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Prevent cyberattacks with threat hunting techniques

Threat hunting is a powerful, proactive approach to detecting and mitigating cyberattacks. In contrast to threat detection technology which identifies known threats, threat hunting searches for previously unknown threats or attacks. Combining threat intelligence, advanced analytics and hypotheses about potential attacks, threat hunting actively seeks out previously undetected, non-remediated threats that may be currently at work within your IT ecosystem and potential threat actors targeting your organization.

The benefits of threat hunting are significant. Traditional security technology may take weeks or months to detect a data breach, and the lag in discovery may result in considerable costs and damage. By finding and remediating attacks much earlier, threat hunting can help to dramatically reduce the damage caused by a cyberattack to a company’s reputation, operations, business opportunities and bottom line.

Cybersixgill provides the threat intelligence that security teams need to implement a practical threat hunting program. Delivering easy access to relevant threat intelligence from the deep and dark web      via a range of fully automated solutions, our unmatched collection capabilities help to protect your organization against malicious attacks.

How to perform a threat hunt

Because threat hunting can be a resource-intensive and time-consuming endeavor, designing a framework to maximize efficiency is essential. Effective programs follow a five-step process.


Threat hunting begins with a hypothesis about potential types of attacks, such as a specific vulnerability or the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of a known threat actor. To prove or disprove the hypothesis, the threat hunting team develops a strategy to identify whether the specific threat is present within a company’s systems.

Intelligence collection

The team then identifies, collects and processes the data required to prove or disprove the hypothesis. This requires specialized tools such as security information and event management (SIEM) technology and dark web monitoring solutions.


A correct hypothesis triggers the next step of the hunt – an investigation into the threat and ways to remediate it.


An in-depth investigation identifies infected systems, profiles the methods of attack and determines its impact. Intelligence from dark web sources can shed light on attack methods and potential steps to resolve it.


At the end of the investigation, the threat hunting team should have a clear picture of how to remediate the incident.

Threat hunting capabilities with Cybersixgill

Cybersixgill provides a range of fully automated threat intelligence solutions that help organizations fight cybercrime, detect phishing, prevent data leaks and stop fraud. Our solutions enable teams to hunt down threats, analyze malware and prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation more effectively. As the only fully automated underground threat intelligence solution, we empower threat hunting teams with the largest collection of data and insight into threat actors’ capabilities, behavior, goals and methods.

Cybersixgill’s Investigative Portal provides exclusive access to closed underground sources and the most comprehensive, automated collection of threat intelligence from the deep and dark web. This intel enables faster, more comprehensive threat hunts while relieving your teams from the need to maintain and curate their own dark web sources.

With the Investigative Portal, security teams can:

  • Receive alerts about emerging threats, TTPs and IOCs as they surface on the clear, deep and dark web.

  • Prioritize, enrich and score data according to the organization’s unique assets and attack surface.

  • Access threat actor profiles and identify behavioral patterns to apply timely, practical and proactive solutions to areas of risk exposure.

  • Detect interactions between threat actors in real time, earlier in the cyber killchain.

  • Research the profile, motives and history of any of the 7 million threat actors in Cybersixgill’s database.

  • Identify relevant intelligence faster with automatic mapping of organizational assets and use cases.

Additional threat hunting technologies

As well as the Investigative Portal, Cybersixgill offers additional solutions to aid threat hunting.

API Integration

Cybersixgill’s vast collection of cyber threat intelligence data can also be consumed, via an application programming interface (API) that integrates directly into existing workflows and system architectures to address multiple use cases & functionalities. The API offering supports database queries and query-based notifications, actionable alerts tailored to your organizational assets, automated feed of malicious IOCs, detection of leaked user credentials, real-time feed of CVE-related events and developments, multi-tenant (MSSP) configurations and more. A new integration per customer request can be created within a week.

DVE Intelligence

Cybersixgill Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) Intelligence is an end-to-end solution that spans the entire Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) lifecycle. DVE Intelligence combines automation, advanced analytics and vulnerability exploit intelligence to alert security teams to high-risk CVEs, often long before the NVD has assigned a CVSS score. Powered by threat intelligence from the deep, dark and clear web, DVE Intelligence enriches each CVE with critical context and insight to help security teams generate the most accurate assessment of exploitation probability, urgency and impact.

Why choose Cybersixgill 

Cybersixgill empowers security teams with agile, automated and contextual cyber threat intelligence solutions. Providing access to exclusive, real-time intelligence from the largest database of deep, dark and clear web threat activity, our solutions enable security teams to discover what attackers are planning – before they strike.

Our collection methods are 100% automated, minimizing human error, reducing false positives and increasing analyst productivity. We contextualize our threat data to help teams prioritize the mitigation process.

In addition to empowering threat hunting programs, Cybersixgill can help increase brand protection, prevent data leakage, achieve ransomware protection and enhance governance risk and compliance.


What is threat hunting?

Threat hunting is a proactive approach to threat detection that searches for potential and previously unknown threats as well as attacks that have evaded existing defenses and may be already active within an organization’s network.

How does threat hunting work?

To be effective, threat hunting requires a mix of security domain expertise, detective work and analytical skills. Hunters need to understand not only what constitutes evidence of a threat, but also what behaviors and processes are normal for their organization. With this contextual understanding in place, they can then begin to look for clues that something abnormal may be happening.