Threat Hunters’ primary initiative is to anticipate and mitigate potential malicious threat actors that lurk beneath organizational security systems. Successful threat hunting relies first on the difficult process of hypothesizing threat actor motives based on environmental knowledge. After a hypothesis is proven, threat hunters begin the process of analysis, an often time-consuming and inefficient process due to the number of queries and data entry required.
The key to improving this process is to enable threat hunters with tools that mitigate human error and compensate for human limitations like our inability to multi-task, retain large amounts of data, and share information instantaneously within teams. With tools like Polarity, threat hunters are able to use more advanced techniques like Glassing, which approaches threats with a broader view, taking contextual information into account.