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Threat Hunting: A Strategic Weapon in Network Security

Corey Skrede
2 min read
May 18, 2022 2:36:00 PM

Understanding threat hunting in Managed Detection and Response

Threat hunting is an important network security weapon, as a part of a robust Managed Detection and Response (MDR) strategy. But what is threat hunting? What are threat hunters? And how can threat hunting help keep your business network safe from cyberattacks? With the help of our top network security experts at Locknet Managed IT, let's take a closer look.

What is threat hunting?

In dystopian blockbuster movies, characters who are good at hunting down and destroying their would-be attackers have the best chance of surviving and saving the world. The same holds true when it comes to network security. Threats in the digital space are multiplying exponentially, with attackers becoming more and more sophisticated. This can make it challenging to protect company data, especially for small to enterprise-sized organizations that have fewer resources, or don't have the same full-scale network security in place that larger corporations are able to invest in. Meantime, cyberattackers have their eyes set on stealing your information, which puts your entire business at risk from both a financial and reputational standpoint. Trusting that your business is too small to catch the attention of cybercriminals is a recipe for disaster, as they increasingly recognize the vulnerabilities smaller shops inherently have. A single ransomware attack could take you out of the game entirely.

Threat hunting adds a human element to the automated features included in Managed Detection and Response. These human-powered threat hunters seek out cyber threats hiding in the shadows. They proactively search for your would-be attackers before they launch an attack on you. To engage effectively in threat hunting, you need intel, the right security tools, and analytical data, as well as the right threat hunters on your side. From there, threat hunters can identify and contain problematic files before the threat spreads throughout your network and irreparably damages your company's operations and reputation.

Managed Detection and Response is critical

Threat hunting is just one component of a robust network security stack, albeit an irreplaceable one. It plays a critical role in Managed Detection and Response, like that offered through Locknet Managed IT. These skilled hunters stay on top of the latest threats in the network security space, so your data is always protected. And whenever a suspicious file or activity is detected, or a vulnerability exploited, they isolate the problem quickly.

Managed Detection and Response, also commonly known as MDR, gives your organization round-the-clock protection from network threats. It's a layered cybersecurity solution that provides threat intelligence, intrusion detection and incident analysis, and rapid response to malicious activity on your network. Altogether, MDR is your best shot at thwarting even the most sophisticated attacks.

Ready for Managed Detection and Response and threat hunting?

The threats in the digital space have never been more sophisticated or prevalent, and they aren't going away anytime soon. Threat hunting as part of Managed Detection and Response services is an essential extension of your organization's cybersecurity strategy, to protect your business's data. Contact us to learn more about how MDR can protect your business from cyberattacks.



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