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Security Dashboard

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  • Nagios Log Server
NMAP_Scans.jsonNMAP Scans Query
Security Dashboard-1417731761229Security Dashboard
Threat_Analysis.jsonThreat Analysis Query

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The security dashboard assumes /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure are being monitored. The associated query looks for things like "segfault" and "Failed password" and other things which may indicate an attack.

The second query looks for "Port scan detected" and relies on syslog messages sent from PSAD (Port Scan Automated Detection) running on a system. It analyzes iptables logs and alerts when a port scan is being run.

Taken together, these two queries and the dashboard can give a timeline of a potential attack taking place:

1.) Scans are run looking for open services ("Port scan detected")
2.) Common SSH logins are attempted ("Failed password")
3.) Failing that, the attacker finds a possibly-exploitable program and begins testing ("segfault")
4.) If the attacker gets in, he might create a user for himself or delete one ("new user")

Since /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure are present on nearly every Linux system, this dashboard (even without the PSAD query) can be used in many environments with little to no setup required.