As more advanced attack techniques and tools become more accessible in the cyber criminal community, companies are increasingly turning to a more proactive approach to security. An important part of this approach is looking for evidence of potential threats which may already be in their systems.
Implementing an incident response (IR) plan is a great place to start, but is too reactive – by the time you are notified of a breach, it could be too late. Likewise, organisation have now realised that waiting for antivirus and other security solutions to alert them of unusual activity is not a good enough approach for detecting sophisticated and stealthy adversary.
Instead, organisations can combine an IR plan and traditional AV defences with more proactive techniques such as threat hunting to give organisations the best chance to avoid cyber criminals gaining access to their IT environment. Threat hunting enables security teams to confidently answer the