SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Category - Advanced Persistent Threat

The new version of SOF-ELK is here. Download, turn on, and get going on forensics analysis.

We are excited to announce the release of an all-new version of the free SOF-ELKŪ, or Security Operation and Forensics ELK virtual machine. Now based on the new version of the Elastic Stack, SOF-ELK is a complete rebuild that is faster and more effortless than its predecessors, making forensic and security data analysis easier … Continue reading The new version of SOF-ELK is here. Download, turn on, and get going on forensics analysis.


Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts

You are being exposed to malicious scripts in one form or another every day, whether it be in email, malicious documents, or malicious websites. Many malicious scripts at first glance appear to be impossible to understand. However, with a few tips and some simple utility scripts, you can deobfuscate them in just a few minutes. … Continue reading Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts


Inhibiting Malicious Macros by Blocking Risky API Calls

Microsoft Office Macros have been the bane of security analysts' lives since the late 1990s. Their flexibility and functionality make them ideal for malware authors to use as a primary stage payload delivery mechanism, and to datethe challenge they pose remains unsolved. Many organisations refrain from blocking them completely due to the impact it … Continue reading Inhibiting Malicious Macros by Blocking Risky API Calls


Top 11 Reasons Why You Should NOT Miss the SANS DFIR Summit and Training this Year

The SANSDFIR Summit and Training 2018is turning 11!The 2018 event marks 11 years since SANS started what is todaythedigital forensics and incident response event of the year, attended by forensicators time after time. Join us and enjoy the latest in-depth presentations from influential DFIR experts and the opportunity to take an array of hands-on SANS … Continue reading Top 11 Reasons Why You Should NOT Miss the SANS DFIR Summit and Training this Year


Meltdown and Spectre - Enterprise Action Plan

Meltdown and Spectre - Enterprise Action Plan by SANS Senior Instructor Jake Williams Blog originally posted January 4, 2018 by RenditionSec MELTDOWN SPECTRE VULNERABILITIES Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, you've heard about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. I did a webcast with SANS about these vulnerabilities, how they … Continue reading Meltdown and Spectre - Enterprise Action Plan