Threat hunting is a critical security function, a proactive measure to detect warning signs and head off attacks before a breach can occur. Scaling threat hunting capabilities involves quickly deriving actionable intelligence from a large number of behavioral data signals to identify gaps and reduce time to respond.
When I was looking to break into the cybersecurity industry, I found myself overwhelmed with the sheer amount of content to learn and try. So much of the content, you had to purchase certain things, or it was way too complicated for me to understand at the time. Today, I wanted to break down a really easy and walk-through on how to set up a functional threat hunting lab.
Cyber threat hunting is the process of actively seeking out potential threats in your network and eliminating them before they can cause harm. But, is this a service your organization needs? Hackers are always looking for new vulnerabilities to exploit, and they're becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods. To protect your business, it's essential to have a comprehensive security strategy in place.
The threat presented by today’s adversaries is as pervasive as it is dangerous — eCrime and state-nexus actors alike are attempting to infiltrate companies and organizations of all sizes and across all verticals. While technology is a powerful tool for performing routine or repeatable analysis, the only way to effectively hunt and contain sophisticated and determined cyber threat actors is to use the expertise and ingenuity of human threat hunters.