New Baselining Views

Over the course of the last 18 months we reviewed most of our detections regarding their success in real world scenarios. In this context “success” means, that the detection uncovered malicious activity in the wild and at the same time had a low anomaly and false positive rate. Additionally we also consider a detection to be successful that caused little or no false positives or anomalies.

All this lead to two new views within the Cockpit’s Baselining section: “Compromise Assessment Mode” and “Deep Inspection Mode”.

“Compromise Assessment Mode” includes only matches of the highly successful rules. The second mode is the “Deep Inspection Mode”. This view is basically how it used to be (the old default view). It shows all Alerts and Warnings unless they are already part of an existing case.

This new “Compromise Assessment Mode” dramatically reduces our customer’s baselining effort.

In our tests we noticed a decrease of events in the Baselining section of more than 90%. We believe that especially entities that follow our “Continuous Compromise Assessment” approach should switch into this new mode. We’ve also challenged the new mode with the post exploitation tools and techniques found in the context of HAFNIUM / Exchange exploitations in March 2021 and covered almost every aspect of the attacks in the new view.

Asset Labels

Another exciting new feature that comes with Analysis Cockpit version 3.5 is an event filter based on asset labels. This was requested by many of our customers and partners, but until now we never found a way to deliver this feature without negatively affecting the Cockpit’s performance. We solved this now by allowing two limitations to this feature. It doesn’t work for events that existed prior to the update. Secondly an event always remains linked to the asset label it had at the time the event occurred. Changing an assets label will only affect events from scans that take place after the label change.

Other Changes

  • Hidden static filters in certain views
  • Minor bugfixes and stability improvements

Release

The new Analysis Cockpit will be released in the 2nd half of August. Interested customers can get a guide to use the “preprod” version of Analysis Cockpit 3.5. 

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