A suspicious process enrolled for a certificate

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A suspicious process enrolled for a certificate.

Attacker's Goals

  • Attackers may authenticate as users using a certificate.
  • If a policy is configured with permissive options, the attacker can authenticate as a user with high privileges.

Investigative actions

  • See whether this was a legitimate action.
  • Follow process/user activities.
  • Check for suspicious certificate authentications.

Variations

An unsigned suspicious process enrolled for a certificate

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

An unsigned suspicious process enrolled for a certificate.

Attacker's Goals

  • Attackers may authenticate as users using a certificate.
  • If a policy is configured with permissive options, the attacker can authenticate as a user with high privileges.

Investigative actions

  • See whether this was a legitimate action.
  • Follow process/user activities.
  • Check for suspicious certificate authentications.