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Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

This lesson teaches how to assess various post-attack techniques, including command and control, persistence, lateral movement and pivoting, data exfiltration, and anti-forensics techniques.

    Syllabus

  • Assess Persistence Techniques Video — 00:07:52
    • Persistence is the ability of an attacker to avoid detection and remain in control of compromised systems.

  • Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques Video — 00:15:10
    • Lateral movement and pivoting are techniques used by attackers to extend their reach into adjacent systems and expand their reach into the network.

  • Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques Video — 00:04:27
    • One of the goals of an attacker may be the exfiltration of sensitive documents and the contents of file servers or databases. This video examines those techniques.

  • Assess Command and Control Techniques Video — 00:09:12
    • This video covers common TTPs used by attackers to establish Command-and-Control (CNC or C2) of compromised systems.

  • Assess Anti-Forensic Techniques Video — 00:09:39
    • Covering tracks includes methods used to remove evidence of an intrusion and foil attempted forensics investigations.

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Course description

After reconnaissance and attack, the last phase of the threat process is post-attack. In many cases, an attacker won’t just withdraw once their attack is done; on the contrary, they’ll want to stay in control of the systems they’ve compromised, continue to evade any countermeasures, and cover their tracks to avoid being identified. All of this means that, if you prematurely terminate your threat assessment efforts, they’ll have gone to waste. Instead, you need to hone your focus on what an attacker does after an attack that can inflict long-lasting harm on your organization.

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