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IDC PlanScape: Threat Hunting

IDC PlanScape: Threat Hunting

This IDC study explores threat hunting as an important aspect of cybersecurity."Threat hunting is the latest trend in cybersecurity analytics," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Organizations that adopt threat hunting programs combine time-tested security knowledge with modern analytic techniques to identify and respond to suspicious activity."

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Executive Summary
Why Is Threat Hunting Important?
Attackers Are Increasingly Sophisticated
Computing Environments Are More Complex
Most Attacks Go Undetected for Extended Periods of Time
Threat Hunting Puts Teeth Behind "Assume You Are Already Compromised"
What Is Threat Hunting?
What Do Threat Hunters Search For?
Threat Hunting Systematizes and Automates Hunches
Apply Threat Intelligence Solutions in a Practical Way
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Threat Hunting?
Begin with What You Already Have
Use a Risk-Based Approach
Don't Operate in a Vacuum
Integrate with the Security Operations Center to Increase Visibility
Think Like an Attacker
Consider Using Managed Threat Hunting Services
Essential Guidance
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