Open Source For You: New Open Source Tools From NetSPI Address Information Security Issues

On August 10, NetSPI Senior Director Scott Sutherland was featured in the Open Source For You article called New Open Source Tools From NetSPI Address Information Security Issues. Read the preview below or view it online.


Two new open source solutions for identity and access management (IAM) and security operations centre (SOC) groups have been made available by NetSPI, a business that specialises in enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management. Information security teams will benefit from these tools, PowerHuntShares and PowerHunt, which will help them find weak network shares and enhance detections in general.

PowerHuntShares intends to lessen the problems created by excessive powers in corporate systems, such as data disclosure, privilege escalation, and ransomware assaults. On Active Directory domain-joined PCs, the programme detects, examines, and reports excessive share permissions linked to their respective SMB shares.

A modular threat hunting platform called PowerHunt finds dangers in a variety of target contexts as well as targets-specific oddities and outliers. This detection is based on artefacts from popular MITRE ATT&CK techniques. The collecting of these artefacts is automated using PowerShell remoting, and initial analysis is then performed. Along with other tools and procedures, PowerHunt also creates simple-to-use.csv files for improved triage and analysis.

“I’m proud to work for an organization that understands the importance of open-source tool development and encourages innovation through collaboration,” said Scott Sutherland, senior director at NetSPI. “I urge the security community to check out and contribute to these tools so we can better understand our SMB share attack surfaces and improve strategies for remediation, together.”

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