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Threat hunting for MSPs
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of December 2022
Threat actors lurk in all corners of the internet and even on your network, lying in wait to strike. Sophisticated attackers often have no need to deploy malware in the early stages of an attack as they can use tools such as operating system components, misconfigurations or installed software to achieve their aims. Even advanced threat detection – which tends to identify attacks after they have already begun – may not be enough to keep organisations protected. To build a more robust defence, they need a more proactive approach. With threat hunting, the goal is to anticipate and prevent attacks by analysing networks, endpoints and data to identify suspicious activity that might be missed. While technology-based solutions are still important, threat hunting also requires a human-centric approach to be effective. This enables organisations to move faster than the speed of the threat, shutting down attacks, often before they start. But it can be challenging to implement a threat-hunting programme. According to a recent Pulse survey,...
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