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Corelight + Chronicle Backstory: Technology integration brings all the right data at the right time for customers

At the recent RSA Conference, Chronicle launched Backstory, a new security analytics platform, and we are pleased to share that Corelight is part of the Chronicle Index Partner program. Read more »

First, Do No Harm

When we hear the phrase “first, do no harm,” most of us think of the Hippocratic Oath and its guidance for physicians. I was surprised to learn that the phrase as translated does not actually appear in the Greek, and that the origins are more... Read more »

The Elephant in the SIEM War Room

Last week’s RSA announcements included a pair of new entrants in to the SIEM space, Google Chronicle’s Backstory and Microsoft’s Azure Sentinel. While the entry of larger players in to the SIEM space is an eyebrow-raiser on its own, in conjunction... Read more »

Astronomers and Chemists

Scale is a great word, because its meaning is truly in the eye of the beholder.  To an astronomer, it might mean millions of light years. To a chemist, nanometers.  In the network security monitoring (NSM) world, Corelight is enabling scale in two... Read more »

Examining aspects of encrypted traffic through Zeek logs

In my last post I introduced the idea that analysis of encrypted HTTP traffic requires different analytical models. If you wish to preserve the encryption (and not inspect it via a middlebox), you have to abandon direct inspection of HTTP payloads... Read more »

Network security monitoring is dead, and encryption killed it.

This post is part of a multi-part series on encryption and network security monitoring. This post covers a brief history of encryption on the web and investigates the security analysis challenges that have developed as a result. I’ve been hearing... Read more »

Monitoring. Why Bother?

In response to my previous article in this blog series, some readers asked “why monitor the network at all?” This question really struck me, as it relates to a core assumption of mine. In this post I will offer a few reasons why network owners have... Read more »

Network Security Monitoring: Your best next move

Welcome to the first in a regular series of blog posts on network security monitoring (NSM). Read more »

The last BroCon. It’ll be Zeek in 2019!

I’m back in San Francisco after the last ever BroCon! Why the last BroCon? Because the Bro Leadership Team has announced a new name for the project. After two years of discussion, no shortage of suggestions, and a final shortlist going through legal... Read more »

Network security monitoring vs supply chain backdoors

On October 4, 2018, Bloomberg published a story titled “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies,” with a subtitle “The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by... Read more »

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