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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

Chapter 14: Engaging the Response Team and Communicating the Result to Executives

So far, we have learned how to carry out hunts, as well as how to define, document, and measure them. Now we are going to discuss when and how to get the incident response team involved and some of the strategies you can follow to communicate either a breach or the results of your hunting program. Keep in mind that this chapter is introductory and there are specialized publications that you should refer to for more information. Nevertheless, this will give you a clear picture of what to expect!

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Getting the incident response team involved
  • The impact of communication on the success of the threat hunting program
  • Testing yourself