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The best cybersecurity defense is great evidence

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of Corelight blog posts focusing on evidence-based security strategy. Catch up on all of the posts here. Read more »

What makes evidence uniquely valuable?

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of Corelight blog posts focusing on evidence-based security strategy. Catch up on all of the  posts here. American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “the test of a first-rate intelligence... Read more »

Another day, another DCE/RPC RCE

CVE-2022-26809 was patched in Microsoft’s previous Patch Tuesday (April 12) and it’s a doozy: remote code execution on affected versions of DCE/RPC hosts. The vulnerability attracted a lot of attention in the security community, both because of its... Read more »

Smart PCAP and threat detection in the cloud

I am thrilled to publicly launch Corelight software version 22, which introduces a transformative new security product, Smart PCAP, and also enables threat detection in the cloud by extending Corelight’s Open NDR support for Suricata across... Read more »

Telegram Zeek, you’re my main notice

Notices in Zeek Zeek’s Notice Framework enables network operators to specify how potentially interesting network findings can be reported. This decoupling of detection and reporting highlights Zeek’s flexibility: a notice-worthy event in network A... Read more »

What’s next for the National Cyber Director?

As the first National Cyber Director begins to settle into office, private industry is very hopeful that this will be one of the turning points to solidify a true private/public partnership for raising the cybersecurity posture of the U.S. As I... Read more »

Detecting CVE-2021-31166 – HTTP vulnerability

In this blog we aim to provide a little insight into part of the lifecycle of Corelight Lab’s response to a critical HTTP vulnerability. We’ve open-sourced many such responses over the last year (see Appendix A), and this one is a good demonstration... Read more »

What the Cyber EO means for federal agencies

For those of us who have spent our careers working in cybersecurity, President Biden’s recent “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” (EO) held no surprises. However, it is a step toward accelerating the modernization of public... Read more »

World’s first 100G Zeek sensor

As we finished rolling out Corelight’s v21 software release, which saw the delivery of the world’s first 100G, 1U Zeek sensor, I was reminded of when I’d first read the “100G Intrusion Detection” paper written in 2015 at Berkeley Lab. The paper... Read more »

Introducing RDP Inferences

Corelight recently released a new package, focused on RDP inferences, as part of our Encrypted Traffic Collection. This package runs on Corelight Sensors and provides network traffic analysis (NTA) inferences on live RDP traffic.  Read more »

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