The core of most security products nowadays rely on being able to identify and predict how an attacker will behave. This includes most antivirus systems, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and log management tools. The companies behind these technologies invest heavily in research and spend countless resources, both in money and people, analyzing the latest malware trends, attack vectors and vulnerabilities.
It works well, but what if we could improve upon that? Think about it, we can never really predict, nor control how an attacker will behave anyway. And we can never really know all the tools and techniques that he has available. What if our security tools have a false negative and a zero-day slips by? How do you detect the compromise and act upon it?Continue reading “Indicators of Compromised Behavior with OSSEC”