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Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program

Book Description

As recently as five years ago, securing a network meant putting in a firewall, intrusion detection system, and installing antivirus software on the desktop. Unfortunately, attackers have grown more nimble and effective, meaning that traditional security programs are no longer effective.

Today's effective cyber security programs take these best practices and overlay them with intelligence. Adding cyber threat intelligence can help security teams uncover events not detected by traditional security platforms and correlate seemingly disparate events across the network. Properly-implemented intelligence also makes the life of the security practitioner easier by helping him more effectively prioritize and respond to security incidents.

The problem with current efforts is that many security practitioners don't know how to properly implement an intelligence-led program, or are afraid that it is out of their budget. Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program is the first book to show how to implement an intelligence-led program in your enterprise on any budget. It will show you how to implement a security information a security information and event management system, collect and analyze logs, and how to practice real cyber threat intelligence. You'll learn how to understand your network in-depth so that you can protect it in the best possible way.

  • Provides a roadmap and direction on how to build an intelligence-led information security program to protect your company.
  • Learn how to understand your network through logs and client monitoring, so you can effectively evaluate threat intelligence.
  • Learn how to use popular tools such as BIND, SNORT, squid, STIX, TAXII, CyBox, and splunk to conduct network intelligence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Introduction
  7. About the Author
  8. About the Technical Editor
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Chapter 1: Understanding the threat
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. A brief of history of network security
    4. Understanding the current threat
    5. The coming threats
    6. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 2: What is intelligence?
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Defining intelligence
    4. The intelligence cycle
    5. Types of intelligence
    6. The professional analyst
    7. Denial and deception
    8. Intelligence throughout the ages
    9. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 3: Building a network security intelligence model
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Defining cyber threat intelligence
    4. The anatomy of an attack
    5. Approaching cyber attacks differently
    6. Incorporating the intelligence lifecycle into security workflow
    7. Automation
    8. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 4: Gathering data
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. The continuous monitoring framework
    4. NIST cybersecurity framework
    5. Security + intelligence
    6. The business side of security
    7. Planning a phased approach
    8. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 5: Internal intelligence sources
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Asset, vulnerability, and configuration management
    4. Network logging
    5. Network monitoring
    6. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 6: External intelligence sources
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Brand monitoring versus intelligence
    4. Asset, vulnerability, and configuration management
    5. Network logging
    6. Network monitoring
    7. Protecting against zero-day attacks
    8. Incident response and intelligence
    9. Collaborative research into threats
    10. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 7: Fusing internal and external intelligence
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Security awareness training
    4. OpenIOC, CyBOX, STIX, and TAXII
    5. Threat intelligence management platforms
    6. Big data security analytics
    7. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 8: CERTs, ISACs, and intelligence-sharing communities
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. CERTs and CSIRTs
    4. ISACs
    5. Intelligence-sharing communities
    6. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 9: Advanced intelligence capabilities
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Malware analysis
    4. Honeypots
    5. Intrusion deception
    6. Conclusion
  19. Index