Adversaries may attempt to find group and permission settings. This information can help adversaries determine which user accounts and groups are available, the membership of users in particular groups, and which users and groups have elevated permissions.
This type of attack technique cannot be easily mitigated with preventive controls since it is based on the abuse of system features.
|ID||Data Source||Data Component||Detects|
|DS0015||Application Log||Application Log Content||
Monitor for logging, messaging, and other artifacts provided by cloud services.
Monitor executed commands and arguments acquired through Windows system management tools such as Windows Management Instrumentation and PowerShell.
Monitor for an extracted list of ACLs of available groups and/or their associated settings.
Monitor for contextual data about a group which describes group and activity around it.
Monitor for newly constructed processes and/or command-lines for actions that could be taken to gather system and network information. System and network discovery techniques normally occur throughout an operation as an adversary learns the environment. Data and events should not be viewed in isolation, but as part of a chain of behavior that could lead to other activities, such as Lateral Movement, based on the information obtained.