From the Summer 2021 Issue

So, You Want to be a Threat Hunter?

Ray Espinoza
CISO | Cobalt

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The general goal of threat hunting is to actively identify attackers who have made it past an organization’s cyber-defenses so those infiltrators can be halted before significant damage is done. You can think of threat hunters almost like detectives, on a race against time to catch cybercriminals as quickly as possible.

As you can imagine, becoming an exceptional threat hunter requires a number of special skills, such as immaculate communication and analytical prowess, and a knack for deskside research and pattern recognition. In addition to tactical skills, insatiable curiosity and unrelenting determination are also must-haves, with curiosity . . .

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