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Create a Custom Threat Intelligence Source

This topic has information about setting up a custom threat intelligence source in Cloud SIEM, which is a threat intelligence list that you can populate manually, as opposed to using an automatic feed. 

You can set up and populate custom threat intelligence sources interactively from the Cloud SIEM UI, by uploading a .csv file, or using Cloud SIEM APIs. You can populate the sources with IP addresses, hostnames, URLs, email addresses, and file hashes.

Watch this micro lesson to learn more about Cloud SIEM threat intelligence.

How Cloud SIEM uses indicators

When Cloud SIEM encounters an indicator from your threat source in an incoming Record it adds relevant information to the Record. Because threat intelligence information is persisted within Records, you can reference it downstream in both rules and search. The built-in rules that come with Cloud SIEM automatically create a Signal for Records that have been enriched in this way.

Rule authors can also write rules that look for threat intelligence information in Records. To leverage the information in a rule, you can extend your custom rule expression, or add a Rule Turning Expression to a built-in rule. For a more detailed explanation of how to use threat intelligence information in rules, see Threat Intelligence in the About Cloud SIEM Rules topic.

Create a threat intelligence source from Cloud SIEM UI

  1. In the top menu select Content > Threat Intelligence.
  2. Click Add Source on the Threat Intelligence page.
    Threat Intelligence page
  3. Click Custom on the Add Source popup.
    Custom button
  4. On the Add New Source popup, enter a name, and if desired, a description for the source.
    Add new source
  5. Click Add Custom Source.

Your new source should now appear on the Threat Intelligence page.

Enter indicators manually

  1. On the Threat Intelligence page, click the name of the source you want to update.
    Click name
  2. The Details page lists any indicators that have previously been added and have not expired. Click Add Indicator.
    Threat details
  3. On the New Threat Intelligence Indicator popup.
    1. Value. Enter an IP address, hostname, URL, or file hash. Your entry must be one of:
      • A valid IPV4 or IPv6 address  
      • A valid email address
      • A valid, complete URL
      • A hostname (without protocol or path)
      • A hexadecimal string of 32, 40, 64, or 128 characters 
    2. Description. (Optional)
    3. Expiration. (Optional) If desired, you can specify an expiration date and time for the indicator. When that time is reached, the indicator will be removed from the source. When you click in the field, you’ll be prompted to select a date and time.
    4. Click Add.

Upload a file of indicators 

If you have a large number of indicators to add to your source, you can save time by creating a .csv file and uploading it to Cloud SIEM.
Import indicators

Create a CSV file

The .csv file can contain up to three columns, which are described below. 

valueRequired. Must be one of the following:
- A valid IPV4 or IPv6 address
- A valid, complete URL
- A valid email address
- A hostname (without protocol or path)
- A hexadecimal string of 32, 40, 64, or 128 characters
expiresOptional. The data and time when you want the indicator to be removed, in any ISO date format.
activeRequired. Specifies whether the indicator actively looks for threat intelligence in Records. Valid values are true or false.

Example .csv file

22.333.22.252,Tante Intel,2022-06-01 01:00 PM,true

Upload the file

  1. On the Threat Intelligence page, click the name of the target custom source.
  2. Click Import Indicators.
  3. On the import popup:
    1. Drag your file onto the import popup, or click to navigate to the file, and then click Import.
    2. Optionally, you can enter an expiration for the indicators on the list. If you do, it will override any expirations that are defined in the file. Enter the expiration in any ISO date format. For example: 2022-12-31

Manage sources and indicators using APIs

You can use Cloud SIEM threat intelligence APIs to create and manage indicators and custom threat sources. For information about Cloud SIEM APIs and how to access the API documentation, see Cloud SIEM APIs.

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