Interview with a Threat Hunter (Bonus Episode 4) Learning Happy Hour

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In this bonus episode of Learning Happy Hour, Jason and Mitch interview Brian Lee, Principal Researcher in Unit 42. Follow along as they cover a list of topics and Brian takes them through the cybersecurity zoo.

 

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Episode Timeline:

0:00 - Intro

1:06 - Threat actor naming & APTs

2:40 - Threat team member roles

4:25 - Espionage Motivated Adversaries (Pandas)

6:30 - Espionage Motivated Adversaries (Bears)

9:40 - Espionage Motivated Adversaries (Kittens)

10:20 - Stuxnet attack

12:25 - Shamoon 1, 2, 3

17:20 - Espionage Motivated Adversaries (Chollimas)

18:35 - Espionage Motivated Adversaries (Chollima - Lazarus Group)

20:40 - Attribution False Flags

21:30 - Difficulty of Attribution

23:00 - Tactics Techniques and Protocols (TTPs)

28:10 – The big 4 adversaries tracked by Bryan

29:08 – Cyber Insurance

31:15 – The Marriott Breach

32:55 – What is your CyberSecurity Nightmare?

34:20 – We’re in the business of Prevention!

35:00 – The creation of AutoFocus

36:30 – Oil Rig Kittens

38:06 – Dark Hydrus Kittens

39:10 – DNS Tunneling

40:20 – C2 using GDrive

41:36 – Sofacy Group (Bears)

42:30 – File-less isn’t really without files

43:15 – Hacker Wizards!

 

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Episode Resources:

Unit 42 Research & Tools

Unit 42 Playbooks

Unit 42 Predicting Malicious Domains

 

 

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Lively, engaging and entertaining episode. Lots of food for thought here. Lots to learn about protecting our digital way of life. Great subject and great chat. More, more, more! Go, Learning Happy Hour!