The Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity emphasizes the need to improve not only the detection of cloud security threats on federal government networks but also the investigation and remediation capabilities. Threats against federal information systems are a growing concern that require detailed understanding of threat actors, behavior, and methods.
An advanced cybersecurity discipline, threat intelligence focuses on identifying and responding to an attacker-based indicators of compromise across stages of the attack cycle.
Azure Sentinel is Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM solution with the ability to import threat intelligence data from multiple sources, including paid threat feeds, open-source feeds, and threat intelligence sharing communities. Azure Sentinel also supports open-source standards to bring in feeds from Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) across STIX & TAXII.
Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft has released the next evolution of threat hunting capabilities in the Azure Sentinel Threat Intelligence Workbook.
Azure Sentinel Threat Intelligence is based on ingestion of threat indicators such as IP addresses, domains, URLs, email senders, and file hashes. By ingesting and correlating threat data across cloud workloads and throughout the attack cycle, this workbook empowers security professionals by serving as a starting point for building threat intelligence programs.
This offering provides a free text search to hunt for IPs, hash, emails and more across over 50 Microsoft telemetry components. There are advanced correlations for AI/ML, UEBA, and geospatial location of threat sources.
There are several use cases for the Azure Sentinel Threat Intelligence Workbook depending on user roles and requirements. Common use cases include threat hunting, developing alerting, identifying security weaknesses, conducting assessments with custom reporting, time filtering, subscription filtering, workspace filtering, and guides.
The workbook is organized into three sections:
Indicators Ingestion: Evaluate indictors onboarded, threat feeds, and confidence ratings
Threat Detection & Hunting: Free text search indicators across your cloud workloads
Observed Threats: Analyze threats by geolocation, threat group, assets targeted and more
Ingest, analyze, hunt for Indicators within workloads
Free text search to hunt for IPs, hash, email senders etc. across 50+ Microsoft telemetry components
Advanced correlations for AI/ML, UEBA, and geospatial location of threats
Find, fix, resolve workload weaknesses
Threat Intelligence Professionals: Investigations
SecOps: Alert/Automation building
Assessors: Audit & assessment
Security Decision Makers: Situational awareness
MSSP: Consultants, Managed Service Providers
This content provides the capability to both ingest and correlate threat data in cloud workloads. This offering provides a free text search to hunt for IPs, hashes, emails, and more across over fifty Microsoft telemetry components. There are advanced correlations for AI/ML, UEBA, and geospatial location of threat sources.