The rules created in the monitoring system are generic and pertain only to the security system’s design. They don’t reveal anything about a specific customer’s data. This method also provides a clear overview of which systems are used by whom in the organization, and how clients use the systems every day. This allows for specific adaptations and configurations for each customer’s system based on security, needs and demands. In this method, each threat hunt carried out builds better protection.
What are the advantages of using threat hunting as a supplemental method in proactive security?
The first step in threat hunting for a new customer is to go through the operating system logs as well as network traffic, which have hopefully been saved. The more logs that a customer has saved, the better it is for providing as much data to work with as possible.
The biggest advantage of using threat hunting is obtaining an understanding and overview of the activity in the critical networks of an operation. Working methodically with threat hunting offers customers the opportunity to identify risks and threats. It also provides them with a good overview of what has already happened in the network and what is happening right now, so they can better prepare themselves for what might happen in the future.
“Going back to saved logs is a huge advantage, since it allows us to detect whether anyone has previously attempted or succeeded in accessing the network. When we work with threat hunting in a network, we always look for signs or deviations from normal behavior. If we see something unusual, we can compare the behavior with the MITRE framework to see if it follows a previously observed attack pattern.”