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  • t71cyberreconMany in the marketplace today serve up data and information as intelligence. They focus almost exclusively on collection and collection feeds to some sort of visual tool that presents pictures of links, some with trends and a few with patterns and tendencies. They call this analyzed intelligence. However, we know that intelligence analysis requires significant skill. These are skills that almost all do not have since they do not recognize what intelligence analysis really is. Treadstone 71 is experienced and skilled at intelligence analysis. Our methods followed traditional structured analytic techniques that require patience, perseverance, aptitude and skills. Attributes highly sought after in the industry but seldom found. Treadstone 71 researches and extracts data from both the surface internet and the darknet.

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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 

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  • 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.

     

  • 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 …).

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    Years ago, Treadstone 71 crafted a series of training classes at the Master's level for students eager to learn about cyber intelligence. Since then, Treadstone 71 continued to hone the courses to current events and organizational needs.  Organizations need training in cyber intelligence. All too often we find a dire lack of understanding outside of collection. Most organizations have staff that are proficient at collecting data well. But the next steps in the cyber intelligence lifecycle is lacking. Our training solves that problem providing students with the tools necessary to organize, produce, analyze and deliver recommendations and opportunities to leadership.  

     

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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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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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