How to Define and Build an Effective Cyber Threat Intelligence Capability


Author: Henry Dalziel
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0128027525
Category: Computers
Page: 42
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Intelligence-Led Security: How to Understand, Justify and Implement a New Approach to Security is a concise review of the concept of Intelligence-Led Security. Protecting a business, including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation, has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental. Among thought leaders and advanced organizations, the consensus is now clear. Defensive security measures: antivirus software, firewalls, and other technical controls and post-attack mitigation strategies are no longer sufficient. To adequately protect company assets and ensure business continuity, organizations must be more proactive. Increasingly, this proactive stance is being summarized by the phrase Intelligence-Led Security: the use of data to gain insight into what can happen, who is likely to be involved, how they are likely to attack and, if possible, to predict when attacks are likely to come. In this book, the authors review the current threat-scape and why it requires this new approach, offer a clarifying definition of what Cyber Threat Intelligence is, describe how to communicate its value to business, and lay out concrete steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security. Learn how to create a proactive strategy for digital security Use data analysis and threat forecasting to predict and prevent attacks before they start Understand the fundamentals of today's threatscape and how best to organize your defenses

Darkweb Cyber Threat Intelligence Mining


Author: John Robertson,Ahmad Diab,Ericsson Marin,Eric Nunes,Vivin Paliath,Jana Shakarian,Paulo Shakarian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316949311
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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The important and rapidly emerging new field known as 'cyber threat intelligence' explores the paradigm that defenders of computer networks gain a better understanding of their adversaries by understanding what assets they have available for an attack. In this book, a team of experts examines a new type of cyber threat intelligence from the heart of the malicious hacking underworld - the dark web. These highly secure sites have allowed anonymous communities of malicious hackers to exchange ideas and techniques, and to buy/sell malware and exploits. Aimed at both cybersecurity practitioners and researchers, this book represents a first step toward a better understanding of malicious hacking communities on the dark web and what to do about them. The authors examine real-world darkweb data through a combination of human and automated techniques to gain insight into these communities, describing both methodology and results.

Intelligence-Driven Incident Response

Outwitting the Adversary
Author: Scott J Roberts,Rebekah Brown
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491935197
Category: Computers
Page: 284
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Using a well-conceived incident response plan in the aftermath of an online security breach enables your team to identify attackers and learn how they operate. But, only when you approach incident response with a cyber threat intelligence mindset will you truly understand the value of that information. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process. Each method reinforces the other: threat intelligence supports and augments incident response, while incident response generates useful threat intelligence. This book helps incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts understand, implement, and benefit from this relationship. In three parts, this in-depth book includes: The fundamentals: get an introduction to cyber threat intelligence, the intelligence process, the incident-response process, and how they all work together Practical application: walk through the intelligence-driven incident response (IDIR) process using the F3EAD process—Find, Fix Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate The way forward: explore big-picture aspects of IDIR that go beyond individual incident-response investigations, including intelligence team building

Threat Intelligence and Me

A Book for Children and Analysts
Author: Robert Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781541148819
Category:
Page: 50
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Threat Intelligence is a topic that has captivated the cybersecurity industry. Yet, the topic can be complex and quickly skewed. Author Robert M. Lee and illustrator Jeff Haas created this book to take a lighthearted look at the threat intelligence community and explain the concepts to analysts in a children's book format that is age-appropriate for all.Threat Intelligence and Me is the second work by Robert and Jeff who previously created SCADA and Me: A Book for Children and Management. Their previous work has been read by tens of thousands in the security community and beyond including foreign heads of state. Threat Intelligence and Me promises to reach an even wider audience while remaining easy-to-consume and humorous.

Practical Cyber Intelligence

How action-based intelligence can be an effective response to incidents
Author: Wilson Bautista
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788835247
Category: Computers
Page: 316
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Your one stop solution to implement a Cyber Defense Intelligence program in to your organisation. Key Features Intelligence processes and procedures for response mechanisms Master F3EAD to drive processes based on intelligence Threat modeling and intelligent frameworks Case studies and how to go about building intelligent teams Book Description Cyber intelligence is the missing link between your cyber defense operation teams, threat intelligence, and IT operations to provide your organization with a full spectrum of defensive capabilities. This book kicks off with the need for cyber intelligence and why it is required in terms of a defensive framework. Moving forward, the book provides a practical explanation of the F3EAD protocol with the help of examples. Furthermore, we learn how to go about threat models and intelligence products/frameworks and apply them to real-life scenarios. Based on the discussion with the prospective author I would also love to explore the induction of a tool to enhance the marketing feature and functionality of the book. By the end of this book, you will be able to boot up an intelligence program in your organization based on the operation and tactical/strategic spheres of Cyber defense intelligence. What you will learn Learn about the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop and it's applicability to security Understand tactical view of Active defense concepts and their application in today's threat landscape Get acquainted with an operational view of the F3EAD process to drive decision making within an organization Create a Framework and Capability Maturity Model that integrates inputs and outputs from key functions in an information security organization Understand the idea of communicating with the Potential for Exploitability based on cyber intelligence Who this book is for This book targets incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts; experience in, or knowledge of, security operations, incident responses or investigations is desirable so you can make the most of the subjects presented.

Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program


Author: Allan Liska
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0128023708
Category: Computers
Page: 200
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As recently as five years ago, securing a network meant putting in a firewall, intrusion detection system, and installing antivirus software on the desktop. Unfortunately, attackers have grown more nimble and effective, meaning that traditional security programs are no longer effective. Today's effective cyber security programs take these best practices and overlay them with intelligence. Adding cyber threat intelligence can help security teams uncover events not detected by traditional security platforms and correlate seemingly disparate events across the network. Properly-implemented intelligence also makes the life of the security practitioner easier by helping him more effectively prioritize and respond to security incidents. The problem with current efforts is that many security practitioners don't know how to properly implement an intelligence-led program, or are afraid that it is out of their budget. Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program is the first book to show how to implement an intelligence-led program in your enterprise on any budget. It will show you how to implement a security information a security information and event management system, collect and analyze logs, and how to practice real cyber threat intelligence. You'll learn how to understand your network in-depth so that you can protect it in the best possible way. Provides a roadmap and direction on how to build an intelligence-led information security program to protect your company. Learn how to understand your network through logs and client monitoring, so you can effectively evaluate threat intelligence. Learn how to use popular tools such as BIND, SNORT, squid, STIX, TAXII, CyBox, and splunk to conduct network intelligence.

How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk


Author: Douglas W. Hubbard,Richard Seiersen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119085292
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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A ground shaking exposé on the failure of popular cyber risk management methods How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk exposes the shortcomings of current "risk management" practices, and offers a series of improvement techniques that help you fill the holes and ramp up security. In his bestselling book How to Measure Anything, author Douglas W. Hubbard opened the business world's eyes to the critical need for better measurement. This book expands upon that premise and draws from The Failure of Risk Management to sound the alarm in the cybersecurity realm. Some of the field's premier risk management approaches actually create more risk than they mitigate, and questionable methods have been duplicated across industries and embedded in the products accepted as gospel. This book sheds light on these blatant risks, and provides alternate techniques that can help improve your current situation. You'll also learn which approaches are too risky to save, and are actually more damaging than a total lack of any security. Dangerous risk management methods abound; there is no industry more critically in need of solutions than cybersecurity. This book provides solutions where they exist, and advises when to change tracks entirely. Discover the shortcomings of cybersecurity's "best practices" Learn which risk management approaches actually create risk Improve your current practices with practical alterations Learn which methods are beyond saving, and worse than doing nothing Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company's own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing—as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.

Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence

Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level
Author: Florian Skopik
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315397889
Category: Computers
Page: 430
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Threat intelligence is a surprisingly complex topic that goes far beyond the obvious technical challenges of collecting, modelling and sharing technical indicators. Most books in this area focus mainly on technical measures to harden a system based on threat intel data and limit their scope to single organizations only. This book provides a unique angle on the topic of national cyber threat intelligence and security information sharing. It also provides a clear view on ongoing works in research laboratories world-wide in order to address current security concerns at national level. It allows practitioners to learn about upcoming trends, researchers to share current results, and decision makers to prepare for future developments.

Security Intelligence

A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges
Author: Qing Li,Gregory Clark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118896696
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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Similar to unraveling a math word problem, Security Intelligence: A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges guides you through a deciphering process that translates each security goal into a set of security variables, substitutes each variable with a specific security technology domain, formulates the equation that is the deployment strategy, then verifies the solution against the original problem by analyzing security incidents and mining hidden breaches, ultimately refines the security formula iteratively in a perpetual cycle. You will learn about: Secure proxies – the necessary extension of the endpoints Application identification and control – visualize the threats Malnets – where is the source of infection and who are the pathogens Identify the security breach – who was the victim and what was the lure Security in Mobile computing – SNAFU With this book, you will be able to: Identify the relevant solutions to secure the infrastructure Construct policies that provide flexibility to the users so to ensure productivity Deploy effective defenses against the ever evolving web threats Implement solutions that are compliant to relevant rules and regulations Offer insight to developers who are building new security solutions and products

Red Team

How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy
Author: Micah Zenko
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073956
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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An international security expert shows how competitive organizations can get—and stay—ahead by thinking like their adversaries

Security Operations Center

Building, Operating, and Maintaining your SOC
Author: Joseph Muniz,Gary McIntyre,Nadhem AlFardan
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 013405203X
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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Security Operations Center Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC The complete, practical guide to planning, building, and operating an effective Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Operations Center is the complete guide to building, operating, and managing Security Operations Centers in any environment. Drawing on experience with hundreds of customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to large military organizations, three leading experts thoroughly review each SOC model, including virtual SOCs. You’ll learn how to select the right strategic option for your organization, and then plan and execute the strategy you’ve chosen. Security Operations Center walks you through every phase required to establish and run an effective SOC, including all significant people, process, and technology capabilities. The authors assess SOC technologies, strategy, infrastructure, governance, planning, implementation, and more. They take a holistic approach considering various commercial and open-source tools found in modern SOCs. This best-practice guide is written for anybody interested in learning how to develop, manage, or improve a SOC. A background in network security, management, and operations will be helpful but is not required. It is also an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the Cisco SCYBER exam. · Review high-level issues, such as vulnerability and risk management, threat intelligence, digital investigation, and data collection/analysis · Understand the technical components of a modern SOC · Assess the current state of your SOC and identify areas of improvement · Plan SOC strategy, mission, functions, and services · Design and build out SOC infrastructure, from facilities and networks to systems, storage, and physical security · Collect and successfully analyze security data · Establish an effective vulnerability management practice · Organize incident response teams and measure their performance · Define an optimal governance and staffing model · Develop a practical SOC handbook that people can actually use · Prepare SOC to go live, with comprehensive transition plans · React quickly and collaboratively to security incidents · Implement best practice security operations, including continuous enhancement and improvement

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center


Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692243107
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.

The Cyber Threat


Author: Bob Gourley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781501065149
Category: True Crime
Page: 94
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What do business leaders need to know about the cyber threat to their operations? Author Bob Gourley, the Director of Intelligence in the first Department of Defense cyber defense organization and lead for cyber intelligence at Cognitio Corp shares lessons from direct contact with adversaries in cyberspace in a new book titled “The Cyber Threat” (newly updated for 2015) Understanding the Cyber Threat is critical to preparing your defenses prior to attack and also instrumental in mounting a defense during attack. Reading this book will teach you things your adversaries wish you did not know and in doing so will enhance your ability to defend against cyber attack. The book explores the threat and the role of the emerging discipline of Cyber Intelligence as a way of making threat information actionable in support of your business objectives. "When I'm researching my own books, I always turn to Bob Gourley. I make diasasters up. He's seen them for real. And most important, he knows how to stop them. Read this. It'll scare you, but also protect you." · Brad Meltzer, #1 bestselling author of The Inner Circle "The insights Bob provides in The Cyber Threat are an essential first step in developing your cyber defense solution." · Keith Alexander, General, USA (Ret), Former Director, NSA, and Commander, US Cyber Command "There are no excuses anymore. Trying to run a business without awareness of the cyber threat is asking to be fired. The Cyber Threat succinctly articulates insights you need to know right now." · Scott McNealy, Co-founder and Former CEO, Sun Microsystems and Chairman Wayin. "Vaguely uneasy about your cyber security but stumped about what to do? Easy. READ THIS BOOK! "The Cyber Threat" will open your mind to a new domain and how you can make yourself safer in it." · Michael Hayden, General, USAF (Ret), Former Director, NSA and Director, CIA "Bob Gourley was one of the first intelligence specialists to understand the complex threats and frightening scope, and importance of the cyber threat. His book can give you the edge in what has emerged as one of the most compelling, mind-bending and fast moving issues of our time." · Bill Studeman, Admiral, USN (Ret), Former Director, NSA and Deputy Director, CIA "The Cyber Threat captures insights into dynamic adversaries that businesses and governments everywhere should be working to defeat. Knowing the threat and one's own defenses are the first steps in winning this battle." · Mike McConnell, Admiral, USN (Ret), Former Director of National Intelligence and Director, NSA Written by a career intelligence professional and enterprise CTO, this book was made for enterprise professionals including technology and business executives who know they must mitigate a growing threat.

