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  • The legal issues notwithstanding, offensive cyber actions are the only way we are going to get our adversaries to pay attention. Whether they are cyber criminals, foreign intelligence services, cyber proxies, hackers, hacktivists, or some other such adversary, we need to do more than just stand and take a beating. Read the blog here: http://blogs.csoonline.com/security-leadership/2469/caution-not-executing-offensive-actions-against-our-adversaries-high-risk 

  • This course provides an look into the technical aspects of computer cybercrime investigations. It correlates cyber situations with that of traditional investigations while focusing on the threats and attacks that are used by terrorists and criminals. Counter tactics as well as methods to leverage the same tools, techniques, and processes for investigations will also be highlighted. It follows in sequence after cyber intelligence and cyber counterintelligence.
    At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the challenges of investigating cyber crimes
    • Develop an integral asymmetric mindset
    • Understand the multitude of legal, ethical, and privacy related issues associated with cybercrime investigations
    • Correlate and address the impact that the cyber realm has within the Criminal Justice field
    • Compare and contrast various theoretical and social perspectives used to explain cybercrime
    • Discuss and analyze the impact the cybercriminals can create on cybercrime victims, society and economic, as well as predicting emerging and controversial cybercrime issues
    • Apply cyber laws, regulations, and cybercrime-related legal concepts to explaining cybercrime activities
    • Explain important steps law enforcement use to investigate cybercrime cases and bring the cases to trial
    • Analyze the potential effectiveness of the federal government’s responses to addressing cybercrime and threat to critical information infrastructures
    • Understand the importance and use of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties and Letters Rogatory
    • Cyber Criminal investigations objectives:  1) Determine if a crime was committed; 2) Collect information and evidence legally to identify who was responsible; 3) Apprehend the person responsible; 4) Recover stolen property; 5) Present the best possible case to the prosecutor; and 6) Provide clear, concise testimony.
  • The plethora of 2017 cyber security predictions do nothing but distract practitioners from executing actual controls and methods of defense and prevention. Each year we get slammed with predictions that aret71training never followed, are common sense, and serve to market and sell products and services. The so-called information and cyber security experts, many times self-proclaimed, spew predictions on all potential areas. This is not much more than fake news and methods to direct readers to vendor products. The vendor products that claim to solve these predictions and therefore, become self-fulfilling prophecies. For the most part, once the predictions are published, the follow-up to their success is non-existent. Their purposes are to market and sell, drive perception, manage the market, and drive a false sense of vendor expertise.

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    We should focus on actual problem resolution and change the failed paradigm within which security exists. We continue to propagate vendor products and services that do not work, only treating the symptoms. This is not much different from the pharmaceutical industry that markets pills to you each evening during the news and prime time. Pills that treat symptoms and cause more side effects than they do solve issues. Advertisements that drive up the cost of the product manipulating the market and those that prescribe the 'solutions' to recommend purchase.

    The only way we change this paradigm, and I mean we, is to push back on these vendors to solve problems and quit selling products that treat symptoms. We must also correct our own internal behaviors. A few weeks ago, I published a potential list of 12 items to change this paradigm (the 12th is a shameless plug so 11). They are listed below.

    We need to forget the Jerry Springer-like entertainment of annual cyber predictions and focus on solving the hard problems we face.

    What does Treadstone 71 seek? We seek an end to the noise and an understanding that our information, our intellectual property, and our way of life is under constant siege. We are in a cyber war with skirmishes and battlesoccurring 24x7. We need to direct the carpetbaggingvendors to cease in their war profiteering and take a moral stance in fighting our adversaries. We also need to correct and adjust how we run IT and information security. The list of 11 is below. We welcome your comments, your additions, and your assistance in this call to action to change the failed paradigm.

