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Sentinel Automation Part 1: Enriching Sentinel Incidents with KQL Results

Automating incident response queries is one of the quick wins you can implement in Microsoft Sentinel. This allows you to automate incident enrichment and further investigations. The first blog of the Sentinel Automation Series will explain how you can quickly implement this in your environment. This is done based on automation rules and Playbooks (Logic Apps). Results To show the value of automatically enriching incidents two examples are discussed in this section; Device Enrichment and the listing of inbound connections.

Detecting Post-Exploitation Behaviour

The recent ScreenConnect vulnerability (CVE-2024-1709 & CVE-2024-1708) showed once more why it is so important to detect post-exploitation behaviour. @Huntress described in a detailed way which behaviour was identified, more on that is shared on their blog: SlashAndGrab: ScreenConnect Post-Exploitation in the Wild (CVE-2024-1709 & CVE-2024-1708). The most important takeaway is mentioned in the last section most of the post-compromise activities we have documented in this article aren’t novel, original, or outstanding.

Incident Response PowerShell V2

DFIR PowerShell V2 The DFIR PowerShell script has gotten a major update! The script provides you with a single script to collect forensic artefacts on Windows devices. Whether you are responding to incidents with Security E5 licenses or without a security budget, this tool can be executed to collect the needed information to perform the first response. This blog will discuss the following items: What’s New in Version 2.0 SIEM Import Functionality Azure Data Explorer OpenTCPConnections Visualising Evidence Defender For Endpoint Live Response What’s New in Version 2.

KQL Security Sources - 2024 Update

It is great to see that more and more repositories, blogs and other sources share security related KQL content. Therefore this post provides an updated list of KQL Security Sources to start the new year. These sources can help you to kickstart your KQL knowledge for the upcoming year, by providing learning material, detection rules, hunting queries and many more. The image below shows the increase in KQL repositories and the adoption from the community, they are becoming more and more popular, due to companies shifting to Microsoft Security solutions.