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Gartner: My “How to Hunt for Security Threats” Paper Published

Gartner: My “How to Hunt for Security Threats” Paper Published

My mini-paper on threat hunting is out!Review “How to Hunt for Security Threats” (Gartner GTP access required) and provide feedback here.

The abstract states “Technical professionals focused on security are starting to explore the mysterious practice of “threat hunting” to improve their security monitoring and operations. This requires uniquely skilled personnel and wide-ranging data collection across the IT environment.”

As usual, a few fun quotes follow below (but really, the entire thing is very fun!):

  • “Threat hunting helps with threats that bypass both preventative and detective controls, and enables organizations to uncover threats that would otherwise remain hidden. Hunting success relies on a mature security operations center (SOC) and cyberincident response team (CIRT) functions.”
  • “For most organizations, hunting becomes an option after they have maximized their alert triage and detection content development processes and matured their security incident response functions, but still need to look beyond additional incremental improvements.”
  • “One organization reported that, for it, hunting is a way to flip the age-old security maxim, “the defender needs to close all holes, but the attacker needs to just find one hole to get in.” Specifically, with hunting, an attacker’s sole mistake is likely to lead to their discovery and removal, while the defender can cast its net many times to find the mistake.”

Read the entire article here, My “How to Hunt for Security Threats” Paper Published

via the fine folks at Gartner

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