Cybersecurity is a broad term. One might call it an umbrella term that consists of many different topics, services, and aspects of protecting personal and business data, and rights. So overall sensitive information that you definitely do not want unwanted entities getting access to. One part of cybersecurity is the so-called threat intelligence.
What does Threat Intelligence mean and why it should be a pillar in your security toolkit?
Threat intelligence is information that is gathered and analyzed about potential and ongoing cyber threats that can help organizations protect themselves against these threats. It can include information about the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber adversaries, as well as information about the targets and goals of these attacks. It can come from a variety of sources, including open-source information, proprietary data, and intelligence gathered through network monitoring and other cybersecurity tools. Threat intelligence is important because it can help organizations protect themselves against cyber threats by providing them with timely and relevant information about these threats. With this information, organizations can take proactive measures to prevent attacks from happening or minimize the damage they cause.
Different types of intelligence – Different benefits for you!
There are many many different types of threat intelligence, and all of them require different toolsets to provide the necessary steps in order to mitigate or handle the threat.
By integrating threat intelligence services into your business operations you can not just ensure that you are prepared but (as a long-term effect) you can also enjoy many benefits.
Strategic threat intelligence is the type of intelligence used to understand the broader context of a cyber threat and how it might impact an organization.
Tactical threat intelligence focuses on specific threats and how they are being carried out. It can be used to inform an organization’s immediate response to a threat.
Operational threat intelligence is used to support the day-to-day operations of an organization’s cybersecurity program.
Technical threat intelligence focuses on the technical aspects of a threat, including the tools and techniques used by cyber adversaries.
And of course the Business-related ones, that cover and focus on the impact of a threat on an organization’s business operations.
Some specific Benefits of threat intelligence include:
Early warning: It can provide organizations with advanced warning of potential cyber-attacks, allowing them to take steps to prevent or mitigate the damage.
Risk assessment: Threat intelligence can help organizations understand the risks they face and prioritize their efforts to protect against them.
Improved incident response: By understanding the nature and origins of a cyber threat, organizations can respond more effectively to attacks as they occur.
Better decision-making: All the gathered information can provide organizations with the information they need to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity posture and investments.
Overall, threat intelligence is an important tool for helping organizations protect themselves against cyber threats and minimize the impact of these threats on their operations and reputation.