Develop narratives - AWS Security Incident Response Guide

Develop narratives

During analysis and investigation, document the actions taken, analysis performed, and information identified, to be used by the subsequent phases and ultimately a final report. These narratives should be succinct and precise, confirming that relevant information is included to verify effective understanding of the incident and to maintain an accurate timeline. They are also helpful when you engage people outside of the core incident response team. Here is an example:

The marketing and sales department received a ransom note on March 15th, 2022 demanding payment in cryptocurrency to avoid public posting of possible sensitive data. The SOC determined that the Amazon RDS database belonging to marketing and sales was publicly accessible on February 20th, 2022. The SOC queried RDS access logs and determined that IP address was used on February 20th, 2022 with the credentials mm03434 belonging to Major Mary, one of the web developers. The SOC queried VPC Flow Logs and determined that approximately 256MB of data egressed to the same IP address at the same date (time stamp 2022-02-20T15:50+00Z). The SOC determined through open-source threat intelligence that the credentials are currently available in plain text in the public repository https[:]//example[.]com/majormary/rds-utils.