From: https://github.com/activecm/rita

RITA is an open source framework for network traffic analysis.

The framework ingests Zeek Logs, and currently supports the following analysis features:

Beaconing: Search for signs of beaconing behavior in and out of your network
DNS Tunneling Search for signs of DNS based covert channels
Blacklisted: Query blacklists to search for suspicious domains and hosts

We can add RITA to Security Onion to enhance its current capabilities and leverage the great work from the folks at Active Countermeasures. They’ve done a fantastic job of allowing RITA to be easy to integrate with Security Onion.


Please keep in mind we do not officially support RITA, so installation is at your own risk.


To install RITA on Security Onion:

Download the install script:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/activecm/rita/master/install.sh

Run the installer:

sudo bash ./install.sh --disable-zeek


You should set your own values for InternalSubnets in /etc/rita/config.yaml before importing data into RITA. See https://github.com/activecm/rita#configuration-file for more information.


You can then import logs with:

rita import /nsm/zeek/logs/2019-09-04 dataset1

To see long connections, type:

rita show-long-connections dataset1

To see beacons, type:

rita show-beacons dataset1

Finally, you can issue an HTML report (viewable in browser) by typing:

rita html-report

See other available commands with:

rita --help
For additional information, see: