When it comes to cyber security, it’s important to have the right tools in place to protect your organization from potential threats. Threat hunting platforms can be a valuable asset for organizations looking to enhance their security posture. However, before making any purchases, it’s important to assess whether your organization is ready for a threat hunting platform. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring 7 reasons why you may not want to invest in a threat hunting platform — including our own, HUNTER — and what you should consider before making a decision. We’ll discuss topics such as your organization’s threat hunting maturity, definition of threat hunting, views on automation, current tool support, preference for quantity vs quality, budget, and buy-in from your company. By the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding of whether a threat hunting platform is the right investment for your organization.
If your organization is still working on building support and understanding for your security team, that’s a great first step! Before you dive into purchasing a threat hunting platform, it’s important to make sure you have the resources and buy-in you need to make the most of the investment. If you’re just starting out and still building momentum, don’t worry! There’s plenty of time to grow and mature your threat hunting program. In the meantime, focus on getting your team up to speed — our free workshops can be a great resource for that — and building the relationships you need to succeed. By taking these foundational steps, you’ll be well-prepared to take advantage of the benefits that a threat hunting platform can offer when the time is right.
We often see folks get a little squeamish when we talk about money, but really it is a healthy conversation to have internally. If your organization is just starting to explore the world of threat hunting or doesn’t currently have dedicated budget for your threat hunting program, that’s okay! Building a successful threat hunting program takes time and resources, and it’s important to make sure you have the right foundation in place before investing in tools and technology. And in fact, you can access dozens of our threat hunting packages for FREE using our Community Edition, here.
That being said, the HUNTER platform from Cyborg Security can be a valuable resource for organizations looking to mature their threat hunting programs, and we encourage you to keep us in mind as your program grows and evolves. In the meantime, there are plenty of resources available that can help you build a strong foundation, including training programs, best practices, and more.
If an organization is still in the early stages of developing its threat hunting program, investing in a threat hunting platform might not be the best fit just yet. This is because a mature threat hunting program requires a certain level of experience, infrastructure, and resources in order to fully leverage the capabilities of a platform. However, that doesn’t mean that the organization can’t work towards maturing its threat hunting program so that it’s better equipped to utilize a platform in the future. By taking the time to build a solid foundation, the organization will be better prepared to reap the benefits that a threat hunting platform has to offer. So, while a threat hunting platform may not be right for an organization at this time, that doesn’t mean it’s not within reach in the future.
If an organization’s definition of threat hunting doesn’t align with Cyborg Security’s behavioral-focus, our HUNTER platform might not be the best fit for them. For example, if an organization prioritizes solely relying on indicators of compromise (IOCs) or focuses on statistical analysis, the HUNTER platform’s focus on adversarial behaviors may not meet their specific needs — and that is okay! It’s important for organizations to have a clear understanding of their threat hunting goals and needs before choosing a platform that is right for them, and for their requirements. By taking the time to assess their unique requirements, organizations can ensure that they select a platform that will best support their overall threat hunting program.
If you’re looking to build a threat hunting program that is fully automated, removing the human analyst from the equation, it might be that the HUNTER platform from Cyborg Security isn’t the best fit for your needs. That’s because at Cyborg Security, we believe that threat hunting is best done by humans, working in tandem with technology to uncover hidden threats and identify areas for improvement. Our HUNTER platform is designed to support and enhance the work of human analysts, not replace them. So, if you’re looking for a solution that prioritizes full automation, you might want to consider other options. But if you’re interested in a human-driven approach to threat hunting that leverages technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, the HUNTER platform could be a great fit for you.
At Cyborg Security, we believe in the power of integrating with the tools and platforms that organizations already have in place. While we offer a wide range of integrations, there may be instances where an organization’s tools are not yet supported by us. If this is the case, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re not a great fit for you. We’re always looking to expand our integrations and add new tools to our supported list. And even if your current tools aren’t supported, our vendor neutral “query logic” component allows you to run our content on other platforms. So don’t let tool compatibility be a barrier to reaching your threat hunting goals, let’s have a conversation and see how we can work together!
QUANTITATIVE VS QUALITATIVE APPROACHES
At Cyborg Security, we understand that some organizations might place a high value on having access to a large quantity of threat hunting content. However, our approach is focused on delivering high-quality, behavior-based content that is built, tested, and validated by our team of experts. We believe that this approach leads to a more effective threat hunting program, and allows organizations to detect and disrupt adversary operations more reliably.
That being said, if an organization is solely focused on having a large quantity of content, they may not be the best fit for the HUNTER platform. We prioritize the impact and reliability of our content over the quantity and believe that this focus will result in a more effective threat hunting program.
In conclusion, the decision to buy a threat hunting platform should be well thought out and aligned with your organization’s security goals and objectives. Before making a purchase, it’s important to consider the maturity of your threat hunting program, your definition of threat hunting, the level of automation you’re comfortable with, tool support, the focus on quantity versus quality, your budget, and the level of buy-in from the company. By taking the time to evaluate these factors, you can ensure that you make the right decision for your organization and that the threat hunting platform you choose will help you mature your program and achieve your security objectives.
Ready to determine if a threat hunting platform is right for your organization? Get in touch with us today to schedule a personalized consultation and see how our HUNTER platform can help enhance your security posture.