Proactive security
by converging Incident Response & Detection Engineering

Learn how to converge incident response and detection engineering, and explore the powerful synergy between these two critical components of proactive security. 


Throughout this series, we aim to provide you with practical insights, strategies, and best practices to converge incident response and detection engineering effectively. By combining these two critical pillars of security, organizations can strengthen their proactive security posture and stay ahead of evolving threats.

Join us as we explore key concepts, and discuss team structures, communication channels, tooling, and continuous improvement approaches, all geared toward empowering you to build a robust and agile security framework going from reactive response to proactive security.

Section 1

The evolution of Incident Response:
Building a Proactive Incident Response

Dive into the ever-changing world of incident response and discover the significance of adaptability in countering emerging risks. Explore the dynamic tactics of threat actors and the ongoing tug of war between them and response teams. Learn how to transition from reactive response to proactive defense through the pillars of robust processes, automation, and collaboration. Stay at the forefront of the evolving threat landscape, fortify your defenses, and proactively safeguard your digital environments against emerging threats.

Section 2

How to create a “defense-in-depth”  approach with multilayered security

Explore the essentials of building a robust cybersecurity defense through a multilayered approach and advanced threat analysis. Chapter 3 highlights the power of a defense-in-depth model, combining various security measures to create a resilient framework against breaches. Chapter 4 explores empowering security teams with advanced threat analysis capabilities, equipping them with tools to identify, analyze, and respond effectively to emerging threats. By embracing these strategies and technologies, organizations enhance their defense-in-depth strategy and proactively protect against evolving cyber threats.

Section 3

How to converge Incident Response and Detection Engineering

In this section, we explore the convergence of incident response and detection engineering for a unified and effective security strategy. Chapter 5 emphasizes the importance of collaboration between incident response and detection engineering teams, highlighting their shared responsibilities in mitigating threats and enhancing cybersecurity. Chapter 6 focuses on fast and scalable collaboration, addressing the challenges faced in communication and workload management. By implementing best practices, leveraging advanced tools, and streamlining collaborative processes, organizations can achieve an optimized and efficient convergence, strengthening their overall security posture.

Chapter 5: 
Empowering collaboration through productive loops

Chapter 6: 
The importance of speed and scalibility

Section 4

Unveiling a threat: Qbot

This section highlights the significance of deep threat analysis, a collaboration between incident response and detection engineering teams, and the need for comprehensive security solutions to effectively counter evolving threats through the example of Qbot.

Gain crucial insights into Qbot’s evolution, adaptive techniques, and response to the latest security measures.

Chapter 7: 
Why organizations should be aware of Qakbot

Chapter 8: 
The background and evolution of Qbot malware

Chapter 9: 
Qbot Strikes Back: Adapting to Microsoft’s Macro Blocking

Chapter 10: 
What is HTML smuggling and how Qbot uses this technique?

Section 5

How VMRay can help with unified Incident Response and Detection Engineering – Demo

Join Fatih Akar, a cybersecurity expert from our team, as he takes you on a demo walkthrough of analyzing a Qbot sample, easily and quickly accessing all information you need to build effective detection rules.

In this demo, we showcase how the VMRay platform can help security teams efficiently analyze files, lower the expertise barrier, and reduce the time required to maintain an analysis environment. Explore techniques like HTML smuggling and threats like Qbot with ease..

Chapter 11: 
Analysis Walktrough

See VMRay in action.
Start maximizing the value of your
Incident Response & Detection Engineering.

Further resources


Analysis of Qbot to enhance Detection Engineering

Watch the full recording from the our webinar at SANS DFIR Summit.


Explore how you can improve the efficacy of detection Engineering through VMRay.


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Click on the yellow dots to check the report formats, see the overview, explore the network connections of the sample, malicious behavior, and relevant files, map the threat on MITRE ATT&CK Framework, analyze and download IOCs and artifacts.

The analysis report tabs are available both for VMRayDeepResponse and VMRayTotalInsight. The bundle of VMRay FinalVerdict and VMRayDeepResponse also offers access to the analysis report tabs.

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Unveiling the power:
See our experts showcasing VMRay’s capabilities.

Analysis of a malicious file

Join Fatih Akar from the VMRay team as he provides a detailed walkthrough of a malicious LNK file, a prevalent attack vector since Microsoft’s Office macros block.

Gain valuable insights into each tab of our comprehensive analysis report and get a sneak peek into what you’ll be exploring.

Analysis of a malicious URL

Join Andrey Voitenko, an expert in advanced malware and phishing analysis from the VMRay team, as he demonstrates how to submit emails and URLs to the VMRay platform using built-in connectors.

Discover the capabilities of our new Automation Dashboard, enabling one-click automation with your existing EDR, SOAR, SIEM, and TIP tools. Monitor analysis data seamlessly from your VMRay dashboard and unlock new levels of efficiency in your security operations.

Integrating with existing tools

Watch Michael Bourton showcasing the seamless integration of VMRay platform with your existing security stacks.

Discover how effortlessly you can leverage unparalleled detection and analysis capabilities by utilizing dedicated connectors or our Rest API.

Experience VMRay in Action:
Explore Real-world Malware Analysis Reports

Get a firsthand look at the power and capabilities of the VMRay platform by delving into our sample malware and phishing analysis reports.

Immerse yourself in a range of report formats, providing comprehensive insights.

Dive into the overview, explore intricate network connections, analyze malicious behavior in detail, and map threats using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. See the possibilities to download clear IOCs.

Uncover the capabilities that await you.

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