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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 Jupyter Notebook

The Jupyter Notebook is an open source web app to create and share text, equations, live code, and visualizations. Although very popular among data scientists, the use of the Jupyter Notebook was not as common in cybersecurity until it proved to be a really effective tool to document and share hunting playbooks. The power of these notebooks relies on the possibility to save not only the code but also the execution results of it. In a way, using a Jupyter notebook, you can take documentation to the next level by creating interactive documentation.

Roberto Rodriguez is writing an interactive book about threat hunting using the Threat Hunter Playbook with the Jupyter Notebook that you should take a look at after finishing this book:

No matter which technology you choose to document your hunts, after documenting,...