Cyber Threat Hunting

We find the cyber threats that have evaded your detection.

Using a blend of real-time operational network traffic analytics and forensic threat hunting methods, CyberHunter can identify latent adversaries, malware, trojans, zero-day threats and APTs in less than time than it takes to read this web page.

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What is Cyber Threat Hunting?

Cyber Threat Hunting is the process of searching for threats on your network that have successfully evaded existing security controls and monitoring. As cyber attack sophistication increases, security solutions will eventually stop working. When your security stops preventing attacks, or even detecting attacks, the only remaining step is to begin the cyber threat hunt.

44%

The percentage of threats that go undetected by traditional, automated cyber security tools (AV, NGFW, SIEM, etc.)

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6 Months

This is the AVERAGE amount of time that an attacker dwells in a network until discovered (usually by an outside organization).

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70%

The percentage of organizations who say their top cyber security challenge is the detection of hidden, unknown and emerging threats.

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The right hunt can save you from being the next headline.

Cyber Threat Hunting requires four main ingredients:

A Hunting Ground. This is a combination of situational awareness (i.e. what does the network really look like, what is on it, what is it doing, who is on it, etc.) and enough data that a cyber threat hunter will use to search for the elusive adversary. Typically, this includes network traffic analysis data (at a minimum flow records, preferably DPI metadata), endpoint logs (e.g. MS Windows PowerShell). You can not hunt effectively if your hunting ground is nothing but alerts and alarms coming from your firewall. You need actual network intelligence.

Tools. All hunters need great tools to be successful. The amount of data is immense, so if you can not ingest it and make sense of it, you are wasting your time. The proper tools turn data into rich stories.

Human Intuition. Cyber Threat Hunting is a blend of automated analysis and human intuition. Malware can be stopped automatically using signatures. If you don’t have signatures, you need to detect behavior and respond accordingly. When prevention and detection fails, you need to hunt. This is all about dealing with the unknown. At this time, human hunters are still a necessary ingredient.

Corporate Will. If your organization understands that there is no such thing as 100% perfect cybersecurity, that ANY network can be compromised, AND you have the corporate desire to do something about it, then you are a candidate for Cyber Threat Hunting. Otherwise, cross your fingers and hope that you do not get breached!

CyberHunter provides technology and professional services to get you started on your hunt:

  • We can build you a hunting ground and instrument your network for maximum visibility
  • We can provide the proper tools to optimize the hunting process.
  • We can provide the hunters as a service offering to augment your cybersecurity team. Cyber Threat Hunting as a Service (CTHaaS).

The rules of proper cyber hygiene:

  • Acknowledge that you will be breached. Malware and APTs WILL get into the network.
  • Do NOT trust any endpoint unless you have proof that you SHOULD trust it.
  • Trust is very temporary, so hunt often.

Vulnerability Assessments vs. Penetration Tests?

Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing are terms that are used interchangeably but are ultimately different services. In plain terms, a vulnerability assessment is like a thief making a note of all your points of entry and identifying the locks you have in place. Penetration testing, on the other hand, is actually picking the lock and getting inside — but with permission.

What is a Compromise Assessment?

A compromise assessment is a proactive survey of networked devices (e.g. Windows desktops) in order to detect threats that have evaded existing security controls inside the organization.  The goal is to reduce Dwell Time of attackers (catch them before they do damage), and to regularly measure the effectiveness of your security posture by providing hard evidence of the forensic state of the endpoints.

Any Threat Assessment Should Be:

  • Effective – At detecting all known variants of malware, remote access tools, and indications of unauthorized access.
  • Fast – Assess a large network within hours.
  • Affordable – A typical organization should be able to conduct it proactively and regularly (i.e. weekly/monthly/quarterly).
  • Independent – The assessment should not rely on existing detection tools already in the environment.

Why Choose CyberHunter?

  • The CyberHunter Pen Test 2.0 methodology leverages the most advanced tools, techniques and procedures in the industry to enumerate, identify and report on your existing security posture.
  • We are the only threat assessment solution that can perform an advanced Vulnerability Scan and Pen Test while simultaneously hunting for, and identifying Advanced Persistent Threats that are ALREADY embedded in you network.
  • CyberHunter gives you the insight and cyber intelligence you need to be proactive.