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

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


Automated Hunting of Software Update Supply Chain Attacks

Software that automatically updates itself presents an attack surface, which can be leveraged en masse through the compromise of the vendor's infrastructure. This has been seen multiple times during 2017, with high profile examples includingNotPetya and CCleaner. Most large organisations have built robust perimeter defences for incoming and outgoing traffic, but this threat vector … Continue reading Automated Hunting of Software Update Supply Chain Attacks


Uncovering Targeted Web-Based Malware Through Shapeshifting

Targeted Web-Based Malware? Malware authors are frequently observed leveraging server side scripting on their infrastructure to evade detection and better target their attacks. This includes both exploit kits and servers hosting secondary stage payloads, all of which can easily be set up to alter their responses based on the footprint of the visitor. This could … Continue reading Uncovering Targeted Web-Based Malware Through Shapeshifting


Coin Check: Win the challenge, join the elite list of lethal forensicators & take home a brand new DFIR challenge coin!

Hundreds of SANS Institute digital forensics students have stepped up to the challenge and conquered. They've mastered the concepts and skills, beat out their classmates, and proven their prowess. These are the elite, the recipients of the SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin, an award given to a select portion of the thousands of students that … Continue reading Coin Check: Win the challenge, join the elite list of lethal forensicators & take home a brand new DFIR challenge coin!


Three Steps to Communicate Threat Intelligence to Executives.

As the community of security professionals matures there is a merging of the intel community, the incident response professionals, and security operations. One struggle folks have is how to make the threat intelligence actionable for the business. You have the large data from Recorded Future, yet, how do you apply the data in a practical … Continue reading Three Steps to Communicate Threat Intelligence to Executives.