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Roberto Rodriguez @Cyb3rWard0g

  • Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) R&D

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Jupyter Notebooks Level

What do you exepect to learn about Jupyter Notebooks in this event?

What do you exepect to learn about Jupyter Notebooks in this event?


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      • 11:35am -11:55am

      • 2:45pm - 3:00pm

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Interactive Talks

Keep an eye on the Binder badge next to each talk title in the agenda!

Getting up to speed..

Getting up to speed..

What is Interactive Computing?

An Interactive computation is a persistent computer program that runs with a “human in the loop” where the primary mode of steering the program is through the human iteratively writing/running blocks of code and looking at the result.


Interactivity as a Protocol

  • Read-Evaluate-Print Loop (REPL):

    • Takes a single user’s inputs

    • Evaluates them

    • Returns the result to the user

  • A two-process model based on a kernel-client infrastructure

    • Kernel: Executes code

    • Client: Reads input and present output


  • Released on Dec 10, 2001 by Fernando Perez while he was a graduate student at the University of Colorado

    • Release: https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2001-December/093408.html

  • IPython as we know it today grew out of the following three projects:

    • ipython by Fernando Pérez.

    • IPP by Janko Hauser.

    • LazyPython by Nathan Gray.

Reference: https://ipython.readthedocs.io/en/stable/about/history.html

Reference: https://ipython.readthedocs.io/en/stable/interactive/python-ipython-diff.html

Fernando Perez Inspiration

  • Research with open tools for access and collaboration

    • Validated in SciPy India 2010 - Workshop to include students from underprivileged colleges in rural India.

  • Scientific

    • Business of science is to understand nature

    • Science is about opening up the black boxes nature

  • Community!

    • SciPy: Scientists collaborating and building better tools together!

    • Less competitions and more collaboration!

reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuNj5paMuow&list=PL055Epbe6d5aP6Ru42r7hk68GTSaclYgi

IPython -> Jupyter Project

Reference: https://speakerdeck.com/fperez/project-jupyter?slide=5

Reference: https://speakerdeck.com/fperez/project-jupyter?slide=5

What are Jupyter Notebooks?

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. The Jupyter notebook combines two components:

  • A web application: a browser-based tool for interactive authoring of documents which combine explanatory text, mathematics, computations and their rich media output.

  • Notebook documents: a representation of all content visible in the web application, including inputs and outputs of the computations, explanatory text, mathematics, images, and rich media representations of objects.

Uses include:

  • Data cleaning and transformation

  • Statistical modeling

  • Data visualization

  • Machine learning, and much more

reference: https://jupyter.org/

Architecture (Interactive Protocol)

What does it look like?

print("Hola Roberto!")
for x in range(5):

Installing Jupyter Notebooks (Manually)

Prerequisite: Python

While Jupyter runs code in many programming languages, Python is a requirement (Python 3.3 or greater, or Python 2.7) for installing the JupyterLab or the classic Jupyter Notebook.

Using Conda

conda install -c conda-forge notebook

Using PIP

pip install notebook

Once Jupyter Notebook is installed, you can run it with the following command:

jupyter notebook

Installing Jupyter Notebooks (Docker CE)

Prerequisite: Docker CE

You just have to install the community edition of Docker, so that you can pull and build ready-to-run Docker images containing Jupyter applications and interactive computing tools. You can use a stack image to do any of the following (and more):

  • Start a personal Jupyter Notebook server in a local Docker container

  • Run JupyterLab servers for a team using JupyterHub

  • Write your own project Dockerfile

  • Jupyter Docker Stacks: https://github.com/jupyter/docker-stacks

  • Jupyter Docker Base Image: https://hub.docker.com/r/jupyter/base-notebook/

docker run -p 8888:8888 jupyter/minimal-notebook:3b1f4f5e6cc1```
from IPython.display import YouTubeVideo

YouTubeVideo('KVR1_cVlLRE', width=1000, height=800)

Enter Binder Project

  • Released on May, 2016

  • Updated 2.0 on November, 2019

  • The Binder Project is an open community that makes it possible to create shareable, interactive, reproducible environments.

