Engineering | 3 min readIntegrations roundup: new integrations to manage overall business risk
Expel has always used a bring-your-own-tech approach to security operations. Now our integrations are expanding beyond the sphere of cybersecurity and into some of today’s most popular business apps.
Engineering | 1 min readSo long, 2022! Our year in review
To mark the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, we’ve curated some of our favorite blog posts from the past 12 months.
Engineering | 5 min read45 minutes to one minute: how we shrunk image deployment time
We recently figured out how to reduce Kubernetes image deployment time from 45 minutes (way too long) to one minute (really fast). Here’s how we did it.
Engineering | 3 min readConnect Hashicorp Vault and Google’s CloudSQL databases: new plugin!
Expel is excited to open source a new Hashicorp Vault plugin that brokers database credentials between Hashicorp Vault and Google’s CloudSQL DBs.
Engineering | 5 min readThreat hunting: Build or buy?
Not sure if you should build your own hunting capability or get a hunting partner? Check out this post to discover your options and the things you should consider (yes, we break down cost for you).
Engineering | 11 min readMigrating to GKE: Preemptible nodes and making space for the Chaos Monkeys
Find out how Expel’s internal teams collaborated to migrate our core infrastructure from a legacy environment to GCP, with no downtime (while also making sure they were prepared for a little chaos).
Engineering | 6 min read5 best practices to get to production readiness with Hashicorp Vault in Kubernetes
Flying blind when it comes to running Hashicorp Vault in Kubernetes? We’ve got you covered. Accelerate your path to production without compromising on security with these tips and best practices.
Engineering | 8 min readContainerizing key pipeline with zero downtime
Migrating to Kubernetes as Expel’s core engineering platform with zero downtime – and without interfering with our analysts’ workflow – is a tall order. But our engineers pulled it off. Find out how.
Engineering | 12 min readBehind the scenes: Building Azure integrations for ASC alerts
Find out how Expel’s internal teams built an integration on top of Azure signal – creating a new detection strategy for ASC that provides more context around alerts and improves customer visibility.
Engineering | 7 min readPlotting booby traps like in Home Alone: Our approach to detection writing
Find out how Expel’s D&R engineers think about detection writing, and how this process helps our SOC analysts make smart decisions and gain a deeper understanding of our customers’ environments.
Engineering | 2 min readAnnouncing Open Source python client (pyexclient) for Expel Workbench
We’re open sourcing a python client in the Expel Workbench! This labor of love will allow our customers to take advantage of our APIs. Find out what the release of the pyexclient project includes.
Engineering | 8 min readThe power of orchestration: how we automated enrichments for AWS alerts
Automation is key when it comes to helping analysts focus on doing what they do best – investigating legitimate threats. Find out how we use orchestration to automate enrichments for AWS alerts.
Engineering | 8 min readTerraforming a better engineering experience with Atlantis
To build something useful you must first understand your users. Find out how Expel used Terraform and Atlantis to build a platform that makes self-service provisioning in cloud infrastructure easy. % %