Microsoft releases Sysmon 2.0
Sysmon is a Windows system service and device driver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across system reboots to monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log.
It provides detailed information about process creations, network connections, and changes to file creation time. By collecting the events it generates using Windows Event Collection or SIEM agents and subsequently analyzing them, you can identify malicious or anomalous activity and understand how intruders and malware operate on your network.
Version 2.0 is a major update to Sysmon, and includes driver load and image load events with signature information, configurable hashing algorithm reporting, flexible filters for including and excluding events, and support for supplying configuration via a configuration file instead of the command line.