AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Alarms List View

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst Manager

AlienVault USM Anywhere provides a centralized view of your alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation.. Go to Activity > Alarms.

Note: You can watch the Conducting Security Analysis with AT&T Cybersecurity USM Anywhere customer training webcast on-demand to learn how to leverage USM Anywhere to perform security analyst duties.

The alarms page displays information on alarms. On the left you can find the search and filters options. Use filters to delimit your search. See Searching Alarms for more information. In the top of the page, you can see any filters you have applied, and you have the option to create and select different views of the alarms. The main part of the page is the actual list of alarms. Each row describes an individual alarm and includes a check-box that you can use to select individual alarms. You can select all alarms on the same page by clicking the check-box in the first column of the header row.

Refreshing the page

USM Anywhere gives you the option of refreshing the page automatically in a period of time that you can configure.

You can configure a period of time for refreshing the data on the page. See Managing Your Profile Settings for more information.

Following the name of the view, you can click the icon to stop the auto-refresh countdown and refresh the page manually.

There is an auto-refresh countdown that refreshes the page at a regular interval. The number inside the blue circle indicates the remaining time until the next refresh. See Managing Your Profile Settings to configure this interval.

Auto-refresh in the Alarms page

Alarm Summary Graph

The section above the page includes a bubble graph that provides a graphical representation of alarms by intent. Blue circles indicate the number of times that an alarm in an intent showed. A bigger circle indicates a higher number of alarms. You can hover over each of the circles to get the actual number of different types of intent. In addition, if you click any of the blue circles, USM Anywhere displays only the alarms corresponding to that circle. You can change the displayed period of time by clicking the Created during filter.

Alarms graphed by intent are sorted into five different categories, which are represented by the graphic icons in the display:

If you want to analyze the data and see the additional columns without having to scroll left and right, you can maximize the screen and hide the filter panel. Click the icon to hide the filter panel. Click the icon to expand the filter panel.

Alarm Summary Graph

Use the icon to change the alarms view, which is by default Alarms by Intent. This view is a bubble graph that provides a graphical representation of alarms by intent.

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The MITRE ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge) is a framework for understanding attackers' behaviors and actions. USM Anywhere and AT&T Alien Labs™ Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) include MITRE ATT&CK information. The alarms view incorporates a table with tactics and techniques to describe adversarial actions and behaviors. Techniques are specific actions an attacker might take and tactics are phases of attacker behavior. This view includes the alarms mapping to their corresponding ATT&CK techniques and helps you to understand the context and the scope of an attack. See MITRE ATT&CK for more information.

The MITRE&CK™ alarm view

The headers of the table are the 11 ATT&CK tactics and each tactic has numerous techniques, which are the rows. The tooltips match the ID technique provided by MITRE ATT&CK. Some techniques display in several tactics. If you click in one of the techniques, the specific filters are added and the list shows the result.

Applied filters in the MITTRE ATT&CK™ alarm view

USM Anywhere includes MITRE ATT&CK Dashboard to have an overview of the displayed information in this view.

The Alarm Strategies by Intent view displays a table with the purposes of the alarm, which is the intent that are the headers of the table. The rows display the strategies.

Alarm Strategies by Intent