Cyber threat hunting is an active cyber defence activity. It is the process of proactively and iteratively searching through networks to detect and isolate advanced threats that evade existing security solutions.
Once an adversary is successful in evading detection and an attack has penetrated an organization’s defenses, many organizations lack the advanced detection capabilities needed to stop the advanced persistent threats from remaining in the network. That’s why threat hunting is an essential component of any defense strategy.
Enterprises facing the increasing volume and complexity of potential threats are adapting cyber threat hunting functions to improve detection of existing threats and response to potential attacks.
Proactive threat hunting is used as a way to find threats that slip through perimeter-based security architectures.