We hear it all the time: It’s not if you will be compromised but when.
The bad guys are on your network for about 200 days before being discovered and the average cost of a data breach is over $3 million! The dramatic increase in cyber attacks impacts large commercial entities, federal agencies and many other organizations. The determined, well-funded threat actors behind these breaches can be identified and contained by incorporating mature threat hunting capability into your security operations organization.
Threat hunters compete with cyber criminals in a daily game of cat and mouse. They proactively detect security incidents by acting as if every system is compromised and is a threat until proven otherwise. Threat hunters have a high level of visibility to traffic flows, system processes and user activity enabling them pinpoint any “unusual” activity in their networks. They think critically, employ manual methods and automated tools to detect persistent threats. They communicate well internally and externally regarding threat intelligence data and hunting techniques.
Alȳn is one of the earliest implementors of successful cyber threat hunting programs. Our threat hunters are versed in numerous security technologies, custom rule development, and parsing large volumes of data through queries and scripts. They are vigilant and detect security incidents by acting as if every system is compromised and is a threat until proven otherwise. They find targeted malware and activity a simple anti-virus defense cannot detect. At Alȳn, we understand the motivations and capabilities of advanced persistent threat actors, and we can articulate the risks they impose. We make specific, effective recommendations to expedite the analysis and identification of threat activity so your networks are safer faster.