Know Your Adversary
As businesses adapt to the changing digital landscape, more customer and business operations are shifting from being behind the protection of firewalls to being available via the internet. This exposes your company and customers to extremely skilled, malicious, and persistent threats.
The good news for threat hunters in your organization is that data exists to help expose the infrastructure being used by attackers. This allows you to find, block, and prevent attacks.
PassiveTotal® expedites investigations by connecting internal activity, event, and incident indicator of compromise (IOC) artifacts to what is happening outside the firewall—external threats, attackers, and their related infrastructure.
PassiveTotal simplifies the event investigation process and provides analysts access to a consolidated platform of data necessary to accurately understand, triage, and address security events.
- Simplify and accelerate the investigative process
- Intelligently aggregate and correlate data to provide context to events
- Proactively track and alert on changes in threat infrastructure to predict new attack vectors
- Identify and proactively block all threat infrastructure being used by the attackers
Terabytes of Internet Data at Your Fingertips
Threat hunters need access to internet data to help understand who their adversary is and what infrastructure they use to conduct their attacks. By bringing together critical data sources in an easy to use visual interface, PassiveTotal enables analysts to investigate digital threats and map and analyze adversary infrastructure.
PassiveTotal provides access to:
- Passive DNS resolution data
- WHOIS registrant and registrar details (current and historical)
- SSL certificate information
- Web tracker information found on pages — Google Analytics, Clicky, New Relic, and more
- Web component information — details about software and frameworks running on web servers
- Host pairs — connections between a web page and subsequent requests from that page
Connect What You See Inside with Threats Outside
Your internal security systems are constantly generating alerts based on events and anomalies inside your organization. Often, the alerts are triggered by activity that has origins or is beaconing outside the firewall and need to be enriched quickly to provide context and triage them for investigation.
PassiveTotal provides your security teams with the tools needed to investigate and connect your internal anomalies or indicators of compromise (IOCs) with threat actors, their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), and other infrastructure that they’re using. PassiveTotal helps answer questions like:
- Who is attacking me?
- Where are they coming from?
- What else belongs to them?
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Intelligently Pivot Across Data Sets
PassiveTotal correlates and links data across data sets, allowing for easy pivoting between them. With access to the most comprehensive number of internet data sets available, you no longer need multiple tabs open to search WHOIS records, IP resolutions, DNS data, SSL certificate data, or other open source intelligence.
For example, if you find a suspicious or malicious domain, you can pivot and find WHOIS registrant details, find that it is registered to guy@bad[.]com, and then pivot off of that email address and instantly find other domains and IPs registered to or associated with guy@bad[.]com.
Collaborate and Share Projects
PassiveTotal makes it easy for analysts to share information about investigations and threat infrastructure using projects.
Projects allow organization of related threat infrastructure elements, like domains, IPs, website trackers, WHOIS registrant information, to make it easier to hand off investigation working files to other analysts or maintain an ongoing workspace for a particular research project. These projects can be shared publicly with the security community, or privately with other analysts in within the organization.
RiskIQ also works closely with the analyst community and publishes curated public projects as starting points for new investigations. These projects often include recent threats, many which appear in the news, giving you a head start in your research.
Read what Ovum Research says about how RiskIQ helps businesses see, manage, and mitigate web, social, and mobile threats in the On The Radar Report.
Integrate PassiveTotal data into your existing tools
Leverage PassiveTotal’s extensive internet data sets in existing security tools via apps written for Splunk and IBM QRadar. PassiveTotal has an extensive API capability that allows your organization to bring the vast RiskIQ and PassiveTotal data sets directly into your own security operations tools. You can even create visual graphs using PassiveTotal Maltego transforms hosted by Malformity.