MITRE ATT&CK python library

cti, cyber-threat-intelligence, cybersecurity, mitre-attack, mitre-corporation, python
pip install mitreattack-python==3.0.6



This repository contains a library of Python tools and utilities for working with ATT&CK data. For more information, see the full documentation on ReadTheDocs.


To use this package, install the mitreattack-python library with pip:

pip install mitreattack-python

Note: the library requires python3.

MitreAttackData Library

The MitreAttackData library is used to read in and work with MITRE ATT&CK STIX 2.0 content. This library provides the ability to query the dataset for objects and their related objects. This is the main content of mitreattack-python; you can read more about other modules in this library under "Additional Modules".

Additional Modules

More detailed information and examples about the specific usage of the additional modules in this package can be found in the individual README files for each module linked below.

module description documentation
navlayers A collection of utilities for working with ATT&CK Navigator layers. Provides the ability to import, export, and manipulate layers. Layers can be read in from the filesystem or python dictionaries, combined and edited, and then exported to excel or SVG images. Further documentation can be found here.
attackToExcel A collection of utilities for converting ATT&CK STIX data to Excel spreadsheets. It also provides access to Pandas DataFrames representing the dataset for use in data analysis. Further documentation can be found here.
collections A set of utilities for working with ATT&CK Collections and Collection Indexes. Provides functionalities for converting and summarizing data in collections and collection indexes, as well as generating a collection from a raw stix bundle input. Further documentation can be found here.
diffStix Create markdown, HTML, JSON and/or ATT&CK Navigator layers reporting on the changes between two versions of the STIX2 bundles representing the ATT&CK content. Run diff_stix -h for full usage instructions. Further documentation can be found here.

Related MITRE Work


Cyber Threat Intelligence repository of the ATT&CK catalog expressed in STIX 2.0 JSON. This repository also contains our USAGE document which includes additional examples of accessing and parsing our dataset in Python.


ATT&CK® is a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior, reflecting the various phases of an adversary’s lifecycle, and the platforms they are known to target. ATT&CK is useful for understanding security risk against known adversary behavior, for planning security improvements, and verifying defenses work as expected.


Structured Threat Information Expression (STIX) is a language and serialization format used to exchange cyber threat intelligence (CTI).

STIX enables organizations to share CTI with one another in a consistent and machine-readable manner, allowing security communities to better understand what computer-based attacks they are most likely to see and to anticipate and/or respond to those attacks faster and more effectively.

STIX is designed to improve many capabilities, such as collaborative threat analysis, automated threat exchange, automated detection and response, and more.

ATT&CK scripts

One-off scripts and code examples you can use as inspiration for how to work with ATT&CK programmatically. Many of the functionalities found in the mitreattack-python package were originally posted on attack-scripts.


To contribute to this project, either through a bug report, feature request, or merge request, please see the Contributors Guide.


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