By now you have heard of threat hunting and know that it is something you should be doing as part of your security best practices. According to the 2017 Threat Hunting Report, understanding its importance and standing up a threat hunting program are not one in the same. If you are part of the 59% of organizations that acknowledge its importance, but feel they lack the expert security staff to assist with threat mitigation – read on.
The perception that threat hunting requires years of specialized expertise stems from the earliest days of threat hunting when only the one percenters, as they’ve been called, had the skills required to hunt. Military cybersecurity teams, forensics experts, highly skilled cybersecurity pros – you get the picture. And with networks containing hundreds or thousands of nodes, the traditional methods used by many of these threat hunters are extremely time consuming – often taking them months to complete a comprehensive assessment.
Threat Hunting Simplified
The good news is that new approaches and technology have evolved to meet the needs of modern threat hunting at scale. At Infocyte, our founders have taken the years of experience and processes that they developed while standing up the US Air Force’s first enterprise hunt team and developed a methodology tailored specifically for threat hunting – the practice of looking (hunting) for threats that have made it past your static defenses: Firewalls, IPS, Endpoint Protection – anything labeled prevention or real-time.
Infocyte’s approach leverages live, scalable volatile memory forensic techniques, taking what has involved time-consuming processes and specialized forensics knowledge and developed a dedicated platform to automate and streamline the hunt for undetected malware and APTs. It is designed to greatly simplify the threat hunting process and empower practitioners with varying skill sets to effectively hunt without specialized expertise and in a short amount of time.
Become a Hunter
If you can follow these 4 simple steps, then you can threat hunt with Infocyte:
- Obtain privileged access to devices on the network
- Identify IP ranges and logical categories for Infocyte host discovery
- Review results and prioritize items by their threat ranking
- Create and review scan reports for transparency and knowledge sharing
If a compromise is found, then depending on your skill level and access, you can start the process of remediating the threat or escalate to the right team in your organization. It’s that simple.
Infocyte HUNT improves the speed and efficacy of threat hunting, from enumerating the network; to sweeping endpoints for signs of malware or compromise; to producing easy to understand reports that pinpoint threats and suspicious code and dynamically assign a score based on the severity of the threat. In fact, most of our customers are able to install, configure, scan, and view final results within an hour. Infocyte HUNT not only validates the current compromise state of a network, it also provides a repeatable process to ensure endpoints remain malware and APT free.