HELK (The Hunting ELK)

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Tool and Usage

Project details

BSD 3-clause
Roberto Rodriguez
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Why this tool?

The main purpose to use HELK is to do analytic research on data, which are typically the events coming from your systems. Suspicious events could be discovered by doing so-called threat hunting. It may give additional insights about the existing infrastructure and required security defenses.

Usage and audience

HELK is commonly used for system monitoring, threat discovery, or threat hunting. Target users for this tool are security professionals.


  • Tool allows multiple integrations

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

HELK is under development by Roberto Rodriguez.


Supported operating systems

HELK is known to work on Linux.

HELK alternatives

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Sqhunter performs threat hunting in your environment. It runs on the salt master node and queries open network sockets, among other information.

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This tool is categorized as a threat hunting tool.