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Tips, Tricks, and Cheats Gathered from Red vs. Blue Team-Based Training

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (2019-07-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Ed Skoudis, Joshua Wright

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Last month, SANS launched its first Team-Based Training course, pitting some of the world's finest blue teamers against very determined adversaries. And, gosh, did we learn a lot from the battle awesome tips, tricks, and cheats that YOU can utilize right away to better defend your own environment.  During this webcast, well share some of the most useful, practical, and directly applicable lessons learned. For example, in many organizations, the ops team captures logs, but, sadly, these logs are rarely reviewed at any sort of depth. Let's face it: Analyzing Windows system log activity across an enterprise is hugely daunting. But we all know that it can also be a terrific opportunity to detect the presence of evil in your environment. Join Ed and Josh as they review the results of the most recent SANS red vs. blue training, and the power of free Windows host-based analysis tools DeepBlueCLI and LogonTracer as simple yet highly effective mechanisms to detect bad actors in your network.

Speaker Bios

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Foundations. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, incident response, and malware analysis, with over fifteen years of experience in information security. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security challenges for education, evaluation and competition. Through his experiences as a penetration tester, Josh has worked with hundreds of organizations on attacking and defending mobile devices and wireless systems, ethically disclosing significant product and protocol security weaknesses to well-known organizations. As an open source software advocate, Josh has conducted cutting-edge research resulting in several software tools that are commonly used to evaluate the security of widely deployed technology targeting WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee wireless systems, smart grid deployments, and the Android and Apple iOS mobile device platforms. As the technical lead of the innovative CyberCity, Josh also oversees and manages the development of critical training and educational missions for cyberwarriors in the US military, government agencies, and critical infrastructure providers.

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