How to Hunt for Security Threats


Published: 06 April 2017 ID: G00327290

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Threat Hunting Defined
      • Key Characteristics of Threat Hunting
    • Determine the Value of Threat Hunting for Your Organization
    • Build a Business Case for Threat Hunting
    • Consider the Types of Organizations That Succeed at Threat Hunting
    • Prepare Resources and Prerequisites for Effective Threat Hunting
      • Tools
      • Information and Data
      • People
    • Starting Threat Hunting at Your Organization
      • Starting With a Long Hunt Approach
      • Starting With an Ad Hoc Hunting Approach
      • Starting With a Service Provider Approach
    • Categories of Malicious Activities to Look For
    • Additional Usable Threat-Hunting Examples
    • Build Threat-Hunting Processes and Workflows
      • Security Hunting Process
      • Hunting and Other Security Processes
    • Beware of Threat-Hunting Pitfalls and Cautions
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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