Unusual certificate management activity

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
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 one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Unsecured Credentials: Private Keys (T1552.004)

Severity

Informational

Description

A cloud Identity performed a certificate management operation for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Abuse certificate management functionalities to generate valid signed certificates, which enable to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against different services.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Verify that the identity did not perform any sensitive certificate management operation that it shouldn't.