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The time it takes from an initial escalation to the initial discovery of compromise is a key metric. Teams strive to do this as quickly as possible, but there are a number of challenges. You do not know what you're going to be handed, but you're pretty much guaranteed It's going to be a unique set of circumstances that require some type of customiz…
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Windows Scheduled Tasks are often used by attackers to establish persistence. As an analyst, you want to be aware of the different windows event codes that record these details. These artifacts come up in just about every windows compromise assessment, consider them core triage skills. There are several events, all of which I will go over in this e…
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This week I talk about career moves for the DFIR professional. The skill set is valuable, but it must be combined with the right additional technical skills to maximize future job opportunities. Of course, there is one skill set that stands out above the rest...
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When you're triaging a Windows system for evidence of compromise, it's ideal if your plan is focused on some quick wins upfront. There are certain artifacts that offer this opportunity, and Windows Events for New Scheduled Tasks are one of them. Sometimes overlooked, at least in part, because the good stuff contained within the XML portion of the l…
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Windows management instrumentation, also known as WMI, is an App on Windows that allows a user to query all sorts of things about a system. Being native to Windows, it is an attractive target for a attackers to leverage. This week I'll break down the artifact from a DFIR point of a few and talk about how to detect its misuse.…
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This week I'm wrapping up my series on SSH forensics with a discussion on SSH log triage. Logs are usually what an analyst will start with, so this episode is important. There are a few different log types, and there is a pitfall with one of them, which is something you must be aware of to avoid making inaccurate conclusions. I'll provide the artif…
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In the last episode on this topic, I covered SSH from a investigation point of view. I explained SSH and the artifacts that typically come up when your investigating. In this episode, we're getting into the triage methodology. This includes the artifacts targeted for a fast, but yet effective triage for notable SSH activity on a given host.…
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SSH is a protocol used to secure remote access to systems, making it a cornerstone in safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring secure communications. In this podcast, we will delve into the basics of SSH, its key concepts and other useful elements important for context when investigating for notable SSH activity.…
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This week I'm discussing a fundamental aspect of cybersecurity: incident response preparation. Effective incident response is paramount, and preparation is the key to success. This preparation includes comprehensive documentation, training, having the right tools and resources in place, and developing incident response plans and playbooks. It also …
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Today I'm talking Windows forensics, focusing on Windows event logs. These logs are very valuable for fast triage, often readily available in your organization's SIEM. But have you ever wondered about the processes enabling this quick access? Not only are the logs automatically collected and fed into the appliance, but they are also formatted and n…
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In this podcast episode, we talk about Linux's `memfd` – a virtual file system allowing the creation of anonymous memory areas for shared memory or temporary data storage. Threat actors exploit `memfd` for fileless malware attacks, as its memory areas exist only in RAM, evading traditional file-based detection methods. Join me as I `memfd` as a for…
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This week we explore into the world of Windows service event codes and their role in forensic investigations. Windows services are background processes crucial for system functionality, running independently of user interaction- making them ideal. Target were exploitation. Join me to explore the intricate details of Windows services and their signi…
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This week, we're delving into the realm of fast flux, a cunning technique employed by attackers to cloak their true, malicious domains. Its effectiveness is the reason behind its widespread use, making it crucial for analysts to grasp its nuances and avoid chasing elusive ghosts during investigations. Stay tuned as I unravel the intricacies of fast…
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In this week's exploration, I'm delving into the intricate realm of the Master File Table (MFT), a pivotal forensic artifact in Windows investigations. The MFT provides a valuable gateway to decode evidence across various scenarios. Join me in this episode as we unravel the forensic basics, explore diverse use cases, and discover a range of tools t…
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This week I delve into the intriguing domain of Linux malware triage. The Linux platform presents forensic analysts with a unique opportunity to excel in performing malware triage effortlessly. The beauty of it lies in the fact that you don't require any specialized tools; all you need is a solid grasp of a few commands and the ability to decipher …
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Organizations leverage third-party services more and more for business advantages. For the security professional, this means the organizational data you're charged with protecting is under the control of a third-party in some way shape or form. In this episode, I cover third-party risk landscape for security professionals with a special focus on id…
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