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Enhanced Network Evidence for the Modern SOC

Security leaders protect their businesses by using analytics and insights to understand security needs, attack surfaces, and trends. Every company from ‘big box’ travel sites to powerhouse car manufacturers needs to optimize their SOCs, retain talent, and expand business opportunities securely.

Enriching NDR logs with context

In this post, we show how enriching Zeek® logs with cloud and container context makes it much faster to tie interesting activity to the container or cloud asset involved.In cloud or container environments, layer 3 networking is abstracted away from the higher-level tasks of running workloads or presenting data. Because of this abstraction, when Zeek logs are collected for cloud or container network environments, the attribution of a network flow to actual workload or application is difficult.

Real world use cases for NDR in the Cloud

As we’ve learned from events like Sunburst and Log4Shell, network telemetry provides essential evidence for catching threats that other tools miss. Watch Senior Director of Product - Cloud Security - Vijit Nair dive into real world use cases from the research team at Corelight -- the creators and maintainers of Zeek. You'll learn how the collection and analysis of cloud network traffic leads to better threat detection and faster response.

Detecting CVE-2022-23270 in PPTP

This month, Microsoft announced a vulnerability in PPTP, a part of the VPN remote access services on Windows systems that runs on port 1723/tcp. Through Microsoft’s MAPP program, Corelight Labs reviewed a proof of concept exploit for this vulnerability and wrote a Zeek®-based detection for it.

Detecting CVE-2022-26937 with Zeek

This month, Microsoft announced a vulnerability in NFS. The exploit lies in how an attacker can force a victim NFS server to request an address from the attacker’s fake NFS server. The address returned will overflow memory on the victim NFS server and cause a crash. Through Microsoft’s MAPP program, Corelight Labs reviewed a proof-of-concept exploit for this vulnerability and wrote a Zeek®-based detection for it. You can find a PCAP of this exploit in our GitHub repository.

Corelight Investigator

The only evidence-first threat investigation platform Investigator is a SaaS-based network detection and response (NDR) solution that combines comprehensive network evidence with machine learning and other analytics integrated into a fast, intuitive search platform to accelerate threat hunting and incident response and consolidates legacy toolsets.

Corelight Investigator accelerates threat hunting

This morning we announced Corelight Investigator, an open NDR platform that enables security teams with the next-level evidence they need to disrupt attacks and accelerate threat hunting through an easy-to-use, quick-to-deploy SaaS solution. How does it work? Investigator combines battle-tested network evidence with intelligent alert scoring to deliver prioritized alerts tied to correlated evidence, enabling analysts to cut through the queue and accelerate incident response.

Finding CVE-2022-22954 with Zeek

CISA released a warning to federal agencies on May 18 that APT actors are actively exploiting recent vulnerabilities found in VMware, including CVE-2022-22954. Your first thought may have been to want new signatures, indicators, and/or behavioral techniques to detect attempted and successful exploits. If you’re a Zeek user or Corelight customer, you’ll find that sometimes you’re already getting what you need.

What makes evidence uniquely valuable?

American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” All experienced security practitioners learn to master this mental trick. On the one hand, they believe efforts to prevent and detect breaches will be effective. On the other hand, they diligently prepare for the day when their efforts will fail.

Another day, another DCE/RPC RCE

CVE-2022-26809 was patched in Microsoft’s previous Patch Tuesday (April 12) and it’s a doozy: remote code execution on affected versions of DCE/RPC hosts. The vulnerability attracted a lot of attention in the security community, both because of its severity but also because it appears to be really hard to trigger.