Issue 9 – April 2021
In this Issue:
- Development Updates
- Zeek Blog
- Zeek In The Community
- New Zeek Packages
- Zeek in Enterprise
- Upcoming Events
- Zeek Related Jobs
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Get Involved
Zeek releases: 3.0.13, 3.2.4,4.0.0, 3.0.14 and 4.0.1, and Spicy 1.0
Notable blog posts topics: A Zeek OpenVPN Protocol Analyzer, Package management updates in Zeek 4, Zeek 4.0 LTS Release, Save the Date – ZeekWeek 2021 Hybrid Event, and Just Released – New and Improved Zeek Documentation –
Related to Zeek: updates from Bricata, Corelight and Security Onion
Since our last newsletter, we have seen 5 new Zeek Packages added to the Zeek Package Manager.
Zeek Events Webinars: Compiling Scripts To C++ with Vern Paxson
Past Zeek Webinars (replay links) – Spicy, Zeek Package Manager, and Zeek 4.0
Volunteer Opportunities: Do you have an hour or two a week that you would like to give to the project? We have several areas where your help would be greatly appreciated.
Zeek security/bugfix releases: 3.0.13 and 3.2.4 – https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/UIOWWQZDXP2HPH4EKHYS4UGFQVBS2H2N/
Zeek 4.0.0 released – https://email@example.com/thread/P4ODDM7M3DOWJJCUOKKLT7NYEOWWN5WJ/
Zeek security/bugfix releases: 3.0.14 and 4.0.1 – https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/C7UA5NE7M3MMVNKPOYCDAT56FUIFTFWN/
Spicy 1.0 released – https://email@example.com/thread/K6ZJEALKE237BSLDNQUPMB6U66BW35SE/
More information about project release cadence:
A Zeek OpenVPN Protocol Analyzer – https://zeek.org/2021/03/16/a-zeek-openvpn-protocol-analyzer/
Package management updates in Zeek 4 – https://zeek.org/2021/03/15/package-management-updates-in-zeek-4/
Zeek 4.0 LTS Release – https://zeek.org/2021/03/01/zeek-4-0-lts-release/
Zeek Monthly Newsletter – Issue 8 – February 2021 – https://zeek.org/2021/02/05/zeek-monthly-newsletter-issue-8-february-2021/
Save the Date – ZeekWeek 2021 Hybrid Event – https://zeek.org/2021/02/03/save-the-date-zeekweek-2021-hybrid-event/
Just Released – New and Improved Zeek Documentation – https://zeek.org/2021/02/02/just-released-new-and-improved-zeek-documentation/
Zeek Blog – https://zeek.org/blog/
Zeek Mailing list – February, March
Zeek in the Community
Brimming With Possibilities: Query zqd & Mine Logs with zq from R – https://rud.is/b/2021/03/01/brimming-with-possibilities-query-zqd-mine-logs-with-zq-from-r/
Miter Att&ck: for a perfect knowledge of the techniques and tactics used by the attackers – https://www.globalsecuritymag.fr/Mitre-Att-ck-pour-une-parfaite,20210208,107972.html
Security Onion 2.3.40 now available! – https://blog.securityonion.net/
1 month EOL notice for Security Onion 16.04 – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/1-month-eol-notice-for-security-onion.html
Security Onion 16.04.7.3 ISO image now available featuring Zeek 3.0.13, Suricata 5.0.6, Elastic 7.10.2, and more! – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/security-onion-160473-iso-image-now.html
Official Security Onion AMI now available in AWS Marketplace! – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/official-security-onion-ami-now.html
Suricata 5.0.6 now available for Security Onion 16.04! – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/suricata-506-now-available-for-security.html
10% Early Bird discount for 4-day Security Onion 2 Fundamentals for Analysts and Admins Training Class – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/10-early-bird-discount-for-4-day.html
Security Onion 2.3.30 now available! – https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/03/security-onion-2330-now-available.html
New Zeek Packages
Zeek::openvpn – https://github.com/corelight/zeek-openvpn
Spicy Analyzers – https://github.com/zeek/spicy-analyzers
CIF-Zeek – https://github.com/sfinlon/cif-zeek
Zeek-intel-path – https://github.com/sfinlon/cif-zeek
Zeek-kafka – https://github.com/seisollc/zeek-kafka
Zeek In the Enterprise
Experience Bricata Network Detection and Response in Minutes – https://bricata.com/blog/bricatalabs/
Exchange exploitation and architecting for visibility – https://corelight.blog/2021/03/16/exchange-exploitation-and-architecting-for-visibility/
Translating query into action – https://corelight.blog/2021/03/15/translating-query-into-action/
Getting the most out of your NIDS – https://corelight.blog/2021/03/08/getting-the-most-out-of-your-nids/
25 May 2021 – ZEEK WEBINAR SERIES – COMPILING SCRIPTS TO C++ – 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern – Join Vern Paxson, Founder of Zeek, as he goes over his latest work around compiling-scripts-to-C++. Register at – https://event.webinarjam.com/register/25/x4kmyhmm
13-15 October 2021 – ZeekWeek – Save the date! We are currently planning for an in-person ZeekWeek event in Austin, Texas, providing it will be safe to gather in October. Seating will be limited at this event, and we will also have a remote participation option. More information coming soon.
Past Webinars for 2021 (replay links)
ZEEK 4.0 – https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/12/7q09vu8flbpbm5
SPICY – https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/16/6893vfka6fofv1
ZEEK PACKAGE MANAGER – https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/22/qr3nya9h1vsxqs9n
Zeek Webinar Series – This is a bi-weekly webinar series that includes Zeek related presentations, Zeek Q&A and more. We are consolidating the webinars previously known as ‘Ask the Zeekperts’ and ‘Zeek from Home’ into a single series, with a diversity of content planned.
About Monthly Zeek Community Call: Monthly calls that are open to everyone to discuss topics related to the growth, governance and administration of the community. These calls ARE recorded.
Zeek Related Jobs
Deputy Program Manager – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2367052904/
Principal Software Engineer, Security – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2484370829/
FedGov Sr. Consultant, Incident Response – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2484034544/
CND Migration Engineer – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2482227892/
Incident Response Specialist – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2407692778/
Information Security Analyst – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2482842738/
Sr. Network Security Instructor (Contract) – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2436451580/
Director, Incident Response (Remote) – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2404837718/
Detection & Response Security Engineer – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2502595373/
Junior Cyber Security Analyst – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2486281001/
Security Analyst (Remote – US) – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2502251568/
Junior Analytic Developer – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2481168219/
Sr. Zeek/Bro Engineer – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2294604452/
Deputy Program Manager – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2367052904/
SOC Lead – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2382720691/
Information Security Analyst – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2489806917/
Defensive Cyber Operations Network Sensor SME with Security Clearance – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2515181601/
And much more – http://bit.ly/LinkedInJobsSeachIssue9ZeekNewsletter
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