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ProTip: StealthINTERCEPT Health Monitoring

ProTip: StealthINTERCEPT Health Monitoring

StealthINTERCEPT provides great threat hunting capabilities, so naturally, the health of our systems is paramount.  StealthINTERCEPT Health Alerts give us the information we need to ensure we keep getting the data we care about. Agent connectivity is my main concern, although SI Agents will cache a fair amount of events, I want to get them communicating again ASAP to prevent any delay in my security awareness.  Our first step is to navigate to our alerts controls located in the top…

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ProTip: StealthAUDIT Data Views for SQL Sensitive Criteria Matches

ProTip: StealthAUDIT Data Views for SQL Sensitive Criteria Matches

With our focus on SQL Attacks this month, I naturally think about what data is being attacked as well.  StealthAUDIT’s SQL Solution Set can show us a lot of valuable information but collects even more than what immediately shows. StealthAUDIT Data Views are my go-to tool when I want advanced manipulation of data for an export.  Some of these are immediately available, and others must be “turned on” for viewing in the job tree. First, an analysis must be configured;…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: Advanced StealthINTERCEPT Alerting

STEALTHbits ProTip: Advanced StealthINTERCEPT Alerting

With each iteration, StealthINTERCEPT shows more value to our customers. StealthINTERCEPT 5.0’s AD Security focused data means alerting will become even more essential, and those alerts should contain what’s important to you.  Let’s take a moment to learn how your organization can configure and benefit from StealthINTERCEPT 5.0 Notifications. First, navigate to the Alerts section found under Configuration > Alerts:   Once in the System Alerts section, click on the Email tab and toggle the slider in the top right…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: Role Based Access for Web Reporting in StealthAUDIT v8.1

STEALTHbits ProTip: Role Based Access for Web Reporting in StealthAUDIT v8.1

This time of year is typically a time of giving, and I am here to give the gift of report security!  StealthAUDIT v8.1 has new data to discover, and new report management to keep that data secure. Version 8.1 of StealthAUDIT now equips users with Role Based Access (RBA) to control who has access to reports from the Web Console.  This is a great way to isolate reports to only the users who should be able to see the sensitive…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: StealthAUDIT’s Sensitive Data Discovery for Compliance

STEALTHbits ProTip: StealthAUDIT’s Sensitive Data Discovery for Compliance

With compliance standards driving more and more organizations to directly tag their data, StealthAUDIT’s Sensitive Data Discovery allows you to easily locate and understand the data that was important enough to tag in the first place. The configuration for sensitive data discovery is located within the Criteria Editor.  To get there navigate the Job Tree to the 1-SEEK System Scans job located in Jobs > FileSystem > 0.Collection.  Open the Query Properties as shown below: From here, select SDD Audit Criteria…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: Identifying Active Directory Attacks

STEALTHbits ProTip: Identifying Active Directory Attacks

Identifying Active Directory Attacks Hacking Active Directory is most often associated with the process of elevating domain user access to domain admin access.  Monitoring domain controller events can help identify when this process has started. The first phase of any attack is reconnaissance.  The attacker must learn about the environment to identify high-value targets.  For Active Directory, this starts with LDAP queries. StealthINTERCEPT has built-in policies for monitoring LDAP queries to determine if an attacker has started to map out…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: Filter out Event Noise with STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor (SFAM)

STEALTHbits ProTip: Filter out Event Noise with STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor (SFAM)

STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor The STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor has multiple configuration options to filter out noisy event operations from file servers. For example, Windows® native logs are typically big offenders when it comes to logging these noise events, creating more than 200 log entries when a user creates, reads, modifies, and then saves a file. The sFAM utility filters those operations into a more human-readable, event audit trail for those file operations. The sFAM utility also includes many scoping…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: 23 NYCRR 500

STEALTHbits ProTip: 23 NYCRR 500

While we here at STEALTHbits can’t help our customers with the personal part of 23 NYCRR 500, we can make it easy to identify the reports that help with Section 500’s access and activity pieces. Starting with version StealthAUDIT v8.0 we’ve introduced report tagging, allowing you to easily organize the reports that are important to you. These can be named as desired, typically by their associated compliance standard. For this month’s ProTip I’ll be using the tag, ’23NYCRR500′. First, we need to…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: 3 Steps to Control Local Administrator Access

STEALTHbits ProTip: 3 Steps to Control Local Administrator Access

Controlling Local Administrator Access Local administrative access is necessary for IT staff to perform tasks like installing software and fixing server and desktop issues. Often users outside IT also end up with local admin rights so they too can install software on their own machines or make other configuration changes. However, many organizations lack processes for monitoring and maintaining the local admin groups that control these rights. This gap creates a serious security risk. All it takes is one employee…

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STEALTHbits ProTip: Where did my file go?: STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor

STEALTHbits ProTip: Where did my file go?: STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor

In the first “Where did my file go?” post, we discussed locating files using StealthAUDIT’s Access Information Center. Now, with the STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor in place, this same question can be answered in real-time directly within the console. Not only can we identify what happened to a file, we can even show you where it ended up.  First, start a New Activity Search within the STEALTHbits File Activity Monitor by either pressing Ctrl+F or select the magnifying glass located in…

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