CrowdStrike introduces a new cloud threat hunting service 

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Technology

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Maintaining visibility over complex cloud environments is one of the most pressing challenges that security teams face on a daily basis. Modern organizations have a sprawling attack surface of internet-facing assets in the cloud that require niche expertise to secure consistently.

Unfortunately, as the cyberskills gap continues, few organizations have the expertise they need to secure their environments. In fact, 80% of organizations last year reported they suffered one or more breaches last year that they could attribute to a lack of cybersecurity skills and/or awareness.

In response to these challenges, today, endpoint and cloud protection provider CrowdStrike announced the launch of Falcon OverWatch Cloud Threat Hunting, “the industry’s first standalone threat hunting service.”

Falcon Overwatch Cloud Threat Hunting provides security teams with a tool they can use to continuously uncover hidden and advanced threats that originate and persist in cloud environments. This helps onsite analysts identify vulnerabilities that put sensitive data at risk. 

Responding to the cloud skills shortage

The launch comes amid an ongoing shortage of cloud security skills, with a 2022 IDC survey finding that 33% of security leaders cite cloud security skills as their largest skills gap, followed by data management (23%) and analytics and intelligence (22%).

For years now, the cyberskills shortage and growing complexity of cloud native environments have made it difficult for enterprises to fully protect themselves against the sophisticated attacks waged by skilled cybercriminals. 

“Modern attacks make the most of today’s vast cloud attack surface — serverless workload vulnerabilities, misconfigured services and container registry dependencies are just a few of the issues ripe for adversary compromise and weaponization,” said VP of OverWatch, Param Singh. 

“Making matters worse, as adversaries shift their …

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