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How Attackers Confuse Investigators with Cyber False Flag Attacks
During cybersecurity compromise investigations, incident responders are always asked the question "who did this to us and why?" To the extent that attribution matters in cybersecurity, false flag cyberattacks offer opportunities to misdirect investigators in both dimensions – the who and the why.
In this webcast, we'll demonstrate techniques showing how attackers can plant forensic evidence, misdirecting investigators about their intentions and identities. Armed with this information, forensic investigators and incident responders will (hopefully) be more critical of the information discovered in their cases and dig a little deeper in investigations.
Jake Williams is the co-founder of Rendition Infosec and a principal consultant performing incident response, computer forensics, penetration testing, malware reverse engineering, and exploit development. Jake is a certified SANS Instructor and course author and trains thousands annually in information security topics.
Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Jake worked in various roles with the US DoD performing offensive and defensive cyber operations in classified environments. Jake regularly briefs Fortune 500 executives on information security topics and has a knack for translating complex technical topics into verbiage that anyone can understand.
Principal Security SE
Vince is a Principal Security SE at ExtraHop with over 20 years of experience in security, IT operations, cloud/hybrid full-stack development, management, and gardening. Vince considers himself a Comprehensivist. He believes that helping his customers shine a light on their unique threat landscape requires comprehensive understanding and visibility into the complex relationships of interconnected systems in the East-West traffic corridor.