  • The main technical product that the community creates is called BinderHub, and one deployment of a BinderHub exists at mybinder.org.

  • Who is it for?:

    • Researchers, Educators, people analyzing data and people trying to communicate the data analysis to others!!


BinderHub connects several services together to provide on-the-fly creation and registry of Docker images. It utilizes the following tools:

  • A cloud provider such Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, and others

  • Kubernetes to manage resources on the cloud

  • Helm to configure and control Kubernetes

  • Docker to use containers that standardize computing environments

  • A BinderHub UI that users can access to specify Git repos they want built

  • BinderHub to generate Docker images using the URL of a Git repository

  • A Docker registry (such as gcr.io) that hosts container images

  • JupyterHub to deploy temporary containers for users

BinderHub Flow

Let’s Try it!

I have a Notebook. Now What!

From a security perspective, there are a few basic things that you can start doing to start integrating notebooks to your research operations.

Connect to your favorite SIEMs

  • ELK (Elasticsearch)

  • Splunk

  • Azure Sentinel (Workspace)

Empower others in the infosec community and make your work reproducible

  • Mordor Project (@Mordor_Project)

  • Threat Hunter Playbook (@HunterPlaybook)

Connect to Elasticsearch (Elasticsearch DSL Libraries)


  • pip install elasticsearch

  • pip install pandas

  • pip install elasticsearch-dsl

Import the following libraries

from elasticsearch import Elasticsearch
from elasticsearch_dsl import Search
import pandas as pd

Reference: https://medium.com/threat-hunters-forge/jupyter-notebooks-from-sigma-rules-%EF%B8%8F-to-query-elasticsearch-31a74cc59b99

Connect to Elasticsearch (Elasticsearch DSL Libraries)

Initialize an Elasticsearch client using a specific Elasticsearch URL. Next, you can pass the client to the Search object that we will use to represent the search request in a little bit.

es = Elasticsearch(['http://<elasticsearch-ip>:9200'])
searchContext = Search(using=es, index='logs-*', doc_type='doc')

Reference: https://medium.com/threat-hunters-forge/jupyter-notebooks-from-sigma-rules-%EF%B8%8F-to-query-elasticsearch-31a74cc59b99

Connect to Elasticsearch (Elasticsearch DSL Libraries)

In addition, we will need to use the query class to pass an Elasticsearch query_string . For example, what if I want to query event_id 1 events?.

s = searchContext.query('query_string', query='event_id:1')

Reference: https://medium.com/threat-hunters-forge/jupyter-notebooks-from-sigma-rules-%EF%B8%8F-to-query-elasticsearch-31a74cc59b99

Connect to Elasticsearch (Elasticsearch DSL Libraries)

Finally, you can run the query and get the results back as a DataFrame

if response.success():
    df = pd.DataFrame((d.to_dict() for d in s.scan()))


Reference: https://medium.com/threat-hunters-forge/jupyter-notebooks-from-sigma-rules-%EF%B8%8F-to-query-elasticsearch-31a74cc59b99

Connect to Elasticsearch (Elasticsearch DSL Libraries)

Reference: https://medium.com/threat-hunters-forge/jupyter-notebooks-from-sigma-rules-%EF%B8%8F-to-query-elasticsearch-31a74cc59b99

Connect to Elasticsearch (HuntLib Library @DavidJBianco)


  • pip install huntlib

Import the Elastic Dataframe class and create a plaintext connection to the Elastic server, no authentication.

from huntlib.elastic import ElasticDF

e = ElasticDF(

Reference: https://github.com/target/huntlib

Connect to Elasticsearch (HuntLib Library @DavidJBianco)

