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Learn from a Certified Hacker
Matthew Calder, Microsoft Learning
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Here is a list of things you should do if your computer or network is attacked.
This blog post is not technical. You can view my prerecorded sessions or training classes to get more technical information. To make your life easier, I have included the links in the appendix section.

1) Don’t panic
This is a simple task to write and recommend, but it’s not easy to do. Also, don’t panic if you aren’t ready. What should you do next?

2) Use the incident response plan (if it is available)
If you have a Computer Incidence Response Team (CIRT), call them and tell them what has happened. Notify your vendor contract, such as Microsoft Premier, if you have any concerns. Notify the management. If you don’t have any of these, make sure you know your job and if you don’t, get professional help.
Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group has also a Service which is called ” Persistent Adversary Detection Service” (PADS) (download/5/0/8/50856745-C5AE-451A-80DC-47A920B9D545/AFCEA_PADS_Datasheet.pdf) which may help you proactively.

3) Check the “infected” system and confirm if it is compromised.
You should scan your system to identify and fix any possible problems.
– Patch the Operating System, any program that is running on the system
– Use an offline anti-virus (Av) to scan your computer
– Cross-check the scan with a Microsoft
– Limit domain administrator accounts and other privileged account authentication to lower trust servers or workstations

To contain the damage caused by infection, ISOLATE the system.
Also, make sure to check for “lateral movement/s” that attackers may have accessed other systems in your network. This will help you understand what happened and which data was compromised.
Pass the Hash is a popular attack method. Make sure you read the whitepaper from Microsoft, to learn how you can mitigate it (en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36036)
4) Check your logs (Security & Network & System)
A good place to start is to check the security logs of your Firewall, AV’s, and System Security logs. These logs should give you an indication of what is happening. These logs can also be used as evidence
– Reexamine the requirements for each software’s ports and make any deviations from Standard ports where possible.
– Implement Auditing Domain Admin/local Administrator Accounts via any SIEM/event forwarding

5) Reset your Passwords
Change the settings immediately