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Swimlane's Research Teams Open Sources pyattck

2019-07-11 swimlane Josh Rickard
As security teams adopt the Mitre ATT&CK Framework to help them identify gaps in their defenses, having a way to identify what malware and tools are being used by specific actors or groups becomes more critical. Additionally, having a way to identify these relationships programatically is even more critical. Today, we are excited to announce the Swimlane research team has released pyattck — a Python package to interact with the Mitre ATT&CK Framework. Continue reading

Swimlane Open Sources graphish to Help SecOps Teams

2019-06-19 swimlane Josh Rickard
While having a conversation on Twitter about Microsoft Graph API I was convinced that the traditional Exchange eDiscovery features were not available in the Microsoft Graph API. Boy was I wrong. After stumbling across a few endpoints I had not seen previously, I decided to write a python package called graphish. graphish is an open-source python package Swimlane is open-sourcing that will enable IT, security operations (SecOps), developers and others to search and delete email messages from mailboxes using the Microsoft Graph API. Continue reading

Hey InfoSec, What Are You Doing to Protect Your DevOps Teams

2019-06-14 swimlane Josh Rickard
DevOps, serverless applications and containers are just a few of the latest advancements in a developer’s toolbox. For development teams, this means that the time to market (TTM) is faster—especially for Agile teams. So, how and what are security operations teams doing to ensure that security is keeping pace with this rapid development? Most are attempting to incorporate a security engineer within their development teams—which is a great first step—but there are multiple layers that you need to ensure you are protecting your organization beyond your source-code. Continue reading

Swimlane Research Team Open Sources py-ews

2019-05-22 swimlane Josh Rickard
Phishing impacts every organization, and security operations (SecOps) teams need to act quickly to remediate and prevent unknown threats within their email infrastructure. To help combat these threats, the Swimlane research team has open sourced py-ews to enable security and IT teams to interact with Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) using Python. Why py-ews? Organizations continue to battle against malicious phishing emails in their email environments, but security and IT teams have limited visibility into what currently resides in their users’ mailboxes. Continue reading

Automate Employee Off Boarding Process With Swimlane

2019-05-08 swimlane Josh Rickard
As more organizations discontinue internal services and begin adopting an increasing number of third-party *aaS-based services, ensuring the appropriate access is revoked in a timely manner is critical. By using our new employee off-boarding use case, you can automatically gather historical data, add a user to a monitoring watch list, and finally remove access when it is time to off-board an employee. The employee off-boarding use case contains two distinct applications to assist an organization with managing their employee off-boarding process. Continue reading

Microsoft OAuth2 Part3: Using Microsoft Graph API

2019-05-08 swimlane Josh Rickard
In this third and final part of the “Understanding Microsoft’s OAuth2 Implementation” series, we will be using the application that we have previously created to authenticate to the Microsoft Graph API. If you have not done so, please read Part 1 and Part 2 before continuing. Now, let’s start using the Microsoft Graph API using PowerShell Core! Read More

Microsoft OAuth2 Part2: Registering an App

2019-04-18 swimlane Josh Rickard
In my last post, I explained the different API endpoints available for authentication using Microsoft’s OAuth2. Additionally, I shared the different types of applications and their authentication flows. In Part 2, I will discuss how to create and register a new application with a deeper understanding of the permissions needed when interacting with the Microsoft Graph API. Read More
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