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.
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.
Cyberint delivers this information in a machine readable format so it can instantly be incorporated in a SIEM solution.
The Cyberint 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. Cyberint 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 Cyberint feeds provide high-impact results rapidly.
The Cyberint 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:
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.
The ThreatQ threat intelligence platform goes beyond the typical threat intelligence platform to support the following use cases: