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SANS 2019 Threat Hunting Survey: The Differing Needs of New and Experienced Hunters

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM EDT (2019-10-29 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Mathias Fuchs, Joshua Lemon


  • Anomali
  • Authentic8
  • VMWare Carbon Black
  • DomainTools
  • ExtraHop
  • Lastline
  • ThreatConnect
  • ThreatQuotient
  • Sophos Inc.
  • Verodin

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Organizations just starting their threat hunting journey have different needs than those who are honing their skills and programs. The SANS 2019 Threat Hunting Survey looks at those differences and how they impact the priorities set by both types of organizations. Specifically, survey authors Mathias Fuchs and Joshua Lemon will report the survey results and explore the differing:

  • Definitions of threat hunting
  • Methodologies of performing threat hunting
  • Spending priorities and training needs
  • Tools and system data needed for a successful hunt
  • Effectiveness of hunting practices

The authors will provide actionable advice to assist organizations as they grow their programs and improve their threat hunting abilities, whether they are new to threat hunting or are simply honing their processes.

Click here to register for a panel discussion involving the authors and sponsors on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 3:30 PM (EDT) to learn more about how your organization can use these survey results to improve your threat hunting.

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by threat hunting experts Mathias Fuchs and Joshua Lemon.

Speaker Bios

Mathias Fuchs

Mathias Fuchs, a certified instructor for SANS FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting, is head of cyber defense at InfoGuard AG, where he is actively engaged in building the incident response (IR) practice. In that role he uses his knowledge to shape his team; develop the necessary forensic, IR and threat hunting capabilities; and proactively mediate security vulnerabilities that would be more difficult to manage later. Prior to joining InfoGuard, Mathias was a principal consultant at Mandiant, where he led large-scale cybersecurity investigations. He also was the lead security architect at T-Systems and a security consultant for international clients in a variety of industries.

Joshua Lemon

Josh Lemon is a certified instructor for the SANS FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics and the SANS FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response courses. He is a Managing Director at Ankura, leading their digital forensics and incident response practice in Australia, where he assists government and commercial clients with sophisticated compromises and threat hunting. Josh’s experience in cybersecurity includes project management, threat hunting, IR, forensic analysis, reverse engineering, penetration testing, secure network design and software development. He holds GREM, GCFA, GDAT, GNFA, GCIH, GPEN, GPYC certifications.

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