Analytics in Network Security: Computational Automation of Security Professionals February 13, 2015 Big Data Analytics in Network Security: Computational Automation of Security Professionals Stratecast Analysis by Frank Dickson Stratecast Perspectives & Insight for Executives (SPIE)

More information

Integrated Approach to Network Security. Lee Klarich Senior Vice President, Product Management March 2013

Integrated Approach to Network Security. Lee Klarich Senior Vice President, Product Management March 2013 Integrated Approach to Network Security Lee Klarich Senior Vice President, Product Management March 2013 Real data from actual networks 2 2012, Palo Alto Networks. Confidential and Proprietary. 2008: HTTP,

More information

Cloud Security Primer MALICIOUS NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS: WHAT ARE YOU OVERLOOKING?

Cloud Security Primer MALICIOUS NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS: WHAT ARE YOU OVERLOOKING? A Cloud Security Primer : WHAT ARE YOU OVERLOOKING? LEGAL DISCLAIMER The information provided herein is for general information and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed

More information

White Paper. Why Next-Generation Firewalls Don t Stop Advanced Malware and Targeted APT Attacks

White Paper. Why Next-Generation Firewalls Don t Stop Advanced Malware and Targeted APT Attacks White Paper Why Next-Generation Firewalls Don t Stop Advanced Malware and Targeted APT Attacks White Paper Executive Summary Around the world, organizations are investing massive amounts of their budgets

More information

WHITE PAPER. Understanding How File Size Affects Malware Detection

WHITE PAPER. Understanding How File Size Affects Malware Detection WHITE PAPER Understanding How File Size Affects Malware Detection FORTINET Understanding How File Size Affects Malware Detection PAGE 2 Summary Malware normally propagates to users and computers through

More information

DETECTING THE ENEMY INSIDE THE NETWORK. How Tough Is It to Deal with APTs?

DETECTING THE ENEMY INSIDE THE NETWORK. How Tough Is It to Deal with APTs? A Special Primer on APTs DETECTING THE ENEMY INSIDE THE NETWORK How Tough Is It to Deal with APTs? What are APTs or targeted attacks? Human weaknesses include the susceptibility of employees to social

More information

Cybersecurity Kill Chain. William F. Crowe, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CRMA September 2015 ISACA Jacksonville Chapter Meeting August 13, 2015

Cybersecurity Kill Chain. William F. Crowe, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CRMA September 2015 ISACA Jacksonville Chapter Meeting August 13, 2015 Cybersecurity Kill Chain William F. Crowe, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CRMA September 2015 ISACA Jacksonville Chapter Meeting August 13, 2015 Who Am I? Over 20 years experience with 17 years in the financial industry

More information

AMPLIFYING SECURITY INTELLIGENCE

AMPLIFYING SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AMPLIFYING SECURITY INTELLIGENCE WITH BIG DATA AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS Chris Meenan Senior Product Manager, Security Intelligence 1 IBM Security Systems Welcome to a Not So Friendly Cyber World Biggest

More information

Agenda. Taxonomy of Botnet Threats. Background. Summary. Background. Taxonomy. Trend Micro Inc. Presented by Tushar Ranka

Agenda. Taxonomy of Botnet Threats. Background. Summary. Background. Taxonomy. Trend Micro Inc. Presented by Tushar Ranka Taxonomy of Botnet Threats Trend Micro Inc. Presented by Tushar Ranka Agenda Summary Background Taxonomy Attacking Behavior Command & Control Rallying Mechanisms Communication Protocols Evasion Techniques

More information

Who Drives Cybersecurity in Your Business? Milan Patel, K2 Intelligence. AIBA Quarterly Meeting September 10, 2015

Who Drives Cybersecurity in Your Business? Milan Patel, K2 Intelligence. AIBA Quarterly Meeting September 10, 2015 Who Drives Cybersecurity in Your Business? Milan Patel, K2 Intelligence AIBA Quarterly Meeting September 10, 2015 The Answer 2 Everyone The relationship between the board, C-suite, IT, and compliance leaders

More information

Rethinking Information Security for Advanced Threats. CEB Information Risk Leadership Council

Rethinking Information Security for Advanced Threats. CEB Information Risk Leadership Council Rethinking Information Security for Advanced Threats CEB Information Risk Leadership Council Advanced threats differ from conventional security threats along many dimensions, making them much more difficult

More information

How Lastline Has Better Breach Detection Capabilities. By David Strom December 2014 david@strom.com

