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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

The impact of communication on the success of the threat hunting program

We are going to close this chapter by talking about how to communicate your team results to senior management. You can have the best hunting team in your entire country and still your program won't be successful if you don't get the necessary funding for it to run, no matter what results you are obtaining.

In order to get the necessary funding, you need to be able to effectively communicate with senior management how exactly the investment of time and money your team is making is generating a positive impact on the organization's results. We are going to cover some key communication strategies that you could use to describe the Return on Investment (ROI) of your hunting team.

The first thing we need to remember, as we mentioned in Chapter 13, Defining Good Metrics to Track Success, is that you need to make sure that the stakeholders know that the main objective of your program is not finding...