Aktaion: Open Source Tool For "Micro Behavior Based" Exploit Detection and Automated GPO Policy Generation
Aktaion is a lightweight JVM based project for detecting exploits (and more generally attack behaviors). The project is meant to be a learning/teaching tool on how to blend multiple security signals and behaviors into an expressive framework for intrusion detection. The key abstraction we wanted to protoype is the idea of a microbehavior. This concept helps to provide an expressive mechanism to add high level IOCs such as timing behavior of a certain malware family in parrallel to simple statsitcs, rules or anything relevant to building a programmitic descpriotn of a sequential evolving set of advesary behaviors.
You can find the latest Spark documentation, including a programming guide, on the project web page This README file only contains basic setup instructions.
Atkaion is built using Simple Build Tool. To build Atkaion use the assembly command via:
Running the test logic/demo
After assembly completes the jar is landed to the target/scala-2.12 subfolder. The scala version is specific to what is running native so the jar may be landed in target/scala-2.12 depending on the version of the language used in the compilation step. To run the jar type in the appropriate subfolder:
java -jar aktaion-assembly-2.0.jar
To run the jar from the command line the following dependencies are required for scoring a PCAP:
BRO Java 1.8 Scala 2.12 (2.11 should work as well)
Rough Notes for building on IntelliJ (Mac/Windows):
Step 1: Download the Java JDK for java 1.8 : java 1.8.0_102-b14 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html
Step 2: Install scala https://www.scala-lang.org/download/2.12.*
Step 3: SBT 0.13.12
Step 4: Clone the software repo: https://github.com/jzadeh/Aktaion.git or just copy the indivual build.sbt file at the root of the project and the assembly plugin in the project/ subfolder.
Step 5: Run the command sbt at the root of the directory.
Step 6. Type compile at the sbt prompt if step 5 did not fail(there are no scripts at this point) make sure you don’t hit any erros here either.
Step 7: IntelliJ Community Edition (Free) https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
Step 8: Install the Scala plugin for IntelliJ https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/SCA/Scala+Plugin+for+IntelliJ+IDEA
Step 9: Optional install sbt plugin for IntelliJ
For OS X the simple homebrew method has been tested:
Install Homebrew ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install )" Brew install scala 2.11.8 Brew install sbt 0.13.8 Brew install bro git clone email@example.com:jzadeh/Aktaion.git cd Atkaion sbt assembly
Python dependencies 2.70 Pip install paramiko
Python 2.70 dependencies Pip install paramiko https://github.com/unixist/cryptostalker
Some caveats about the Active Defense Script
- It can be run from Security Onion https://securityonion.net/
- You will need to create a GPO prior to executing the script and reference it in the name (I.E ' -Name antimal ')
- Script will only work if you have SSH in your Server (You can use FreeSSH or OpenSSH)
- You will have to create an ssh account linked to AD with the proper permissions to execute powershell scripts
- If this is going to be implemented in production, it is recommended to do it with Service Account. Below the Microsoft recommended steps. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd548356(v=ws.10).aspx