Full documentation, training and use-cases can be found here.
CALDERA™ is a cyber security framework designed to easily run autonomous breach-and-simulation exercises. It can also be used to run manual red-team engagements or automated incident response.
It is built on the MITRE ATT&CK™ framework and is an active research project at MITRE.
The framework consists of two components:
- The core system. This is the framework code, consisting of what is available in this repository. Included is an asynchronous command-and-control (C2) server with a REST API and a web interface.
- Plugins. These are separate repositories that hang off of the core framework, providing additional functionality. Examples include agents, GUI interfaces, collections of TTPs and more.
Create your own plugin! Plugin generator: Skeleton
- Access (red team initial access tools and techniques)
- Atomic (Atomic Read Team project TTPs)
- Builder (dynamically compile payloads)
- CalTack (embedded ATT&CK website)
- Compass (ATT&CK visualizations)
- Debrief (operations insights)
- Fieldmanual (documentation)
- GameBoard (visualize joint red and blue operations)
- Human (create simulated noise on an endpoint)
- Manx (shell functionality and reverse shell payloads)
- Mock (simulate agents in operations)
- Response (incident response)
- Sandcat (default agent)
- SSL (enable https for caldera)
- Stockpile (technique and profile storehouse)
- Training (certification and training course)
These plugins are ready to use but are not included by default:
- Pathfinder (vulnerability scanning)
These requirements are for the computer running the core framework:
- Any Linux or MacOS
- Python 3.6.1+ (with Pip3)
- Google Chrome is our only supported browser
- Recommended hardware to run on is 8GB+ RAM and 2+ CPUs
Start by cloning this repository recursively, passing the desired version/release in x.x.x format. This will pull in all available plugins. If you clone master – or any non-release branch – you may experience bugs.
git clone https://github.com/mitre/caldera.git --recursive --branch 2.8.1
Next, install the PIP requirements:
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
Super-power your CALDERA server installation! Install GoLang (1.13+)
Finally, start the server.
python3 server.py --insecure
Collectively this would be:
git clone https://github.com/mitre/caldera.git --recursive --branch 2.8.1 cd caldera pip3 install -r requirements.txt python3 server.py --insecure
Once started, you should log into http://localhost:8888 using the credentials red/admin. Then go into Plugins -> Training and complete the capture-the-flag style training course to learn how to use the framework.
Watch the following video for a brief run through of how to run your first operation.