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Id9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d
RulenameTI Map IP Entity to VMConnection
DescriptionThis query maps any IP indicators of compromise (IOCs) from threat intelligence (TI), by searching for matches in VMConnection.
SeverityMedium
TacticsImpact
Required data connectorsAzureMonitor(VMInsights)
MicrosoftDefenderThreatIntelligence
ThreatIntelligence
ThreatIntelligenceTaxii
KindScheduled
Query frequency1h
Query period14d
Trigger threshold0
Trigger operatorgt
Source Urihttps://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Threat Intelligence/Analytic Rules/IPEntity_VMConnection.yaml
Version1.4.1
Arm template9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d.json
Deploy To Azure
let dt_lookBack = 1h; // Look back 1 hour for VMConnection events
let ioc_lookBack = 14d; // Look back 14 days for threat intelligence indicators
// Fetch threat intelligence indicators related to IP addresses
let IP_Indicators = ThreatIntelligenceIndicator
  | where isnotempty(NetworkIP) or isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress) or isnotempty(NetworkDestinationIP) or isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP)
  | where TimeGenerated >= ago(ioc_lookBack)
  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isnotempty(NetworkIP), NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP)
  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP), NetworkSourceIP, TI_ipEntity)
  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress), EmailSourceIpAddress, TI_ipEntity)
  | where ipv4_is_private(TI_ipEntity) == false and  TI_ipEntity !startswith "fe80" and TI_ipEntity !startswith "::" and TI_ipEntity !startswith "127."
  | summarize LatestIndicatorTime = arg_max(TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId
  | where Active == true and ExpirationDateTime > now();
// Perform a join between IP indicators and VMConnection events
IP_Indicators
  // Use innerunique to keep performance fast and result set low, as we only need one match to indicate potential malicious activity that needs investigation
  | join kind=innerunique (
      VMConnection
      | where TimeGenerated >= ago(dt_lookBack)
      | extend VMConnection_TimeGenerated = TimeGenerated
  )
  on $left.TI_ipEntity == $right.RemoteIp
  // Filter out VMConnection events that occurred after the expiration of the corresponding indicator
  | where VMConnection_TimeGenerated < ExpirationDateTime
  // Group the results by IndicatorId and keep the VMConnection event with the latest timestamp
  | summarize VMConnection_TimeGenerated = arg_max(VMConnection_TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId, RemoteIp
  // Select the desired output fields
  | project VMConnection_TimeGenerated, Description, ActivityGroupNames, IndicatorId, ThreatType, Url, ExpirationDateTime, ConfidenceScore,
    TI_ipEntity, Computer, Direction, ProcessName, SourceIp, DestinationIp, RemoteIp, Protocol, DestinationPort, NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP, NetworkSourceIP, EmailSourceIpAddress, Type
  | extend timestamp = VMConnection_TimeGenerated, HostName = tostring(split(Computer, '.', 0)[0]), DnsDomain = tostring(strcat_array(array_slice(split(Computer, '.'), 1, -1), '.'))
name: TI Map IP Entity to VMConnection
entityMappings:
- entityType: Host
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: HostName
    identifier: HostName
  - columnName: DnsDomain
    identifier: DnsDomain
- entityType: IP
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: RemoteIp
    identifier: Address
- entityType: URL
  fieldMappings:
  - columnName: Url
    identifier: Url
id: 9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d
triggerThreshold: 0
severity: Medium
tactics:
- Impact
OriginalUri: https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Threat Intelligence/Analytic Rules/IPEntity_VMConnection.yaml
queryPeriod: 14d
queryFrequency: 1h
version: 1.4.1
triggerOperator: gt
description: |
    This query maps any IP indicators of compromise (IOCs) from threat intelligence (TI), by searching for matches in VMConnection.
query: |
  let dt_lookBack = 1h; // Look back 1 hour for VMConnection events
  let ioc_lookBack = 14d; // Look back 14 days for threat intelligence indicators
  // Fetch threat intelligence indicators related to IP addresses
  let IP_Indicators = ThreatIntelligenceIndicator
    | where isnotempty(NetworkIP) or isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress) or isnotempty(NetworkDestinationIP) or isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP)
    | where TimeGenerated >= ago(ioc_lookBack)
    | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isnotempty(NetworkIP), NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP)
    | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP), NetworkSourceIP, TI_ipEntity)
    | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress), EmailSourceIpAddress, TI_ipEntity)
    | where ipv4_is_private(TI_ipEntity) == false and  TI_ipEntity !startswith "fe80" and TI_ipEntity !startswith "::" and TI_ipEntity !startswith "127."
    | summarize LatestIndicatorTime = arg_max(TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId
    | where Active == true and ExpirationDateTime > now();
  // Perform a join between IP indicators and VMConnection events
  IP_Indicators
    // Use innerunique to keep performance fast and result set low, as we only need one match to indicate potential malicious activity that needs investigation
    | join kind=innerunique (
        VMConnection
        | where TimeGenerated >= ago(dt_lookBack)
        | extend VMConnection_TimeGenerated = TimeGenerated
    )
    on $left.TI_ipEntity == $right.RemoteIp
    // Filter out VMConnection events that occurred after the expiration of the corresponding indicator
    | where VMConnection_TimeGenerated < ExpirationDateTime
    // Group the results by IndicatorId and keep the VMConnection event with the latest timestamp
    | summarize VMConnection_TimeGenerated = arg_max(VMConnection_TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId, RemoteIp
    // Select the desired output fields
    | project VMConnection_TimeGenerated, Description, ActivityGroupNames, IndicatorId, ThreatType, Url, ExpirationDateTime, ConfidenceScore,
      TI_ipEntity, Computer, Direction, ProcessName, SourceIp, DestinationIp, RemoteIp, Protocol, DestinationPort, NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP, NetworkSourceIP, EmailSourceIpAddress, Type
    | extend timestamp = VMConnection_TimeGenerated, HostName = tostring(split(Computer, '.', 0)[0]), DnsDomain = tostring(strcat_array(array_slice(split(Computer, '.'), 1, -1), '.'))  
