How MITRE ATT&CK Framework Can be Utilized to Enhance The SOC Capabilities

September 5, 2023

To better identify and defend against threats, cybersecurity professionals can use the MITRE ATT&CK framework, which is a knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques. A security operations center's (SOC) ability to identify, investigate, and respond to threats can be greatly enhanced by using the MITRE ATT&CK methodology. Here are some significant uses of the framework:

The creation of a common classification

A consistent classification for defining the entire range of possible adversary activity is provided by the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The SOC teams will be better able to communicate about risks across various tools, datasets, and skill sets by adopting this standard language. For example, a malware analyst could employ ATT&CK technique identifiers, like “T1055 – Process Injection”, to identify a piece of malware so that an incident responder can understand it immediately. The coordination of information sharing is improved by having this solid classification. [1]

Expansion of Detection Coverage 

Expanding visibility into adversary tradecraft is one of the main advantages of the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Hundreds of well-known adversary tactics and approaches are completely cataloged by the framework. SOC teams can use the ATT&CK matrix to add to their current detection skills against it to find any potential blind spots in their visibility. By adding more analytics, warnings, and hunting strategies that concentrate on unreported ATT&CK methods, these detection gaps can subsequently be bridged. The SOC is more likely to spot adversary behavior due to the expanded detection coverage across every aspect of ATT&CK. [2]

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