T1021.004 SSH Mappings

Adversaries may use Valid Accounts to log into remote machines using Secure Shell (SSH). The adversary may then perform actions as the logged-on user.

SSH is a protocol that allows authorized users to open remote shells on other computers. Many Linux and macOS versions come with SSH installed by default, although typically disabled until the user enables it. The SSH server can be configured to use standard password authentication or public-private keypairs in lieu of or in addition to a password. In this authentication scenario, the user’s public key must be in a special file on the computer running the server that lists which keypairs are allowed to login as that user.



Capability ID Capability Description Mapping Type ATT&CK ID ATT&CK Name
cloud_identity Cloud Identity technique_scores T1021.004 SSH
chronicle Chronicle technique_scores T1021.004 SSH