On the latest episode of The Great Debate, speakers Sameh Sabry, solutions architect at Blackberry Cylance, and Danny Jenkins, CEO and co-founder of ThreatLocker, debated whether or not threat hunting should be cybersecurity’s top priority now.
According to Sabry, it should be.
“Doing the basics isn’t going to cut it anymore,” Sabry said. "Throughout human history, the side that has the technological advantage in a battlefield always wins… Today the attackers do outgun most of these companies.
“Traditional security has failed us for so many years,” he explained. “Getting proactive and surprising the enemy is our best bet."
On the opposing side sat Jenkins, who disagreed with Sabry’s opinion that threat hunting should be the number one priority in cybersecurity right now.
“Assuming the door’s locked and we’ve actually done some proper security, and now we’re saying ok we’ve got our house alarms, we’ve got our locks on the door, we’ve got our gates, and now we want our guard dog to come in and sniff someone out,” explained Jenkins.
“But don’t send the dog sniffing for threats when you haven’t locked the front door,” he said.