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          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 »

          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 »

          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 »

          C2 detections, RDP insights and NDR at 100G

          Today I am excited to announce Corelight’s v21 release, which delivers dozens of powerful C2 detections, extends analyst visibility around RDP connections, and helps organizations scale network detection and response workloads in high throughput... Read more »

          Introducing the C2 Collection and RDP inferences

          We’re excited to announce that the Command and Control (C2) Collection is now available with today’s launch of version 21 of the Corelight software. One of the most important ways that defenders can quickly identify and contain a security incident... Read more »

          How do you know?

          Can you be sure attackers aren’t hiding in your encrypted traffic? Can your investigators go back 18 months ago to find what they need? Do your DNS queries all have responses, and are they what you expected? Do your alerts mean something, or nothing? Read more »

          Pingback: ICMP Tunneling Malware

          Recently, Trustwave reported on a new malware family which they discovered during a breach investigation. The backdoor, dubbed Pingback, executes on Windows systems and communicates with its controller via ICMP messages. ICMP (Internet Control... Read more »

          Give me my stats!

          I often develop packages for Zeek in cluster mode. In this configuration, it can be difficult to debug your package because it is a continually running environment with real, and often unpredictable, network data. If you add to that other packages... Read more »

          Network Security Monitoring data: Types I, II, and III

          Some critics claim that ever growing encryption renders network security monitoring useless. This opinion is based on a dated understanding of the types and values of data collected and analyzed by computer incident response teams (CIRTs) that... Read more »

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