It’s a well-known fact that people are the biggest threat to an organisation’s systems.
But while you may think that we’re referring to careless end users, who enjoy (often justified) reputations for leaving laptops on trains or throwing hard drives in bins at the back of the office, we want you to focus your attention on the other human element: the humans on the other side.
It’s an often-overlooked fact in a world of botnets and other automated threats that it’s still more often than not human beings that will enter a system and pick up where their bots left off.
Logically speaking, the perfect way to take on people is with more people. Especially as security operations are becoming increasingly more complex, both with bigger security teams and IT operations teams, and waves of technology that come with that complexity.
Enter the Threat Hunter.
A highly trained, proactive member of security personnel who doesn’t just detect threats but, as the name suggests, the Threat Hunter actively hunts them down with the level of extreme prejudice a human attacker also uses. They can make decisions quickly and wisely, with human judgement.
Given the right technology and support, the Threat Hunter can monitor entire infrastructures continually, closing the gap between IT and ops teams.
This websem will explore the enterprise’s current experience, readiness and potential for the Threat Hunter in an organisation, as well as investigating the potential security benefits, cost-savings and even ROI that can come about from placing specially-trained humans inside a Security Operations Centre or similar business function.
We will also investigate the growing reality of cyber security threat insurance, and assess its place in the modern enterprise.