Treadstone 71 Selected to Deliver at the RSA Conference 2018 San Francisco

Foundations for a Strong Intelligence Program
April 18, 9AM-11AM RSA Conference
This Lab will explore key aspects of building a strong and long-lasting cyberthreat intelligence program. We’ll review methods of threat intelligence platform selection and bake-off techniques as well as cover stakeholder analysis and priority intelligence requirements. Additionally, we’ll practice collection planning and mission management as well as how to establish effective reporting and dissemination capabilities.

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Cyber CounterIntelligence – Deception, Distortion, Dishonesty
April 18, 1:45PM-2:30PM RSA Conference
Deception, distortion, dishonesty are core to social media postings. Our adversaries use these methods concocting stories that create illusions that are meant to leave us divided. The talk will cover methods of countering their messaging while applying these tactics to protect your own organization and brand. Moving from intelligence to counterintelligence is the natural next step in our evolution.

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Dragonfly 2.0? Delta Elektroniks and Pre-embedded Malware

Delta Elektroniks highly likely supported by the Russian government and a direct threat to energy sector supply chain operations

Treadstone 71 asserts with high confidence that Delta Elektroniks (DE) is likely a front company directly associated with Energetic Bear (Dragonfly). The equipment purchased from DE is vulnerable to supply chain threats due to malware embedded in the Taiwanese Delta Electronics (T-DE) programmable logic controller (PLC) software. T-DE is not aware of the infections allowing customers to download and install infected PLC software for the initial purposes of cyber espionage. Long-term intentions include possible physical sabotage operations and the potential to manipulate markets through false accidents (real but not due to human error or technology failure) to artificially drive up stocks (or down). Speculation of oil prices targeted to drive revenue when the price per barrel is too low to sustain economic plans. The PLCs appear to be genuine production parts with malware introduced post-production. Verification of Oleg Vladimirovich Strekozov’s identity is incomplete; the name is likely fictitious and probably state-sponsored. Evidence that suggests this outcome:

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https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-16-348-03

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-18-004-01

Purely a Treadstone 71 effort

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Malware Targets SCADA Devices

  • TTPs are like Dragonfly (Strekozov as defined) or Energetic Bear (B2)
  • Targeting SCADA devices is consistent with espionage practices (B2)
    • Provides hackers a foothold into US critical infrastructure via trusted downloads – Delta Website in Taiwan (as one of many)
  • A copycat website in Russia is suspicious and consistent with masquerade techniques (C3)
  • A legitimate Russian business would not conduct themselves in such a way (C2)
  • Multiple other sites deliver the same software (C3) …

NOTE: It is possible that the T-DE PLC software is poorly written and vulnerable by default. Scans from the T-DE website indicate website vulnerabilities including SQL injection weaknesses.

The full report: Treadstone 71Intelligence Games in the Power Grid PDF

The associated PPTX: Treadstone 71 Intelligence Games in the Power Grid

Our defenses are built for outside in. This is already in. Anti-virus scanners do not detect any of this only sandbox analysis. ‘Trusted’ software is being downloaded from multiple different sites in multiple different languages covering multiple different industries. Data centers, buildings, power plants, hospitals, public safety, dams, nuclear facilities, financial services data centers, oil pipelines, military facilities, hotels, industrial automation, building automation, energy and ICT infrastructure, embedded power, automotive electronics (ships/boats), embedded power, various components thereof, merchant and mobile power, telecom energy, and renewable energy non-inclusively.

Recent reports from Symantec (outside in):

http://www.eweek.com/security/dragonfly-2.0-hackers-targeting-the-energy-sector-symantec-finds

https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/dragonfly-western-energy-sector-targeted-sophisticated-attack-group

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-energy/u-s-warns-public-about-attacks-on-energy-industrial-firms-idUSKBN1CQ0IN RELEASED OCTOBER 20/21

Treadstone 71 Announces Cyber Intelligence Capability Maturity Model

Treadstone 71 developed a maturity model to help organizations determine the maturity of their cyber intelligence initiatives against the cyber intelligence common body of knowledge (CICBOK). The model provides strategic and operational aspects of your cyber intelligence maturity, where it needs to go, and where you should concentrate your attention to create more value for your business. Nearly 8 years in the making, the Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence Maturity Model uses traditional tradecraft as delivered by Sherman Kent and Richards Heuer, intelligence community standards, analytic standards, and experiential knowledge derived from years of training, assessing, and building cyber intelligence programs.

The Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence Capability Maturity Model (T71-CICMM) is a methodology used to develop and refine an organization’s cyber intelligence program. Not only is the model educational and practical skills for learning and developing expertise, but also a roadmap for building a cyber intelligence program. More information is available here:

Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence Maturity Model

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Status – Iranian Hacking Tools

Iranian Hacking Tools

One time, 24-hour access to download the as-is Iranian Hacking tools. Approximately 1.3GB of use-at-your-own-risk tools, videos, instructions, and other information.

$4,950.00

Many have requested access to the gigabytes of Iranian hacking tools Treadstone 71 has available. You may now access these tools via a payment to Treadstone 71.

Best Regards,

Treadstone 71

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It has not changed – Russian Maskirovka – Denial and Deception

I keep a vigil in a wilderness of mirrors
Where nothing here is ever what it seems

Yuri Nosenko

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“Instead of being relieved to hear that the Soviets had not been involved in the assassination, James Jesus Angleton, the C.I.A.’s legendarily suspicious counterintelligence chief, and others in the spy trade thought Mr. Nosenko’s apparent defection was a trick.”

http://www.planetreg.com/T71IntelTraining including Cyber Counterintelligence Tradecraft 

“After all, the agency had suffered a series of setbacks, including the unmasking and execution of two Russian intelligence officials who had been spying for the C.I.A. inside the Soviet Union.”

