Atomic Red Team

Introducing the Next Chapter of Atomic Red Team

Casey Smith, Michael Haag, Brian Beyer

It’s been nearly nine months since we launched Atomic Red Team and we’ve been blown away by the tremendous response from the community. It’s exciting to see so many teams testing their security controls and getting a better understanding of what they can and cannot detect. We initially created Atomic Red Team to help security teams (including our own) test … Read More

On the Night Shift

Slaying Evil Around the Clock with Red Canary’s Cyber Incident Response Team

Keya Horiuchi

Red Canary’s Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is comprised of two groups: detection engineers and incident handlers. Our blog posts often focus on threats we detect, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of our incident handlers in action. This article will walk through a recent threat in a customer’s environment, from the initial discovery to the incident handling team’s … Read More

detection capability

Breathing Life into Detection Capability: the Creation of Detector #1236

Tony Lambert

In recent posts, we’ve gone behind the scenes with our detection engineering team to explain how we use detectors to improve the quality and efficiency of our threat detection operations. In this post, we’ll cover the creation of a detector: from the idea’s conception, to research and testing, to the moment it “comes to life” and is delivered into production. … Read More

Building a SOC

Security Operations Lessons: What My Team Learned Building and Maturing a SOC

Scott Worden, Security Engineer

Building and maturing a Security Operations Center (SOC) is different for every organization. In this guest post, a security engineer at an insurance company in the Midwest shares what he learned as part of a three-person security team charged with implementing a SOC. The following views are his own and not those of his organization or team. Someone once said … Read More

Driving Efficacy Through Detector Tuning: a Deeper Dive Into Detection Engineering

Keshia LeVan

In last week’s post on detection engineering, we explained what “detectors” are and how Red Canary uses them to hunt and identify threats. This article will take a deeper dive to focus on what happens after a detector is produced and how we measure its effectiveness through tuning. As a general rule, we embrace a high false positive rate. Until … Read More

Red Canary Detector Development

Behind the Scenes with Red Canary’s Detection Engineering Team

Kyle Rainey

At Red Canary, we are huge believers in sharing methodologies of how and why we do things. It provides opportunities for others to learn and pushes the community forward. Today we are excited to pull back the curtains on Red Canary’s detection engineering team. Our team’s mission is simple: hunt and find threats. Rather than analyzing and triaging alerts like … Read More

Common SIEM Issues

Why a SIEM Won’t Solve All Your Problems: 5 Common Issues and How to Avoid Them

Justin Henderson

Today’s organizations suffer from a gap in detection capabilities. Research such as the Mandiant M-Trends report show that the median time to detect an adversary is 99 days. Even if you interpret this with a grain of salt, there’s no doubt that the ability to catch an adversary is far from where it should be. Many organizations look to implement … Read More