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Building a Threat Hunting Capability

Cybersecurity Discipline:
Building a Threat Hunting Capability

Turn your defense into offense with Developing a Threat Hunting Capability, a course designed to explore the options available to organizations for cyber threat hunting, including manual, automated and machine-assisted hunters. You will learn to identify and evaluate strategies for cyber-attack prevention and improve your preparedness for cyber threats. Lead the transformation of your company's team structures and learn new advanced security processes from a certified expert.

4 weeks
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Knowledge Areas

Threat hunting capacity
Hunt hypotheses
Mitre ATT&CK framework
Hunting maturity models
Metric evaluation
Higher-level threat hunting activities
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4 Modules

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4-6 Hours of Work per Module

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Jeffrey Groman

Your Subject Matter Expert:

Jeffrey Groman, CISSP

“There are really three crucial areas in building a threat hunting capability: The first is knowing your environment, the second is building a good hypothesis. But the third piece, which probably is more crucial than anything else, is the after action.”

Course Modules

This course is perfect for managers and IT professionals seeking to expand intelligence teams and improve organizational preparedness for cyber threats. Learn to implement a rapid response to mitigate damage resulting from a cyberattack, and master security monitoring tools, SIEM solutions and analytics tools in the cyber threat hunter’s arsenal.
Module 1: What Is Threat Hunting and Where Does It Fit In?

Define the activities, goals and objectives of your threat hunting capability. Identify assumptions and knowledge of your network in order to determine valid targets to hunt for. Explain key steps involved in building a threat hunting function inside your current program. Describe key ingredients for maximizing your team's threat hunting outcomes.

Module 2: Building Hypotheses and Hunt Targets

Describe key components of the hunt process including the role of the hypothesis in the process. Define the elements of a good hunt hypothesis. Evaluate the quality of various hunt hypotheses. Create a hunt hypothesis. Explain how available tools can become the limiting factor in developing good hypotheses. Describe the role and functionality of MitreAtt&ck in the hunt process.

Module 3: Hunting Maturity Model

Describe the role of the maturity model as applies to threat hunting activities. Explain key components of the hunting maturity model. Describe the relationship between the pyramid of pain and hunting maturity. Explain key steps involved in progressing your team to perform different and higher quality hunting activities.

Module 4: Packaging and Maintaining Threat Intelligence

Describe how to use metrics to measure your team's effectiveness and trends over time. Apply metrics to measure threat hunting effectiveness. Justify the investment in time and money and its value to leadership using metrics. Evaluate sample metrics.

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Jeffrey Groman, CISSP

Jeffrey Groman, founder of Groman Consulting Group, is dedicated to helping organizations identify and resolve their greatest cybersecurity risks. Mr. Groman has worked in the security field for more than 20 years. As a cybersecurity consultant, he has guided major corporations, including banks, insurance companies and software providers through risk prevention and rapid response to incidents and security breaches.

Mr. Groman is certified in forensic analysis and application security, and previously worked with Mandiant Security Consulting Services and FireEye, providing strategic and incident response consulting to security teams and educating executives through delivery of SOC assessments. In these roles, Mr. Groman led a team of consultants and functional experts in working with a wide range of clients across multiple verticals, including NYC Health and Hospitals, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Ameriprise Financial, American Express, Ally, Huntington National Bank, Eaton, Caterpillar, DST Systems, Sprint and TransAmerica.

Mr. Groman is passionate about cybersecurity and partnering with clients to find solutions to complex issues. His book “Avoid These 11 Pitfalls and Minimize the Pain of Your Next Data Breach” is designed to help organizations learn from his decades of real-world experience. He has presented at Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International, NetSecure and Infragard conferences; briefed boards of directors; conducted tabletop exercises and workshops; and helped clients build security processes to be better prepared for the inevitable.

Mr. Groman has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.