Recent updates introduce ZeroMQ pub/sub support and
subscribers for deliery to ElasticSearch, Google BigQuery and Cassandra. See
The Cyberprobe project is an open-source distributed architecture for
real-time monitoring of networks against attack. The software consists of two
These components can be used together or separately. For a simple
configuration, they can be run on the same host, for more complex environments,
a number of probes can feed a single monitor. For more detail, and to
see where we are going, read the
- a probe, which collects data packets and forwards it over a network in
standard streaming protocols.
- a monitor, which receives the streamed packets, decodes the protocols,
and interprets the information.
cyberprobe has the following features:
- The probe can be tasked to collect packets from an interface and forward
any which match a configurable address list.
- The probe can be configured to receive Snort alerts.
In this configuration, when an alert is received from Snort, the IP
source address associated with the alert is dynamically targeted for a period
of time. In such a configuration, the system will collect data from any
network actor who triggers a snort rule and is thus identified as a potential
- The probe can optionally run a management interface which allows
remote interrogation of the state, and alteration of the configuration. This
allows dynamic alteration of the targeting map, and integration with other
- The probe can be configured to deliver on one of two standard
The monitor tool,
cybermon has the following features:
- Collects packets delivered in stream protocols.
- Decodes packet protocols in and raises events in near-real-time.
- Decoded information is made available to user-configurable logic to define
how the decoded data is handled. A simple configuration language is used
(LUA) and example configurations are provided to monitor data volumes,
display data hexdumps, or stash the data in files.
- Packet forgery techniques are included, which allow resetting TCP
connections, and forging DNS responses. This can be invoked from your LUA
in order to fight back against attacks on your network.
- Has a pub/sub delivery mechanism with subscribers for ElasticSearch,
Google BigQuery and Gaffer graph store.
- Supports IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, HTTP and DNS protocols, currently.
cybermon software includes some support for STIX as
a threat indicator specification, and can create alerts on the presence of
threats on the network.
The code is targeted at the Linux platform, although it is generic enough
to be applicable to other UN*X-like platforms.
The easiest way to learn about the software is to follow our
Quick Start tutorial.
Github download page here.