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Explore Corelight evidence in Humio Community Edition

Now available: A free and easy way to learn about Humio and Corelight. Read more »

Extending NDR visibility in AWS IaaS

Comprehensive visibility is challenging in a cloud environment. While these environments are rich sources of telemetry and logs, it is challenging for security teams to ensure that logging is configured (and stays configured) on every service, to... Read more »

Corelight Splunk App update: New dashboard and data

In support of Corelight’s latest software release, v19, we are pleased to launch our newest installment of the Corelight App for Splunk (Corelight App) and the Corelight Technical Add-on (TA). Both software packages are available on Splunkbase. The... Read more »

The light shines even brighter: Updates to Corelight’s Encrypted Traffic Collection

With Corelight’s latest software release, v19, we are excited to announce the expansion of our Encrypted Traffic Collection (ETC). The ETC was introduced in late 2019, but as a reminder it’s a collection of security insights around SSL/TLS and SSH... Read more »

Analyzing encrypted RDP connections

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is used to remotely administer systems within Windows environments. RDP is everywhere Windows is and is useful for conducting remote work. Just like every other remote administration tool, RDP can be used... Read more »

Detecting OpenBSD CVE-2019-19521 SSH exploit attempts

On December 4, Qualys released a security advisory for an authentication bypass vulnerability in OpenBSD, CVE-2019-19521. The vulnerability affects multiple services in OpenBSD including smtpd, sshd, ldapd, and radiusd. This immediately caught our... Read more »

Light in the darkness: New Corelight Encrypted Traffic Collection

This week’s launch of version 18 of our software features the Encrypted Traffic Collection, our first collection of a series of detections and data enrichments created by the Corelight research team. This collection focuses on SSH, SSL/TLS... Read more »

Introducing the Corelight SSH Inference package

Corelight has recently released a new package, focusing on SSH inferences, as part of our Encrypted Traffic Collection. The package installs on sensors with a few clicks and provides network traffic analysis (NTA) inferences on live SSH traffic.... 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 »

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 »

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