Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) are able to slip past even the most cutting-edge security defenses thanks in large part to an agile strategy. The threat actors behind successful APTs research the employees, practices and defenses of the organizations they want to attack. They may try to breach the defenses hundreds or even thousands of times. They learn from their mistakes, modify their behavior, and finally find a way to get in undetected.
Once a network is breached, most APTs go into a stealth mode. They move slowly, laterally compromising other systems and inching toward their goals.
Forensic investigations from successful attacks often show that the time an APT breached a system to the time it was detected could be anywhere from six months to a year or more. In most cases, these breaches were detected after making that final big move where there is a huge ex-filtration of critical data.
But what if you could turn the tables on APTs?
Instead of focusing on your perimeter defenses, what if you assumed that APTs were already hiding in your network, and you had the ability to hunt down the active threats and identify the hidden threats before they can do real damage?
ChannelSOC’s Compromise Assessments proactively and iteratively searches through networks and datasets to detect threats that evade existing tools. Rather than wait for alerts, our threat hunters proactively look for anomalies.
The Common Approach
The common approach to intrusions is responding after receiving an alert. Traditional security measures like firewalls, IDS, endpoint protection, and SIEMs are only part of the network security puzzle. Despite best efforts and expensive investments in defensive technologies, cyber threats continue to breach these defenses and gain unauthorized access into your organization.
Catch advanced malware that would otherwise avoid detection
Many organizations are already hunting for threats through alert assessments, query-based log analysis and incident investigations. These utilize basic hunting techniques. However, finding advanced threats requires moving beyond these simple techniques and demands more sophisticated and powerful hunting approaches
Compromise Assessments plays a critical role in early detection of an adversary, as well as faster removal and repair of vulnerabilities uncovered during the hunt. We are working under the assumption that the organization has already been breached, and working backward from there to either detect the source — or to make sure there wasn’t an attack.
Don’t wait for your customers or the authorities to tell you that you are the victim of a cyber-attack.
Having invested huge amounts of money in your robust defenses, ChannelSOC’s Compromise Assessments check those cybersecurity programs and either points out any holes that still exist, or certify that those defenses are working perfectly.
We can survey an Enterprise network quickly and deliver results in hours.
Our innovative process and an experienced team, ChannelSOC leverages the Infocyte HUNT™ platform, an agentless compromise assessment capability, to perform state analysis of networked endpoints (workstations and servers) to identify the presence of malware or unauthorized activity.
We employ certified Threat Hunters that follow the MITRE (ATT&CK) model for Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge.