Hermes Ransomware v2.1 Action Monitoring using Next Generation Security Operation Center (NGSOC) Complex Correlation Rules

Yau Ti Dun, Mohd Faizal Ab Razak, Mohamad Fadli Zolkipli, Tan Fui Bee, Ahmad Firdaus


A new malware is identified every fewer than five seconds in today's threat environment, which is changing at a rapid speed. As part of cybercrime, there is a lot of malware activity that can infect the system and make it problematic. Cybercrime is a rapidly growing field, allowing cyber thieves to engage in a wide range of damaging activities. Hacking, scams, child pornography, and identity theft are all examples of cybercrime. Cybercrime victims might be single entities or groups of persons who are being targeted for harm. Cybercrime and malware become more hazardous and damaging because of these factors. Subsequent to these factors, there is a need to construct Next Generation Security Operation Centers (NGSOCs). SOC consists of human resources, processes, and technology designed to deal with security events derived from the Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) log analysis. This research examines how Next Generation Security Operation Centers (NGSOCs) respond to malicious activity. This study develops a use case to detect the latest Hermes Ransomware v2.1 malware using complex correlation rules for the SIEM anomalies engine. This study aims to analyze and detect Hermes Ransomware v2.1. As a result, NGSOC distinguishes malware activities' initial stages by halting traffic attempts to download malware. By forwarding logs to SIEM, the use case can support Threat Analyst in finding other Indicators of Compromise (IOC) to assist organizations in developing a systematic and more preemptive approach for ransomware detection.


SIEM; NGSOC; ransomware; correlation rule; malware.

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