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  • Thinking like a Hunter: Implementing a Threat Hunting Program by Matt Bromiley - April 21, 2019 
    • Sponsored By: IBM

    A successful threat hunting program should identify previously unknown or ongoing threats within the environment and facilitate a deeper understanding of the organization's technical landscape. This paper focuses on bridging the gap between those two objectives and discusses the whats, whys and hows of threat hunting. The paper presents techniques that can be immediately applied to your environment to help you either build a new hunt team or hone your existing one.

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