Playbook: Investigating Phishing Attachments with McAfee

This blog entry continues an ongoing series of articles describing Phantom Playbooks, which the platform uses to automate and orchestrate your security operations plan. This example examines one of the playbooks included with the Phantom Platform. Introduction Starting with just one successful phishing email, an attacker can quickly hide, pivot, persist, and exfiltrate from our … Continue reading Playbook: Investigating Phishing Attachments with McAfee

Playbook Series: Phishing: Automate and Orchestrate Your Investigation and Response

Phishing emails are not a new type of threat to most security professionals, but dealing with the growing volume and potential impact of them require an innovative solution. Today’s entry to our Playbook Series focuses on automating your Incident Response (IR) workflow for this common threat. The Phantom security automation and orchestration platform includes a sample … Continue reading Playbook Series: Phishing: Automate and Orchestrate Your Investigation and Response

Announcing the Phantom Community Contributor of the Month for September 2017

This month we would like to congratulate Martin Ohl  with McAfee  as the Phantom Community Contributor of the Month for September 2017.  In just a short period of time, Martin has made a number of contributions to the Phantom Community, including: McAfee OpenDXL App for Phantom https://my.phantom.us/3.0/apps/?search=McAfee%20OpenDXL McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) App for Phantom https://my.phantom.us/3.0/apps/?search=McAfee%20Advanced%20Threat%20Defense%20(ATD) Phishing … Continue reading Announcing the Phantom Community Contributor of the Month for September 2017

$90 Billion on Cyber Security and it’s not Enough?

It’s the security circle of life. New threats breed new security technologies and services. Security budgets continue to outpace the prior year’s. Gartner research estimates security spending will exceed $90 Billion in 2017. Expenditures have never been greater, and the rate of growth isn’t slowing down. Despite devoting more of our resources – both technology … Continue reading $90 Billion on Cyber Security and it’s not Enough?

Playbook: Escalate Whaling and Other Attacks Targeting Executives

Whaling is a specific kind of spear phishing attack that’s targeted at your organization’s high-profile business executives, top leaders, and other roles that have access to highly-sensitive information. The goal of this type of attack is to deceive a high-value target into divulging confidential company information. The attacker will usually attempt to obtain passwords, which they can then use to gain access to more information.

Automate Your Response to WannaCry Ransomware

We’ve highlighted the Phantom Community Ransomware Playbook before on the Phantom Blog. It is a general purpose ransomware playbook that is adaptable to many different types of ransomware. Given the widespread impact of the WannaCry threat, however, we wanted to dedicate a blog entry to this particular threat and provide you with customized playbooks and … Continue reading Automate Your Response to WannaCry Ransomware