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DNS-based detection events

These events occur when a Detection Event that includes a DNS-based artifact is triggered.
Field
Value
Description
Description
[varies]
Name of the Detection Rule that was triggered
Device Id
[varies]
Unique ID for the device
Device Name
[varies]
Name of the device on which the Detection Event occurred
Event Id
[varies]
Unique ID for the Detection Event
Event Name
OpticsCaeDNSEvent
Detection Event involved a DNS-based connection
Event Type
OpticsCaeDNSEvent
Detection Event involved a DNS-based connection
Instigating Process ImageFileSha256
[varies]
SHA256 hash of the process that instigated the action
Instigating Process Name
[varies]
Name of the process that instigated the action
Instigating Process Owner
[varies]
User who owns the process that instigated the action
Resolved Address
[varies]
Resolved IP address for the domain
Resolved Address Count
[varies]
Number of resolved IP addresses for the domain
Severity
[varies]
Severity of the event:
  • High: A malicious event that requires immediate attention.
  • Medium: A suspicious event that should be reviewed.
  • Low: An important event, but may not be malicious.
  • Info: An observed event.
Target Domain Name
[varies]
Target domain that was attempted to be resolved
Zone Names
[varies]
Zones that the device belongs to
Example message for DNS-based detection events
9/27/19 0:31:07 Syslog.Warning 10.6.27.126 1 2019-09-27T00:31:04.2540000Z sysloghost CylanceOPTICS - - [Optics2.4SyslogTesting] Event Type: OpticsCaeDnsEvent, Event Name: OpticsCaeDnsEvent, Device Name: DEV-01, Zone Names: (Windows 10,10.45.*), Event Id: 7cd37028-4cba-4a81-b9bb-c1ebbef9a0a3, Severity: Informational, Description: v1-dnsrequest_tld2, Instigating Process Name: ICreateDnsRequests.exe, Instigating Process Owner: DEV-01//DevUser, Instigating Process ImageFileSha256: 839459355BC41EA0F85F1D15868DD6576C510677DA7DF4DFC00E317FE4C2C7F5, Target Domain Name: test.test, Resolved Address: Unknown, Resolved Address Count: 0, Device Id: 340d587c-1bbe-41d0-a330-24b12584fadc