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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

Testing yourself

This section is meant to be a little test of the content from this and the previous chapter. Try to answer the following questions from memory to see how much of what you have been reading you have remembered:

  1. What do MOPs and MOEs stand for?

    A) Measures of Efficacy and Measures of Performance

    B) Measures of Efficacy and Measures of Presentation

    C) Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance

  2. True or false: You must always make the number of hunts made by each member of the team an indicator of success.

    A) True

    B) False

  3. Which of the following is not a proposed metric?

    A) Number of hypotheses

    B) Number of new detections generated

    C) Number of team meetings

  4. How many levels does the Threat Hunting Maturity Model have?

    A) 5

    B) 4

    C) 6

  5. What are the three MaGMA for Threat Hunting layers?

    A) The ATT&CK tactics, the attack types, and the executed hunts

    B) The kill chain steps, the attack types, and the executed hunts

    C) The kill chain steps, the ATT...