Network Security with Zeek (Bro)

Posted by Craig Jorgensen on Aug 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Zeek the new Bro

Zeek is the new name for Bro that has been in existence since 1994. In this article, we will review the useful features of Zeek that make it a powerful tool for network analysis and security monitoring. Need a little more familiarity with Zeek? Check out our previous blog:  Bro: Security's Swiss Army Knife.

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Topics: Cyber Security, cybersecurity, Bro, Zeek, Security Engineer

Bro: Security's Swiss Army Knife

Posted by Craig Jorgensen on Jul 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A swiss army knife is a plethora of tools wrapped up into one friendly and compact system. When describing anything as a swiss army knife, we mean they have a wide range of uses, whether it be knowledge, applicability, adaptivity, or otherwise.

Bro, the leading platform for network security monitoring, is quite an exciting ecosystem of wire-speed security analyzers and triggers. It takes a unique approach to network security monitoring, meaning it takes a bit of time to get used to it.

Bro was renamed to Zeek in 2018, but many still refer to it as "Bro." For this article, we will refer to it as "Bro." This is a gentle intro to familiarizing yourself with what Bro has to offer, complete with example code.

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Topics: Bro, Zeek