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Reactive or Proactive? Making the Case for New Kill Chains
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7/6/2018 | 1:21:43 PM
Lockheed Martin at BlackHat and on GitHub
Back in 2013 DR did another article on kill chain and how Lockheed Martin approached that process.  In fact, Lockheed did a presentation at Black Hat and the conclusion of that paper back in 2012 was that their "current batch of Intrusion Detection products are clearly insufficient against today's targeted modern threats." Their presentation laid out "a series of models for how to rethink the problem from the ground up. Stepping back from our need to only instrument highly actionable events is the first and most important realization that we have outlined. The event pipeline provides a framework to understand how low confidence events can and should be assimilated into an effective intrusion detection program."

Jump to 2018 and that declaration of intent to develop a better kill chain process has Lockheed leading the industry with their Cyber Kill Chain, notably "proactive" and to some extent "predictive" in character.  As cool as this all sounds, I'm afraid that the industry still needs to bring this model and idea of cyber defense down to a more digestible level.  At Black Hat Lockheed sounded like the next step in cyber defense was ready to be revealed, but for the everyday security analyst, Cyber Kill Chain may come off like yet another expensive bloatware Enterprise product.  Luckily, Lockheed Martin has shared some of its tech on GitHub with several threat analysis and prevention tools that it has open-sourced.  Better understanding of kill chains and the attack phases may come from the FOSS community in the short term, with easily accessible and free implementations to play with.

In addition to the LM GitHub code, I recommend Security Onion (SO), a GNU/Linux OS for security professionals, to play with code related to the newer kill chain models.

 

    

 

      


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