Bonus Episode: What does it take to author a cybersecurity book?
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
Have you ever wondered what it takes to write and publish an information security book? In this special bonus episode following season 4, John discusses with Kathryn, Ingrid, and Carson the challenges and rewards of self-publishing, and the kind of effort that goes into producing a book like "11 Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center". This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s authors Kathryn Knerler ..read more
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Strategy 11: Turn up the Volume by Expanding SOC Functionality
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
"This final chapter of the book is no simple closer! "Turn Up the Volume by Expanding SOC Functionality" covers testing that your SOC is functioning as intended through activities such as Threat Hunting, Red and Purple Teaming, Adversary Emulation, Breach and Attack Simulation, tabletop exercises and more. There's even a discussion of cyber deception types and tactics, and how it can be used to further frustrate attackers. Join John, Kathryn, Ingrid, and Carson in this final chapter episode for some not to be missed tips!  This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep div ..read more
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Strategy 10: Measure Performance to Improve Performance
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
"Metrics, is there any more confusing and contentious topic in cybersecurity? In this episode the authors cover their advice and approach to measuring your team so that issues can be quickly identified and performance can continuously improve! This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s authors Kathryn Knerler, Ingrid Parker, and Carson Zimmerman. Sponsor's Note: Support for the Blueprint podcast comes from the SANS Inst ..read more
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Strategy 9: Communicate Clearly, Collaborate Often, Share Generously
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
"Research has shown that communication is one of the most important factors for success in security incident response teams. In this chapter, the authors discuss the critical types of information that must be shared within the SOC, with the constituency, and with the greater cybersecurity community.  SANS Cyber Defense Discord Invite - sansurl.com/cyber-defense-discord This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s auth ..read more
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Strategy 8: Leverage Tools and Support Analyst Workflow
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
Tool choice can be a make-or-break decision for security analysts, driving whether getting work done is a struggle, or an efficient, stress-free experience. How can we select the right tools for the job? Which tools are most important? Answers to these questions and more are in this week's episode of Blueprint! This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s authors Kathryn Knerler, Ingrid Parker, and Carson Zimmerman. Sponso ..read more
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Blueprint Live at the SANS Blue Team Summit 2023
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
In this special live recording from the SANS Blue Team Summit 2023, Kathryn Knerler, Ingrid Parker, and Carson Zimmerman joined John Hubbard they share their insights and expertise with attendees by answering their pressing questions. From discussing the most effective strategies for building a successful SOC to sharing tips on how to stay ahead of emerging cyber threats, our guests provide invaluable advice for those who work in a security operations center (SOC). If you're looking to take your SOC to the next level or are simply interested in the latest developments in cybersecurity, this ep ..read more
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Strategy 7: Select and Collect the Right Data
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
There's no denying that the average security team is completely overwhelmed with options for data to collect. With a deluge of endpoint, network, and cloud data sources to collect, how to do we identify and collect the most useful data sources? That's the topic of this episode. Join Kathryn, Ingrid, Carson, and John in this episode for a discussion on tactical data collection that will ensure your team doesn't miss the signs of an impending incident! This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center ..read more
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Strategy 6: Illuminate Adversaries with Cyber Threat Intelligence
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
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2M ago
Every security team has limited budget and time, how do you know where to focus? Cyber Threat Intelligence provides those answers! In this episode, Ingrid, Carson and Kathryn describe how we can use CTI to focus our defensive efforts to understand our most likely attacks and attackers and move towards prioritizing what truly matters. This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s authors Kathryn Knerler, Ingrid Parker, and Ca ..read more
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Strategy 5: Prioritize Incident Response
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
No security team is perfect, so in this episode, authors Carson, Ingrid, and Kathryn discuss what it takes to prepare for fast, effective incident response capability. Covering preparation, planning and execution, Strategy 5 will teach your team how to jump into action at the earliest sign of problems. This special season of the Blueprint Podcast is taking a deep dive into MITRE’s 11 Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center. Each episode John will break down a chapter of the book with the book’s authors Kathryn Knerler, Ingrid Parker, and Carson Zimmerman. Sponsor's Note ..read more
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Strategy 4: Hire AND Grow Quality Staff
Blueprint: Build the Best in Cyber Defense
by SANS Institute
2M ago
In this episode we dive deep on the "People" factor of the SOC. Who should you hire, what skills should you hire for, what backgrounds are most likely to lead to success for your team? We also get into what happens after the hire - training, growth, and supporting your team in their skill and career development. This one is a must-listen for all the managers out there. We're all trying to build the highest skilled, most supportive team with low turnover, and the tips our authors bring to this episode on chapter 4 - "Hire AND Grow Quality Staff" will be crucial in that mission. This special se ..read more
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