I’m proud to have been selected to give a training at DeepSec (Vienna, Austria) in November: “Hunting with OSSEC“. This training is intended for Blue Team members and system/security engineers who would like to take advantage of the OSSEC integration capabilities with other tools and increase the visibility of their infrastructure behaviour.
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Searching for Geographically Improbable Login Attempts“: For the human brain, an IP address is not the best IOC because, like phone numbers, we are bad to remember them. That’s why DNS was created. But, in many log management applications, there are features to
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Are Your Hunting Rules Still Working?“: You are working in an organization which implemented good security practices: log events are collected then indexed by a nice powerful tool. The next step is usually to enrich this (huge) amount of data with external sources. You
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Extending Hunting Capabilities in Your Network“: Today’s diary is an extension to the one I posted yesterday about hunting for malicious files crossing your network. Searching for new IOCs is nice but there are risks of missing important pieces of information! Indeed, the first
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Automatic Hunting for Malicious Files Crossing your Network“: If classic security controls remain mandatory (antivirus, IDS, etc), it is always useful to increase your capacity to detect suspicious activities occurring in your networks. Here is a quick recipe that I’m using to detect
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Comment your Packet Captures!“: When you are investigating a security incident, a key element is to take notes and to document as much as possible. There is no “best” way to take notes, some people use electronic solutions while others are using good
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Using Bad Material for the Good“: There is a huge amount of information shared online by attackers. Once again, pastebin.com is a nice place to start hunting. As this material is available for free, why not use it for the good? Attackers (with
Based on my previous ISC SANS Diary, I updated the STIX feed to answer the requests made by some readers. The feed is now available in two formats: STIX 1.2 (XML) (link) STIX 2.0 (JSON) (link) There are updated every 2 hours. Enjoy!
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Bots Searching for Keys & Config Files“. If you don’t know our “404” project, I would definitively recommend having a look at it! The idea is to track HTTP 404 errors returned by your web servers. I like to compare the value of 404 errors
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “DNS Query Length… Because Size Does Matter“. In many cases, DNS remains a goldmine to detect potentially malicious activity. DNS can be used in multiple ways to bypass security controls. DNS tunnelling is a common way to establish connections with remote systems. It is