Hands-On Workshop: Building Better Detections | Azure Edition

This is a 2 hour hands-on workshop.

As with any enterprise environment, we can (and should) focus on hardening our defenses to keep the adversaries out, but these defenses may some day be evaded via a variety of methods. Cloud is no different. In this workshop, we will work through the process of creating a detection that we can use as defenders to spot an adversary performing attack techniques against our Azure environments.

The overall process and takeaways will be:

  • Establish proper logging to detect the adversarial activity
  • Perform the attack to generate the appropriate artifacts
  • Review the log event data
  • Create an automated process to quickly discover this activity
  • Test that the automated process is working effectively by “re-attacking” the Azure account

Prerequisites: Prepare for this webcast by watching the introductory webcast Building Better Cloud Detections... By Hacking? (Azure Edition)

System Requirements:

  • A modern web browser, preferably Chrome
  • An Azure account with Global Administrator access

If you need to setup an Azure account, you can create a free trial account with Global Administrator access at https://azure.microsoft.com. The cost will be minimal (pennies) to complete the workshop.

This content supports materials and concepts from SEC541: Cloud Security Attacker Technique, Monitoring, and Threat Detection