GCP Logging Sink Deletionedit

Identifies a Logging sink deletion in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Every time a log entry arrives, Logging compares the log entry to the sinks in that resource. Each sink whose filter matches the log entry writes a copy of the log entry to the sink’s export destination. An adversary may delete a Logging sink to evade detection.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-gcp*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: None (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Cloud
  • GCP
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • SecOps
  • Log Auditing

Version: 6

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

## Config

The GCP Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:(googlecloud.audit or gcp.audit) and event.action:google.logging.v*.ConfigServiceV*.DeleteSink and event.outcome:success