Managed Detection and Response

Cyber Threat Hunting

Cyber threat hunting is designed to address the shortcomings of automated approaches to malware and advanced persistent threat detection.

Cyber threat hunting is a proactive strategy to detect threats that evade traditional approaches to security operations. Threat hunting involves the systematic and continuous search through networks and endpoints, looking for anomalies and outliers that may indicate threat activity. Unlike the use of automated detection mechanisms, which rely upon more passive means, threat hunting is an active strategy to root out cyber adversaries that are hidden within your operating environment.

Why Threat Hunting?

Cyber threat hunting is designed to address the shortcomings of automated approaches to malware and advanced persistent threat detection, for instance:

  • Signature based detection does not scale well with rapidly emerging threats
  • Commercial threat feed data quality is often poor and its use is prone to false positives and false negatives
  • Indicators of Compromise do not address the unique threat profile of an organisation, nor represent the capabilities of that organisation’s most likely adversaries

Our approach to threat hunting begins by deploying tools into our customer’s environment to gain the most visibility into active threats. During this process, our team will work with the customer to identify its most valuable assets and perform an “attack trees” analysis to discover the attack paths a determined adversary might use. Once we have “prepped” our digital battlefield, we then employ a systematic methodology to threat detection as documented within the chart below.

If your organisation is struggling to gain visibility into active threats or suspect that you have been breached, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by clicking here and we would be glad to provide the necessary support and assistance.