Cloud compute serial console access

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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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Lateral Movement (TA0008)

ATT&CK Technique

Remote Services: Direct Cloud VM Connections (T1021.008)

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity connected to a compute instance using serial console access.
This may indicate an attacker attempting to move laterally between cloud instances.

Attacker's Goals

  • Utilize direct access to virtual infrastructure to pivot through a cloud environment.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the identity should be making this action.
  • Investigate which actions were performed via serial console access.

Variations

Suspicious cloud compute serial console access in a project

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Lateral Movement (TA0008)

ATT&CK Technique

Remote Services: Direct Cloud VM Connections (T1021.008)

Severity

Low

Description

An identity connected to a compute instance using serial console access.
This may indicate an attacker attempting to move laterally between cloud instances.

Attacker's Goals

  • Utilize direct access to virtual infrastructure to pivot through a cloud environment.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the identity should be making this action.
  • Investigate which actions were performed via serial console access.