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Round 1 Technique Scope


For Round 1 evaluations, we tested 56 Enterprise ATT&CK techniques across 10 ATT&CK tactics. The Initial Access tactic was considered out of scope for Round 1 evaluations. The in-scope techniques are displayed below and are also highlighted in each vendor’s results page.

We divided the tested techniques into “Primary” techniques and “Enabling” techniques. Execution of many of the techniques required Command-Line Interface, Execution through API, and PowerShell. We considered these to be “Enabling” techniques for the evaluation, and we generally did not capture detections directly associated with their execution (except in cases where one of those techniques was executing the behavior under test, such as “RunAs”). Instead, we focused on the Primary technique that was performed, rather than the mechanism of execution (which was considered the Enabling technique). For example, if Process Discovery was performed via Command-Line Interface, we captured detections for Process Discovery but not Command-Line Interface.

You can view the in scope Techniques for Round 1 in the ATT&CK Navigator by checking out the layer file we made available here. A preview is shown below! The Techniques in scope for Round 1 are highlighted in green.