Microsoft released the open-source version of the Windows system monitoring tool Sysmon for Linux, which allows Linux administrators to monitor malicious activities on the device.
“System Monitor (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.Note that Sysmon does not provide analysis of the events it generates, nor does it attempt to protect or hide itself from attackers.”
Its versatility comes from the ability to create custom configuration files. Unlike the Windows version of Sysmon, Linux users need to compile the program themselves and make sure they have all the necessary dependencies, including the need to install the SysinternalsEBPF project first.
Regarding the installation and configuration of the Linux version of the Sysmon project, detailed instructions are provided on its GitHub page.