Compromise assessment or threat hunting? What do organizations need?

Organizations worldwide are undergoing rapid digitization to keep up with the fast-paced world we live in today. While it is a good initiative, cloud computing and remote work setup have opened gates for every new vulnerability.

The presence of storage and data sharing networks, IoT technology and the ever-present insider threats call for a more holistic approach towards cybersecurity. And despite the growing awareness regarding cybersecurity, implementing the correct security posture and technique is a complex task to muster.

Compromise assessment and threat hunting are two rising techniques of implementing network security. However, the main hindrance in implementing any of these techniques comes with the challenge of assessing an organization’s needs.

What is a compromise assessment, and what does it do?

A compromise assessment is an objective survey of a network and its devices to discover unknown security breaches, malware, and signs of unauthorized access. More specifically, the assessment seeks to find attackers currently in the environment or who have been active in the recent past. Such an assessment is commonly performed after a security incident to determine the possibility of any future cyber incidents and to authenticate if the organization is now secure.

A typical compromise assessment plan involves using

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