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The 2024 State of Threat Hunting Report

How Threat Hunters Are Adapting to Automation and the Rise of AI

Threat hunting has traditionally been the focus of solo experts with the time and interest to hone their craft. However, today threat hunting is increasingly part of corporate cybersecurity programs, tasked to practitioners with competing job priorities.

What does threat hunting look like for these front line defenders on corporate teams? How are these threat hunters navigating the challenges of a shifting threat landscape?

To find out, our State of Threat Hunting research surveyed over 200 corporate security practitioners with threat hunting responsibilities across organizations in the United States and Europe.

Key Findings Sneak Peak:

  • Threat hunting practices vary significantly. The majority of respondents (80%) are still using traditional security monitoring tools. However, 50% of North American threat hunters have adopted automated tools like ASM.
  • AI is a promising addition. Seventy-five percent of respondents say that in the last year they’ve found AI tools “very helpful.”
  • False positives pose a formidable challenge. Nearly one-third of respondents say that more than 20% of their findings are false positives.
  • Stakeholder communication is a challenge. Less than 50% of respondents feel confident reporting negative findings to Legal/PR teams.

Download the report today for more detailed findings – and learn how to turn these insights into action.

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