NIST 800-53 RA-10 Mappings

Threat hunting is an active means of cyber defense in contrast to traditional protection measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, quarantining malicious code in sandboxes, and Security Information and Event Management technologies and systems. Cyber threat hunting involves proactively searching organizational systems, networks, and infrastructure for advanced threats. The objective is to track and disrupt cyber adversaries as early as possible in the attack sequence and to measurably improve the speed and accuracy of organizational responses. Indications of compromise include unusual network traffic, unusual file changes, and the presence of malicious code. Threat hunting teams leverage existing threat intelligence and may create new threat intelligence, which is shared with peer organizations, Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO), Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC), and relevant government departments and agencies.


Capability ID Capability Description Mapping Type ATT&CK ID ATT&CK Name
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1068 Exploitation for Privilege Escalation
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1190 Exploit Public-Facing Application
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1195 Supply Chain Compromise
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1195.001 Compromise Software Dependencies and Development Tools
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1195.002 Compromise Software Supply Chain
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1210 Exploitation of Remote Services
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1211 Exploitation for Defense Evasion
RA-10 Threat Hunting Protects T1212 Exploitation for Credential Access