Monthly Archives: April 2021

IR Tales: The Quest for the Holy SIEM: Splunk + Sysmon + Osquery + Zeek

This blog post is the season finale in a series to demonstrate how to install and setup common SIEM platforms. The ultimate goal of each blog post is to empower the reader to choose their own adventure by selecting the best SIEM based on their goals or requirements. Each blog post in the series will provide Docker-compose v2, Docker-compose for Swarm, Ansible, and manual instructions to allow the reader to setup each platform with the deployment method of their choosing. In addition to setting up Splunk, I will cover fundamental Splunk concepts such as the Common Information Model (CIM). Lastly, I will provide step-by-step instructions to install Sysmon + Splunk Universal Forwarder on Windows, Osquery + Splunk Universal Forwarder on Ubuntu, and Zeek + Filebeat to ship logs to Splunk.

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