By attending this class, you will learn:
- The attacker mindset and tradecraft, and how to use this to inform incident response activities
- A structured analytic technique to rapidly investigate anomalies on the network
- The top locations to discover indicators of compromise and attack on the network
- How to acquire forensics evidence and share it with the incident response team
- A model to analyse the extent of a security breach and how to anticipate future attacks
- A model to rate the sophistication of adversaries and, thus inform the business of the threats they are facing
- How to deal with adversaries that specialize in ransom, blackmail and extortion
- How to monitor adversaries on the network whilst critical business decisions are being made
- A process to remove adversaries from the network and prevent them from coming back
- How to communicate effectively during a breach and work as a team
IT professionals and managers.
This course is taught by experienced Mossé Security’s instructors. Our instructors have over 10 years of experience delivering penetration testing, red teaming and incident response services for a multitude of industries that have involved complex and multi-faceted approaches. Our instructors each possess the right balance of corporate experience and are competently skilled in presenting and teaching to groups.
Beyond their technical abilities and years of professional experience, our instructors are also trained teachers and public speakers. Their manner of teaching easily conveys their passion for computer security to every one of our students.
Module 1: Understanding the Adversaries
In this module, you are introduced to the attacker mindset and the different attack kill-chains employed by adversaries. You are taught the importance of this knowledge when responding to breaches as it will inform many incident response decisions. We will review multiple case studies of organizations that responded inappropriately to breaches because of failures in understand the adversaries they were facing and offer examples of what they could have been done instead.
Module 2: Network and Endpoint Security Monitoring
When deploy across the network, Event logging and security monitoring greatly assist incident responders and forensics investigators detect, respond and counter cyberattacks. In this module, you will learn easy-to-use security tools that can be deployed across your endpoint fleet and network taps to capture all the security logs you’ll need to investigate security compromises. You will also be introduced to forensics tools to rapidly investigate whether a machine has been compromised, and how to do incident response in the cloud.
Module 3: Investigating Security Anomalies
In the third module you are taught structured analytics techniques to rapidly and thoroughly investigate and triage security anomalies. Organizations that do not employ those techniques often miscalculate the risk of security alerts and thus begin the incident response process when it’s already too late (e.g. after they receive an email blackmailing them, or when they are alerted that their data is on the black market being sold to the highest bidder).
Module 4: Consuming Threat Intelligence
Threat intelligence is a crucial tool meant to assist business decision makers understand the adversaries they are facing and the seriousness of early compromise events, and yet, it seems like almost no organization really knows how to consume it. In this module, you will learn how threat intelligence is meant to be used, and how to incorporate it into your organization’s incident response process to significantly reduce the consequences of an attack against your organization. The difference between an organization that properly uses threat intelligence and one that does not is can amount in millions of dollars paid in blackmail or extortion that could otherwise have been avoided.
Module 5: Incident Management
Onsite IT professionals and third-party incident responders must work hand-in-hand to minimize the consequences of security breaches. In this module, you will learn a formal process to engage external incident responders, provide them with the information that they need to hit the ground running, and how to manage incidents from the customer perspective. You will also learn how to write state-of-the-art incident reports that can be shared with senior management and the board, customers, and third parties.
Bring a laptop running the Windows or UNIX operating system with the OpenVPN or Tunnelblick client to connect into our training lab in the cloud.