Threat Hunting Tools
You can assume that persistent and focused adversaries are already present in your corporate systems and networks. Rather than waiting and allowing them to do harm, be proactive and detect them with a SOC’s threat hunting capability to prevent data breaches that may lead to financial, reputational, and compliance issues.
Cyber threat hunting is a proactive and iterative search through endpoints, networks, and datasets to detect suspicious, malicious, and risky activities that have evaded detection by existing cybersecurity controls.
Avoid Challenges with Proactive Threat Hunting
Traditional cybersecurity controls such as antivirus programs and firewalls are based on reactive approaches that respond to security incidents that have occurred to your organization. Insider threats and Advanced Persist Threats (APT) are challenging to deal with in this way.
A cyber threat hunting solution should be an integral part of your SOC that enables your team to constantly look for cyber threats and prevent them from penetrating corporate networks before they become risks to your business. Threat hunting acts before the security incidents, unlike the reactive approaches that execute after the IT incident.
The Significance of Effective Threat Hunting
With an efficient threat hunting program, you should be able to place a dedicated, appropriate focus on the efforts to purposely identify and curb cyber adversaries that may already be lurking in your IT environment.
SOCs threat hunters don’t wait to respond to Indicators of Compromise (IoC) or security alerts. Instead, they actively search for cyber threats to prevent them from happening.
Automated Threat Hunting
Your SOCs threat hunting should automatically absorb all IoCs from network devices or/and systems. All collected IoCs cannot be malicious. The SOC then investigates and extracts actual IoCs from the rest. If malicious IoCs are detected, they will be marked on the blacklist for future reference.
Determine Your Threat Hunting Success Metrics
It is vital to know whether your threat hunting tool is effectively hunting cybersecurity threats. To this end, you need to know some metrics. Below is the list of these metrics that help you understand your threat hunting success:
- Number of infected hosts by severity
- Number of security incidents by severity
- Logging gaps that have been discovered and corrected
- Number of detection gaps that have filled
- Identified vulnerabilities
- False-positive rates of transitioned hunts
- Number of hunts that have transitioned to new analytics
- Insecure practices that have been discovered and corrected
Threat Hunting Steps
To fully understand the significance of threat hunting, you’ll need to know the steps involved in the actual process.
Step 1: Create Hypothesis
The hypothesis is a logical path of detection or an educated guess based on the ideas of what potential threats may be lurking in your IT environment and how you could identify them. The hypothesis also incorporates the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) that adversaries utilize to penetrate your network.
Step 2: Using Tools to Investigate Hypothesis
Your team may use various tools and techniques to investigate the developed hypothesis. Instead of buying multiple tools, your SOC should have a single platform that can help investigate your hypothesis effectively. Your SOC’s threat hunting capabilities should allow you to proactively search for cyber threats that are lurking undetected across all types of networks.
Step 3: Identification of TTPs And Patterns
In this step, you should search for and uncover adversaries’ TTP and new malicious patterns of behavior.
Step 4: Automated Analytics
Threat hunters must not waste their time doing the same threat hunting campaign again and again. Once the threat has been identified and the problem addressed, automation must be created to save valuable time and resources the next time there is a similar event.
How Should Your SOC Utilize Threat Hunting?
CYREBRO SOC platform doesn’t allow cyber-attacks to complete their lifecycle and pose damage to the organization’s IT assets. Our platform quickly takes in threat information during the kill chain. After that, it analyzes, and once the data is processed, we will send you instructions that clearly explain how to handle the threat quickly.
Threat Hunting Recommendations
Threat hunting should include identifying and correlating patterns by including numerous data sources to fully uncover adversary activities. As time passes, businesses can grow their hunting maturity capabilities. It is important to understand that threat hunting enables businesses to stay a step ahead when it comes to bad actors. As you identify and block cyber-attacks, hackers will continue to find new ways to infiltrate and cause damage. Being proactive can keep you focused on what matters and maintain business productivity.
Why is CYREBRO’s SOC Platform Unique?
CYREBRO’s threat hunting solutions include identifying and correlating patterns by including numerous data sources to fully uncover adversary activities. With our high-level cloud-based SOC platform, businesses can grow their hunting maturity capabilities.
Our product can empower your threat hunting capabilities without the need for a large staff. You will receive all the relevant information regarding the threats in your network, as well as guidance and recommendations on how to get rid of these threats quickly.
Contact us to get further information on how CYREBRO can help your business stay protected.