Joe Gray, Senior Security Architect, IBM
Dear Blue Team: Forensic Advice to Non-Forensic Professionals to Supercharge Organization DFIR
In an age where data breaches and malware infections are quickly becoming the norm, we must prepare for Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). Most DFIR talks and advice discuss what to do once an incident has occurred. Instead, this talk provides Security Architects, System Administrators, SOC teams, and management new techniques and advice to supercharge their IR capabilities by preemptively collecting forensic evidence as a baseline. The content provided in this presentation goes beyond the age-old advice of verbose logging and asset inventories. It will promote a cooperative relationship between DFIR and the rest of the “Blue Team.” We will kick this presentation off with a discussion about Threat Hunting versus Forensics. During this presentation, blue teamers and management will be armed with actionable advice as to how to pre-emptively capture artifacts as baselines BEFORE anything ever happens and the actions to take WHEN something happens.
Joe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is currently a Senior Security Architect and maintains his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. In his spare time, Joe enjoys attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (spoken taps out A LOT!), and flying his drone. Joe is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe has contributed material for the likes of AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.