Threat Hunting 101

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Threat Hunting 101

While security threats in general are a consistent concern for IT departments, the specific types of security threats change over time. For instance, according to the WatchGuard Internet Security Report - Q1 2019, cyber attackers are altering their forms of security attacks  that includes: an increase in malware, changes in network attacks, new Mac adware variants, and a surge in web application attacks (like XSS and SQLi). This is important because what you do not know about the security of your network really will hurt you.

Since security threats are changing, this could mean that you also need to change, or at least augment, your security tactics. One tactic that has been increasing for a couple years now is to actively hunt for threats on your network. Passive security practices just aren’t good enough anymore. You need to be proactive to stop a breach, as the threats themselves have become much more sophisticated and harder to detect.

Read this white paper to get an overview what you need to start a threat hunting practice and how to go about it.