Top 31 threat-hunting interview questions and answers for 2019


In this article, we will examine the top thirty-one interview questions that could be asked of you as an applicant for the position of threat hunter. The purpose of this article is to get you as prepared as possible so that you can land that threat-hunting job you’ve wanted for so long. Remember, threat-hunting requires a unique skill set in order to be successful. Use this article to prepare for that next interview!

Level 1 Questions

1. Why do you want to become a threat hunter? Is it the money that attracted you to this position?

Obviously, many cybersecurity professionals apply for positions once they see the high salary levels that they can command for a particular role. But remember, the recruiter is wanting to see that you are attracted to this position not just from the standpoint of money; if this is the case, that is a huge red flag to them, as they know you will not stay for a long time. They want to know that you will be around for quite some time and be a dedicated employee. This is because they will be also making a substantial investment in you, in order to bring you up to speed on the security requirements of the organization.

Probably the best way to answer this question is to frame your answer according to how the company can benefit from your skillset. Tell them that you have a burning desire to help others and your company to fend off cyberattacks, but above all you also want to help protect their brand in the eyes of their customers.

2. What makes your threat-hunting skill set different from the other candidates that we have looked at?

In this kind of question, you need to really elaborate on your threat-hunting skills. (Read more...)

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