Cyberthreats are going nowhere but up – and cybercriminals are only becoming more sophisticated, often to the point where their exploits can’t be detected by traditional security tools.
Organizations are doing what they can to keep up with the volume and changing nature of threats by implementing more cybersecurity technology and spending more on cybersecurity protection, but they are fighting an uphill battle. The most proactive companies are upping their game, including utilizing some form of threat hunting – which combines tools and people to monitor network endpoint data to find unusual activity or evidence of ongoing attacks – to help even the score. The most recent report from Cybersecurity Insiders found that 65% of organizations that don’t already have a threat hunting program plan to build one over the next three years.
This report on threat hunting basics examines the benefits of this approach, as well as the groundwork, tools, techniques and people needed for threat hunting efforts to be successful. It also looks at the characteristics of a good threat hunter and details the threat hunting maturity model for getting a threat hunting program up and running effectively.