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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

Importing and exporting Kibana saved objects

Now that we've discussed ECS and why it is important from a theoretical standpoint, let's discuss how we can apply that to information sharing by exporting (and importing) our ECS-compliant Kibana saved objects.

Kibana saved objects are used to store data that you intend to use (or share) elsewhere. This includes saved searches, tags, visualizations, dashboards, index patterns, and more. As you may recall from Chapter 7, Using Kibana to Explore and Visualize Data, we created several saved searches, visualizations, dashboards, and tags.

To review our saved objects, we must log into Kibana and then go to Stack Management. We can do this by either clicking on the Manage button on the Kibana Home screen, or by going to the bottom of the menu bar on the left-hand side of the screen. If you need a reminder on how to get to Stack Management, you can review the Adding index patterns section of Chapter 3, Introduction to the Elastic...