November 14, 2023
As the end of the year approaches, we continue to enhance our feature set by building on well-established threat-hunting principles and practices to keep providing you with that much-needed edge over malicious infrastructure.
Interest in these improvements, as evidenced by the input of our growing user community, drove us to extend the problem domain well beyond basic port and service identification to encompass a new predictive model, deriving a more comprehensive view of the threat landscape without exceedingly taxing bandwidth and comparable resources.
Join us in this short read as we explore IOC-Hunter—the latest in gathering, organizing, and categorizing Indicators of Compromise (IOCs)—and discover how it can enhance your hunting experience and streamline your workflow beyond your expectations.
Ask any security practitioner about a typical day in IOC land, and they will often paint a picture of utter despair. The role of IOCs and their forensic quality in supporting day-to-day cybersecurity operations makes them the subject of ongoing contextualization. Yet, without the means to render this process more actionable, the aggregate challenges can be significant.
TL;DR: We've launched a new feature called IOC Hunter that reads the top security publications and loads in the IOCs as structured readable data to help kick off investigations as well as get deep context on IOCs.
Drawing on the latest advancements in Large Language Models (LLMs) Hunt is filling the IOC information and contextualization gaps by combining the real-time insights provided by IOC-Hunter with its extensive knowledge base, all within its core engine fabric. By programmatically correlating these diverse data sources, IOC-Hunter enhances accuracy and evidence-based knowledge even further, providing you with concise summaries of incidents or analyses easily accessible via the Hunt Dashboard.
Real-Time Intelligence Collection
To ensure you are the first to know about potential threats, IOC-Hunter continually monitors over 140 top-tier security attack analysis blogs, reports, and other well-established sources in real-time. Once a new post surfaces (see below), IOC-Hunter dissects its content swiftly by leveraging ChatGPT’s Application Programming Interface (API) functionality, extracting critical data points such as IP addresses, hostnames, and file details such as hashes.
As mentioned, critical information collected by IOC-Hunter is readily accessible on the Hunt Dashboard, providing you with an immediate overview of emerging threats and potential compromises.
Significant advances in AI have led us to an inflection point in cyber defense operations, where legacy IOC frameworks are quickly becoming extraneous in favor of intelligent solutions that can adapt and evolve alongside modern organizations.
Recognizing these challenges, IOC-Hunter harnesses the pioneering work of ChatGPT to provide in-depth, clear, and actionable insights into emerging threats well into the foreseeable future. But what sets IOC-Hunter apart today is its built-in capacity to combine these insights with its extensive knowledge base, transforming seemingly isolated signals into comprehensive threat profiles. This combination of real-time alerts and deep, contextualized indicators lobs a mushrooming moment in pursuing IOC hunting excellence.
So, take the step to transform your entire security posture and empower your monitoring efforts with insights and capabilities like never before. Sign up and explore IOC-Hunter today and unlock a new era of proactive defense where threats are not just detected but truly understood.