How Lastline Has Better Breach Detection Capabilities. By David Strom December 2014 david@strom.com How Lastline Has Better Breach Detection Capabilities By David Strom December 2014 david@strom.com The Internet is a nasty place, and getting nastier. Current breach detection products using traditional

More information

SPEAR PHISHING AN ENTRY POINT FOR APTS

SPEAR PHISHING AN ENTRY POINT FOR APTS SPEAR PHISHING AN ENTRY POINT FOR APTS threattracksecurity.com 2015 ThreatTrack, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. INTRODUCTION A number of industry and vendor studies support the fact that spear phishing

More information

Applying machine learning techniques to achieve resilient, accurate, high-speed malware detection

Applying machine learning techniques to achieve resilient, accurate, high-speed malware detection White Paper: Applying machine learning techniques to achieve resilient, accurate, high-speed malware detection Prepared by: Northrop Grumman Corporation Information Systems Sector Cyber Solutions Division

More information

UNCLASSIFIED. http://www.govcertuk.gov.uk. General Enquiries. Incidents incidents@govcertuk.gov.uk Incidents incidents@govcertuk.gsi.gov.uk.

UNCLASSIFIED. http://www.govcertuk.gov.uk. General Enquiries. Incidents incidents@govcertuk.gov.uk Incidents incidents@govcertuk.gsi.gov.uk. Version 1.2 19-June-2013 GUIDELINES Incident Response Guidelines Executive Summary Government Departments have a responsibility to report computer incidents under the terms laid out in the SPF, issued

More information

EITC Lessons Learned: Building Our Internal Security Intelligence Capability

EITC Lessons Learned: Building Our Internal Security Intelligence Capability EITC Lessons Learned: Building Our Internal Security Intelligence Capability SESSION ID: SEC-W08 Tamer El Refaey Senior Director, Security Monitoring and Operations Emirates Integrated Telecommunications

More information

Emerging Network Security Threats and what they mean for internal auditors. December 11, 2013 John Gagne, CISSP, CISA

Emerging Network Security Threats and what they mean for internal auditors. December 11, 2013 John Gagne, CISSP, CISA Emerging Network Security Threats and what they mean for internal auditors December 11, 2013 John Gagne, CISSP, CISA 0 Objectives Emerging Risks Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks Social Engineering

More information

On-Premises DDoS Mitigation for the Enterprise

On-Premises DDoS Mitigation for the Enterprise On-Premises DDoS Mitigation for the Enterprise FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE Pocket Guide The Challenge There is no doubt that cyber-attacks are growing in complexity and sophistication. As a result, a need has

More information

Security Camp Conference Fine Art of Balancing Security & Privacy

Security Camp Conference Fine Art of Balancing Security & Privacy Security Camp Conference Fine Art of Balancing Security & Privacy Kim Bilderback AT&T Director GovEd Cybersecurity Services kb7459@att.com August 21, 2014 Cybersecurity - The Threats Increase AT&T DDoS

More information

RSA Security Analytics

RSA Security Analytics RSA Security Analytics This is what SIEM was Meant to Be 1 The Original Intent of SIEM Single compliance & security interface Compliance yes, but security? Analyze & prioritize alerts across various sources

More information

Critical Security Controls

Critical Security Controls Critical Security Controls Session 2: The Critical Controls v1.0 Chris Beal Chief Security Architect MCNC chris.beal@mcnc.org @mcncsecurity on Twitter The Critical Security Controls The Critical Security

More information

Comparison of Firewall, Intrusion Prevention and Antivirus Technologies

Comparison of Firewall, Intrusion Prevention and Antivirus Technologies White Paper Comparison of Firewall, Intrusion Prevention and Antivirus Technologies How each protects the network Juan Pablo Pereira Technical Marketing Manager Juniper Networks, Inc. 1194 North Mathilda

More information

Protect Your IT Infrastructure from Zero-Day Attacks and New Vulnerabilities

Protect Your IT Infrastructure from Zero-Day Attacks and New Vulnerabilities Protect Your IT Infrastructure from Zero-Day Attacks and New Vulnerabilities Protecting a business s IT infrastructure is complex. Take, for example, a retailer operating a standard multi-tier infrastructure

More information

Protecting Your Organisation from Targeted Cyber Intrusion

Protecting Your Organisation from Targeted Cyber Intrusion Protecting Your Organisation from Targeted Cyber Intrusion How the 35 mitigations against targeted cyber intrusion published by Defence Signals Directorate can be implemented on the Microsoft technology

