Trends Report

Threat Hunting 101

Providing A Meaningful Definition For Threat Hunting

July 15th, 2022
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Alexis Tatro , Peggy Dostie


Cybersecurity terms and their definitions become malleable over time. One en vogue term experiencing that right now is “threat hunting.” Threat hunting went from being a niche discipline of incident responders and threat intelligence teams to a mainstream capability delivered via managed detection and response and extended detection and response. This report equips security leaders with a precise definition of threat hunting, advice about initiating a threat hunting program with example hunts, a summary of threat hunting benefits, and guidance for explaining those benefits to stakeholders.

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