Explain YARA Rules to Me: What is YARA?

February 6, 2019 | Monty St John
Monty St John

Monty St John

Director of Intelligence

Monty St John has been in the security world for more than two decades. When he is not responding to incidents he teaches classes in Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Digital Forensics at CyberDefenses.

February 6, 2019 | Monty St John

Explain YARA Rules to Me: What is YARA?

Introduction I like YARA. Every time I hear its name spoken aloud it makes me chuckle and think I should start gabbing in German. Even though its origins are somewhat more south and on a different continent, specifically South America for the curious. It never ceases to amaze me how many sharp people in our industry have not used it…

March 29, 2018 | Monty St John

YARA Rules for Finding and Analyzing in InfoSec

Introduction If you work in security anywhere, you do a lot searching, analyzing, and alerting.  It’s the underpinning for almost any keyword you can use to describe the actions we take when working.  The minute any equation I’m working on comes down to “finding” or “analyzing”, I know what to…

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