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-*
  • 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: 4

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

registry where
   registry.path : ("HKLM\\SYSTEM\\*ControlSet*\\Control\\Lsa\\Security Packages*",
                    "HKLM\\SYSTEM\\*ControlSet*\\Control\\Lsa\\OSConfig\\Security Packages*") and
   not process.executable : ("C:\\Windows\\System32\\msiexec.exe", "C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\msiexec.exe")