A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a role

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

2 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Google Workspace Audit Logs

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a delegated admin role.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may create, assign or modify a role to elevate the permissions of other user accounts and persist in their target's environment.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.

Variations

A non-administrative Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a role from an unusual ASN

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a delegated admin role.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may create, assign or modify a role to elevate the permissions of other user accounts and persist in their target's environment.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.


A non-administrative Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a role

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a delegated admin role.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may create, assign or modify a role to elevate the permissions of other user accounts and persist in their target's environment.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.


A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a role from an unusual ASN

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A Google Workspace identity created, assigned or modified a delegated admin role.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may create, assign or modify a role to elevate the permissions of other user accounts and persist in their target's environment.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.