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  Introduction This document details how an analyst should conduct investigations and triage in the normal duties of their job. It will describe concepts and logic that enable analysts to look at data, ask investigative questions, evaluate those questions and arrive at assertions about what they have found. An Alert For the most part, analysts begin their investigative work when an alert is generated. Alerts are fantastic because they are a statement that something has happened and something needs to be done about it. Typically alerts are filled with information that an analyst can then use in their investigation. Alerts are generated by detections and these detections can come in many shapes and sizes. Some just look for a particular action like someone unlocking their car door, others might have access to more context like someone who isn’t the owner of the car unlocking the door. Going even further some detections might look at how the car door was opened or at what

Endpoint on Adrenaline : One

Introduction   This blog series will capture how to maximise the protection of an endpoint using the various technologies in the Defender suite. The controls outlined in the series will each need to have their own considerations taken into account for a given environment but hopefully at a minimum it will be clear just how powerful of an offering Microsoft has.  Unfortunately due to the highly modular and distinct diversity in controls Microsoft offers things are often overlooked and misconfigured when tests are conducted. With this in mind, the shortest possible route to a solution for this is utilizing the recommendations, CSPM and Secure Score technology contained within Defender 365 and Defender for Cloud as it will automatically conduct posture assessments and inform you of things you have missed and may want to turn on (IE dont take these recommendations lightly) Lastly, I would recommend reading the book “Defender for Endpoint in depth” from packt as it showcases the complexitie