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How are IT leaders approaching threat hunting?

Implementing robust defense strategies helps to mitigate the risk of cyberthreats in the early stages of an attack. Threat hunting, as part of this strategy, enables organizations to find those unknown threats that manage to bypass technology-based controls by detecting abnormal behaviours.

With a number of challenges associated with executing a defense approach, how are IT leaders approaching this problem? Pulse and WatchGuard surveyed 100 IT leaders to find out.

Survey standout insights:

  • Almost all respondents agree that continuous monitoring (96%) and threat hunting (83%) should be top security initiatives.
  • More than half of IT leaders (53%) are not yet threat hunting, but plan to start within the next year.
  • However, only 3% would describe their organization’s threat hunting maturity level as cutting edge.
  • And most (65%) indicated that limitations of their tools or technology are barriers to successfully implementing threat hunting. More than half face barriers due to lack of security skills (51%).

The WatchGuard report: the state-of-the-art threat hunting in businesses provides an in-depth analysis of the unbalance between the priority that threat hunting is for most of the organizations and their internal maturity and capabilities in this discipline

WatchGuard Endpoint Security is a Cloud-native, advanced endpoint security portfolio that protects businesses of any kind from present and future cyberattacks. Its flagship solution, WatchGuard EPDR, powered by artificial intelligence, immediately improves the security posture of organizations. It combines endpoint protection (EPP) and detection and response (EDR) capabilities with Zero-Trust Application and Threat Hunting Services.

Source: Watchguard

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