Threat Hunting in the Cloud: Defending AWS, Azure and Other Cloud Platforms Against Cyberattacks

(CYATTK-CLOUD.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-379-0
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About This Course

Threat hunting is a critical focus area to increase the cybersecurity posture of any organization. The contents of the course are prepared to serve business decision-makers like board members, CXOs, and CISOs, as well as a technical audience. Business users will find the technology-agnostic cloud threat-hunting methodology framework valuable to manage their cybersecurity risks. This course addresses Microsoft Azure and AWS side by side. It contains assessment questions, interactive lessons with knowledge checks and quizzes, and hands-on labs to understand the threat-hunting framework in cybersecurity.

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Lessons

17+ Lessons | 151+ Exercises | 88+ Quizzes | 82+ Flashcards | 82+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 50+ Post Assessment Questions |

Hands-On Labs

15+ LiveLab | 15+ Video tutorials | 43+ Minutes

1

Introduction

  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Additional Resources
2

Introduction to Threat Hunting

  • The Rise of Cybercrime
  • What Is Threat Hunting?
  • The Key Cyberthreats and Threat Actors
  • The Necessity of Threat Hunting
  • Threat Modeling
  • Threat-Hunting Maturity Model
  • Human Elements of Threat Hunting
  • Summary
3

Modern Approach to Multi-Cloud Threat Hunting

  • Multi-Cloud Threat Hunting
  • Building Blocks for the Security Operations Center
  • Cyberthreat Detection, Threat Modeling, and the Need for Proactive Threat Hunting Within SOC
  • Cyber Resiliency and Organizational Culture
  • Skillsets Required for Threat Hunting
  • Threat-Hunting Process and Procedures
  • Metrics for Assessing the Effectiveness of Threat Hunting
  • Threat-Hunting Program Effectiveness
  • Summary
4

Exploration of MITRE Key Attack Vectors

  • Understanding MITRE ATT&CK
  • Threat Hunting Using Five Common Tactics
  • Other Methodologies and Key Threat-Hunting Tools to Combat Attack Vectors
  • Analysis Tools
  • Summary
5

Microsoft Azure Cloud Threat Prevention Framework

  • Introduction to Microsoft Security
  • Understanding the Shared Responsibility Model
  • Microsoft Services for Cloud Security Posture Management and Logging/Monitoring
  • Using Microsoft Secure and Protect Features
  • Microsoft Detect Services
  • Detecting  “Privilege Escalation”  TTPs
  • Detecting Credential Access
  • Detecting Lateral Movement
  • Detecting Command and Control
  • Detecting Data Exfiltration
  • Microsoft Investigate, Response, and Recover Features
  • Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Threat Response
  • Summary
6

Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture and Capability Map

  • Introduction
  • Microsoft Security Architecture versus the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • Microsoft Security Architecture
  • Using the Microsoft Reference Architecture
  • Understanding the Security Operations Solutions
  • Understanding the People Security Solutions
  • Summary
7

AWS Cloud Threat Prevention Framework

  • Introduction to AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Services for Monitoring, Logging, and Alerting
  • AWS Protect Features
  • AWS Detection Features
  • How Do You Detect Privilege Escalation?
  • How Do You Detect Credential Access?
  • How Do You Detect Lateral Movement?
  • How Do You Detect Command and Control?
  • How Do You Detect Data Exfiltration?
  • How Do You Handle Response and Recover?
  • Summary
  • References
8

AWS Reference Architecture

  • AWS Security Framework Overview
  • AWS Reference Architecture
  • Summary
9

Threat Hunting in Other Cloud Providers

  • The Google Cloud Platform
  • The IBM Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • The Alibaba Cloud
  • Summary
  • References
10

The Future of Threat Hunting

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Advances in Quantum Computing
  • Advances in IoT and Their Impact
  • Operational Technology (OT)
  • Blockchain
  • Threat Hunting as a Service
  • The Evolution of the Threat-Hunting Tool
  • Potential Regulatory Guidance
  • Summary
  • References
11

APPENDIX A: MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

12

APPENDIX B: Privilege Escalation

13

APPENDIX C: Credential Access

14

APPENDIX D: Lateral Movement

15

APPENDIX E: Command and Control

16

APPENDIX F: Data Exfiltration

17

APPENDIX G: MITRE Cloud Matrix

  • Initial Access
  • Persistence
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Defense Evasion
  • Credential Access
  • Discovery
  • Lateral Movement
  • Collection
  • Data Exfiltration
  • Impact

1

Introduction to Threat Hunting

  • Performing a Phishing Attack
3

Exploration of MITRE Key Attack Vectors

  • Performing Local Privilege Escalation
  • Enabling and Disabling GuardDuty
  • Creating a CloudWatch Dashboard
4

Microsoft Azure Cloud Threat Prevention Framework

  • Creating a Service Bus
  • Deploying an Azure Firewall
  • Creating an Azure Front Door
6

AWS Cloud Threat Prevention Framework

  • Creating VPC Flow Logs
  • Creating CloudTrail
  • Examining Macie
  • Creating a Rule in Amazon EventBridge
  • Creating a Lambda Function
  • Creating an Amazon SNS Topic
7

AWS Reference Architecture

  • Creating a VPC
8

Threat Hunting in Other Cloud Providers

  • Creating a VPC Network

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