Installation of Security Support Provideredit

Identifies registry modifications related to the Windows Security Support Provider (SSP) configuration. Adversaries may abuse this to establish persistence in an environment.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-6m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.2

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License

Rule queryedit

registry where registry.path :
("HKLM\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Lsa\\Security Packages*",
Packages*") and not process.executable :

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 2 (7.11.2 release)
  • Formatting only