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Spotting Log4j traffic in Kubernetes environments

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts we have planned over the next several weeks where we explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting... Read more »

Network evidence for defensible disclosure

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

Sidecars for network monitoring

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts we have planned over the next several weeks where we explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting... Read more »

Deeper visibility into Kubernetes environments with network monitoring

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts we have planned over the next several weeks. We will explore topics such as network monitoring in Kubernetes, using sidecars to sniff and tunnel traffic, show a real-world example of detecting... Read more »

Don’t trust. Verify with evidence.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of Corelight blog posts focusing on evidence-based security strategy. Catch up on all of the posts here. What matters most in a criminal trial? Evidence. Everything depends on the quality and depth of... Read more »

VPNs are increasingly common - how much can you see?

New VPN Insights package shines the light on a growing blindspot VPN tunnels are like shipping containers in that they are widely used (especially as the pandemic has moved more of the workforce to remote work), and they can be used to carry traffic... Read more »

Know your environment: Tenable/Corelight integration for prioritized IDS alerts

One of the major causes of alert fatigue for SOCs is a class of alerts that fall in between false positives and useful detections: when an actual attack has been launched, and the detection is working correctly, but the host on the receiving end is... Read more »

One SIEM is not enough?

The idea behind the SIEM (and now XDR!) technologies was to provide a single engine at the heart of the SOC, aggregating data, enabling analytics and powering workflow automation. The SIEM would act as one place to train analysts and integrate a... Read more »

Application Layer Infrastructure Visibility in IaaS

The migration to cloud provides faster time to deployment and elasticity, but often at some cost and complexity to infrastructure control and visibility.  A concrete example we can use is a deployment of web servers with rational security group... Read more »

Detecting Log4j exploits via Zeek when Java downloads Java

We have published an initial blog on the Log4j exploit and a followup blog with a second detection method for detecting the first stage of exploits occurring over LDAP.  Today, we will discuss a third detection method, this one focused on the... Read more »

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