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Practical Threat Intelligence and Data-Driven Threat Hunting

By : Valentina Costa-Gazcón
Book Image

Practical Threat Intelligence and Data-Driven Threat Hunting

By: Valentina Costa-Gazcón

Overview of this book

Threat hunting (TH) provides cybersecurity analysts and enterprises with the opportunity to proactively defend themselves by getting ahead of threats before they can cause major damage to their business. This book is not only an introduction for those who don’t know much about the cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and TH world, but also a guide for those with more advanced knowledge of other cybersecurity fields who are looking to implement a TH program from scratch. You will start by exploring what threat intelligence is and how it can be used to detect and prevent cyber threats. As you progress, you’ll learn how to collect data, along with understanding it by developing data models. The book will also show you how to set up an environment for TH using open source tools. Later, you will focus on how to plan a hunt with practical examples, before going on to explore the MITRE ATT&CK framework. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to be able to carry out effective hunts in your own environment.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Cyber Threat Intelligence
Section 2: Understanding the Adversary
Section 3: Working with a Research Environment
Section 4: Communicating to Succeed
Appendix – The State of the Hunt

The Threat Hunter Playbook

The Threat Hunter Playbook is another project started by Roberto and José Rodriguez with the intention of sharing detections with the community following MITRE ATT&CK tactics to categorize adversary behavior. Later on, they incorporated the project into an interactive notebook, which allows easy replication and visualization of the detection data. Combined with OSSEM, the Mordor project, and BinderHub, you'll find queries in SQL format that you can adapt and use in your own environment. You can read and explore more about the Threat Hunter Playbook at its official website: In addition, you can read Roberto's post about how to set up Binder infrastructure at the following link:

Besides the motivating sharing objective behind this project, as you can see in the following screenshot...