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Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
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welcome to my older one less than seven groups and software.
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In this lesson, we will define and explore what our attack groups in software
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identify the information provided by attack about these groups and software,
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and finally build appreciation for how these groups and software fit into the attack model.
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As you recall from lesson for attack techniques and subject, niks have a wealth of metadata,
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and in this lesson we'll use the Procedure Examples section
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to pivot to groups and software.
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As you remember,
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attack breaks down the tactics, techniques and procedures of adversaries
00:41
and define these procedures as specific implementations or ways that adversaries have executed techniques or some techniques.
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These procedures examples are populated on each page of our technique, as well as on the page of groups and software, which will explore later in this lesson.
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As you can see from the example below.
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These procedure examples described the groups or software specifically how they executed a specific technique or sub technique.
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All these procedures are populated
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on a technique page.
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We can also view these from the perspective of a whole group or software
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attack. Defined groups as related intrusion activity tracked by a common name.
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Anyone who's read publicly available intelligence knows that there's various terms related to groups such as intrusion sets, threat actors or campaigns.
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An attack rolls all these together into what we call groups.
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Groups are objects in the attack model and are assigned a unique identifier,
01:45
As you can see from example below. Each group has a name, a short description as well as other other. Various metadata, such as aliases,
01:57
defined software as the tools arm our used by an adversary during an intrusion
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similar to groups. These software are objects in the attack model and have their own unique identifier as well.
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Attack software pages also have their own name, a short description and various other metadata, including aliases.
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Here's an example of a group page. In this case, we're looking at the Group A P. T. 38.
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From here. This view we can see the short description,
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but we scroll down that page. We can also see the techniques and subject next map to a P 38
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as well as the software used by this group
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based on publicly available reporting already mapped within the attack framework.
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And with that, we've reached our knowledge check for less than seven.
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True or false, there are potentially many procedures for a given technique.
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Please positive video and take a second to think of the correct answer before proceeding.
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In this case, the answer is true.
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As we saw from the example from the technique, there are potentially many procedures for how each given technique can be implemented by a specific group or software.
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In summary, attack groups represent the name clusters of intrusion activity,
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whereas software represents the tools or Mauer's used by these actors.
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For both groups and software, Attack provides descriptions and aliases as well as to what techniques and some techniques have been mapped based on publicly reported intelligence. From these threats.
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And finally, techniques are mapped to groups in software via procedure examples or the specific ways that techniques have been performed by these adversaries.
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