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Splunk Threat Research Team

Integrate top-tier detections and defenses into your security operations to find and remediate threats faster.

This team of security experts develops security content in the form of detections, ML models and SOAR playbooks to help teams address time-sensitive threats and understand attack methods.

Splunk detection engineering process 

Learn how the Splunk Threat Research Team develops detections for Splunk security products.

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Study Threats

Identify emerging threats and understand how they operate 

 

Generate Datasets

Collect data and use Splunk to parse the data and identify patterns that can be used to detect the threat

 

Build Detections

Build rules or queries designed to identify specific activity associated with the threat

 

Test Detections

Run queries against a dataset that simulates attacker behavior to improve accuracy and reduce false positives

 

Release

Package detections to deliver timely and effective protections against emerging threats to Splunk customers 

Power Your SOC with Threat Research

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Access the latest detections

Leverage security content through the Enterprise Security Content Updates app, or the Splunk Security Essentials app. You can view the full repository of detections, use cases, and playbooks on the Splunk Security Content site. 

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Threat research blogs

Read in-depth overviews of various threats and their corresponding detections. 

Threat research tools

Test your detection searches against cyber attacks in a simulated environment utilizing open source tools from the Splunk Threat Research Team: Attack Range, Attack Data Repository and Melting Cobalt.

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Machine learning for security

Machine and deep learning detections to learn from data, identify patterns, and make decisions to help alert you to threats and anomalous behavior buried within vast amounts of data.

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