I’m in Washington, waiting for my flight back to Belgium. I just attended the 2019 edition of the OSSEC Conference, well more precisely, close to Washington in Herndon, VA. This was my first one and I’ve been honoured to be invited to speak at the event. OSSEC is a very
I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Tracking Unexpected DNS Changes”: DNS is a key element of the Internet and, regularly, we read new bad stories. One of the last one was the Department of Homeland Security warning about recent DNS hijacking attacks. Indeed, when you want to visit the website ‘isc.sans.org’, you
I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Using OSSEC Active-Response as a DFIR Framework”: In most of our networks, endpoints are often the weakest link because there are more difficult to control (example: laptops are travelling, used at home, etc).They can also be located in different locations even countries for
My training submission has been accepted at the BruCON Spring Training session in April 2019. 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. OSSEC is sometimes described as
I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Hunting for Suspicious Processes with OSSEC“: Here is a quick example of how OSSEC can be helpful to perform threat hunting. OSSEC is a free security monitoring tool/log management platform which has many features related to detecting malicious activity on a live system like the
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’m using OSSEC to feed an instance of TheHive to investigate security incidents reported by OSSEC. To better categorize the alerts and merge similar events, I needed to add more observables. OSSEC alerts are delivered by email with interesting information for TheHive. This was an interesting use case to play
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Detecting Undisclosed Vulnerabilities with Security Tools & Features“. I’m a big fan of OSSEC. This tools is an open source HIDS and log management tool. Although often considered as the “SIEM of the poor”, it integrates a lot of interesting features and is fully configurable
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: Hunting for Malicious Files with MISP + OSSEC.
[This blogpost has also been published as a guest diary on isc.sans.org] When investigating incidents or searching for malicious activity in your logs, IP reputation is a nice way to increase the reliability of generated alerts. It can help to prioritize incidents. Let’s take an example with a WordPress blog. It will,