requiredDataConnectors:
- dataTypes:
  - ThreatIntelligenceIndicator
  connectorId: ThreatIntelligence
- dataTypes:
  - ThreatIntelligenceIndicator
  connectorId: ThreatIntelligenceTaxii
- dataTypes:
  - ThreatIntelligenceIndicator
  connectorId: MicrosoftDefenderThreatIntelligence
- dataTypes:
  - VMConnection
  connectorId: AzureMonitor(VMInsights)
kind: Scheduled
{
  "$schema": "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2019-04-01/deploymentTemplate.json#",
  "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0",
  "parameters": {
    "workspace": {
      "type": "String"
    }
  },
  "resources": [
    {
      "apiVersion": "2023-02-01-preview",
      "id": "[concat(resourceId('Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/providers', parameters('workspace'), 'Microsoft.SecurityInsights'),'/alertRules/9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d')]",
      "kind": "Scheduled",
      "name": "[concat(parameters('workspace'),'/Microsoft.SecurityInsights/9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d')]",
      "properties": {
        "alertRuleTemplateName": "9713e3c0-1410-468d-b79e-383448434b2d",
        "customDetails": null,
        "description": "This query maps any IP indicators of compromise (IOCs) from threat intelligence (TI), by searching for matches in VMConnection.\n",
        "displayName": "TI Map IP Entity to VMConnection",
        "enabled": true,
        "entityMappings": [
          {
            "entityType": "Host",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "HostName",
                "identifier": "HostName"
              },
              {
                "columnName": "DnsDomain",
                "identifier": "DnsDomain"
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "entityType": "IP",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "RemoteIp",
                "identifier": "Address"
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "entityType": "URL",
            "fieldMappings": [
              {
                "columnName": "Url",
                "identifier": "Url"
              }
            ]
          }
        ],
        "OriginalUri": "https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Sentinel/blob/master/Solutions/Threat Intelligence/Analytic Rules/IPEntity_VMConnection.yaml",
        "query": "let dt_lookBack = 1h; // Look back 1 hour for VMConnection events\nlet ioc_lookBack = 14d; // Look back 14 days for threat intelligence indicators\n// Fetch threat intelligence indicators related to IP addresses\nlet IP_Indicators = ThreatIntelligenceIndicator\n  | where isnotempty(NetworkIP) or isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress) or isnotempty(NetworkDestinationIP) or isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP)\n  | where TimeGenerated >= ago(ioc_lookBack)\n  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isnotempty(NetworkIP), NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP)\n  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(NetworkSourceIP), NetworkSourceIP, TI_ipEntity)\n  | extend TI_ipEntity = iff(isempty(TI_ipEntity) and isnotempty(EmailSourceIpAddress), EmailSourceIpAddress, TI_ipEntity)\n  | where ipv4_is_private(TI_ipEntity) == false and  TI_ipEntity !startswith \"fe80\" and TI_ipEntity !startswith \"::\" and TI_ipEntity !startswith \"127.\"\n  | summarize LatestIndicatorTime = arg_max(TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId\n  | where Active == true and ExpirationDateTime > now();\n// Perform a join between IP indicators and VMConnection events\nIP_Indicators\n  // Use innerunique to keep performance fast and result set low, as we only need one match to indicate potential malicious activity that needs investigation\n  | join kind=innerunique (\n      VMConnection\n      | where TimeGenerated >= ago(dt_lookBack)\n      | extend VMConnection_TimeGenerated = TimeGenerated\n  )\n  on $left.TI_ipEntity == $right.RemoteIp\n  // Filter out VMConnection events that occurred after the expiration of the corresponding indicator\n  | where VMConnection_TimeGenerated < ExpirationDateTime\n  // Group the results by IndicatorId and keep the VMConnection event with the latest timestamp\n  | summarize VMConnection_TimeGenerated = arg_max(VMConnection_TimeGenerated, *) by IndicatorId, RemoteIp\n  // Select the desired output fields\n  | project VMConnection_TimeGenerated, Description, ActivityGroupNames, IndicatorId, ThreatType, Url, ExpirationDateTime, ConfidenceScore,\n    TI_ipEntity, Computer, Direction, ProcessName, SourceIp, DestinationIp, RemoteIp, Protocol, DestinationPort, NetworkIP, NetworkDestinationIP, NetworkSourceIP, EmailSourceIpAddress, Type\n  | extend timestamp = VMConnection_TimeGenerated, HostName = tostring(split(Computer, '.', 0)[0]), DnsDomain = tostring(strcat_array(array_slice(split(Computer, '.'), 1, -1), '.'))\n",
        "queryFrequency": "PT1H",
        "queryPeriod": "P14D",
        "severity": "Medium",
        "suppressionDuration": "PT1H",
        "suppressionEnabled": false,
        "tactics": [
          "Impact"
        ],
        "templateVersion": "1.4.1",
        "triggerOperator": "GreaterThan",
        "triggerThreshold": 0
      },
      "type": "Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/providers/alertRules"
    }
  ]
}