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Adversary Playbooks are an attempt to capture the complete collection of tools, techniques, and procedures that adversaries use to achieve their goals, arrayed in a logical sequence using the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain. If the cybersecurity community and network defenders have access to these playbooks, they can make their defensive actions more effective and impose increased costs on our adversaries. The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is committed to sharing actionable intelligence that can be used to create Adversary Playbooks. Since our cyber adversaries adapt very rapidly, CTA also automates the sharing and updating of this intelligence.

This page serves as a resource for the cybersecurity community with useful tools for creating Adversary Playbooks and links to the Playbooks created by our members. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at admin@cyberthreatalliance.org.

Use the search function to find playbooks by CTA member author, adversary group, or threat actor.

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Palo Alto Networks

PICKAXE

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Palo Alto Networks

Playbook Viewer

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Palo Alto Networks

RANCOR

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Palo Alto Networks

REAPER

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Palo Alto Networks

ROCKE

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Palo Alto Networks

SCARLET MIMIC

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Palo Alto Networks

SHAFER

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Palo Alto Networks

SOFACY

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Palo Alto Networks

TH3BUG

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Palo Alto Networks

TICK

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Palo Alto Networks

WINDSHIFT

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CTA Adversary Playbook Principles

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Lockheed Martin's Cyber Kill Chain

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MITRE's ATT&CK Framework

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The Pragmatic Adversary

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CTA members routinely provide other members with access to and review of blogs and intelligence reports describing malicious cyber activity.  By sharing research on significant issues, CTA members leverage their data, analysis, and cybersecurity products to expose malicious activity, prevent additional harm, and mitigate any of the activity’s effects as early and as effectively as possible.  Since May 2018, CTA members have shared over 100 blogs and intelligence reports with each other.

Use the search function to search by CTA member company name or research title. Results can also be filtered by date of publication.

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Oct 2018

Chalubo botnet wants to DDoS from your server or IoT device

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Dec 2018

Connecting the dots between recently active cryptominers

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Oct 2018

CTA Adversary Playbook: Goblin Panda

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Jul 2019

CVE-2019-0888: Use-After-Free in Windows ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

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Jun 2019

DanaBot Demands a Ransom Payment

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Jan 2019

DarkHydrus delivers new Trojan that can use Google Drive for C2 communications

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Dec 2018

Dear Joohn: The Sofacy Group’s Global Campaign

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Apr 2019

DNS Hijacking Abuses Trust In Core Internet Service

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Apr 2019

DNS Tunneling in the Wild: Overview of OilRig’s DNS Tunneling

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Apr 2019

DNSpionage brings out the Karkoff

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Nov 2018

DNSpionage Campaign Targets Middle East

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Mar 2019

Elfin: Relentless Espionage Group Targets Multiple Organizations in Saudi Arabia and U.S.

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May 2019

Emissary Panda Attacks Middle East Government Sharepoint Servers

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Feb 2019

ExileRAT shares C2 with LuckyCat, targets Tibet

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Aug 2019

Exploitation of Windows CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep): Three Ways to Write Data into the Kernel with RDP PDU

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Next Steps in Playbook Driven Cyber Security

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Aspen Cybersecurity Group: An Operational Collaboration Framework

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2018 CMO Cybersecurity Survey Key Findings

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Building a National Cybersecurity Strategy: Voluntary, Flexible Frameworks

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Cybersecurity Framework

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Cybersecurity Framework References, FAQ, etc.

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Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations

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May 2017 U.S. Government Cyber Executive Order

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Federal Funding Recs for R&D Relating to Improving Computer Code Security

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NIST Computer Security Incident Handling Guide

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