     

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  • Treadstone 71 Training 2017  Organizations follow inaccurate definitions of threat intelligence leading to poorly conceived cyber threat intelligence programs. Vendors communicate threat intelligence Reflectionsdefinitions supporting their offerings propagating the fallacy that threat intelligence solves numerous security problems. (updated)

    Cyber Threat Intelligence functions being built on a foundation that is not supported by standard intelligence tradecraft. Many programs support a fraction of the intelligence needs, yet stakeholders hold unrealistic expectations based upon expenditures.

  • NIST is coming out with new standards, updates to existing guidelines and new guidelines at a much faster rate than in previous years. Threats continue to morph, audit requirements continue to become more stringent, and CyberScope questions and audit recommendations from the previous year are being addressed while the agency awaits the 'late' arrival of new CyberScope questions for the existing year (even 5 to 6 RMFmonths into the Fiscal Year).

    As the new guidance from NIST is released, many organizations do not have time to review the extensive documents and come up with a strategy to apply the guidance to their particular environments. In addition, many government agencies are so large and decentralized that many key security and agency staff do not get the message on the new standards and guidance. They are too busy with their day-to-day jobs to spend time understanding what the new information means to them.

    In response to these issues, Treadstone 71 created the FISMA Focused Role Based Training. For example, our training covers all aspects of how to apply the risk management framework (RMF) as defined in NIST Special Publication 800- 37Rev1. We cover the six steps (Figure 1), roles and responsibilities, as well as how to apply the into your systems/software development lifecycle. We provide training on security program assessments as outlined in 800-100; in-depth information on how to apply and build an enterprise integrated risk management program through all three defined Tiers (800-39); the new risk management process as defined in 800-30Rev1; and the most difficult that seems to be giving many organizations trouble - defining, applying and integrating continuous monitoring through all three Tiers and control types (managerial, technical and operational) so a cohesive approach is applied. We even provide training on how best to interface with the office of inspector general (OIG) and other auditors. Treadstone 71 believes this interface and relationship should be not only amicable but also symbiotic in nature.

    Contract Treadstone 71 to find out how we can help you educate your staff, integrated the new guidelines while getting ready for the next OIG audit.

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  • At Treadstone 71, we view cyberspace as a global domain within the information environment consisting of the independent network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, embedded processors, controllers -- anything connected, or connected devices. It is a fifth domain of warfare that is under attack daily -- by nation states, nongovernment organizations, terrorists, criminals, and hacktivists.

  • or What I want for Cyber Security and Intelligence Christmas 2016

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    1. All CIOs must have served as a CISO for at least 4 years before being allowed to be a CIO.
    2. All CIOs must have a CISSP, CISM, and at least 2 technical information security certifications and have been thoroughly trained and qualified to be a CIO. No more cronyism.
    3. CISOs will never report to the CIO – conflict of interest and a recipe for … what we have now.
    4. If you are the administrator for a device, you secure that device (servers, routers, appliances, etc.). You are responsible and accountable – Secure what you own. Secure what you manage.
    5. CIOs and their leadership will be held liable for deploying vulnerable systems.
    6. All new products (IoT and beyond) must be certified secure before public release. No more figure it out as we go and bolt it on after we have consumers hooked.
    7. All root access / administrative rights for production, critical, supporting, etc., systems and devices are removed and granted only for approved changes and incidents.
    8. All written code and script must be written properly. There is no such thing as secure code, only code the works correctly and does not create vulnerabilities.
    9. All operating systems will be shipped closed and installed closed with a risk rating system for each port, protocol, and/or service. Each modification reduces the security posture of the operating system providing a risk score while automatically offering advice on how to remediate that score with other controls.
    10. New regulations to enforce security and privacy, demanding disclosure of breaches, fining companies and individuals for negligence are put in place, at once.
    11. Vendors posting adversary IoCs, TTPs, and other methods that would normally be seen as ‘telling the enemy what we know, i.e., sedition’ will be fined for such activity.
    12. You will tell yourselves over and over again that contracting with Treadstone 71 to build your cyber intelligence strategy andprogram is the absolute right thing to do (repeat after me …).

