Persistence via Scheduled Job Creationedit

A job can be used to schedule programs or scripts to be executed at a specified date and time. Adversaries may abuse task scheduling functionality to facilitate initial or recurring execution of malicious code.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100

References: None


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

file where event.type != "deletion" and
 file.path : "?:\\Windows\\Tasks\\*" and file.extension : "job"