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- No clearly defined text format to describe the same threat actor (e.g. Is the threat actor name case sensitive? Is there a dash or a space between the two words?)
- Confusion between techniques/tools used by a threat actor versus its name (e.g. naming a threat actor after a specific malware used)
- Lack of source and list from vendors to describe their threat actor names and the reasoning behind the naming (e.g. did they name the threat actor after a specific set of campaigns? or specific set of targets?)
- Lack of time-based information about the threat actor name, such as date of naming
- Lack of open "registry" of reference, accessible to all, where to register a new threat actor name, or to access all already named threat actors. The "registry" can contain the time-based information mentionned above.
This document proposes a set of guidelines to name threat actors. The goal is to reduce the above mentioned issues.
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Before creating a new threat actor name, you **MUST** consider a review of existing threat actor names from databases such as the threat actor
MISP galaxy [@!MISP-G]. Proliferation of threat actor names is a significant challenge for the day-to-day analyst work. If your threat actor defined an existing threat actor, you **MUST**
reuse an existing threat actor name. If there is no specific threat actor name, you **SHALL** create a new threat actor following the best
practices defined in this document.
reuse an existing threat actor name. If there is no specific threat actor name, you **SHALL** create a new threat actor following the best practices defined in this document.
## Uniqueness
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## Format
The name of the threat actor **SHALL** be composed of a single word. If there is multiple part like a decimal value such as a counter, the values **MUST** be separated with a dash. Single words are preferred to ease search of keywords by analysts in public sources.
The name of the threat actor **SHALL** be composed of a single word. If there is multiple part like a decimal value such as a counter, the values **MUST** be separated with a dash. Single words are preferred to ease the search of keywords by analysts in public sources.
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