Confronting the "Enemy Within"

Security Intelligence, the Police, and Counterterrorism in Four Democracies
Author: Peter Chalk,William Rosenau,Martin Wachs,Myles Collins,Mark Hanson
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833036149
Category: Political Science
Page: 90
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Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, critics have charged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while qualified to investigate terrorist incidents after the fact, is not well equipped enough to adequately gather and assess information to prevent attacks. More intrinsically, many believe that given a predominant and deeply rooted law enforcement and prosecutorial culture, the bureau may not be able to change operational focus toward dedicated counterterrorism intelligence gathering and analysis. To better inform debate, researchers analyzed the domestic security structures of four allied countries--the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and Australia--weighing both their positive and negative aspects. (PW/PC)

Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems (Large Print 16pt)


Author: J. Richard Hackman
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145962601X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 430
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Intelligence professionals are commonly viewed as solo operators. But these days intelligence work is mostly about collaboration. Interdisciplinary and even inter - organizational teams are necessary to solve the really hard problems intelligence professionals face. Tragically, these teams often devolve into wheel - spinning, contentious assemblies that get nothing done. Or members may disengage from a team if they find its work frustrating, trivial, or a waste of their time. Even teams with a spirit of camaraderie may take actions that are flat - out wrong. But there is also good news. This book draws on recent research findings as well as Harvard Professor Richard Hackman's own experience as an intelligence community researcher and advisor to show how leaders can create an environment where teamwork flourishes. Hackman identifies six enabling conditions - such as establishing clear norms of conduct and providing well - timed team coaching - that increase the likelihood that teams will be effective in any setting or type of organization.. Although written explicitly for intelligence, defense, crisis management, and law enforcement professionals it will also be valuable for improving team success in all kinds of leadership, management, service, and production teams in business, government, and nonprofit enterprises.

Security Operations Center - SIEM Use Cases and Cyber Threat Intelligence


Author: Arun Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781986862011
Category:
Page: 376
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Security analytics can be defined as the process of continuously monitoring and analyzing all the activities in your enterprise network to ensure the minimal number of occurrences of security breaches. Security Analyst is the individual that is qualified to perform the functions necessary to accomplish the security monitoring goals of the organization. This book is intended to improve the ability of a security analyst to perform their day to day work functions in a more professional manner. Deeper knowledge of tools, processes and technology is needed for this. A firm understanding of all the domains of this book is going to be vital in achieving the desired skill set to become a professional security analyst. The attempt of this book is to address the problems associated with the content development (use cases and correlation rules) of SIEM deployments.The term "Cyber Threat Intelligence" has gained considerable interest in the Information Security community over the past few years. The main purpose of implementing a Cyber threat intelligence(CTI) program is to prepare businesses to gain awareness of cyber threats and implement adequate defenses before disaster strikes. Threat Intelligence is the knowledge that helps Enterprises make informed decisions about defending against current and future security threats. This book is a complete practical guide to understanding, planning and building an effective Cyber Threat Intelligence program within an organization. This book is a must read for any Security or IT professional with mid to advanced level of skills. The book provides insights that can be leveraged on in conversations with your management and decision makers to get your organization on the path to building an effective CTI program.

Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know
Author: Randall Stross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546960
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Scada and Me

A Book for Children and Management
Author: Robert M. Lee
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491275122
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 30
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Author Robert Lee created this wonderful illustrated guide to SCADA to educate and inform. Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems pervade every part of our technological life. They are embedded in hospitals, power grids, and manufacturing plants. Most systems were designed and deployed well before the modern day Internet and the incredible amount of cyber attacks we see in the news daily. SCADA systems are subject to those attacks and most are vulnerable. Understanding this vulnerability and moving the conversation towards protecting the critical infrastructure controlled by SCADA systems is the purpose of SCADA and Me. This easy-to-consume book is a must-have for anyone involved in cyber education.

Fast/Forward

Make Your Company Fit for the Future
Author: Julian Birkinshaw,Jonas Ridderstråle
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503602311
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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The leading companies of the past twenty years have all harnessed the power of information to gain competitive advantage. But as access to big data becomes ubiquitous, it can no longer guarantee a leg up. Fast/Forward makes the case that we are entering a new era in which firms that understand the limits of 1s and 0s will take the lead. Whereas the industrial age saw the rise of bureaucracy, and the information age has been described as a meritocracy, we are witnessing the rise of adhocracy. In uncertain, rapidly-changing times, adhocracic organizations scan the horizon for winning opportunities. Then, instead of questing after more analysis, they respond with agility by making smart, intuitive decisions. Combining decisive action with emotional conviction, future-facing firms seize the day. Fast/Forward paints the big picture of a new approach to strategy and provides the necessary playbook to make your company fit for the future.