There’s no doubt that threat hunting is a valuable strategy when shifting your security team from reactive to proactive. Not only does threat hunting make it easier for organizations to identify more sophisticated attackers, it also gives security teams a programmatic way to identify and remediate the vulnerabilities that help attackers gain a foothold in the first place.
Many organizations, however, are stretched thin and stuck operating in reactive mode. In order to make threat hunting a scalable reality at your organization, it’s important to start with a focused plan; otherwise, you run the risk of spending hours or even days on a hunt that returns no actionable findings. Not sure where to start? I’ve outlined five techniques to establishing a solid threat hunting plan.