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AttackIQ Adds Cyber Hunt Exercise Module to FireDrill Platform, Built on the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix

AttackIQ, a leader in the emerging market of continuous security validation, today announced the release of Cyber Hunt Exercise Module, a new feature within the FireDrill platform that enables security managers to exercise detection analysts to validate and measure detection and response capabilities.

The Cyber Hunt Exercise leverages FireDrill's ability to create assessments that run attack tactics and techniques against production assets in the infrastructure and adds a new workflow for detection analysts to report events of interests that may be part of a cyber exercise. Created in response to a request by a major entertainment company customer, the module allows security operation center and detection team managers to continuously and rapidly validate their security "pipeline" to ensure their analysts are detecting events of interests and their incident response procedures are working properly.

"Organizations must test their security teams regularly in addition to continuously validating security controls and technologies," said Carl Wright, chief revenue officer of AttackIQ. "Detection is only one part of protecting networks - it's also crucial for organizations to deploy an ‘offensive defense' strategy to identify security flaws before the attackers. Our new Hunt module ensures that training and readiness of cyber operators is continuously addressed."

FireDrill's Cyber Hunt Exercise enables a new workflow that can be put into action by:

  • Creating a new assessment and selecting the Cyber Hunt Exercise template in the FireDrill platform
  • Defining the Hunt Targets by selecting Assets and Scenarios
  • Selecting your Hunters by adding detection analysts to the assessment
  • Setting a time limit for the total duration of the hunt exercise along with successful detection parameters
  • Running the assessment or exercise
  • Detection Analysts will hunt for threats and report observations back into FireDrill through the Detection Analyst portal
  • Managers can view the results inside the FireDrill platform, trending analyst performance over time with details into potential gaps in analyst knowledge, skills, and abilities
The Cyber Hunt Exercise is available now. For more information, visit
Published Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:31 AM by David Marshall
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