Island

This package offers a LogScale parser and a dedicated dashboard designed to efficiently manage and display Island audit logs.

The parser normalizes data to a common schema based on an OpenTelemetry standard. This schema allows you to search the data without knowing the data specifically, and just knowing the common schema instead. It also allows you to combine the data more easily with other data sources which conform to the same schema.

Breaking Changes

This update includes parser changes, which means that data ingested after upgrade will not be backwards compatible with logs ingested with the previous version.

Updating to version 1.0.0 or newer will therefore result in issues with existing queries in for example dashboards or alerts created prior to this version.

See CrowdStrike Parsing Standard (CPS) for more details on the new parser schema.

Installing the Package in LogScale

Find the repository where you want to send the Island events, or Creating a Repository or View.

  1. Navigate to your repository in the LogScale interface, click Settings and then Packages on the left.

  2. Click Marketplace and install the LogScale package for Island (i.e. island/island).

  3. When the package has finished installing, click Ingest tokens on the left still under the Settings.

  4. In the right panel, click + Add Token to create a new token. Give the token an appropriate name, and assign the parser island .

    Before leaving this page, view the ingest token and copy it to your clipboard — to save it temporarily elsewhere.

    Now that you have a repository set up in LogScale along with an ingest token you're ready to send logs to LogScale.

Configurations and Sending the Logs to LogScale

  1. Copy your Logscale Raw Log ingestion URL (for example: https://cloud.us.humio.com/api/v1/ingest/raw)

  2. Go the Island Management Console and Navigate to Settings Integrations SIEM from the Island Management Console.

  3. Click on Setup for the CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale integration.

  4. Enter the Server URL, which is the URL you copied earlier, for example: (https://cloud.us.humio.com/api/v1/ingest/raw).

  5. Enter the Token which is the ingest token you created in copied in the previous steps.

  6. Click on Check Connection to confirm the connection to the configured Syslog server.

  7. Click on Create Integration. If the integration is successful, the Up and Running status should be displayed below the Settings button for the selected integration.

Verify Data is Arriving in LogScale

Once you have completed the above steps the Island data should be arriving in your LogScale repository.

You can verify this by doing a simple search for the events:

logscale
#Vendor = "island" 
| event.module="island"

Package Contents Explained

This package contains the following:

  • Dashboards

    • Island Browser Dashboard

  • Parser - island

This package parses incoming data, and normalizing the data as part of that parsing. The parser normalizes the data to a subset of this schema based on OpenTelemetry standards, while still preserving the original data.

If you want to search using the original field names and values, you can access those in the fields whose names are prefixed with the word Vendor. Fields which are not prefixed with Vendor are standard fields which are either based on the schema (e.g. source.ip) or on LogScale conventions (e.g. @rawstring).

The fields which the parser currently maps the data to, are chosen based on what seems the most relevant, and will potentially be expanded in the future. But the parser won't necessarily normalize every field that has potential to be normalized.

Event Categorisation

As part of the schema, events are categorized by fields:

  • event.type

  • event.outcome

event.type is an array so needs to be searched using the following syntax:

logscale
array:contains("event.type[]", value="admin")

For example, the following will find events where some event.type[n] field contains the value network, regardless of what n is.

Note that not all events will be categorized to this level of detail.

Normalized Fields

Here are some of the normalized fields which are being set by this parser:

  • event.* (e.g. ,event.module, event.type, event.outcome )

  • ecs* (e.g. ecs.version )

  • Cps* (e.g. Cps.version )