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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


After reading this chapter, you should have a more clear sense of when to get the incident response team involved and what things you need to prepare in order to escalate an incident. Also, you should have learned how to better communicate your team's results to senior management and stakeholders. Keep in mind that this chapter could have been a whole book by itself and the main goal behind it was to give you guidance to understand what to look and be ready for.

You have made it this far: congratulations! This is just the beginning of your hunting journey. But remember, no book will give you the same expertise that good practice will give you. Get your lab, get the frameworks, emulate, hunt, and share with the community!