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How Zeek can provide insights despite encrypted communications

Overview Encrypted communications are ubiquitous. While encryption provides confidentiality, it cannot prevent all means of traffic analysis. Certain protocols, such as SSH and TLS, ensure contents are not directly readable by monitoring systems.... Read more »

Zeek is much more than a data format

Last week, a candidate for a senior role at Corelight explained his motivation for joining the company this way: “the world is standardizing on Zeek.”   Read more »

#winning

2018 was undoubtedly a banner year for Corelight. We closed out 2018 with many successes under our belt that reflect the hard work of our people: We more than quadrupled our sales year-over-year and more than doubled our customer base and employee... Read more »

Corelight: a recipe I couldn’t refuse

It’s hard to beat a mission like transforming government for the 21st Century. That’s what I’ve been doing for more or less my entire professional life. From building information systems in New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005... Read more »

There’s more to Bro than great network data

Corelight recently released our 1.15 software update which includes some fantastic new features, including our first group of curated Bro Packages which we’re calling the “Core Collection.”  In this blog post, I’ll tell you a bit more about how... Read more »

Corelight’s recent contributions to open-source Bro

When we founded Corelight in 2013, one of our goals was to build an organization that could sustain open-source Bro development long term. At that time, the core team behind Bro was still funded primarily through grants from the National Science... 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 we decide what Bro capabilities to include in our Sensor

We started Corelight to bring the power of Bro network monitoring to an audience that is interested in security, stability, and long-term sustainability. Even though we created and built Bro over the last 20 years, when we developed our commercial... Read more »

That’s a Wrap! The Bay Area’s First Open-Source Bro Meetup

Last Tuesday Corelight hosted the Bay Area’s first meetup for the open-source Bro network security monitor and we saw a great turnout of Bro fanatics and first-timers alike at our San Francisco headquarters. Read more »

Finding Very Damaging Needles in Very Large Haystacks

Some of the most costly security compromises that enterprises suffer manifest as tiny trickles of behavior hidden within an ocean of other site activity.  Finding such incidents, and unraveling their full scope once detected, requires far-ranging... Read more »

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