metta: do adversarial simulation

Metta is an information security preparedness tool.

This project uses Redis/Celery, python, and vagrant with VirtualBox to do the adversarial simulation. This allows you to test (mostly) your host-based instrumentation but may also allow you to test any network-based detection and controls depending on how you set up your vagrants.

The project parses YAML files with actions and uses celery to queue these actions up to and run them one at a time without interaction. This takes away the need for any manual actions across your vagrants and will allow you to programmatically chain together actions into scenarios for detection rule validation, vendor testing, or creating events for your security team to triage.

Why Metta

Metta (Pali) Loving-kindness, gentle friendship; a practice for generating loving-kindness said to be first taught by the Buddha as an antidote to fear. It helps cultivate our natural capacity for an open and loving heart and is traditionally offered along with other Brahma-vihara meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.

In other words, running adversarial simulations to test your network and EDR devices should elevate your happiness levels and decrease those fear levels. It also makes the Blue Team feel loved.



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