What is Cyber Threat Hunting?
Cyber threat hunting is the act of searching through networks and endpoint devices for suspicious activity and potential threats that have evaded detection by other security tools and measures. At Buchanan, we leverage three separate strategies when hunting down attackers in your environment.
Why work with Buchanan for your cyber threat hunting needs?
Stop malicious activity before it impacts your business
Improve the accuracy and speed of responses
Reduce overall risk to your organization
Be proactive vs. reactive with your cybersecurity efforts
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Buchanan’s Approach to Managed Security
Every business deserves to be safe from cybercrime. But with modern threats constantly evolving, it is consistently more difficult to manage digital risk and stay ahead of criminals, especially with an industry-wide shortage of security professionals, shrinking budgets, and expanding attack surfaces.
At Buchanan, we are focused on providing businesses of all sizes access to the security they deserve.
Buchanan takes a strategic approach to provide the most innovative managed security solutions in the industry through our people, processes, and technology. This allows us to offer each organization a custom-fit security solution based on its business and security goals.
Buchanan has highly skilled and certified resources available to provide 24/7 guidance and expertise across every aspect of your organization’s security.
From our proactive system monitoring to rapid detection and analysis to incident response and recovery, Buchanan has proven methodologies and processes in place to mitigate risk and ensure your environment remains secure.
Buchanan understands cyberattacks and other threats can bypass even the strictest security controls, which is why we’re constantly evaluating partnerships and technologies to provide robust security offerings for our customers.
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Buchanan’s Cyber Threat Hunting Services
The average business has dozens upon dozens of security tools to worry about. Trust Buchanan to manage your most important tools for you. With a fully staffed Security Operations Center, Buchanan provides 24/7/365 support for our managed threat hunting clients.
This support includes an initial consultation to understand your business goals and environment, implementation support and even full implementation for our managed services customers, configuration changes and updates, and alert response by our Quick Reaction Force.
IoC-based threat hunting is the most simple type of threat hunting available and what most of our competitors mean when they say they do threat hunting. Log intensive, this method requires an analyst to search through logs for identifiers (think a known-bad HASH or IP address).
Using this intelligence, our team can detect malware infections, data breaches, and other security threats before they become harmful to your business.
Additionally, IoCs provide valuable information that can be used to proactively protect your business safe from cyber threats and prevent similar attacks from happening in the future.
Tactics, techniques, and procedures – referred to as TTP – are the activity patterns associated with a specific threat actor or group of actors. TTP-based threat hunting requires a tier 2 threat hunter or above to think like an attacker and look for scenario-based attack evidence throughout your network. Buchanan’s approach to hunting for TTP is systematic and thorough, following MITRE ATT&CK® guidelines.
TTP provides critical intelligence as to how threat actors perform cyber attacks. Leveraging this information, our team can more efficiently identify possible sources of the attack and escalate the threat by correlating it to the activity of known actors.
By consistently reviewing TTP, our team will continuously enhance our investigative processes to recognize suspicious activity and proactively respond to ensure your environment remains secure.
With DFIR, our team scans and analyzes volatile memory from over 1,000 devices per hour, enabling us to proactively use previously labor-prohibitive hunting techniques, leaving absolutely no stone unturned. If there’s anything malicious running or scheduled to run in your environment, our analysts will find it.
The technology that enables our forensic threat hunters is also integrated with our SIEM, launching forensic investigation every time an alert involves an endpoint. This adds a level of accuracy to our work that is unparalleled. Utilizing this process, our experts are able to work with endpoint, network, and forensic evidence, cutting false positives out of our triage process and allowing your team to focus only on validated alerts.
On the Fence About Enlisting Threat Hunting Services?
It’s evident that every organization needs threat hunting as part of their IT security, but it can be challenging to find trained resources that can properly conduct the exercises.
As threats mature and become increasingly sophisticated, effective threat hunting takes time and resources, and many organizations simply do not have the money or bandwidth to execute a 24/7 threat hunting operation.
That’s why more and more organizations are partnering with managed service providers who can deliver the resources and expertise at a more affordable cost.
Buchanan’s team of expert-level threat hunters analyzes endpoint event data to identify and validate potential threats and deploy the necessary actions to contain attacks and mitigate business risks.
Mitigate Risks and Contain Attacks
While the enabling technologies behind MDR greatly reduce your chances of a cyberattack, a significant security event is still possible, even likely. How you respond to it is crucial.
If a breach in progress is detected, you have a better chance of containing the attack with our MDR service since our analysts are always watching and proactively hunting.
With Buchanan’s MDR solution, our team of analysts will take immediate action to preserve the integrity of your IT network and systems.
Couple these efforts with automated processes happening in the background – such as changing configurations in firewalls to block access, removing user accounts, or applying security patches – and your organization is well on its way to containing a breach.
Cut Costs Related to Managed Security
As IT environments – and the threats looming over them – are rapidly changing and maturing, it can be difficult to have the staff on hand to adequately address a security event within your organization.
Hiring security experts and keeping them up-to-date with the training and tools they need to do their job effectively can be quite costly.
Partnering with Buchanan for your MDR needs can alleviate this issue while providing you with security resources to act as an extension of your internal team.
Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity
With an MDR solution from Buchanan, you won’t have to stress about not having enough resources in place to properly monitor and execute a response plan in the event of a cyberattack.
Additionally, your IT team can be freed up to focus on other important, revenue-generating initiatives within your company and not have to worry about the day-to-day monitoring and analysis that comes with proper MDR.
Contact Buchanan for the Managed Detection & Response your company needs.
Better identify and respond to threats within your environment.
Buchanan IT Managed Services By the Numbers
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