The MISP project is a free open source threat intelligence platform (TIP) that stores, analyzes, and shares information about malware.
It is co-financed by the European Union and a wide variety of organizations, including law enforcement agencies, private companies, and academic institutions, rely on MISP.
The platform has several features that make it an invaluable tool. For example, a searchable database of known malware samples allows organizations to find information on specific threats quickly. In addition, MISP includes a variety of other options such as a collection of OSINT feeds, API access, and integration with other security products.
Another reason why MISP is a crucial tool for malware researchers and security professionals is that it allows them to share information about new threats and samples quickly. This helps researchers keep up with the latest threats and allows them to work together to better understand and protect against new attacks.
MISP Threat Sharing Project Features
“Support” refers to the ability of a software or service to integrate with MISP. This is accomplished through an API or by using a MISP-compatible format. Many different types of industry software and services offer support. These include but are not limited to various SIEMs, TIPs, and incident response tools.
MISP modules are expansion modules that can be used to add new functionality to MISP. They are developed by the MISP community and are available for anyone to use. There are currently over 40 MISP modules available! They cover a wide range of topics, such as malware analysis, incident response, and threat intelligence. For example, the platform can use Splunk for log analysis or TheHive for incident response.
For customization purposes, MISP has flexible taxonomies for describing and tagging events. There is also support for exporting data in the MISP format or in STIX/MAEC formats, as well as an advanced correlation engine to identify relationships between indicators. Hierarchical tag inheritance is yet another feature.
To support its mission of enabling the sharing of information, the tool allows the creation of private groups for sensitive information. This is ideal for sharing information about new threats and vulnerabilities within a company so that everyone can be aware and take appropriate action.
The pyMISP project is an open-source toolbox written in Python 3 and serves as the official library for the MISP project. It is designed to support the MISP threat intelligence platform by providing a flexible and powerful platform for ingests, exports, queries, and analyses. The project is led by Alexandre Dulaunoy (@adulau), who is also the main developer of the MISP software.
pyMISP is released under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0. The toolbox currently contains 19 different tools, each of which performs a specific function related to MISP.
Some of the more popular tools included in pyMISP are:
- Ingest: This tool allows you to ingest data from a variety of sources, including text files, JSON files, and even generic SQL databases. Export: This tool allows you to export data from MISP in a variety of formats, including CSV, XML, and HTML.
- Query: This tool allows you to perform simple queries against the data in MISP. For example, you can use this tool to search for all incidents that contain a specific IP address.
- Analysis: This tool allows you to perform various analyses on the data in MISP. For example, you can use this tool to generate a timeline of all events in MISP.
There are many super thorough training videos on YouTube. The official options, linked below, are provided by the team at CIRCL (Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg), the creators of the platform. A YouTube search will yield even more results for MISP training sessions and usage tips.
Overall, the MISP Threat Sharing project is a powerful and feature-rich threat intelligence platform. The API and impressively long list of current integrations and services make it a super flexible TIP/tool that any team should consider if they have a need for one.
Malware Patrol offers several feeds formatted for MISP, as well as the option to sync with our MISP servers. The feeds available include:
- Command & Control (C2) URLs
- DGA Domains
- Malicious IPs
- Malware URLs
- DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Servers
You can request a free evaluation of our MISP services here. If you’re already a customer using MISP, we have a handy configuration guide available.