Zeek Newsletter - Issue 29 - May 2023

Welcome to the Zeek Newsletter.

In this Issue:

  • TL;DR
  • Development Updates
  • Zeek in the Community
  • Zeek in the Enterprise
  • Upcoming Events
  • Zeek Package Updates
  • Get Involved


We enjoyed seeing you at the Meet the Zeek Developers event in Amsterdam this week. We will have more to say after the team returns to their day jobs and locations.

Development Updates

On 19 May, Tim released Zeek 5.0.9 and 5.2.2. Check out the details here:


On 31 May, Tim released Zeek LTS pre-release candidate version 6.0.0-rc1. Check out the details here:


Zeek in the Community

On 22 May, Doug Burks announced the inclusion of Zeek 5.0.9 in Security Onion 2.3.250:


Zeek in the Enterprise

On 18 April, Microsoft published a blog post explaining how Windows uses Zeek to improve its detection processes on the endpoint:


Upcoming Events

The next Zeek Community Call is 7 June at 1 pm ET. Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zeek Package Updates

Changes to packages are available via this search:


The https://packages.zeek.org site reported the last 5 updates as of 2 June:

6/2/23, 4:12 AM shodan-zeek

5/31/23, 2:17 PM spicy-ldap

5/31/23, 5:08 AM zeekjs

5/30/23, 1:49 PM spicy-plugin

5/26/23, 3:35 PM bzar

Get Involved

If you have any comments or material for the newsletter please email news@zeek.org or join the #news Slack channel.


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See you next time!