Azure Automation Runbook Created or Modifiededit

Identifies when an Azure Automation runbook is created or modified. An adversary may create or modify an Azure Automation runbook to execute malicious code and maintain persistence in their target’s environment.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-azure*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-25m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Domain: Cloud
  • Data Source: Azure
  • Use Case: Configuration Audit
  • Tactic: Persistence

Version: 102

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:azure.activitylogs and
  ) and
  event.outcome:(Success or success)