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The search queries the authentication logs for assets that are categorized as routers in the ES Assets and Identity Framework, to identify connections that have not been seen before in the last 30 days.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Authentication
  • Last Updated: 2017-09-12
  • Author: Bhavin Patel, Splunk
  • ID: 104658f4-afdc-499e-9719-17243rr826f1

| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count earliest(_time) as earliest latest(_time) as latest from datamodel=Authentication where Authentication.dest_category=router by Authentication.dest Authentication.user
| eval isOutlier=if(earliest >= relative_time(now(), "-30d@d"), 1, 0) 
| where isOutlier=1
| `security_content_ctime(earliest)`
| `security_content_ctime(latest)` 
| `drop_dm_object_name("Authentication")` 
| `detect_new_login_attempts_to_routers_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you must ensure the network router devices are categorized as "router" in the Assets and identity table. You must also populate the Authentication data model with logs related to users authenticating to routing infrastructure.

Required field

  • _time
  • Authentication.dest_category
  • Authentication.dest
  • Authentication.user

Kill Chain Phase

  • Actions on Objectives

Known False Positives

Legitimate router connections may appear as new connections


Test Dataset

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