    Merry Cyber Christmas from Treadstone 71

  • Treadstone 71 trains, advises and builds cyber intelligence, threat, business, and competitive intelligence programs. Since 2002, Treadstone 71's footprint is the basis for many intelligence programs.

    Half Moon Bay, CA – February 8, 2017 - Treadstone 71 announced today enhancements and expansion of their industry leading Force Multiple Intelligence Advisory Services. “Our services deliver actionable intelligence to consumers enabling proactive threat mitigation strategies,” said Jeff Bardin, Chief Intelligence Officer for Treadstone 71. “The intelligence community proven methods, structured techniques, and Kent/Heuer-based procedures increase client awareness of their threat posture while supporting rapid response to their cyber incidents.”

    The Treadstone 71 Force Multiplier Intelligence Advisory Services clarifies the cyber threat intelligence strategy while illuminating a path for tactical implementation. In developing this strategy, we adhere to guiding principles. Principles validated when building-outthreat intelligence programs from Arizona to Australia. The Treadstone 71 advisory services enable:

  • All the technology and all the technical staff does not an effective report make. Treadstone 71 Reporting and Briefs Service answers our clients and our client’s stakeholders key questions. We deliver new insights and further your understanding of the issues. Our services clearly and accurately present all forces and dynamics at play while articulating a clear line of analysis.

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    The Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence, Threat Intelligence, Cyber CounterIntelligence training courses follow standard intelligence community lifecycle including collection methods, techniques, planning, PIRs, and collection tools and targeting with a focus on intelligence analysis. Intelligence production methods and process flows are covered as well as evidence credibility, reliability, denial and deception, and confidence levels. Students are required to demonstrate understanding and use structured analytic techniques as well as various types of analysis including synthesis and fusion of data and information into actionable intelligence. Learn the tradecraft taught in the US Intelligence Community. 

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    • This includes integrating, evaluating, and analyzing all available data—which is often fragmented and even contradictory—and distilling it into the final intelligence products, which highlight information on topics of immediate importance or make long-range assessments.
    • Analysts, who are subject-matter specialists, absorb incoming information, evaluate it, produce an assessment of the current state of affairs within an assigned field or substantive area, and then forecast future trends or outcomes.
    • They integrate data into a coherent whole,put the evaluated information in context, and produce finished intelligence that includes assessments of events and judgments about the implications of the information for your organization.

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    • Use structured analytic techniques and types of analysis
    • Analysts are encouraged to include alternative futures in their assessments and to look for opportunities to warn about developments abroad that could either provide threats to or opportunities for organizational security and policy interests.
    • Analysts also develop requirements for the collection of new information. From analysis, we move to analytic writing.

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The Cyber Intelligence Training adds rapid returns to both Cyber Intel Analysts, and Security Ops Centers.  Each student receives quality instruction and hands-on experience with today’s OSINT tools and intelligence tradecraft.  This is necessary for anyone new to Cyber Intelligence and complimentary to any Security Operations within your enterprise. This 4.5-day class provides the student with the resources and fundamentals needed to establish cyber intelligence as a force as both a proactive offensive step and a counter intelligence-contributing arm of your larger team.  – Antonio 

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"Fantastic class that gets to the foundational aspects of traditional tradecraft. We studied hard examining recent attack campaigns. The analysis training prepared me for real-world efforts. Have to say this is one of the best classes I have ever taken having taken many from SANS.  SANS does not compare. They are more of a class mill today.  The Treadstone 71 course material is unique, focused, and timely."

“This is one of the best, if not the best, Cyber Threat Intelligence training course I've attended.”

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Ironically, said Bardin, it was Stuxnet that led Iran to enhance its offensive capability: ‘If Stuxnet had happened to the US or UK, it would have been seen as an act of war. In Iran, it made them invest heavily in offensive cyber operations.’

He revealed that 18 percent of Iranian university students are studying computer science – a cyber warfare talent pool.

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