Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies Becoming Increasingly Important

As the federal government investigates the email leak from the Democratic National Convention, it is increasingly important for companies to develop proactive cybersecurity policies, such as cyber threat hunting. According to a recent SANS Institute report, 74 percent of companies engaged in threat hunting have reduced the potential for attack.

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Taking Aim at Cyber Attackers

Powered by data analytics, cyberthreat hunting enables agencies and companies to proactively hunt for and detect security threats, adding another component to basic security hygiene.

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5 Things To Consider With A Threat Hunting Program

David Bianco, a security technologist at Sqrrl Data Inc. who has developed a threat hunting maturity model for threat hunting, has described threat hunting as “the collective name for any manual or machine-assisted techniques used to detect security incidents.”

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Book Review: There Will Be Cyberwar

Security Analytics (SA) is becoming an important capability in threat management. SIEM data and network traffic is examined, parsed, and analyzed to recognize when an attack is under way. Early practitioners of SA had to use various labor-intensive tools to do these functions, but new companies like …Sqrrl… are automating the process.

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Threat Hunting: Open Season on Cyber Threats

Most organizations are involved in threat hunting to some extent, according to results of a new survey to be released by SANS Institute during a two-part webcast on April 14 and April 15.

“Every hour of every day you are either hunting or being hunted,” says Eric Cole, PhD, SANS Analyst and network security expert. “The only question you have to ask is which side do you want to be on?”

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