Identity assigned an Azure AD Administrator Role

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:
    • AzureAD Audit Log

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Roles (T1098.003)

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity was assigned an Azure AD Administrator role.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker may add additional roles or permissions to an attacker controlled cloud account to maintain persistent access to a tenant.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the added account is new to the organization.
  • Check whether the account that added the account to the role is permitted to perform such actions.
  • Check what can be affected by the assigned role
  • Follow further actions done by the account that was added to the role.

Variations

Identity assigned an Azure AD Administrator Role by an Application

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Roles (T1098.003)

Severity

Medium

Description

An identity was assigned an Azure AD Administrator role by an application.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker may add additional roles or permissions to an attacker controlled cloud account to maintain persistent access to a tenant.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the added account is new to the organization.
  • Check whether the account that added the account to the role is permitted to perform such actions.
  • Check what can be affected by the assigned role
  • Follow further actions done by the account that was added to the role.


Suspicious Azure AD Administrator Role assignment

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Roles (T1098.003)

Severity

Low

Description

An identity was assigned an Azure AD Administrator role.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker may add additional roles or permissions to an attacker controlled cloud account to maintain persistent access to a tenant.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the added account is new to the organization.
  • Check whether the account that added the account to the role is permitted to perform such actions.
  • Check what can be affected by the assigned role
  • Follow further actions done by the account that was added to the role.