STAR WEBCAST: Making Order out of Chaos: How to Deal with Threat Group Names

  • Webcast Aired Monday, 30 Nov 2020 11:00AM EST (30 Nov 2020 16:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Katie Nickels

Cozy Bear or APT29? Carbanak or FIN7? Lazarus or HIDDEN COBRA? For years, analysts have been frustrated by different threat group naming conventions. Efforts at creating a unified naming system 'or even a Rosetta Stone for existing names 'have proven futile in the face of subtle but important differences. '

In this webcast, Katie Nickels will help you make order of the naming chaos in a way that will also improve your analysis methodology. She will help you understand why there are so many names and why it's okay that we don't agree on them. You'll learn a practical approach for how to track names, decide when to name your own groups or default to existing names, and how to keep things clear while not contributing to the confusion. Katie will end with a call for action on how we can better communicate publicly about groups, so we don't make this a bigger mess than it already is.