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Threat hunting technology is on the rise, so are threats

May 29, 2018 / Kathleen Richards

Detection of advanced threats is the top challenge for 55% of security operations centers, according to a new survey, as more companies explore threat hunting programs. More companies are adopting threat hunting functions, according to a recent survey from Crowd Research Partners, but detection of advanced threats remains elusive. Threat hunting typically involves human security analysts identifying impending incidents or attacks that automated threat detection systems may have missed. The frequency of threats and the potential damage and impact of security incidents continue to outpace the capabilities of security operations centers (SOC), Crowd Research Partners' "2018 Threat Hunting Report" found. Fifty-eight percent of IT security professionals said cyberthreats against their organizations had doubled during the past 12 months; only 8% indicated threats decreased. SOCs, on average, missed 39% of threats, with the majority of attacks discovered in one to seven days for...