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Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack

By : Andrew Pease
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Book Image

Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack

5 (1)
By: Andrew Pease

Overview of this book

Threat Hunting with Elastic Stack will show you how to make the best use of Elastic Security to provide optimal protection against cyber threats. With this book, security practitioners working with Kibana will be able to put their knowledge to work and detect malicious adversary activity within their contested network. You'll take a hands-on approach to learning the implementation and methodologies that will have you up and running in no time. Starting with the foundational parts of the Elastic Stack, you'll explore analytical models and how they support security response and finally leverage Elastic technology to perform defensive cyber operations. You’ll then cover threat intelligence analytical models, threat hunting concepts and methodologies, and how to leverage them in cyber operations. After you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll apply the knowledge you've gained to build and configure your own Elastic Stack, upload data, and explore that data directly as well as by using the built-in tools in the Kibana app to hunt for nefarious activities. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build an Elastic Stack for self-training or to monitor your own network and/or assets and use Kibana to monitor and hunt for adversaries within your network.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Threat Hunting, Analytical Models, and Hunting Methodologies
Section 2: Leveraging the Elastic Stack for Collection and Analysis
Section 3: Operationalizing Threat Hunting

Chapter 8: The Elastic Security App

We have spent a great amount of time leading up to this, the Elastic Security app. The Elastic Security app is the central point for all security-related data and information. This was formerly referred to as the Elastic SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and is how we can explore specific host and network data, analyze security events, leverage the detection engine, manage cases, and dig deep into data with timelines.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use the Elastic Security app to identify abnormal endpoint and network traffic, perform tailored detections of those events, and create detection logic based on your analysis.

In this chapter, we'll go through the following topics:

  • The Elastic Security app overview
  • The detection engine
  • Hosts
  • Network
  • Timelines
  • Cases
  • Administration