EDR: Endpoint Detection and Response

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a security analysis approach that focuses on detecting, analyzing, and responding to malicious activity on endpoints, such as laptops, servers, and mobile devices. It involves continuously monitoring endpoint activity for signs of potential threats, and then using that information to identify, investigate, and respond to those threats in real time.

EDR originated in the early 2010s as a way to address the growing complexity and volume of cyber threats faced by organizations. With the proliferation of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), traditional security approaches were no longer sufficient to protect against the full range of threats facing organizations. EDR was developed as a way to provide more visibility and control over endpoint activity, and to enable organizations to respond more quickly to potential threats.

Threat hunters can leverage EDR to identify and investigate potential threats by analyzing endpoint data in real time. This includes analyzing network traffic, process execution, and other endpoint activity for signs of malicious behavior. EDR can also be used to detect and respond to threats that have already infiltrated an organization’s systems, by providing the visibility and context needed to understand the extent of the compromise and take appropriate action. Overall, EDR is an important tool for threat hunters because it provides the real-time visibility and context needed to identify and respond to potential threats, and to continuously improve an organization’s security posture.

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