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DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS

In this post, we’ll explore DNS over TLS (DoT) and DNS over HTTPS (DoH).  Read more »

The light shines even brighter: Updates to Corelight’s Encrypted Traffic Collection

With Corelight’s latest software release, v19, we are excited to announce the expansion of our Encrypted Traffic Collection (ETC). The ETC was introduced in late 2019, but as a reminder it’s a collection of security insights around SSL/TLS and SSH... Read more »

Watch over DNS traffic with Corelight and Splunk

Corelight sensors put your organization in the best position to watch over DNS traffic with a rich, powerful Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) data set. This article highlights the benefits of Corelight DNS logs, and demonstrates how Splunk Enterprise... Read more »

Using Corelight to monitor and identify exploited VPNs

Network and security infrastructure, such as routers, switches, firewalls, virtual private network concentrators, and other equipment, are designed to provide a stable and secure communications experience for client and server computers and their... Read more »

Profiling Whonix

Introduction This week I read a story announcing that the latest edition of Whonix had been released. I had heard of Whonix, but had never tried it. I knew it was a Linux distribution that tried to make it as easy and safe as possible to anonymize... 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 »

Log enrichment with DNS host names

One of the first tasks for any incident responder when looking at network logs is to figure out the host names that were associated with an IP address in prior network activity. With Corelight’s 1.15 release we help automate the process and I would... Read more »

Databricks + Corelight – A powerful combination for cybersecurity, incident response and threat hunting

Incident response, threat hunting and cybersecurity in general relies on great data. Just like the rest of the world where virtually everything these days is data-driven, from self-driving cars to personalized medicine, effective security strategies... Read more »

How Bro logs gave one company better DNS traffic visibility than their DNS servers

Bro provides enriched network visibility for top organizations around the world, and there are many use cases for Bro logs.   The security field uses Bro data for incident response and cyber threat hunting. But Bro log use cases don’t always have to... Read more »

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