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Adversary Emulation and the C2 Matrix

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-02-26 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Jorge Orchilles

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Overview

Command and Control is one of the most important tactics in the MITRE ATT&CK matrix as it allows the attacker to interact with the target system and realize their objectives. Organizations leverage Cyber Threat Intelligence to understand their threat model and adversaries that have the intent, opportunity, and capability to attack. Red Team, Blue Team, and virtual Purple Teams work together to understand the adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to perform adversary emulations and improve detective and preventive controls.

The C2 Matrix was created to aggregate all the Command and Control frameworks publicly available (open-source and commercial) in a single resource to assist teams in testing their own controls through adversary emulations (Red Team or Purple Team Exercises). Phase 1 lists all the Command and Control features such as the coding language used, channels (HTTP, TCP, DNS, SMB, etc.), agents, key exchange, and other operational security features and capabilities. This allows more efficient decision making when called upon to emulate and adversary TTPs.

It is the golden age of Command and Control (C2) frameworks. Learn how these C2 frameworks work and start testing against your organization to improve detective and preventive controls.

The C2 Matrix currently has 35 command and control frameworks documented in a Google Sheet, web site, and questionnaire format.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b4mUxa6cDQuTV2BPC6aA-GR4zGZi0ooPYtBe4IgPsSc/edit#gid=0

https://www.thec2matrix.com/matrix

https://ask.thec2matrix.com/

  • †††Learn how Red Teams and Blue Teams work together in virtual Purple Teams
  • †††Leverage Cyber Threat Intelligence to understand adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • †††Perform adversary emulations in Red or Purple Team Exercises
  • †††Choose which command and control to use for the assessment to provide the most value
  • †††Measure and improve people, process, and technology

Speaker Bio

Jorge Orchilles

Jorge Orchilles is the Chief Technology Officer of SCYTHE and co-creator of the C2 Matrix project. He is a SANS Certified Instructor and the author of Security 564: Red Team Exercises and Adversary Emulation. He was a founding member of MITRE Engenuity Center of Threat-Informed Defense. He is a Fellow at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and National Security Institute. Prior, Jorge led the offensive security team at Citi for over 10 years.

He also co-authored Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and A Framework for the Regulatory Use of Penetration Testing in the Financial Services Industry, and author of Microsoft Windows 7 Administratorís Reference. Jorge holds post-graduate degrees from Stanford and Florida International University in Advanced Computer Security & Master of Science. Jorge speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese, in decreasing levels of fluency. When heís not hacking, teaching, or writing, youíll find him watching and playing soccer.

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