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Can anyone please describe what is Threat Hunting and how it should be conducted/deploy/monitor? Is it similar to SIEM systems with more advanced and automated use cases?

I went through google search results and Wiki page of Threat hunting, and to me, it sounds similar to SIEM systems with some automation, ML, UEBA, and OSINT. I have worked on QRadar and I see a lot of new ML use-cases are getting released in regular updates in QRadar UBA (I guess the same thing is happening for other SIEM products). This increase my confusion regarding Threat Hunting.

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Threat hunting is the human-driven, proactive and iterative search through networks, endpoints, or datasets to detect malicious, suspicious, or risky activities that have evaded detection by existing automated tools.

You can use a variety of tools and techniques to look for that !it's not related to a certain tool/technology! you just conduct investigations missions on your systems to find hidden threats/on going attacks ! you can check the Sqrrl for a first understanding :) https://sqrrl.com/media/Your-Practical-Guide-to-Threat-Hunting.pdf

i'm working on that currently and trust me it's another world ;)

  • thanks for sharing this guide. This is really very comprehensive and practical. – 0xSecNerd Apr 11 at 4:46

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