Cyber Research Unit (CRU)

Stay one step ahead of emerging threats.

With a growing number of multi-vector cyberattacks and ransomware incidents, success in the battle against cybercrime requires core threat detection and threat intelligence capabilities.  As part of CRITICALSTART Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, the CRITICALSTART Cyber Research Unit (CRU) acts as an extension of your team, amplifying the effectiveness of your security tools and enhancing your overall security operations center (SOC) efficiency.

threat hunting services

Make decisions based on timely, relevant data.

The dark web is particularly vulnerable to hackers who can steal your valuable data without your even knowing it. The CRITICALSTART Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team scours the dark web and other day-to-day cyber news sources for new and emerging threats and then passes this intel along to our internal teams, as well as to our MDR customers—along with guidance on how to address those threats. The threat intel provided by the CTI team enriches our ability to quickly develop and deploy new detections to prevent breaches and reduce attacker dwell time.

Detect and respond to more attacks, faster.

Can your out-of-the box detection tools handle the current explosion of cyberattacks and ransomware exploits? Do you have the staff you need to continually update these tools with new detections?  Don’t wait for a breach to find out. The CRITICALSTART Threat Detection Engineering (TDE) team continuously adds new detections to EDR, XDR and SIEM security tools based on the latest threat intelligence curated by our CTI team and other sources. This team also uses CRITICALSTART Threat Navigator to identify gaps in your security tool’s detection coverage by mapping new detections to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework, then verifying the effectiveness of these detections in our Zero Trust Analytics Platform™ (ZTAP™) before pushing them out to your MDR environment.

Take your MDR capabilities to a new level.

Relevant, timely, and actionable threat intel

Save time, money, and potential exposure to breaches.

IOC management and expert threat detection content

Ensure that your MDR solution is up to date on the latest IOCs and behavioral detections.

Freedom from intel overload

Equip your staff to make better decisions and focus on what is most important to your business.

Expanded detection, mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework

Respond early in the attack cycle and prevent repeat attacks.

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