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'Threat Hunting' On The Rise
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4/15/2016 | 10:41:04 AM
Better Suited To Humans.
This is a great example of the type of initiative that skilled cybersecurity professionals could be spending their time on when resources are shifted. To your point:
The SANS survey showed that while organizations see the benefit in taking a more aggressive approach to finding threats on their network, few have allocated the necessary resources to make it happen. 

The problem is that so many cybersecurity teams are overwhelmed with responding to a massive volume of alerts and threats. But if companies were able to use machines to handle the bulk of the work that people are currently doing manually (following alerts, manually investigating machines, re-imaging, etc.), the cyber analysts could instead focus on things like proactive threat hunting.
Threat hunting, Johnson says, is about "using humans to find bad versus having an alert fire from a piece of technology."

I like that line a lot. It flips the current process. Instead of people spending their time taking direction from a system and doing the manual work, they would instead be working in parallel with detection systems and adding much more value. 


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