A more complex example, showing how to set the Elastic document type, use Python-style datetime objects to constrain the search to a certain time period, and a user-defined field against which to do the time comparisons. The result size will be limited to no more than 1500 entries.

df = e.search_df(
                  lucene="item:5285 AND color:red",
                  doctype="doc", date_field="mydate",
                  start_time=datetime.now() - timedelta(days=8),
                  end_time=datetime.now() - timedelta(days=6),

Reference: https://github.com/target/huntlib

Connect to Splunk (HuntLib Library @DavidJBianco)

The SplunkDF class search Splunk and returns the results as a Pandas DataFrame. This makes it easier to work with the search results using standard data analysis techniques. Establish a connectio to the splunk server

from huntlib.splunk import SplunkDF

s = SplunkDF (

Reference: https://github.com/target/huntlib

Connect to Splunk (HuntLib Library @DavidJBianco)

Time bounded search using Splunk notation.

df = s.search_df(
                  spl="search index=win_events EventCode=4688",

Reference: https://github.com/target/huntlib


  • DataFrame is a 2-dimensional labeled data structure with columns of potentially different types.

  • You can think of it like a spreadsheet or SQL table

Connect to Azure Sentinel (MSTICpy)

Import libraries

import os

import pandas as pd
from msticpy.nbtools.wsconfig import WorkspaceConfig
from msticpy.data.data_providers import QueryProvider

Connect to Azure Sentinel (MSTICpy)

Define connection string. We are going to authenticate to our demo workspace with an AppKey. Therefore, there is no need for you to pass an azure account or authenticate with your credentials! This is a great demo environment to test your notebooks!

connect_str = f"loganalytics://workspace='DEMO_WORKSPACE';appkey='DEMO_KEY';alias='myworkspace'"
qry_prov = QueryProvider("LogAnalytics")

Native Kqlmagic interface

See https://github.com/Microsoft/jupyter-Kqlmagic

%kql SecurityEvent | take 1

MSITCPy query interface

alerts_df = qry_prov.exec_query("""
| take 10

Send queries of arbitrary complexity (using %%kql or msticpy)

events_df = qry_prov.exec_query("""
| where TimeGenerated between (ago(1d) .. now())
| summarize EventCount=count() by EventID

Simple parameterization of queries

from datetime import datetime, timedelta
param_query = """
| where TimeGenerated between (datetime({start}) .. datetime({end}))
| summarize EventCount=count() by EventID

end = datetime.utcnow()
start = end - timedelta(3)

events_df = qry_prov.exec_query(
    param_query.format(start=start, end=end)

events_df.plot.scatter(x="EventID", y="EventCount", figsize=(15, 4), s=50, c="EventCount", colormap="viridis")

Building an Infosec Community around Jupyter Notebooks

How can I expedite collaboration in the Infosec community and allow anyone in the 🌎 to use the notebooks I build and also the datasets to reproduce my research?

  • Threat Hunter Playbook (@HunterPlaybook)

    • https://threathunterplaybook.com/introduction

  • Mordor Project (@Mordor_Project)

    • https://mordordatasets.com/introduction

Enter Jupyter Book

Jupyter Book is an open source project for building beautiful, publication-quality books and documents from computational material.


  • https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/introduction/introduction.html

  • https://gist.github.com/fperez/1579699

  • https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2001-December/093408.html

  • https://ipython.org/news.html#ipython-0-12

  • https://speakerdeck.com/fperez/project-jupyter

  • https://blog.jupyter.org/rendering-notebooks-on-github-f7ac8736d686

  • https://blog.jupyter.org/binder-2-0-a-tech-guide-2017-fd40515a3a84

  • https://elifesciences.org/labs/a7d53a88/toward-publishing-reproducible-computation-with-binder

  • https://mordordatasets.com/introduction

  • https://threathunterplaybook.com/introduction

  • https://github.com/target/huntlib

  • https://elasticsearch-dsl.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

  • https://jupyterbook.org/intro.html