In the second part of the NBAD series, signature detection methodologies are examined.
The most dangerous and difficult risk to detect to an organization is insider threat. When a trusted asset decides to betray the trust of his benefactor for the sake of ideology, greed or extortion the organization can suffer long lasting damage. This article outlines the nature and strategies of handling insider threat.
Threat data contained in Indicators of Compromise (IOC) can be applied against the data stored in StealthWatch to look for markers of historical breach. This entry outlines the steps in performing this analysis.
With Microsoft discontinuing support of Windows XP, organizations need guidance on how to protect the legacy machines they can't replace.
How to parse the claims vendors make in APT detection.
NetFlow analysis can be an effective way of determining what cloud services are in use and monitoring them for violations.
Thanks to the Grand Rapids chapter of the ISSA for hosting me today. My deck can be downloaded here.
The difficulty in controlling user behavior makes spear phishing a "no-brainer" for attackers. Network surviellance can detect the attack at different parts of the kill chain.
Video presentation from Lawrence Orans of Gartner, describing how Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA/NBAD) can detect advanced, targeted threats.
Comparing how physical security caught the shoe bomber to how we go about catching network threats.
Using NetFlow for Information Security has some unique challenges that NETOPS tools don't have to deal with. I put Splunk head to head against StealthWatch and lay out methodolgies for testing other tools.
How NetFlow can quickly reveal application-layer denial of service.
Don't trust your firewalls and NAC without validation. NetFlow is a great way to determine if they are doing what they are supposed to be doing (and alerting you when they are not.)