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Practical Threat Intelligence and Data-Driven Threat Hunting

By : Valentina Costa-Gazcón
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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

Section 4: Communicating to Succeed

In this section, we are not going to discuss the hunting process in as much detail; instead, we are going to tackle some common issues we may face while working with data, as well as how to measure the team's success. We are going to close this book by discussing the involvement the incident response team has when malicious activity is found, as well as how to communicate the team's results to upper management.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 11, Assessing Data Quality
  • Chapter 12, Understanding the Output
  • Chapter 13, Defining Good Metrics to Track Success
  • Chapter 14, Engaging the Response Team and Communicating the Result to Executives