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Top 10 SIEM use cases to implement

With the growing demand for SIEM solutions, companies would like to have at their fingertips the answers to any number of security and business challenges that pop up during their day-to-day operations.

These are the top 10 SIEM use cases and behaviors that LogPoint can detect in your infrastructure. If you’d like more information about any of these use cases or have any use cases you find particularly relevant, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you!

01 Authentication activities

Authentication activities with added context, such as logins in critical systems and failed login attempts greater than a given threshold.

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Successful Logins

Successful logins

norm_id=* label=User label=Login label=Successful -user=*$ host IN CRITICAL_SYSTEM | chart count() by host, user order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Successful Logins
LogPoint SIEM Failed Logins Above Threshold

Failed logins above a threshold

norm_id=* label=User label=Login label=Fail -user=*$ user=* | chart count() as "Count" by user order by "Count" desc limit 10 | search "Count">50

02 Account management

Monitoring of user account creation, deletion and other activities to monitor resource and system access privileges.

LogPoint SIEM User Account Creation

User account creation

norm_id=WinServer* label=User label=Account label=Management label=Create -target_user=*$ -user=*$ | chart count() by log_ts, domain, user, action, target_user order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM User Account Creation
LogPoint SIEM User Account Deletion

User account deletion

norm_id=WinServer* label=User label=Account label=Management (label=Delete OR label=Remove) -target_user=*$ -user=*$ | chart count() by log_ts, domain, user, action, target_user order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM User Account Enabled

User account enabled

norm_id=WinServer* label=User label=Account label=Management label=Enable -target_user=*$ -user=*$ | chart count() by log_ts, domain, user, action, target_user order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM User Account Enabled

03 Connection activities

Monitoring of connection activities to provide an overview of the network connections by status, origin and direction. This defines whether connections are allowed/denied, the host name, country name of source, and destination and direction.

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Allowed Inbound Connection by Location

Allowed inbound connections by location

label=Connection label=Allow -source_address IN HOMENET source_address=* destination_address IN HOMENET | process geoip(source_address) as country | chart count() by country order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Allowed Outbound Connection by Location

Allowed outbound connection by location

label=Connection label=Allow source_address IN HOMENET destination_address=* -destination_address IN HOMENET | process geoip(destination_address) as country | chart count() by country order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Allowed Outbound Connection by Location
LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Denied Inbound Connection by Location

Denied inbound connections by location

label=Connection label=Deny -source_address IN HOMENET source_address=* destination_address IN HOMENET | process geoip(source_address) as country | chart count() by country order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Denied Outbound Connection by Location

Denied outbound connections by location

label=Connection label=Deny source_address IN HOMENET destination_address=* -destination_address IN HOMENET | process geoip(destination_address) as country | chart count() by country order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Denied Outbound Connection by Location
LogPoint SIEM Top 10 Internal Denied Internal Connection by IP

Denied internal connections by IP/hostname

norm_id=* label=Connection label=Deny source_address=* destination_address=* source_address in HOMENET destination_address in HOMENET | chart count() by source_address, destination_address order by count() desc limit 10

04 Policy-related activities

Monitoring and detecting policy changes such as audit, authentication, authorization, filtering and many more.

LogPoint SIEM Password Ageing by User

Password ageing by user

Table AD_Users pwdLastSet=* -pwdLastSet=0 | process current_time(a) as time | chart max((time - (pwdLastSet/10000000 - 11644473600))/60/60/24) as number_of_days, max(pwdLastSet/10000000 - 11644473600) as pwdLastSet_ts by sAMAccountName | search number_of_days>30

LogPoint SIEM Password Ageing by User
LogPoint SIEM Users Authentication from Multiple Sources

Users authentication from multiple sources

norm_id=* label=User (label=Login OR label=Authenctication) source_address=* -user=*$ user=* | chart distinct_count(source_address) as UniqueSource by user order by UniqueSource desc limit 10 | search UniqueSource>1

05 Threat, malware, and vulnerability detection

Activities related to threats, such as indicators of compromise, malware infections and identification of vulnerable systems.

LogPoint Identification of Threat Actors widget

Identification of threat indicators

norm_id=* source_address=* -source_address in HOMENET | process ti(source_address) | rename et_category as category,cs_category as category, et_score as score,cs_score as score| chart count() by source_address, category, score order by score desc limit 10

LogPoint Identification of Threat Actors widget
LogPoint SIEM Identification of Vulnerable Sources

Identification of vulnerable sources

(col_type=qualys_fetcher OR col_type=tenablesecuritycenter_fetcher OR norm_id=VulnerabilityManagement) severity=4 or severity=5 source_address=* | rename title as vulnerability |chart count() by source_address, vulnerability order by count() desc

LogPoint SIEM Failed Malware Cleaning

Failed malware cleaning

norm_id=* label=Malware label=Clean label=Fail malware=* | chart count() by host, malware order by count() desc limit 10

LogPoint SIEM Failed Malware Cleaning

06 Operational insights

Activities related to monitoring day-to-day operational activities, such as inbound and outbound data usage or data usage by specific applications.

LogPoint SIEM Inbound Data Usage

Inbound data usage

norm_id=* source_address=* -source_address in HOMENET destination_address IN HOMENET received_datasize=* -source_address=176.161*| timechart sum((sent_datasize+received_datasize)/1000/1000) as TotalMB, sum(sent_datasize/1000/1000) as SentMB, sum(received_datasize/1000/1000) as ReceivedMB

LogPoint SIEM Outbound Data Usage