Ivanti vulnerabilties – recap

Formerly known as Pulse Connect Secure, or simply Pulse Secure VPN software All supported versions (9.x and 22.x) of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure are vulnerable to CVE-2023-46805 and CVE-2024-21887 CVE-2023-46805 an authentication-bypass vulnerability with a CVSS score of 8.2 in the web component of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure that allows a remote attacker to access restricted resources by bypassing control checks. CVE-2024-21887 a command-injection vulnerability found intoRead more.

Current state of the MISP playbooks

I published an overview of the current state of the MISP playbooks, covering the work that has been done in 2023 and the features you can expect in 2024.

Activity 4: MISP workflow integration, Elasticsearch, MDTI and support for curation Activity 5: Timesketch, conversions with CACAO and Microsoft Sentinel Activity 6: Scheduled playbooks, timelines,

Read the full details at the MISP project website at https://www.misp-project.org/2023/12/08/current-state-MISP-playbooks.html/

MISP playbook: Malware triage

I shared the MISP playbook for malware triage that I regularly use for a first assessment on new samples. It uses MISP, VirusTotal, MalwareBazaar, Hashlookupand pefile. It then uploads the samples to MWDB and alerts to Mattermost.

The MISP playbook on malware triage is one of many playbooks that address common use-cases encountered by SOCs, CSIRTs or CTI teams to detect, react and analyse specific intelligence received by MISP.

Include threat information from MISP in Zeek network visibility

Zeek (formerly Bro) is a free and open-source software network analysis framework. It gives insights on DNS queries, HTTP and TLS information and details on transmitted files. I find Zeek one of the best network monitoring tools available to provide detailed visibility on network traffic.

Zeek has a built-in intelligence framework. This framework allows you to add information received via MISP directly into the network visibility capabilities of Zeek. This includes

Visits to URLs orRead more.

ENISA Threat Landscape 2022

I contributed to the ENISA Threat Landscape 2022. The ETL is an annual report on the status of the cybersecurity threat landscape. It identifies the top threats, major trends observed with respect to threats, threat actors and attack techniques, as well as impact and motivation analysis. It also describes relevant mitigation measures.

Get a copy of the ENISA Threat Landscape 2022.

MISP web scraper

I published an article on the MISP project website on the MISP web scraper.

There are a lot of websites that regularly publish reports on new threats, campaigns or actors with useful indicators, references and context information. Unfortunately only a few publish information in an easily accessible and structured format, such as a MISP-feed. As a result, we often find ourself manually scraping these sites, and then copy-pasting this information in new MISP events. TheseRead more.

Cyber Resilience Strategy Changes You Should Know in the EU’s Digital Decade

I published an article on the IBM Security Intelligence blog : Cyber Resilience Strategy Changes You Should Know in the EU’s Digital Decade. The article describes the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy and one the proposal for a revised Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems

The EU Commission attempts to improve cyber resilience with the NIS2 Directive and provides an overview of cyber resilience challenges for 5G and IoT. Other topics discussed includeRead more.

Cybersecurity Ethics: Establishing a Code for Your SOC

I published an article on the IBM Security Intelligence blog : Cybersecurity Ethics: Establishing a Code for Your SOC. The article describes the dilemmas you can face when working in a SOC or doing incident response work.

The articles describes Cybersecurity Ethics Guidance Frameworks, Best Practices and a Practical Approach for Cybersecurity Ethics, including a set of commandments to adhere. For example

Do not use a computer to harm other people. Protect society andRead more.

5G – 101

A short introduction on 5G. What is 5G, why do we need it and where will it be used?

5g 101 from Koen Van Impe

If you want to read about the security threats on 5G then these are a couple of interesting resources:

Updated ENISA 5G Threat Landscape Report to Enhance 5G Security ENISA threat landscape for 5G Networks Cybersecurity of 5G networks EU Toolbox of risk mitigating measures

Handle phishing e-mails with a phishing alert button and TheHive

Your users are the first line of defence against threats, especially for what concerns phishing. One of the ways to get more involvement is offering a simple and easy way to report suspicious messages, such as phishing e-mails. You can do this via a phishing alert button that allows users to notify the helpdesk of a suspicious message. The technology behind such a button is straightforward:

Forward the message; Remove the message from the inbox.Read more.