More information

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: Before, During, and After an Attack. It s Time for a New Security Model

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: Before, During, and After an Attack. It s Time for a New Security Model White Paper Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: Before, During, and After an Attack It s Time for a New Security Model Today s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks

More information

Why a Network-based Security Solution is Better than Using Point Solutions Architectures

Why a Network-based Security Solution is Better than Using Point Solutions Architectures Why a Network-based Security Solution is Better than Using Point Solutions Architectures In This Paper Many threats today rely on newly discovered vulnerabilities or exploits CPE-based solutions alone

More information

Architecture. The DMZ is a portion of a network that separates a purely internal network from an external network.

Architecture. The DMZ is a portion of a network that separates a purely internal network from an external network. Architecture The policy discussed suggests that the network be partitioned into several parts with guards between the various parts to prevent information from leaking from one part to another. One part

More information

Firewall Cracking and Security By: Lukasz Majowicz Dr. Stefan Robila 12/15/08

Firewall Cracking and Security By: Lukasz Majowicz Dr. Stefan Robila 12/15/08 Firewall Cracking and Security By: Lukasz Majowicz Dr. Stefan Robila 12/15/08 What is a firewall? Firewalls are programs that were designed to protect computers from unwanted attacks and intrusions. Wikipedia

More information

Reverse Shells Enable Attackers To Operate From Your Network. Richard Hammer August 2006

Reverse Shells Enable Attackers To Operate From Your Network. Richard Hammer August 2006 Reverse Shells Enable Attackers To Operate From Your Network Richard Hammer August 2006 Reverse Shells? Why should you care about reverse shells? How do reverse shells work? How do reverse shells get installed

More information

Cybercrime: evoluzione del malware e degli attacchi. Cesare Radaelli Regional Sales Manager, Italy cradaelli@paloaltonetworks.com

Cybercrime: evoluzione del malware e degli attacchi. Cesare Radaelli Regional Sales Manager, Italy cradaelli@paloaltonetworks.com Cybercrime: evoluzione del malware e degli attacchi Cesare Radaelli Regional Sales Manager, Italy cradaelli@paloaltonetworks.com About Palo Alto Networks We are the network security company World-class

More information

BlackRidge Technology Transport Access Control: Overview

BlackRidge Technology Transport Access Control: Overview 2011 BlackRidge Technology Transport Access Control: Overview 1 Introduction Enterprises and government agencies are under repeated cyber attack. Attacks range in scope from distributed denial of service

More information

Firewalls and Software Updates

Firewalls and Software Updates Firewalls and Software Updates License This work by Z. Cliffe Schreuders at Leeds Metropolitan University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Contents General

More information

Achieving Truly Secure Cloud Communications. How to navigate evolving security threats

Achieving Truly Secure Cloud Communications. How to navigate evolving security threats Achieving Truly Secure Cloud Communications How to navigate evolving security threats Security is quickly becoming the primary concern of many businesses, and protecting VoIP vulnerabilities is critical.

More information

THREAT VISIBILITY & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

THREAT VISIBILITY & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT THREAT VISIBILITY & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT Date: April 15, 2015 IKANOW Analysts: Casey Pence IKANOW Platform Build: 1.34 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA 20190 IKANOW.com TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Key Findings

More information

Cyber Watch. Written by Peter Buxbaum

Cyber Watch. Written by Peter Buxbaum Cyber Watch Written by Peter Buxbaum Security is a challenge for every agency, said Stanley Tyliszczak, vice president for technology integration at General Dynamics Information Technology. There needs

More information

Intrusion Detection System

Intrusion Detection System Intrusion Detection System Time Machine Dynamic Application Detection 1 NIDS: two generic problems Attack identified But what happened in the past??? Application identification Only by port number! Yet

More information

Introduction of Intrusion Detection Systems

Introduction of Intrusion Detection Systems Introduction of Intrusion Detection Systems Why IDS? Inspects all inbound and outbound network activity and identifies a network or system attack from someone attempting to compromise a system. Detection:

More information

Malicious Email Mitigation Strategy Guide

Malicious Email Mitigation Strategy Guide CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTRE Malicious Email Mitigation Strategy Guide Introduction (UPDATED) SEPTEMBER 2012 1. Socially engineered emails containing malicious attachments and embedded links are commonly

