MineMeld: threat intelligence automation – foundation: write a custom prototype and SOC integration

[ This post is the second of a series. Take a look at the first one on Architecture and Hardening of MineMeld ]

Minemeld Integration
Minemeld Integration

On the first post of my threat intelligence automation jurney I wrote why I choosed MineMeld, the architecture implemented and the hardening steps. One of the goals is to connect MineMeld to heterogeneous external sources to get IoC (Indicators of Compromise) and integrate it into our i-SOC (Information Security Operation Center) near-real-time engine to get evidences of security events to be analyzed by i-SOC analysts.

In this post I show the foundation of the threat intelligence automation model: how I wrote a custom prototype to get the InfoSec feeds from italian CERT-PA (Public Administration – italian web site) and how I integrated these feeds into Splunk near-real-time engine.
I started with this integration because InfoSec has very good feeds (IP, URLs, domains) that are not just copy&paste from OSINT sources but are often updated and automatically analyzed to check that IoC are still “alive”.

This page and this page give you all the information needed to understand how MineMeld works, so RTFM before moving on 😉 Continue reading “MineMeld: threat intelligence automation – foundation: write a custom prototype and SOC integration”

MineMeld: threat intelligence automation – architecture and hardening

[ This post is the first of a series I plan to write on the topic and covers MineMeld architecture and hardening. Second post: foundation: write a custom prototype and SOC integration]

Last slide at my HackInBo talk (italian) was about how to automatically integrate threat intelligence feeds into our near-real-time Information Security Operation Center (i-SOC) SPLUNK engine to reduce the time spent by SOC security analysts on IoC (Indicators of Compromise) analysis.

Threat Intelligence
Threat Intelligence question from #HiB17

At the time I was testing an open source project from PaloAlto: MineMeld. It was the right choice; after extensive tests MineMeld now help me to solve the challenges I had in the past while playing with IoC coming from various threat intelligence sources: collection automation, unduplication, aging and SOC integration.

MineMeld can also share our internal IoC to the italian infosec community we are now building from the ground. We are working hard on this and I’m really confident we will succeed (want to join? DM me on twitter or in the comments). Continue reading “MineMeld: threat intelligence automation – architecture and hardening”

[ITA] HackInBo Spring Edition 2017 – Video

Di seguito il video del mio talk “L’evoluzione del SOC di una infrastruttura critica” tenuto a Maggio 2017 ad HackInBo Spring Edition 2017 (qui le slides).

Potete trovare tutti i video di questa e delle edizioni passate nella pagina youtube di HackInBo

Grazie ancora a Mario, lo staff di HiB ed agli amici di Segment per il montaggio.

The WannaCry journey from a SOC point of view – internal sinkholing of killswitch servers

[ see also: The WannaCry journey from a SOC point of view ]

In the previous post I described how our Security Operation Center managed the WannaCry news.

We also made a lot of side activities in the past hours and one of these was to implement an internal sinkholing of the killswitch servers in case some clients where infected; with a working local sinkholing we where able to avoid the ransomware spreading in case of infection.

Killswitch for WonnaCry ransomware
Killswitch for WonnaCry ransomware

How? Let me explain.

Continue reading “The WannaCry journey from a SOC point of view – internal sinkholing of killswitch servers”

The WannaCry journey from a SOC point of view

#WCry at University of Milano-Bicocca
#WCry at University of Milano-Bicocca

[ see also: how and why we implemented local sinkholed killswitch servers ]

In the past hours a new ransomware called WannaCry (or WCry or WannaCrypt0) spread very fast on Internet and targeted a lot of public and private organizations. The ransomware make use of public exploits related to the last Shadow Brokers leak, in particular MS17-010 vulnerability that was fixed by Microsoft on March 14 (2 months ago). You can read very good tech posts here, here, here and here and I suggest you also to follow on twitter Hacker Fantastic and  Malware Tech.

Here I try to summarize my approach to the news, mainly highlighting what we did  in my company in the past months and how we monitored WCry from our SOC (Security Operation Center).

There was (and there is also now) a lot of hysteria, but for people like me that work in a SOC this is not an acceptable mood; you need to relax, really understand what’s happening and verify that what you did before is enough and, if not, apply emergency countermeasures. Continue reading “The WannaCry journey from a SOC point of view”

[ITA] Di ritorno da HackInBo Spring Edition 2017

#HiB17
#HiB17

Il 6 e 7 Maggio ho partecipato come relatore alla Spring Edition di HackInBo e per me sono stati tre giorni molto molto intensi e carichi di emozioni.

Prima di tutto orgogliosamente abbiamo raccolto 1700€ per i progetti della Onlus “Non Basta un Sorriso“; questo è il vero successo di questa edizione (il target prefissato era di 1200€). Kudos a Gianluca Varisco che si è trasformato in chierichetto acaro e ha raccolto le offerte da tutta la platea (quasi 500 persone). Bravi tutti!!!!

Poi i necessari ringraziamenti a Mario Anglani, instancabile organizzatore, e a tutti i ragazzi dell’organizzazione (povero Riccardo che mi ha sopportato più degli altri). Questa volta il gadget per i partecipanti era una bottiglia di birra al miele (e coordinato boccale) prodotta dal birrificio Valsusa in collaborazione con la Onlus Educatamente. Per tutti i partecipanti poi a disposizione uno stand per degustare la suddetta birra gratuitamente.

HiB beer
HiB beer

Le slides del mio intervento “L’evoluzione del SOC di un’infrastruttura critica” sono state pubblicate insieme a quelle di tutti gli altri relatori sul sito di HackInBo e le riporto anche qui di seguito.

Insieme a me hanno presentato in rigoroso ordine di apparizione 🙂 Continue reading “[ITA] Di ritorno da HackInBo Spring Edition 2017”

[ITA] HackInBo Spring Edition 2017

HackInBo
HackInBo

Il 6 e 7 Maggio prossimi parteciperò come relatore ad HackInBo, un evento sulla Sicurezza Informatica totalmente gratuito che si svolge due volte l’anno a Bologna, ed organizzato in maniera del tutto volontaria dal buon Mario ed il suo staff.

HackInBo si differenzia in maniera netta dagli eventi organizzati qua e la dai vari vendor ed integratori di soluzioni di Sicurezza in quanto viene “dal basso”, è organizzato cioè da un gruppo di amici che lo fa per pura passione. Per dire: gli sponsor non possono parlare, saranno ovviamente (e giustamente) ringraziati ma l’unico vantaggio è il posto in prima fila. Continue reading “[ITA] HackInBo Spring Edition 2017”