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SANS 2021 Threat Hunting Survey Results

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Threat Hunting in Uncertain Times

SANS has conducted a Threat Hunting Survey for the last six years to learn how cybersecurity professionals hunt inside their organizations to detect and identify threats more rapidly. This year’s survey seeks to understand better the current landscape of threat hunting and the benefits that threat hunting can bring to an organization’s security posture. 

Unlike in previous years, the 2021 survey included questions about the impact of COVID-19 on threat hunting efforts. Some organisations experienced a negative impact on their security postures, while others saw a more targeted focus on cybersecurity and threat hunting in their organization. Certified SANS instructors Mathias Fuchs and Joshua Lemon cover these key topics:

  • The impact of COVID-19
  • Threat hunting teams and maturity levels
  • What’s in a modern threat hunter’s toolbox
  • How beneficial is threat hunting, and how can it be improved?
  • Environmental and economic impacts in 2021

Download the paper here to learn more about how the pandemic affected the adoption of threat hunting.

The paper is sponsored by amongst others Anomali and Cisco.