This was originally posted in conjunction with the 2017 TAG Cyber Annual report. The full report can be be downloaded here.
Hunting Down Cyber Attacks in Enterprises with Big Data
A promising shift in enterprise cybersecurity is the trend toward proactive hunting of cyber security issues in advance of their causing consequential damage. Previously, cyber security analysis consisted of collecting data from gateway systems that would passively watch as an attack occurred. This collected data would be passed to analysts who hopefully would recognize what was happening in order to initiate response. By shifting this approach to a more proactive approach offers hope that attacks can be stopped before they are completed.