Understanding threat hunting
Because of many factors present in the cybersecurity space, as we mentioned in Chapter 1 (not enough cybersecurity experts, expensive and hard to hire, and so on), many organizations are either not performing threat hunting or are doing it sporadically. SOCs are focusing more on Tiers 1 and 2 and detection tools for investigation.
But isn’t that why we are paying for security tools?
Yes, security tools can be improved significantly by adding AI and ML capabilities, merging security products that cover different spaces into one (as we mentioned, XDR), and many more great examples. But bad actors are always searching for ways to penetrate, so security tools see it as an expected behavior or action.
This is where threat hunters come into play. As we mentioned, they are experienced security professionals, and their main job is to keep up with the latest security trends and keep up with bad actors. With this, they can hunt for specific data...