GCP Service Account key creation

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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

3 Hours

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Credentials (T1098.001)

Severity

Informational

Description

A GCP service account key was created. An attacker might use this technique to evade detection.

Attacker's Goals

Persistence using the created key.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were taken using the newly created service account key.
  • Check what other actions were taken by the identity that created the key.