Not much has changed with respect to Russian counterintelligence activities but for the medium of use. The Internet affords great opportunities for denial and deception, counterdenial and counterdeception, ruses, feints, doubleplays, and other methods of manipulation and influence management. Want to learn more? Try Treadstone 71’s Cyber Counterintelligence Tradecraft Certification – http://www.planetreg.com/T71IntelTraining

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082603493

htmlhttp://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/jfkinfo/jfk8/hscanpol.htm2017-04-28_7-19-37

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Intelligence for the C-Suite and Stakeholders

This is a one-day course designed to educate corporate leadership and stakeholders in cyber and threat intelligence.  There is a general awareness of the need to establish intelligence functions. Many organizations do not have a fundamental understanding of what intelligence is, where the function should reside, how it is different from business and competitive intelligence while understanding the overlaps and natural points of integration. This one day course targets corporate leadership delivering a clear and coherent training that equips stakeholders with the understanding and tools they need to assist in building a successful intelligence program.


Registration Information – Dates and Times TBD

Course High-Level Outline

  • Using Strategic Intelligence
  • Organization and Focus of the Class
  • Background on Strategic Intelligence and Analysis
  • Approaches and Processes
  • Strategic Plan development, acceptance, and dissemination
    • Mission
    • Vision
    • Guiding Principles
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Threat Intelligence Perspective
    • Business Intelligence Perspective
    • Competitive Intelligence Perspective
    • Intelligence Strategic Challenges
    • Goals and Initiatives
    • Next Steps
    • Roadmap
  • Stakeholder checklist and stakeholder management groups with strategic and tactical activities definition for intelligence, description of needs and products. This will include:
  • The Future Use of Strategic Intelligence
  • Intelligence: Role, Definitions, and Concepts
  • Basic Concepts Concerning Intelligence
  • The Strategic Intelligence Process – Operations to Tactics
  • The Role of Strategic Intelligence and Its Impact on Stakeholders
    • Operational, Technical, Tactical
  • Why Stakeholders and Executives Need Strategic Analysis:
  • Strategic Analysis Leading to Strategic Decisions
  • Implementing Intelligence Programs
    • The Treadstone 71 Method (Experience with several program builds globally)
  • Challenges for Stakeholders to Accept Intelligence
  • Stakeholder Views: Impact on Intelligence
  • Intelligence as Catalyst for Stakeholders
  • Integrating Analytical Support and the Stakeholder Thought Process
  • Stakeholders and Self-Directed Strategic Processes, Procedures, Methods
  • The Role of Intelligence Management
  • Issues, Tactics, Techniques, Methods, and Principles
  • Managing Intelligence Projects
  • Providing Focused Leadership
    • Leading the Team
    • Understanding Issues and the Process
    • Analysis Overview
    • Collection Management
    • Production Management
      • Evaluation
      • Analysis
      • Integration
      • Interpretation
    • Types of Analysis
      • 14 Types of Analysis
    • Analytic Writing
      • ICD 203, 206, 208
      • Organization, Evidence, Argument, Sources, Pitfalls
      • Use the Title
      • Who/What, Why Now, So What, Impact so far, Outlook, Implications
      • BLUF and AIMS
      • Supervisory Actions
      • Summary Paragraphs
      • Alternative Analysis
      • Clarity and Brevity
      • Peer review
      • Reports and Reporting
        • Feedback
    • Pre-Mortem
    • Post-Mortem
    • Know your professor, get an A – Communicating Up
      • Relevance, Timeliness, Completeness, Accuracy, Usability
    • Briefing Rules
  • Intelligence Analysts and Self-Management
    • High-Level Tasks
  • Analyst Activities
    • Rules for developing analysts – Alignment and as collectors
    • The Role, Responsibilities, and Functions of the Analyst
    • The Analyst’s Roles and Responsibilities – RACI(s)
    • What the Analyst will face
    • Job Descriptions
  • Conclusion
    • The Executive / Stakeholder’s Roadmap
Corporate stakeholders risk investing large amounts of time and money with little positive effect their security, corporate strategies, and business direction. The C-Suite and Stakeholders participating in this course ensures their understanding of the discipline required to build a successful program. The course helps align information security, incident response, security operations, threat and cyber intelligence with the business.
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Training Report – Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professional Certification

“This past week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the 5-day Treadstone 71 Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professional Certification course along with three of my colleagues.  Mr. Jeff Bardin was the instructor and his knowledge and depth in this area is exceptionally impressive!cyberintelt71

The training allows students to gain a better understanding of the cyber intelligence life cycle, the role and value of cyber intelligence relative to online targeting and collection, in modern organizations, businesses, and governments at the completion of this course. In addition, students understand: the methods of online anonymity, the fundamentals behind cyber intelligence collection and analysis, and how these current methods can be employed in our organizations to assist in online operational security and in defense against adversaries. The course was a combination of lecture, hands-on and student deliverables seen by many as an apprenticeship. We completed 4 case studies throughout the week in varying subjects such as Iranian hackers, high financial networks, Russian SCADA equipment, etc.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to further their knowledge in the cyber area.  It will also allow you to become a better intelligence analyst, as a whole.  Overall, it was a truly fantastic learning experience that is applicable in both our personal, as well as professional lives.  I most certainly have a new appreciation for online security and safety.” – Recently certified student February 2017

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2017 Training Courses – Treadstone 71

2017 Training Dates

Main Page to Treadstone 71 Training – 2017

(or on demand including in-house or by location)

Treadstone 71 is working with FS-ISAC for training in London, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.

FS-ISAC Sponsored Courses:

Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Training
3-7 April | Reston, VA
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Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Training
8-12 May | London
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Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Training
19-23 June | Reston, VA
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Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Training
21-25 August | Reston, VA
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