Threat Intelligence

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) has become an important supporting pillar in a mature cybersecurity strategy. When applied well, it can help security teams defend against an ever-more sophisticated threat landscape before, during and after attack. By studying adversaries and understanding their strategies and objectives, organizations can build more effective, more refined and more robust cyber defenses.

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The challenge is to understand how threat intelligence can be used to help organizations of all sizes strengthen their security posture and accelerate security decision-making processes. With a smarter and more targeted response to cyberthreats, organizations can allocate security resource more efficiently, proactively getting ahead of future attacks and raising the barrier to entry for cybercriminals intent on breaking in.

There is of course no one-size-fits all approach to cybersecurity as a whole, let alone threat intelligence. However, threat intelligence can start to provide a greater level of understanding around the factors which lead to attacks, mitigate the impact of one when it happens, and proactively put in place measures to protect the organization and its infrastructure.

Threat intelligence is what threat data or threat information become when they have been gathered and evaluated from trusted, reliable sources, processed and enriched, then disseminated in a way where it can be considered actionable to its end-user.

Intelligence means that the end-user can identify threats and opportunities in the cybersecurity landscape, using accurate, relevant, contextualized information. By eliminating the need to sort through thousands of alerts from data, security teams can maximize their own limited resources and accelerate their decision-making processes.

Due to the extraordinarily time-poor nature of their roles, this is where external threat intelligence providers really come into their own. Using automated or manual correlation, internal teams are able to reach out to other organizations to help them prioritize alerts and indicators.

We divide and provide threat intelligence into two main areas:

  1. Machine-readable threat intelligence feed arms clients with ultra-fresh data around Bot IPs, crime servers, attacking and TOR IPs, malware and hacktivist activities (Blueliv).
  2. A central point of control for automated operational, tactical and strategic threat Intelligence (ThreatQ).

The Blueliv MRTI (feed) delivers this information in a machine readable format so it can instantly be incorporated in a SIEM solution.

The Blueliv feeds allow any organization to track in real-time the threats that are aligned against it in order to qualify which attack vectors malicious attackers are using and what the potential IOCs are using automated alerts. With this information, organizations can successfully deploy the right mitigation measures, saving valuable time and resources. Blueliv continuously scours and analyses thousands of sources to provide unique intelligence about verified online crime servers conducting malicious activity, infected bot IPs, malware hashes and hacktivism operations. The Blueliv feeds provide high-impact results rapidly.

The Blueliv solution is more than just a data feed. It also enables organizations to create a dynamic and more holistic security infrastructure with the following features:

  • Global threat intelligence delivered locally.
  • Continuous real-time updates.
  • Unique comprehensive range of cyber threat intelligence.
  • Machine-readable threat intelligence.
  • Easy and direct integration.

ThreatQ is an open and extensible threat intelligence platform, supporting both standard and custom integrations with feeds and security systems. Through these integrations the platform automates the aggregation, operationalization and use of threat intelligence across the entire security infrastructure, supporting multiple use cases, increasing security effectiveness and accelerating and improving security operations.

  • Collaborate - centralize threat intelligence sharing, analysis and investigation in a threat intelligence platform all teams can access.
  • Integrate - improve effectiveness of existing infrastructure by integrating your tools, teams and workflows.
  • Automate - automate aggregation, operationalization and use of threat intelligence across all systems and teams.
  • Prioritize - automatically score and prioritize internal and external threat intelligence based on your parameters.

The ThreatQ threat intelligence platform goes beyond the typical threat intelligence platform to support the following use cases:

  • Threat Intelligence Management - turn threat data into threat intelligence through context and automatically prioritize based on user-defined scoring and relevance.
  • Threat Hunting - empower teams to proactively search for malicious activity that has not yet been identified by the sensor grid.
  • Incident Response - gain global visibility to adversary tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to improve remediation quality, coverage and speed.
  • Spear Phishing - simplify the process of parsing and analyzing spear phish emails for prevention and response.
  • Alert Triage - send only threat intelligence that is relevant to reduce the amount of alerts that need to be investigated.
  • Vulnerability Management - focus resources where the risk is greatest and prioritize vulnerabilities with knowledge about how they are being exploited.

For more information about Threat Intelligence, call our security consultants at +31 (0) 345 506 105 or send an email to info@isoc24.com