Chapter 1: Why do we need Threat Hunting

Embrace the Changing Threat Landscape: Unleashing the Power of Threat Hunting

In today’s ever-changing digital world, the importance of threat hunting cannot be overstated. Cybercriminals constantly exploit new attack vectors and employ sophisticated tactics, presenting a significant challenge for organizations. Let’s take a moment to understand the relevance of threat hunting and how it empowers us to stay ahead in this dynamic landscape.

The threat landscape is characterized by evolving attack vectors and tactics readily available to malicious actors. From new vulnerabilities and malware builders to social engineering and zero-day exploits, the array of threats is vast and diverse. Additionally, unattended digital assets, like exposed RDP ports, provide easy targets for attackers. Recognizing these challenges is the first step in understanding the need for proactive defense.

As cybersecurity practitioners, we must prioritize our focus on these new attack vectors and optimize our defenses to mitigate the associated risks effectively. However, the pace at which adversaries adapt often surpasses our ability to optimize our security measures, leading to blind spots and vulnerabilities. This is where threat hunting becomes invaluable—an approach that enables us to identify and address these blind spots, bridging the gap between emerging threats and our ability to protect against them.