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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 »

Don’t delay – Corelight today!

Introduction Recently I heard that a company interested in Corelight was considering delaying their evaluation because of questions about SIEM technology. They currently have two SIEMs and are evaluating a third, possibly to replace the first two.... Read more »

What did I just see? Detection, inference, and identification

In the course of my network security monitoring work at Corelight, I’ve encountered the terms  detection, inference, and identification. In this post I will examine what these terms mean, and how they can help you describe the work you do when... 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 »

Bring Network Security Monitoring to the cloud with Corelight and Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring

Corelight Sensors transform network traffic into comprehensive logs, extracted files, and custom insights via Zeek, a powerful, open-source network security monitoring framework used by thousands of organizations worldwide to accelerate incident... Read more »

Investigating the effects of TLS 1.3 on Corelight logs, part 3

Introduction Welcome to part 3 of my three-part series on TLS. In the previous two articles I briefly introduced TLS, and showed how Corelight would produce logs for a clear-text HTTP session. I then performed the same transaction using TLS 1.2, and... Read more »

Investigating the effects of TLS 1.3 on Corelight logs, part 2

Introduction Welcome to part 2 of my three-part series on TLS. In the previous article I briefly introduced TLS, and showed how Corelight would produce logs for a clear-text HTTP session. In this article I will perform the same transaction using TLS... Read more »

Investigating the effects of TLS 1.3 on Corelight logs, part 1

Introduction I’ve written previously about Corelight data and encryption. I wanted to know how TLS 1.3 would appear in Corelight data, and compare the same network conversation over clear-text HTTP, TLS 1.2, and TLS 1.3. In this first of three... Read more »

Network Security Monitoring, a requirement for Managed Service Providers?

Over the last six months, we’ve read in the security press about a variety of managed service providers (MSPs) being compromised by nation-state and criminal actors. Some examples: Read more »

Is IPS a feature or a product?

This post is a departure from previous editions. It is inspired by discussions I’ve had recently with a few different online and in-person communities. I will present my view on the topic, but I’m more interested in hearing what readers think! Read more »

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