Overview: Threat Hunting with Carbon Black XDR

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Now let us learn a bit more about Threat Hunting with Carbon Black.

What is Threat Hunting?

Threat hunting is the practice of proactively searching for security threats and vulnerabilities in an environment before they can be exploited by attackers. It involves analyzing data from various sources, such as process events, network traffic, and user behavior, to identify signs of malicious activity that may have evaded traditional security measures such as firewalls and antivirus software.

Carbon Black XDR extends endpoint detection and response by enabling security operations teams to visualize and analyze across network, endpoint, workload, and user data in context. Carbon Black XDR surfaces new results by preserving and extending the endpoint, network, workload, and user contexts during analysis. This will provide all the information you need to proactively hunt threats, uncover suspicious behavior and lateral movement, disrupt attacks in progress, repair damage quickly, and address gaps in defenses.

The key difference between threat hunting and incident responseĀ is that threat hunting is proactive. The goal of threat hunting is to detect and mitigate threats before they can cause damage.

Incident response is reactive. The goal of incident response is to minimize the damage caused by the incident and prevent it from happening again. Often times, great incident responders make legendary threat hunters because their experience helps them to accurately determine how an attacker will behave and what they might do next.

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