Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 05/05/2015, Max-Detection Policy

Just released:
Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 05/05/2015

We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release from Talos. In this release we introduced 14 new rules and made modifications to 8 additional rules.

There were no changes made to the snort.conf in this release.

Talos would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions, their rules are included in the Community Ruleset:

Avery Tarasov

Yaser Mansour

Talos's rule release:
A new base policy, Maximum Detection, has been added in this release. The
Maximum Detection policy will grow to encompass a selection of vulnerabilities
from 2005 or later with a CVSS score of at least 7.5, along with critical
malware and exploit kit rules.

The "Maximum Detection" policy favors detection over rated throughput. In some
situations this policy can and will cause significant throughput reductions.
Cisco's Talos continues to recommend the "Balanced Connectivity and Security"
policy for most networks, and the "Security Over Connectivity" policy for
customers with more rigorous security requirements.

Talos has also added and modified multiple rules in the browser-ie,
exploit-kit, file-other and server-webapp rule sets to provide coverage for
emerging threats from these technologies.

In order to subscribe now to Talos's newest rule detection functionality, you can subscribe for as low as $29 US dollars a year for personal users, be sure and see our business pricing as well at https://www.snort.org/products. Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!