Most Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups are organized and well-funded. Their main goal is to steal your data. There is much focus on data loss prevention, but how can you truly defend your data unless you know what attackers are specifically after? Hackers are human, they fall victim to doing the minimum they have to do in order to obtain their goal. They typically follow the same game plan until they are forced to change it. The key to defending against these things, is knowing what you have that attackers want and then knowing how they go about getting it.
Threat Intelligence is the art of understanding your enemy to better protect your own network by firmly knowing their tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
Implementing blocks of IP addresses, Domain Names and MD5 hash values has very little value. Adversaries can easily change these indicators of compromise, often in an automated manner. The focus then needs to be on identifying groups by the information they are after as well as the tools and procedures they use to find that data.
Threat Intelligence Training in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia
3 Days - 24 Hours
Mon-Wed 8:30am - 5:00pm
Training Course Cost: $ 1,995 Per Enrollment
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Topics and Concept Covered in Advanced Threat Intelligence Training
This class aims to provide the students with the knowledge they need to begin a threat intelligence program in their own environment. Every environment is different; our goal is to point you in the right direction so that you may hit the ground running. In this Advanced Threat intelligence training class we will cover what threat intelligence is, how attackers generally think and act and the threat landscape as it is today.
We then introduce the students into the vast amount of intelligence data that is available to them either both free and as a service. We outline key processes and setups to ensure you can start collecting intelligence data in your own network right away.
Next we go into five of the most successful and widely used analysis techniques including key items such as predictive analysis and principles of forecasting. We then dive in to understanding how to disseminate the collected information in a fashion that is clear and understandable to necessary parties based on their skills and job functions. Finally, we cover reporting. It is key to have clear reports to provide to management, your Incident Response team or your Security Operations Center (SOC) so that you / they may take action on this intelligence.
Recommended Training Audience and Prerequisites
Cyber Threat Analysts
Cyber Ops (SOC/CERT)
Cyber Decision Makers