The HELK – an open source tool by Roberto Rodriguez
The Hunting ELK (HELK) is an open source hunting platform designed and developed by Roberto Rodriguez. Some of the advantages of using the HELK over a plain ELK environment are that the HELK has been built with advanced analytics capabilities and can be used both in research environments and in large production environments. The project, although widely adopted and praised, it still in its alpha stage of development and is expected to be subject to many changes:
Getting started with the HELK
If you opt to directly install the HELK, you will still need to deploy an Ubuntu machine. You will need to download the Linux distro. I'm going to use Ubuntu 18.04 (https://releases.ubuntu.com/), but you can use any of the other operating systems that the HELK has been optimized for; that is, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16, CentOS 7, and CentOS 8...