More information

Firewalls and Intrusion Detection

Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Firewalls and Intrusion Detection What is a Firewall? A computer system between the internal network and the rest of the Internet A single computer or a set of computers that cooperate to perform the firewall

More information

Detecting Threats Via Network Anomalies. Paul Martini Cofounder and CEO iboss Cybersecurity

Detecting Threats Via Network Anomalies. Paul Martini Cofounder and CEO iboss Cybersecurity Detecting Threats Via Network Anomalies Paul Martini Cofounder and CEO iboss Cybersecurity Why is Anomaly Detection Important? Largest enterprises with the biggest investment in prevention are still getting

More information

The Value of QRadar QFlow and QRadar VFlow for Security Intelligence

The Value of QRadar QFlow and QRadar VFlow for Security Intelligence BROCHURE The Value of QRadar QFlow and QRadar VFlow for Security Intelligence As the security threats facing organizations have grown exponentially, the need for greater visibility into network activity

More information

BREAKING THE KILL CHAIN AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED THREAT

BREAKING THE KILL CHAIN AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED THREAT BREAKING THE KILL CHAIN AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED THREAT Rashmi Knowles RSA, The Security Division of EMC Session ID: Session Classification: SPO-W07 Intermediate APT1 maintained access to

More information

Proxy Blocking: Preventing Tunnels Around Your Web Filter. Information Paper August 2009

Proxy Blocking: Preventing Tunnels Around Your Web Filter. Information Paper August 2009 Proxy Blocking: Preventing Tunnels Around Your Web Filter Information Paper August 2009 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 What Are Proxies?... 3 Web Proxies... 3 CGI Proxies... 4 The Lightspeed Proxy

More information

THREAT INTELLIGENCE CLOUD

THREAT INTELLIGENCE CLOUD THREAT INTELLIGENCE CLOUD Leveraging the Global Threat Community to Prevent Known and Unknown Threats Palo Alto Networks 4401 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 www.paloaltonetworks.com Executive

More information

IMPLEMENTING A SECURITY ANALYTICS ARCHITECTURE

IMPLEMENTING A SECURITY ANALYTICS ARCHITECTURE IMPLEMENTING A SECURITY ANALYTICS ARCHITECTURE Solution Brief SUMMARY New security threats demand a new approach to security management. Security teams need a security analytics architecture that can handle

More information

2010 White Paper Series. Layer 7 Application Firewalls

2010 White Paper Series. Layer 7 Application Firewalls 2010 White Paper Series Layer 7 Application Firewalls Introduction The firewall, the first line of defense in many network security plans, has existed for decades. The purpose of the firewall is straightforward;

More information

Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) with Open Source Tools

Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) with Open Source Tools Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) with Open Source Tools What is APT? The US Air Force invented the term in 2006 APT refers to advanced techniques used to gain access to an intelligence objective

More information

[state of the internet] / SEO Attacks. Threat Advisory: Continuous Uptick in SEO Attacks

[state of the internet] / SEO Attacks. Threat Advisory: Continuous Uptick in SEO Attacks TLP: GREEN Issue Date: 1.12.16 Threat Advisory: Continuous Uptick in SEO Attacks Risk Factor High The Akamai Threat Research Team has identified a highly sophisticated Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

More information

When attackers have reached this stage, it is not a big issue for them to transfer data out. Spencer Hsieh Trend Micro threat researcher

When attackers have reached this stage, it is not a big issue for them to transfer data out. Spencer Hsieh Trend Micro threat researcher TrendLabs When attackers have reached this stage, it is not a big issue for them to transfer data out. Spencer Hsieh Trend Micro threat researcher Advanced persistent threats (APTs) refer to a category

More information

Unified Security, ATP and more

Unified Security, ATP and more SYMANTEC Unified Security, ATP and more TAKE THE NEXT STEP Martin Werner PreSales Consultant, Symantec Switzerland AG MEET SWISS INFOSEC! 27.01.2016 Unified Security 2 Symantec Enterprise Security Users

More information

Technical Testing. Network Testing DATA SHEET

Technical Testing. Network Testing DATA SHEET DATA SHEET Technical Testing Network Testing The Dell SecureWorks Technical Testing services deliver the independent expertise, experience and perspective you need to enhance your security posture, reduce

More information

HOW TO PREVENT DDOS ATTACKS IN A SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT

HOW TO PREVENT DDOS ATTACKS IN A SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT HOW TO PREVENT DDOS ATTACKS IN A SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT The frequency and sophistication of Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) on the Internet are rapidly increasing. Most of the earliest

More information