Whitney Champion

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Securing Your Velociraptor Deployment

Sep 23, 2020 10:51:00 AM / by Whitney Champion posted in DFIR, Velociraptor, Incident Response, Forensics, Operations, SecOps, Security, InfoSec, Threat Hunting, DevOps, AWS, Cognito, Identity Aware Proxy

Our team are huge fans of Velociraptor. It's an incredibly powerful tool, for both DFIR and endpoint management. It currently supports Windows, Linux, and Mac endpoints, and BONUS: it's open source!

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Integrating Thinkst Canaries with TheHive

Sep 16, 2020 11:33:00 AM / by Whitney Champion posted in Automation, DFIR, Incident Response, Forensics, SecOps, Canaries, InfoSec, Thinkst, Training, Python, TheHive, Cortex

We've been big fans of the Thinkst platform for a while now. We may have mentioned them a time or two :) Like many others, we get a lot of mileage out of their Canaries and Canary Tokens.

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OpenSOC @ DEF CON 28 Safe Mode

Aug 14, 2020 11:53:00 AM / by Whitney Champion posted in OpenSOC, DEFCON, Events

Some of you may remember our last event, Camp COVID. That was the biggest event we had ever run.

UNTIL LAST WEEK: DEF CON 28

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Camp COVID - A Recap

Apr 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM / by Whitney Champion posted in OpenSOC, Events, Graylog, Infrastructure

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Let me first say, on behalf of the Recon team, we cannot thank the community enough for joining us last week.

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Integrating Graylog With TheHive

Jan 31, 2020 2:11:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in Automation, DFIR, Incident Response, SecOps, Security, Defense, Python, Graylog, DevOps, TheHive, Cortex, API

If you couldn't tell by now, we love Graylog. We may have mentioned them a time or two :)

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Graylog and Cylance Protect Integration

Dec 23, 2019 2:37:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in Operations, SecOps, Security, Graylog, Logging, DevOps, API, Cylance

TL;DR - we needed to ingest multiple sources of Cylance logs into Graylog, and this is how we did it.

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Brokering Other Cloud Resources Behind AWS Services

Nov 21, 2019 2:43:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in DFIR, Operations, SecOps, Security, ZeroTier, DevOps, AWS, Cognito, Identity Aware Proxy, Cloud

I tweeted this the other day, and had a lot of folks reach out asking for more details/a diagram of this setup.

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The Infrastructure, II

Oct 17, 2019 2:48:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in OpenSOC, DEFCON, Events, Infrastructure

After DEF CON last year, we posted this blog about our infrastructure, which was spread between a handful of Intel NUCs, and AWS. It was epic. It was shiny and new. We loved it.

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Automating Graylog Pipelines

Jun 18, 2019 3:02:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in Automation, DFIR, SecOps, Security, Python, Graylog, Continuous Integration, DevOps, Ansible

Part of our job at Recon relies on fine tuning our threat signatures that make up the bulk of our pipeline rules in our Graylog environment.

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The Infrastructure

Aug 27, 2018 3:57:00 PM / by Whitney Champion posted in Automation, SecOps, OpenSOC, DEFCON, DevOps, Infrastructure

When I joined the OpenSOC team at the beginning of this year, everything resided on 3 Intel Skull Canyon NUC's, a couple other systems for scenarios or applications with hardware requirements, a Ubiquiti WAP, a Synology NAS, and various other things.

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